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Insignia™ - Apple MFi Certified 4' Lightning Charge-and-Sync Cable - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 17036 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The length is perfect but does not last.

    Posted
    Metalmike
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    This is a little cheaper in the actual Apple charger or charge and sync cord. However I like the length better because it’s 4 feet so it can reach from the plug to where ever I am sitting. But, I have had to replace it several times. So now I buy them in two packs. Or buy two of them so I have a spare one. I shouldn’t have to do that but with Best Buy’s 14 day return policy. I am off and out of luck. I think that the return policy on these types of items, it is not a TV or a computer, should be a little looser. These things should have a longer life than they actually do. And, I have had my phone checked and the base of the charger checked and there is nothing wrong with either one of them. This was suggested to me by Best Buy when I told him of the repeated problem. And that was their suggestion. It works very well and very fast when it is working. But like I said they do not last as long as I would like. But they are cheap enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not worth buying

    Posted
    Hihi11

    I bought this cord for my iPhone after the Apple usb lightening cable broke. It did work for less than 3 months of everyday use. It did charge fully with no problems but after about 2 months or so it just wouldn't charge. I didn't always see the charging signal on the phone when it was charging. I tried switching electrical outlets to see if it made a difference, tried deleting apps, tried to power off the phone, reset the phone all the same regardless of what I did. The apple USB lightening cable lasts so much longer before it breaks and it actually charges it to the fullest.I do not recommend purchasing this product unless you want to buy one ever 2-3 months.From now on,I will only buy the Apple USB lightening cable. At least it lasts awhile before it breaks and it actually gets the job before it needs replacing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    works but beware Apple's compatibility

    Posted
    Matty
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    This is a fairly simple standard cable and works pretty much for whatever we need it to do. Except..... all of these white label Apple cords have iffy performance with data. They're great for charging. But data is sometimes an issue. We periodically get the warning "this accessory may not be supported" yada yada. So what we do is unplug, or flip the cable in the iPhone or tablet. But all in all it is a good price for a charging cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and ultimately pointless

    Posted
    Ponch22
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    Bought a new cord to use in my car and with an adapter for my new MacBook Pro. After I returned the adapter I returned the cable and bought a Lightning to Thunderbolt cable instead. I've heard rumors that Apple cables protect the phone more than off-brand ones (something about cycling the battery while charging it) but I kind of figure it's all a lie to get us to pay out the nose for their product... Who knows?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Same as the old one

    Posted
    Olderbutwiser
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I was told I needed this new cable for a better connection for my new television. But it looks the same as the one I had before, and I see no difference in the new TV. In fact, the television is not good and I’m dealing with trying to get better quality on what is supposed to be a good line of televisions. Unless you have a very old cable, don’t spend the money on a new one until you test the old one out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Had to replace the first one

    Posted
    Gamersmom
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    My son used this for his heavily used iPad and after about a month the tip came off and stuck in the iPad. We got it out easily with pliers but charger did not work after that. Best buy totally honored there 1 yr guarantee and replaced it no questions asked. We have had the replacement for quite a while and it has been fine. Customer derive rep at store said they had only seen that once before so I guess it is not that common. I know I bought it because it was the best price for charger.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done for a few months

    Posted
    Stoneywaters
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    I’ve been using this charger almost daily for about 3 months now. It’s used in my vehicle to charge/connect my device to the radio. I have a stationary phone dock above the radio, which leave plenty of slack. The cable developed a short and will sill connect and charge when positioned just right however I expected it to last longer then 3 months since it’s only used lightly in my vehicle.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works OK.

