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Insignia™ - Apple MFi Certified 6' Lightning Charge-and-Sync Cable - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 9100 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cable works but be carful with it in use.

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    SevenZeroOne
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    Cable works and the length is great. However the cable is stiff meaning that it is not as flexible as you would normally expect if you are used to your iPhone charging cable. This can (and did - but I caught it) cause a phone to be pushed off a desk due to stiffness in the wire as you move the other end of the cable instead of the wire bending - the phone moves. In addition, because it is stiff that likely means that it will break internally over time if it is bent too much too often - more so than the cable the phone came with (both will fail if bent too much too often). The cable did not come with any "minimum bend information" or instructions of any kind (as is very typical with the inexpensive Best Buy Insignia label imported stuff) but usually anything with this many wires in it in a small area "HAS" to be made to bend and flex a bit and this cable seems not to be made with that in mind. Please do not miss-understand - it is not like it's not usable but if you pay this much for a cable to charge a phone or transfer data you want it to last. If it is not really flexible it can fail from too many bends or bends that are too tight. It gets 3 stars because it is stiff enough to make problems when laying the phone down and plugging the other end of the cable into a charger. Instead of the cable bending the phone can move instead. Imagine breaking a $700 phone just because the $14 cable pushed it off the counter. last note - Insignia stuff is usually a little less expensive than a name brand - so buy this cable if you understand and can deal with the limitations because it is less expensive and it does work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cord did not last..

    Posted
    Coletrickle01
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    The lightning charger I purchased some time ago has always been my backup in case I needed an extra for another device or my main charger (Apple provided one) decided to die on me. I’ve used this cord maybe 3 times and the times I was able to get it to work I had to flip which way I plugged the lightning side in and make sure it was clean, wiggle it around and sometimes I would get it to charge. Other times I would just get the message that this charger does not support your Apple product ( not exact message but you know which one). If I could take this one back and just go with the Apple product’s version I would. I love the 6’ in length as it’s excellent for hotels where no outlets are relatively close but no good if it doesn’t work for ya! Sorry, but I would not recommend this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    Posted
    Gary
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    This cord is better than the more expensive brands I have purchased. It is more durable and charges my phone better. I bought it for my iPhone and I suggested my boyfriend buy it for his android and it has been better than the other more expensive cords he bought which never stayed connected to his phone and kept falling out. I also like that they have different colors to choose from. I bought a 3 inch cord for my car and 6 inch for home charging. The 3 inch is the perfect length for my car. I have the 6 inch connected to an extension cord next to me bed, so maybe a 10 inch cord would be better if I didn't have the extension cord but I can plug in multiple devices in the extension cord so it works better for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, consistent charging with a 6 month lifespan

    Posted
    Daniel
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    This Insignia charger offers a great and consistent charge for my iPhone 6s. However, depending on how you position your phone in relation to the charger it can weaken towards the lightning connector, with charges much less effective or even dead after 6 months. Keep "planned obsolescence" in mind! Luckily a one-year warranty is included, so I've easily exchanged my worn-out chargers for replacements over the past two years. Overall I'd recommend this charger if you're dedicated to prolonging its lifespan, or don't mind buying again within a year of use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great charger

    Posted
    Jaycee
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    This cord is better than the more expensive brands I have purchased. It is more durable and charges my phone better. I bought it for my iPhone and I suggested my boyfriend buy it for his android and it has been better than the other more expensive cords he bought which never stayed connected to his phone and kept falling out. I also like that they have different colors to choose from. I bought a 3 inch cord for my car and 6 inch for home charging. The 3 inch is the perfect length for my car. I have the 6 inch connected to an extension cord next to me bed, so maybe a 10 inch cord would be better if I didn't have the extension cord but I can plug in multiple devices in the extension cord so it works better for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very loose and annoying

