Was excited to purchase these, one for mine and my spouses nightstand, but that quickly waned when one of them would not stay plugged into any iphone we plugged into it. Simply the weight of the cord would 'yank' itself from the lightning plug. Assuming no fault on the cable, we both clean out our lightning ports (if you haven't done this in a while or EVER, I suggest you do it...lots of pocket fuzz) and that didn't solve the issue. Upon recognizing it wasn't occuring with both cables, we compared their closely and the plastic collar on one left a 1/16" or so of metal exposed on the part that goes into the port. A utility knife and 15 seconds later, the cable works like a champ, but this is something that you should never have to do on a $32 cable...8$ cable, sure, but nothing this premium. Anyway, the 2 stars is for poor manufacturing controls and general annoyance my spouse suffered before they shared their inconvenience.