We wanted to create the ultimate USB cable for iPods, iPhones and iPads. So, we used only premium materials including full copper wiring (a lot of discount cables will only use copper clad aluminum), as well as sturdy dock and USB connectors. Never worry about needing to be close to an outlet again. We added 3 extra feet to the original length, so now you can comfortably chat, text and enjoy your music while charging your device. Please note: This is NOT designed to work with the iPod shuffle.