This review is about the 5th time purchase of these Best Buy house brand "Insignia" iPhone car charger cables. I purchased 2 of these cables about 2 years ago for my teenage daughter and I. After about a year of non-abusive use, with no visible signs of wear, both cables failed to charge our iPhones within a week of each other.
Unaware the other person's cable failed, we each went to Best Buy and purchased replacement cables. We each used the replacement cables (purchase 3 & 4) for about a year and just like with the first two
cables, they each failed within a week of each other with no external signs of wear. My daughter returned to Best Buy Canoga Park with her failed cable and purchase receipt that she was careful to keep, hoping to make a warranty exchange. Instead she was told "Best Buy offers no warranty on our Insignia cables." Needing a charger cable for a Labor Day Weekend road trip she purchased this cable #5 on her way out of town. She then called me to share that Best Buy does not stand behind their cables.
I went online and purchased equivalent products from that rain forest company, received same day delivery and spent about half of what Best Buy charges. We will compare how long cable #5 lasts compared to the non-Best Buy cable. If you decide to purchase these Insignia cables know they work great until they don't which will be in about one year and Best Buy won't stand behind their cable products when they fail, when many competitor cables come with lifetime warranties.
I will take my failed cable back to Best Buy when I get the chance to see if I am treated better than my daughter and will update this review if I am.