Review: TechArmor 6in. Lightning Cable (Black)

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  1. KAMB, Jan 15, 2014
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    KAMB macrumors 6502

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    Review of TechArmor 6 FOOT (Black) Lighting USB Cable

    UPDATE!!: I ordered two more cables and for some reason they changed the design slightly making the lightning connector end slightly wider. THIS NO LONGER FITS LIFEPROOF CASES! I am attempting to get ahold of TechArmor to see what the issue is and if it cannot resolved I'll be returning.

    Packaging:

    The product was sent in a yellow padded envelope and inside was the lighting cable in a cardboard box (see photos). For what the product is I thought that this was a very nice job on packaging and was very impressed. The normal greeting materials are inside along with the lifetime warranty card.

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    Lightning Cable:

    When opening the box the cable is shipped in you’ll find the cord to be coiled and twist ties securing in place. I was very happy with the quality and thickness of the cable when I took it out of the box and actually held it in my hand. IT IS MUCH BETTER THAN THE APPLE CABLE especially for the price. Once you hold it in your hand you will immediately notice that it is a much better quality cable and thicker all around. Also the cable comes with a LIFETIME warranty which is also worth mentioning. I reached out to a rep and was told that if the cable falls apart they will cover it and send you a replacement (don't quote me though). If you have any questions regarding warranty guidelines please contact them they were more than happy to assist me.

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    To save an extra 15% off use coupon code TAHOLODAY for 15% off your order. This code does expired on January 31st though.

    Below is another review from a forum member:

     
  2. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    do you have a problem fitting it into any case?
     
  3. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to know this as well. The connector housing looks pretty large.

    BTW, that cable looks a lot longer than 6 inches. ;)
     
  4. KAMB thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Review: TechArmor 6in. Lightning Cable (Black)



    I haven't had any problem with the Otterbox cases and haven't had a problem with my lifeproof case.
     
  5. KAMB thread starter macrumors 6502

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    BUMP: Today is the last day for 15% off using coupon code "TAHOLIDAY". Just an FYI for those going to purchase; apparently the coupon code only works for 1 individual item so if you buy 2 cables the coupon code will only take 15% off one of them (not sure why and I can't seem to get an answer). Also if your gonna try and be slick like me and make two separate orders (if you try to the same day) it'll automatically update the first order and add a second cable but only give you the discount for 1 cable still for some reason.
     
  6. rablat macrumors 6502a

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    You might want to change your title and OP.
    I assume you know the difference between inches and feet. ;)
     
  7. KAMB thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow thank you I didn't even notice that. I changed it in the OP but unfortunately I can't change the title from the app.
     
  8. rablat macrumors 6502a

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    No problem. I believe when you edit if you go into the advanced edit you can change the title. No biggie though. I was just given you a hard time. ;)
     
  9. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I still use the cable today (2 of them) and it is still good as new!
    I take care of mine:)
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  10. KAMB thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where did you get this holder at?
     
  11. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    UT Wire UTW-CS05-BG Cable Station Mini Mountable Organizer, Writable Beige
    http://amzn.com/B00D1KXGTS
    I got it for $6.52 a while ago but is $12 now and it is worth it of you have a lot of cables like me.
     
  12. KAMB thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome thank you!
     
  13. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Also it comes with a piece of Velcro as seen in the pic:
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    I hope you like it.
    I'm using it with this:
    Anker® 40W 5V / 8A 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop/Travel USB Charger with 5-Foot Power Cord for iPad, iPhone, Samsung Tab, Android Devices and Virtually All USB-Charged Devices
    http://amzn.com/B00GTGETFG
     
  14. KAMB, Feb 17, 2014
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    KAMB thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Review: TechArmor 6in. Lightning Cable (Black)

    [UPDATE 2/17/14] There appears to have been some type of manufacturing defect as far as the plastic on the connectors ends being slightly wider than the cable I had originally done the review on. I am currently working with TechArmor to resolve the issue but for now unless you shave the sides down some THIS WILL NOT FIT LIFEPROOF OR OTTERBOX CASES! I will post up once I have received additional information.

    Top is reviewed cable

    Bottom is cables I purchased separately.

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  15. Redsfan macrumors regular

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    is this for all Otterbox cases? Figures now that we were going to order one..
     
  16. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Picture?
     
  17. KAMB thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No not all; only the preserver series. The commuter and defender have a big enough opening to fit.


    I've added them to the last post.
     
  18. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I'm happy I got 3 of them that are the smaller version!
     
  19. KAMB thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Review: TechArmor 6in. Lightning Cable (Black)

    [UPDATE 2/20/14] Got work back from the senior product manager at TA and this was his reply;

    "Thanks for letting us know about this. I am addressing it with our vendors and we may actually move to a new vendor to get higher quality and maintain better standards".

    To me that says a lot about a company that knows it has an issue (that they are aware of) and is taking the necessary steps to fix the problem.

    I will update when I find out about the size issue between the old and current cables and if they will have some type of replacement or not.
     
  20. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    Sand it down to fit.
     
  21. KAMB thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I already did; looking to resolve the issue so anyone else that orders won't have to do the same.
     
  22. Redsfan macrumors regular

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    got ours in descent delivery and everybody that uses it in the house are happy with the build quality. Charges fast, no issues at all with her Otterbox case either...
     
  23. KAMB thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes it does charge pretty fast. Some of my friends at work that have used the cable have stated the same thing. Great product and mine are still holding up very very well.
     

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