Fortunately, we have found the PERFECT substitution- iOrange-e charging cables. Man, We could have saved a lot of money over the years if we had found iOrange-e earlier.Not only are they Apple certified, but they are also constructed to take on my family's needs. The cables are sturdy and tangle-free and are covered with braided-nylon fiber jacket and anodized aluminum shell which is durable and sturdier than the normal lightning cable.
iOrange-e sent us a standard 3 foot cable and a 6.6 cable to review. I wasn't holding out much hope for the 6.6 foot cable, as any cable longer that 3 feet has not charged our devices quickly at all. I was so wrong! The cables, regardless of length charged our devices quickly. Additionally, the lightning end fits in our devices snugly. Another nice feature is the little velcro piece that is used to wrap the cord. No more tangled wires!
I highly recommend iOrange-e charging cables.
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