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A good quality cable, but let's be honest it's just a standard USB2 Cable and you paying a vast premium for the Apple connector.
on 23 March 2015
Cable purchased 1st Nov 2014 & used for just short of 5 months.
Cable is 1.2m In Length
Cable compatible with the following devices according to Belkins official site :-
iPad (Original), iPod 1st gen/2nd gen, iPod 3rd gen, iPod 4g, iPod colour, iPod Classic, iPod classic 2, iPod mini 1st gen, iPod nano 1st gen, iPod nano 2nd gen, iPod nano 3rd gen, iPod nano 4th gen, iPod nano 5th gen, iPod touch 1st gen, iPad 2, iPhone 4/4S, iPod touch 4th gen, iPod Classic 160 GB, iPod nano 6th gen, iPad 3rd gen.
I personally used with a nano 3rd gen.
I do not seem to be able to find official confirmation, however it appears this cable only has a 1 year warranty, I am surprised by this as I have a bunch of Belkin network cables that all had a lifetime warranty.
Cable Markings "AWM E257034 Freeway Style 2725 80c 30v VW-1 USB2.0 Cable"
Cable is slightly thicker and less flexible than the cable that was supplied with my nano 3rd gen.
Cable has been used to charge my ipod on both a pc, laptop, in car and with an Anker® 40W 5-Port High Speed Desktop USB Charger with PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad Air 2, Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge, Nexus, HTC M9, Nokia and More (Black). I have never had any problems at any point in doing so with this cable. As you can see from the pics even after 5 months of plugging in and out the metal terminals on the cable show little sign of wear.
The USB terminal cap is made from a matt plastic, yet the 30 pin apple connecter cap is a piano black plastic and this marks and scratches very easily.
The cable is easily every bit as good as the original in terms of usability, perhaps not in terms of looks for those of the minimalist persuasion.
My main niggles with this cable is the fact that if it were a standard USB device or A to Mini B this cable would only set you back £3-4, yet the fact it has an Apple connector on one end it suddenly sets you back just short of a tenner, and to be honest for that price they could at least have added gold plated connectors or a lifetime warranty.