    Posted
    Paro72
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    This charger is horrible. It’s too loose when plugging it into the charging port of the iPhone. I have an iPhone 6s and the charger doesn’t stay connected straight and is always crooked unless you keep it fixed by holding it and your phone at the same time while it’s connected. Also, it only works good in landscape mode and not in portrait mode. It’s designed badly and hopefully Best Buy fixes their designs for their future chargers!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      Hi Paro72, Thank you for taking the time to review this charger. I am sorry to read that it did not fit as you expected, but please contact us at 877-467-4289, so we can assist you with this matter. Viri E. Insignia Support. BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent 6 foot cable

    Posted
    Equisse
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    The protective cover on my Apple charging cable for my iPad ripped open near the lightning connector. I purchased this 6 foot Apple Certified cable as a replacement and am I happy I did so! I really like having the extra length over the standard cable as it allows me more flexibility to where I plug it in. The quality is excellent and it works every bit as good as the cable which ships with the iPad from Apple. Do not purchase a cheap cable that is not Apple Certified! I did initially and it did not perform properly. It took forever just to charge my iPad. I returned it and talked with a knowledgeable Geek who explained the differences between cable quality. I recommend this cable a a great buy and replacement for Apples standard cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the fact that the CORD/CABLE is so Long.

    Posted
    Sweets
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    Wish they would make even longer ones. So you can sit on one side of the room that didn't have an outlet & then be able to use your charging cable from the other side of the room. . 3 is just too short. The cable is AWESOME , works like a charm. Love Love Love the Length. Bought mine with my Points, :-) What an Awesome Program as well. BEST BUY is ALWAYS our ONE & ONLY Place to buy for all our Tech.needs !!! And then some. Same for our Kids. They LOVE BEST BUY, I think we all should have some Stock in this company by now !! LOL For as much as our Family has spent there. :-) LOL GO BB !!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expensive brands

    Posted
    Veejame
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    This cord is better than the more expensive brands I have purchased. It is more durable and charges my phone better. I bought it for my iPhone and I suggested my boyfriend buy it for his android and it has been better than the other more expensive cords he bought which never stayed connected to his phone and kept falling out. I also like that they have different colors to choose from. I bought a 3 inch cord for my car and 6 inch for home charging. The 3 inch is the perfect length for my car. I have the 6 inch connected to an extension cord next to me bed, so maybe a 10 inch cord would be better if I didn't have the extension cord but I can plug in multiple devices in the extension cord so it works better for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than the genuine Apple charger cable

    Posted
    DuckCommander72021
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    This is the third lightning style cable that we’ve purchased, and we still have them all. The genuine article that comes with the new iPhone or other iDevices just don’t last. Within two months they (genuine Apple) begin to come apart at the lightning insert to the device or at the USB connector. Also, the Insignia cables are larger diameter, stiffer and have harder plastic built into the actual connector grips. We will always buy the 6’ Insignia cables as an additional purchase when we upgrade or replace our Apple devices. Good job and 5 stars. BTW, we’ve been using Apple devices since the beginning and Insignia has really added value to our investments.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Option

    Posted
    kcdragon
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    I bought several of these to replace the Apple ones that came with our devices because the Apple branded cables were much more expensive. There were other, cheaper options but they felt flimsy or were gimmick cables (light up, retract, etc). We've had trouble with cheaper cables before, but these have been pretty good. They are durable and sturdy, especially for the price. However, we've had very few problems with these. My only complaint is after a length of time, some only accurately charge when inserted one direction. The lightning adapter doesn't care so I'm assuming it's the connectors on the cable itself. But you get your money's worth and I'm pleased overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    One of the Worst Purchases of My Life

    Posted
    jean

    Omg, this cable was horrible. It worked well at first but then it started to slowly malfunction. At first it wouldn't charge the phone at certain locations. And then it started not charging the phone completely. I thought it was a bad battery. But it was the cable. When i got a new phone and cable it became obvious. It was so bad at one point that it only charged to 5 percent. And then the when i would plug it in to charge it would actually drain the battery! I'm not kidding it was a bit traumatic. You don't realize how dependent on your phone you are until something like this happens.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    An ok cable but over priced for what you get

