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I tend to carelessly yank my iPhone and iPad off of their charging cables, which leads to either the metal connector tip coming off or causes the cable to fray. As a result, I go through iPhone cables like I go through socks.

So my question is, are there any (nearly) unbreakable iPhone cables that stand up to such wear and tear? I've tried numerous brands of nylon-braided cables. They tend to solve the "cables fraying" issue, but the metal connector tips keep coming off.

The only cable I've come across that claims to protect the connector is the "Snakable" cable, but it's only 4 feet long. I want a cable that's 6 feet or longer.

  • What's your budget? Are you looking for a 30pin cable or a lightning cable? – 0-60FPS Feb 12 '17 at 22:10
  • @0-60FPS I'm looking for a lightning cable, and budget isn't really a consideration for me. I just want something good. – Keshav Srinivasan Feb 13 '17 at 0:53
  • I am just surprised that you haven't damaged the internal parts of the connector. – NZKshatriya Feb 13 '17 at 4:06
  • Solution: yank iPhone off cable carefully. – ArtOfCode Feb 13 '17 at 11:59
  • @ArtOfCode Well, for better or worse that's not going to happen, so I want another solution. – Keshav Srinivasan Feb 13 '17 at 15:48
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Magnetic Znaps perhapz: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1041610927/znaps-the-9-magnetic-adapter-for-your-mobile-devic

There are similar products available on sites like DealExtreme and AliExpress, and also available for Android and any other devices that use micro USB or USB-C.

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    Or he could, you know, treat his equipment as if he gave a rats behind about it. – NZKshatriya Feb 13 '17 at 5:05
  • Not for me to decide. I'm just trying to help with the problem at hand. – Stephan Henningsen Feb 13 '17 at 8:18
  • Hmm, this is an interesting solution. But from what I can tell, the magnet is incredibly weak, and it disconnects at the slightest motion. – Keshav Srinivasan Feb 13 '17 at 15:47
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    @KeshavSrinivasan I wish I was in a position to say money is no object and that I have no qualms about damaging my equipment as I'll just get replacements.......Actually, even if money wasn't an object I would likely still take care of my stuff. – NZKshatriya Feb 13 '17 at 17:15
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    @NZKshatriya Pride of ownership? Get the crazy nonsense out of here! When I unplug my phone I just baseball throw it hard enough that the cable pops off... isn't that how its supposed to be done? – BigElittles Feb 14 '17 at 14:56

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