Here in the OWC Test Labs we sample products from all over. Some items we test as components for our own products, others we put through the paces to carry them as individual products. Simply put, if we carry the product on our website, we’re endorsing the product as well. Some products test as reliable and some… well…not so much.
While working yesterday afternoon I noticed my iPhone screaming that the battery was low, so I plugged it in to one of the many sample Lightning cables we had received for a quick charge.
Upon unplugging my iPhone, the connector simply broke into pieces. There was no drop, no rough pull, no abuse whatsoever—yet the cable completely fell apart. As I am sure you can imagine, this would be a huge inconvenience for those of us that rely so heavily on our iDevices (that always seem to need a charge due to our busy lifestyles).
Rest assured, this one isn’t getting the OWC “stamp of approval” to add to our product lineup.
Luckily, I keep a supply of the Apple Genuine Lightning to USB Cables that OWC sells, handy, so I don’t really need to worry about finding a good cable when I need one. The USB 2.0 cables we stock will connect any of your iDevices (iPhone, iPad, or iPod) with Lightning connector to your computer’s USB port for syncing and charging or to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet, and naturally these Apple genuine units have been OWC tested and approved…so this little inconvenience won’t happen to you.