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AmazonBasics USB A to Lightning Compatible Cable Apple-Certified White (6 ft / 1.8 m)
AmazonBasics USB A to Lightning Compatible Cable Apple-Certified White (6 ft / 1.8 m)
Price: 8.87

5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Replacement, 22 Aug 2014
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Used with iPhone 5s

Performance wise, this cable is just as good as the cable that is supplied by Apple. The phone begins to charge immediately after plugging the cable in, there's no delay. There is no drop in sync speed between iTunes and the iPhone either when connected to the PC. As expected, both sides of the lightning connector work with the device.

In terms of style, everything is slightly bigger. The plastic housings of the USB and lightning connectors are both slightly wider and longer than the Apple cable, and the both have single a sided branding of AmazonBasics. The wire is also thicker than the Apple wire. But, this is trivial in my opinion. It does all that is asked of it and it feels as though it will last much longer than the Apple cable. I purchased the six foot cable and already I am glad to be rid of my USB extension.

All in all, if you're after a replacement for your Apple charger that has no doubt turtlenecked and split, then look no further. I'm happy enough that I've just ordered a 30-pin connector charger to replace my tired Apple cable.

Digital Video Essentials [DVD]
Digital Video Essentials [DVD]
Dvd ~ Artist Not Provided

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does The Job, 20 July 2010
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Although you can get a free calibration tool on THX certified DVD's, it doesn't compare to this particular DVD and the calibration tools offered.

The voice may be a bit boring and it may be slightly cheesey, but he does explain in detail what it is your are changing and what it is you are aiming to get. Very good background history on the subject. The tools included are a number of test cards and sample videos which allow you to fine tune the picture settings of your display to meet industry standard (or at leaast very close to). Once you've done it once, you'll probably have enough knowledge to skip straight to the test cards when calibrating another monitor.

Much better that the THX tool (which does a decent job, but only effective for contrast and brightness). Not sure whether it's a better result than a proper ISF calibration, but I guess you could get pretty close. Also features a nice little colour filter for fine tuning the colour on your set.

And it also allows for TV's that have isf certification picture controls.

Finally, it also allows for calibration of surround sound. So if you have a home cinema and want to get the best out of it without spending money on calibration gear of ISF calibration, then this is for you.

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