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[Amazon.ca] AmazonBasics USB A Cable Lightning Connector, Premium, MFi Certified iPhone Charger, 4 Inch, 12 Pack $31.45

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[Amazon.ca] AmazonBasics USB A Cable Lightning Connector, Premium, MFi Certified iPhone Charger, 4 Inch, 12 Pack $31.45

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Perfect if you have a bigger multi port charging station. Easier cable management.
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this cable is shorter than my d*ck, is it even practical at this length?
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Homer88 wrote: this cable is shorter than my d*ck, is it even practical at this length?
The short length is great for charging stations where you have a number of devices all together. Short lengths mean less cord tangles and mess.
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Homer88 wrote: this cable is shorter than my d*ck, is it even practical at this length?
Maybe you should learn from this post and also stack up 12 of them at once?
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Also good for your charging your phone with a battery pack. I have a bunch of these short cables for travelling

I don' t know if I need 12 of them though.

iOS phones might be moving to USB C soon
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ah I thought about the battery pack too but that means my phone is pretty much tethered to the battery pack and while it's charging I can't use it without holding onto both.
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--iOS phones might be moving to USB C soon
I really hope soon.

Good deal. Shorter length cables have good use too, laptop charging, power bank charging, using in car for apple carplay etc.
Thumbs up for the deal but yea i don't know what you'll do with a 12 pack. Maybe you all can pool in. :)
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Not that I need 12 of them, but I use a 4 inch cable in my car and its worked great for years. Zero clutter.
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Manver wrote: Maybe you all can pool in. :)
That's the RFD spirit! Make the deal even better :D
I can almost imagine, once every few months a group of scruffy people gather in a parking lot, each of them holding a box or two. The loot is shared, silent nods... Disperse.
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warpdrive wrote: Also good for your charging your phone with a battery pack. I have a bunch of these short cables for travelling

I don' t know if I need 12 of them though.

iOS phones might be moving to USB C soon
Apple is never going to use an industry wide standard

Ever
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Fularu wrote: Apple is never going to use an industry wide standard

Ever
Ok, I guess I'm imagining the fact the iPad I bought has USB-C
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RFD is not just about saving money, it's about the thrill of the hunt and getting the stuff I want without paying full price like Joe Shmoe did.
This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.
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Fularu wrote: Apple is never going to use an industry wide standard

Ever
A few of the higher end iPads have switched I believe. So it’s possible...
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Homer88 wrote: ah I thought about the battery pack too but that means my phone is pretty much tethered to the battery pack and while it's charging I can't use it without holding onto both.
Sometimes I need to top the device so I tether it to a battery pack and wrap an elastic band around it, and then put the whole thing in my coat pocket. It beats having a long cable that gets all tangled up,
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RFD is not just about saving money, it's about the thrill of the hunt and getting the stuff I want without paying full price like Joe Shmoe did.
This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.
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Manver wrote: --iOS phones might be moving to USB C soon
I really hope soon.

Good deal. Shorter length cables have good use too, laptop charging, power bank charging, using in car for apple carplay etc.
Thumbs up for the deal but yea i don't know what you'll do with a 12 pack. Maybe you all can pool in. :)
The push for USB-C isn't for everyone. Me, my girlfriend and my parents combined we probably have at least 30 lightning cables in total and I'd have to replace all of them when Apple moves to USB-C. The only Android device we have between us is a S9 and I have 0 desire to move to USB-C at all.
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Up until last year, I didn't have any USB-C device. All of the sudden I have a few

Macbook
iPad
Dji Osmo Pocket
GoPro 8
Galaxy S9

So I'm starting to stock up on USB-C cables.

The super annoying thing is that USB-C cables aren't clearly marked. You don't know if it's a USB 2.0 or USB 3.1 Gen 1 or USB 3.1 Gen 2. Or if it's a 60W cable or a 100W cable.
RFD is not just about saving money, it's about the thrill of the hunt and getting the stuff I want without paying full price like Joe Shmoe did.
This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.

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