    Posted
    mdc94
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    Bought Insignia for the price compared to the "brand" name and because I would expect Best Buy branded products to have the protection circuitry in the cable - unlike many knock-off cables you can buy at much lower prices. However, the wire itself is no better than others since it ages quickly and becomes stiff. Cheap plastic used in the jacket. That is a bit disappointing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent quality Lightning Cable

    Posted
    Gregdes
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I bought this cable for my daughter's iPhone after she destroyed the original cable. As I said above, it works, but typical of Apple products, it is ridiculously over-priced. You can get a micro USB cable for a fraction of this price. As a tech for many years, I always try to stay away from proprietary products like Apple, as they control the market (and their OS also!), so you pay what they want - not what the market will support..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's just a cable but it works just fine

    Posted
    Charla
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    Happily switched my Android out for an iPhone in late December, and therefore needed to replace the charger cables I have stashed in my suitcase and car. Seems unnecessarily opportunistic to charge about twice as much for the new Lightning cables vs. the mini-USBs that worked with my Android, but I guess that's the cost of coolness. The cable itself works just the way you'd expect - what can I say about that?!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works but not as good as original apple product

    Posted
    JYou
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    I purchased this when my car charger started coming apart. A sales associate recommended it to me over the apple product because of the cost savings and she reported it worked as good. It works most of the time but occasionally it causes the phone to make a beeping sound And will not charge. I would not purchase it again. Next time I will stick to the manufactured product recommended.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy charger

    Posted
    Momof3
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    The insignia charger works well and charges quickly. The problem I've had with the charger is that after using a couple of weeks I get an error message on my Apple devices indicating "this accessory is not supported by device" I'm uncertain if that's an Apple problem or the charger. I've had to exchange the charger 2x and it finally seems to be working without a problem.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Haven’t used much

    Posted
    Curly
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I have not used these very much yet so it hard to give them a fair review as to their preformace. I do think that you need to have a extra way of charging your phone,it is very easy to misplace your charging cables and most vehicles have an access place for charging your phone that needs a cable

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    This is adequate

    Posted
    RonSwanson
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    I required a new charging cable for my iPhone 6, as my previous cable stopped working for reasons unknown. No visible damage, loose connections, or any warning that it was on its way out; it simply stopped working. The replacement has yet to stop working. If it does, I will amend this review to reflect my experience. I would recommend this cable to a friend who had need of one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent

    Posted
    wolf3345us
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    Decent cable for a good price. I'd says it's not quite Apple original quality but really close. For comparison I wouldn't have given the OEM charger a fourth star. None of this stuff lasts long around a 9 year old before it starts saying will not charge. Compare that to virtually ANY USB that will charge just about every time no matter how junky.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great at first

    Posted
    Jenel
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    I got this charger cable in November 2018 and now a few months later, when I plug my phone up to charger it stops sometimes and a message comes up on the screen saying that iPhone cannot be charger by accessory. Good for an emergency charger but obviously not long term; very durable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great but needs improvement

    Posted
    Aachener
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    Way much better than the original cable from Apple. But Best Buy should make this more syncable with apple's product. I literally have to unplug it at least 2 x for it to work and the charging time is not as fast as the original, but it does the job 100% once iPhone, iPad, etc fully charged: it is charged for real.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Less expensive option

    Posted
    rheib
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    These cables go bad including the apple ones. They are sensitive to bending as the chip in the cable wants constant voltage but crimps or moving may cause variation and loss of connection. The point is you'll need to keep these fresh. Having a lower cost option is great, but this one may not fit in some items in cases. However, great value option

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not durable

    Posted
    Cid1
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    Charger worked fine, but it was not durable. I accidentally knocked my phone off the table while it was charging and the force of the fall broke the plug where it inserts into the phone. I realize these things aren't made to to withstand significant wear and tear, but I was disappointed that it couldn't handle one fall off a table.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works fine - nothing exceptional

    Posted
    PCDave
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    This is a fine charging cord. Nothing special about it to make it stand out. There is one glitch that I haven't figured out and for some reason this doesn't charge the iPad when connected to just any USB plug or USB computer outlet. Won't hold this against the cord, but it is something we noted. Must be in an Apple plug to charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend