Apple Lightning cable alternative?

Discussion in 'Apple Accessories & Peripherals' started by nash2589, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. nash2589

    nash2589 Member

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    Hi guys,
    I don't know if this discussion is allowed so please delete it if It's against any rules.

    As we all know, apple cables are SUPER weak and gets easily frayed after a couple of months. Shelling out 1k every a couple of month is a bit frustrating.

    Do you know any 3rd party lightning cables that are durable and works with iOs 10? What brands do you use?

    PS. Don't try those from cdr king Bought 2 pcs and boh only lasted for 1 month. I can still using it though I need to find "that position" for a couple of minutes before it works.
     
  2. raypin

    raypin PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Mmm......start with well-known Belkin. Their lightning cables are MFI-certified. There are other brands but they lack MFI certification, so I wouldn't bother.
     
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  3. nash2589

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    I'm torn between fuse chicken titan
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    Anker Powerline.
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    both looks promising but the fuse chicken has a lot of negative feedbacks on amazon compared to Anker Powerline.

    I don't get why Apple doesn't address this issue. This has been a problem since their 1st gen iPhone.

    My micro usb cables regardless of the brand seems to last forever.
     
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    I really don't get it - I'm still using my lightning cable that came with my iPhone 5 that I acquired last Jan 2013 and, believe me or not, it's still working!

    Then again, I don't bundle them and put them away every time I use them. Because I have lightning cables on the MacBook air, near the bedside table, in my car, in my workstation and in the living room. I don't pull and plug them too so probably its not getting flexed so much hence the long lifespan.

    And I also don't use my iPhone when I'm charging it, or when its plugged it so I don't stress the cables.

    FYI, these are all Apple original cables that came with iPhones and iPads.
     
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    Start with branded one as it might be subjective to choose which is good or not.

    Same here. Still using the original cable from iPhone 5 and iPad mini. If I will store it or bring it, What I do is I make a loop to form a small circle and making sure that I don't bend the cable to much so it wont stress the cable. I also used shrink tube before to reinforce the cable.
     
  6. JonFawcett

    JonFawcett New Member

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    Jon from Fuse Chicken here. I happened upon this thread and figured I'd chime in about the Amazon reviews comment. When we first launched Titan, we had a problem with our welding machine that attaches the connectors. This caused us to have some issues with them snapping off. But we've fixed this now and have less than 1% that ever have a problem... and we have a lifetime warranty to back it up.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
     
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    raypin PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Mmm.....oh ayun, nagsalita na manufacturer. Bili na kayo ng Titan (manufacturer has spoken. Buy, buy Titan asap). Lol!
     
  8. nash2589

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    Thanks everyone.

    I'll get the titan. let's see how it goes :)
     
  9. eag

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    We have several fuse chicken titan cables, and also several belkin cables. I've noticed the devices charge faster when we use the belkin cables, but although they're more durable than apple cables they can eventually break if you aren't careful with them.
    The titan cables really seem unbreakable, but they're very heavy and you can't loop them very small, so we don't use them as portables and just use them at home.
     
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    macsurge730 Well-Known Member

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    I got this from Anker Kiosk Glorietta for Php 890 with 18 months warranty...
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    It has a nice pouch too.
     
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  11. JJB

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    ^^ Wow, thats a very fair price for that Anker model. Got one for usd17 thru amazon which costs around php780. 6 months old and still looks new!

    And for a Fuse chicken representative here in this thread, I consider that passion and excellent customer service!! Kudos to you sir! Where can we find your products locally?
     
  12. nash2589

    nash2589 Member

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    I'm also eyeing this one. It looks as though as the chicken fuse titan judging based on the looks and the reviews as well.

    Yep. Quite hard to find a seller here. I got a response from Digital Walker in Robinson's Magnolia and they confirmed that they have it on stock. Price is P1995 though compared to macsurge730's PowerLine+ which costs only P890(found several on olx)
     
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    not exactly an apple lightning cable alternative, but i use an apple micro usb to lightning adapter, so i can use the micro usb cables from my other non-apple devices. micro usb cables are cheaper to replace. :)
     
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    I got that small thing too(apple micro usb to lightning adapter) very expensive though and maybe easily misplaced hehe
     
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    My go to brand now is also anker. Cheap but reliable.
     
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    Hi, any way us consumers can distinguish between the gen 1 versus the gen 2 titan fuse chicken? Thanks for chiming in. We need these kind of reassurance from the manufacturers. Believe me that these inputs are rewarded by loyalty in this forum once validated. Good day.
     
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    Has anyone tried WSKEN X Cable Mini 2? It's has a magnetic design which leaves a small piece (lightning) inserted in your iPhone's lightning port and the other part of the cable can be detached, just like a MacBook's magsafe.
     
  18. JonFawcett

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    Sorry for the delayed reply. I didn't see the notification from this. All of the first set that had the manufacturing issue are completely gone. These were immediately pulled from the market and replaced.
     
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  19. makinao

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    Hmmmm ... I've had lightning cables for my iPad and iPhone for a couple of years now and I have yet to have an Apple cable die on me. Maybe its because they are "fixed", meaning two permanently connected to the two chargers, one to the USB hub of my MBP, and one to my power bank. I lost the one with my power bank, so I just bought a cheap (under PhP 200) Remax cable. We'll see how that turns out in a few months.

    So am I an exception, lucky, or am I just doing something right?
     
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    I never had a broken lightning cable. However, I lost both of my lightning cables during a recent trip. :( I've been eyeing the fuse chicken for a couple of hours now. Haha Might get one later as soon as the mall opens.

    Running on 55% charge. Hope it'll last until I purchase a new cable. :(:(:(:(:(
     

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