For many years, I have been no stranger to buying 3rd party cables for my Apple products. With this in mind, I didn't have high hopes for this one as none have ever seemed to match authentic Apple-branded wires.
How wrong I was!
What struck me about this particular cable was the positive reviews and the colour of it. I liked the idea of it matching my phone and for the money it was practically for nothing, a gamble worth taking. When I received the wire the first thing that struck me was just how similar it was to the genuine Apple cable I got with my iPhone (apart from the obvious colour difference). Both connection ends look exactly like the original article.
One of the main problems I have with 3rd party cables are they tend not to fit the iPhone perfectly, more than often they are 'too snug' and I fear them damaging the connector on the iPhone. This cable does not suffer from such a problem. It snaps into place perfectly, if not *as* firmly as the Apple original. This is by no means a bad thing, as it makes connecting and disconnecting a much easier task. Judging from having used the cable several times so far, I am confident that it will maintain it's secure connection over the test of time.
Overall the cable feels of a very high quality and I am more than impressed with it. I use the 'Gear4 Icebox' with my iPhone 4 and can confirm this wire fits perfectly through the case with plenty of room left over, so no problems there.