    Posted
    Eric
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    I have had this cable for just over a year. It has been used almost exclusively to charge an iPhone and iPad on a night stand. From the standpoint of charging/data transfer the cable has worked well, but it suffers from the same issues as most lighting cables (even genuine Apple cables) where the cable jacket separates from the lighting plug end and starts to fray. While taking a year to happen with light use is pretty good, the price for the cable is too high compared to more durable options available in the market that last longer even with heavier use and are generally lower in price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Like the 6' length of the Lightening Charge Cable

    Posted
    Norm
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    While I like the 6' length of the Lightening Charge Cable, I am not happy with the short term life span of the cable. This is the second cable purchased in less than six months. The cable breaks down at the end that goes into my iphone. But I have been told all these cables are prone to breaking in the same place eventually. I understand it is not a Best Buy issue, but instead a manufacturing/user issue. That's the only reason I would give it a four star out of five. If I could/can find a similar cable for less somewhere else, I would/will buy it..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mostly satisfied

    Posted
    Rontayca
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    I’ve bought several of these in various lengths. They are pretty tough and I’m mostly pleased. However, two of them are finicky about maintaining connection on the lightning end (they happen to be the oldest of six). One of them was pinched in a closed car door so I figured that was the cause, but the other has never been damaged. I suspect maybe after high usage there may be some wear and the fit becomes slightly loose. I only use this brand so can’t compare longevity, even to Apple brand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Faster Charger

    Posted
    shopperone
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    I had the iPhone 5 phone home charger that broke in less than two years. Suddenly it frayed., for no reason . Used same outlet for charging. I brought a Dynex three feet , ,it charged slow and stopped charging. Cord was not broke or frayed . It would no longer charge. Brought this one, and to me, it seems to charge faster than the Dynex. Works well and the longer lenght is a plus. I think it prpbably charges as fast as the iphone 5c chargers. It seems a good value then the costly cords from iphone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Broke in 2' drop

    Posted
    KateBestBuy

    Received this cord less than a month ago, and at first I was pleased. The longer length was super convenient, and I didn't notice any difference from the Apple cord (which I had for over a year, but lost). Today, my phone was plugged in and on my bed but then fell (a soft, 2 foot drop) - when I reached down to pick it up, I saw that this cord had broken (see photo). My phone has has been plugged in & fallen off my bed before, and the Apple cord NEVER broke.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Heavy cord

    Posted
    Kevin
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    This is a lot better than the cord that comes with the IPhone 5s, 5c, and 6. The extra length is twice as good too. You can actually reach your phone standing upright when plugged in. Good for when you're out of juice and tethered to a wall and you don't want to sit on the floor or bend over just to use you're iPhone or iPad. I'm referring to times I've encountered this at the airport. But, at home this also gave me the extra length I needed to reach my phone better when I'm plugged in at night bedside. Also, the cord is thicker and last longer than original. Less likely to break and the ends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Short lifespan

    Posted
    Jilyun
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    I have bought this product a few times and it quits working way too soon. It frays at the ends too easily. With my most recent purchase, I even took extra effort to prevent any stress on the cord and it still stopped working in less than two months. It seems it is not truly compatible with Apple products because I received the incompatible message after having used it for awhile. Once that happened with one device, it happened shortly thereafter with all other devices. Extremely frustrating. If anyone knows of a cord out there that has a long life, please let me know!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what I needed it for

    Posted
    Bill
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    This is a great medium length cable for charging our IPhones with. We needed it so my wife can charge from the surge protector to her computer desk. We are gamers to some extent and having the shorter cord hooked into the CPU we found the phone gets in the way. We have a 10 foot cable downstairs as well so my wife can sit on the couch and use her IPad while she cross stitches. Really nice to have the longer cables available

    I would recommend this to a friend