• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great on face value, but quit in just 3 months...

    • Written by from Princeton Junction

    I bought this cable off of the Apple store App accessory list for charger cables and docks on Jan. 20th 2014, for $24.95. When I received it 3 days later I was delighted with the quality of the cable, and more so for the functional purpose for which I bought it in the 1st place. It served it's purpose perfectly and I was able to keep using my iPad to watch movies or surf the net in bed, while it was charging without having to resort to contortionist acts in an attempt to keep the wire connected to the charger at the same time. It is sturdy, well made, and looks kinda cool with the silver tip on each end of the (white is the one I bought) cable. All in all I was quite happy with the purchase and thought the $25 was well spent, or was it...?

    I absolutely thought so that is, until this past 17th April, 2014. After a mere 3 months, the cable inexplicably quit working, and no amount of checking and re-checking, inserting and re-inserting it on both ends could coax it back to life again. So after such a promising start it fell flat on its face, or should I say mine, as I'm the one left with zilch to show for it.

    I had higher expectations of a product that is listed in Apple's App Store Accessories category for chargers, cables and docks, as well as the fact that it is manufactured by Belkin, a fairly well known company when it comes to tech accessories and hardware. I'm unfortunately compelled to say that I'm really sorely disappointed in both of these companies for having such an inferior product representing them. It really was a wasted $25, that I should have spent on another 2 or 3 cables that perhaps may have not lasted longer, but surely would have given me more use cumulatively had I bought them instead, and I wouldn't feel so duped! If I could rate it with a negative star rating, believe me, I would give it -ve 5 stars!!!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin 6ft Cable

    • Written by from Clayton

    I bought one of these from my local Apple store, because they didn't have one that was long, made by Apple. It was stiff and not pliable like the short cable that came with my iPad and it did not connect as easily. Had it lest than a year before it stopped working. I still need a 6ft cable, but won't buy another one of these. I must say this is the first Belkin product that has ever let me down. Come on Apple people need different size cables!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't stay connected

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    I have an iPhone 4S and this cable is useless. As others have pointed out it is the length that Apple's cable SHOULD be -- but unfortunately doesn't stay connected to the phone enough to charge. It doesn't fall off, it just looks connected but isn't really (and therefore not charging). It can start out connected, but then the slightest jiggle of the phone will cause it to stop charging. So you can't really use your phone while it's charging.

    Don't waste your money unless you KNOW it works with your device. I've only tried it with an iPhone 4S.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from Flushing

    Product doesn't work. I have only had it for three weeks. Never charged ipad fully. I hope Apple stops carrying this item. I now await a return correspondence from Belkin.

    15 of 16 people found this useful