I got this because it goes nice with my black iPhone, it is certified to Apple's standards (so it won't give you the annoying message when you plug it in). Also the longer length comes in handy to use this as a bedside charger, because you only need a short cord for counter-top and car charging but at the bedside it's nice to be able to use the phone while charging. Again, a little pricey but worth it for the quality and length.
Finally a cord that does not have a warning every time I plug it in that says it doesn't work with this my iPhone 5. Great product, I like the extra length so that it reaches from wall plug to table easier.
I tried many cheap lightning cables which all dies after a few months. Monoprice has the lifetime warranty. The cable looks very robust so I might not need the warranty at all!
The only problem is that the connector case is a little bigger than OEM cable. It might be difficult to plug in if you have a case with tight opening.
I've only used this cable for 2 days now, but it works perfectly. It is heavier gauge than my Belkin cable and the connectors appear to be well made. Great cable. May buy more if the need for extra cables arrises! LIFETIME WARRANTY!
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