I bought this lightning cable from iphoneadapters.ca and being that its one of the higher quality ones that I've come across I decided to give it a review. The Good: Soldering: I've seen some pretty bad jobs in terms of soldering on the lightning port, but this one does good justice to look indeed like a port from the apple store. Really good soldering job. Bidirectional: The lightning port does work on both sides. Charge/Sync: This cable does sync and charge on both sides. The Bad: Case Friendly: The base of the lightning port is smaller than the other cords I've seen, but it still is too big to fit into most cases. HOWEVER, I took a nail file and I filed down some of the base, and now it works perfectly with many cases (so far Speck Candy Shell, Belkin Grip Shear, Otterbox Commuter, Caze Thin Edge). It's not much that needs to come off, but nonetheless you still have to alter this cable before its worth using. The Bottom Line: It's a higher quality cable than many of the cables coming out of China. The only real issue with the cable can be fixed with a slight alteration.