Lightning cable extender for thicker iPhone cases?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Gjwilly, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Has anyone found a reliable Lightning cable extender for adapting Lightning equipped docks for use with cased iPhones?

    And why are a lot of the adapters designed with this weird shelf on the female end?
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    I stole a random pic off of eBay so you can see what I'm talking about.
    Why not just a flat surface to mate with the existing dock?
    I must be missing something, but what?
     
  2. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    How about getting this dock? It works with virtually cases since the placement of the lightning connector and back support are all customizable.

    http://www.amazon.com/Twelve-South-Mini-brushed-Designed-Lightning/dp/B00E3ALGVA/

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  3. ihonda macrumors 68000

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  4. pocketdoc macrumors 6502a

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    $3 from China on Ebay, $50 on Amazon!
     
  5. Partridge macrumors 6502

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    It's designed to work with a LifeProof case. The extender is sized to fit into the hole in the case, then the shelf on the extender allows the door on the case to snap in, holding the adapter in place.

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  6. Gjwilly thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nice but not what I asked for.
    I want an adapter to convert existing docks like those from iHome and other Lightning-equipped audio accessories.

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    Ah hah.
    That explains that.
    Thanks
     

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