Micro USB to Lightning adapter £1.15 on Ebay from chancerychaircovers
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Micro USB to Lightning adapter £1.15 on Ebay from chancerychaircovers

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Found 7th Dec 2013
Apple love to make things difficult with cables that break, that are expensive and cause us to find cheap alternatives.

The cheap cables are all well and good but micro usb cables are everywhere, and often good quality.

These little adapters, This is not official but for this price, acceptable.

Plug in a micro usb one end and use as an lightning cable.

These things are TINY.
great for putting in your wallet, travelling etc.

Maybe a better option than splashing out on potentially dodgy cables and these things are often well built and solid.

Hope this helps someone.

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So how are these any better than the cheap £1 leads, do these not have a cheap chip inside just like the cheap leads?

steviecross

So how are these any better than the cheap £1 leads, do these not have a … So how are these any better than the cheap £1 leads, do these not have a cheap chip inside just like the cheap leads?



The cheap leads lose conductivity over the length of the cable and hence dont charge the phone at full power so it will take longer to charge. Also, with the new ios 7, when you use a cheap lead a message comes up warning you. However, I have been using one of these adaptors for a while now with a micro usb cable, and firstly no warning message comes up, and secondly it charges the phone at the same rate as the original apple cable.
But I guess if you use a cheap quality micro usb cable, then you will come across the same problem.
Edited by: "d84rk_knight" 7th Dec 2013

d84rk_knight

The cheap leads lose conductivity over the length of the cable and hence … The cheap leads lose conductivity over the length of the cable and hence dont charge the phone at full power so it will take longer to charge. Also, with the new ios 7, when you use a cheap lead a message comes up warning you. However, I have been using one of these adaptors for a while now with a micro usb cable, and firstly no warning message comes up, and secondly it charges the phone at the same rate as the original apple cable.

Thanks, gone for a couple

recommend any micro usb cables? Thanks

Here's a funny one for ya..
What is it used for? X)

For that price worth taking a chance

Still left clueless what's this used for

SpideyPunk

Here's a funny one for ya..What is it used for? X)



Farming

MRR_ltd

Still left clueless what's this used for



It converts a ubiquitous micro USB cable to an Apple Lightning connector, to charge up Apple devices that use that connector.

Nice stocking filler. Thanks OP

They probably won't even work as iOS 7 doesn't support third party leads

Can get these from £1 shop for many of months now

thats so cool hunkey babes

could have done with one of these an hour ago when I returned a speaker which didn't have the right connector for iphone, had to pay £30 more to get the speaker with the right connector rats!

just read some of the feedback from the seller and am glad I didn't get one of these!
Edited by: "joesmum" 7th Dec 2013


These are very handy too and have both types of small USB connector. It's surprising how many old and alternative charges can be pressed into action with one of these, eg Blackberry. I don't know if there is a Lightning equivalent.

Mine lasted about 6 months before breaking but for £3...

cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/…527

Worth a go much better idea than the cheap leads.
Thanks for sharing.

h4mza

They probably won't even work as iOS 7 doesn't support third party leads



That's what I have heard too

Perfect even though it's not official for £1.15 it's a bargain

115 sold by this seller in the last one hour ???? cool.. take heat..

fake fake fake. will stop working in the next iOS update.

Another seller that won't post to the Highlands and Islands :-(

Would never buy these as like the other Lightning adapters from china they WILL stop working probably after the next update. Purchased some Lightning adapters pre-iOS7 now none of them work, even for £1.15 would avoid myself

Why would I need one of these?

Original Poster

joesmum

could have done with one of these an hour ago when I returned a speaker … could have done with one of these an hour ago when I returned a speaker which didn't have the right connector for iphone, had to pay £30 more to get the speaker with the right connector rats!just read some of the feedback from the seller and am glad I didn't get one of these!



Sucks but these are well rated. 1 negative review today, vs 460 positive. Thought for £1.15 the chances were definitely on our side

Also available in the poundshop £1

Rushed_89

Sucks but these are well rated. 1 negative review today, vs 460 positive. … Sucks but these are well rated. 1 negative review today, vs 460 positive. Thought for £1.15 the chances were definitely on our side



Yes I ordered one in the end, can use on various things in the house !

Thanks OP, bought three. Don't have iPhone 5 or the latest iPad but I know down the line I'll upgrade to one. Gonna come in handy then.

E.U. needs to break Apple's balls over their connectors. I thought that they had mandated that ALL mobile 'phones must use micro-USB.

BTW I bought several cheap lightning cables that still work post IOS7 on my daughter's iPhone 5.

Found I regularly need 4 types of connector inc 2 types of Apple and never is the right cable to hand.

So got a 4 in one
ebay.co.uk/itm…365?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
with roll up extension 2 foot lead.
Not for kids as a bit delicate to use (the plugs stack into one long one), but all plugs seem to handle both charging and data and no bits to lose. Love it.
Edited by: "buglawton" 8th Dec 2013

akheirax

Thanks OP, bought three. Don't have iPhone 5 or the latest iPad but I … Thanks OP, bought three. Don't have iPhone 5 or the latest iPad but I know down the line I'll upgrade to one. Gonna come in handy then.

Have draws full of things like this, purchased like yourself on the assumption i will at some stage be able to use them, never works out like that though

I have read there is a reason why Apple don't use standard USB cables, and that is because the USB spec. is for 500mA maximum on each port. 500mA will only charge very very slowly cos of the battery size, and will pretty much fail to charge an iPad. iPhone charge is 1A, I think the iPad charger is 2A. So that's why they don't stick micro USB ports on, so you can get charged quicker with a PSU if you want.

Also, I've an old 3rd party USB-lightning cable here, never noticed any difference with iOS 7?? Only time I noticed a difference it's cos I'd filled the lightning socket on the phone with pocket fluff and it wasn't plugging in properly...

Might pick up one of these adapters though, could come in handy... Hot at that price!

False economy.
Original ones are not cheap, but worth it in the end.
Got one for about a tenner from Amazon (direct, not from a fake 3rd party reseller)

Jemster

I have read there is a reason why Apple don't use standard USB cables, … I have read there is a reason why Apple don't use standard USB cables, and that is because the USB spec. is for 500mA maximum on each port. 500mA will only charge very very slowly cos of the battery size, and will pretty much fail to charge an iPad. iPhone charge is 1A, I think the iPad charger is 2A. So that's why they don't stick micro USB ports on, so you can get charged quicker with a PSU if you want.


You read a lie.
Chargers are rated at different amperages. And micro-usb certainly does not max out at 500mA. More for you to read here if you'd like:
extremetech.com/com…one

The 'reason why Apple don't use standard USB cables' is to profiteer from the sale of their over-priced proprietary chargers/cables (and try and licence a monopoly over associated technology (speakers etc.)). Now and again you will get them trying to justify it in other ways by saying that the micro-usb doesn't meet their standards/needs etc. (despite it being good enough for every other manufacturer). But at the end of the day it is pretty obvious why things are this way.

You will remember a few years back all the phone manufacturers were trying to peddle their own special cable headers...Apple is pretty much the only one arrogant enough to be continuing this practice...and their customers the only one to be foolish/passive enough to tolerate them doing it~


Edited by: "Chrrye" 8th Dec 2013

Chrrye

You read a lie.Chargers are rated at different amperages. And micro-usb … You read a lie.Chargers are rated at different amperages. And micro-usb certainly does not max out at 500mA.



Micro-usb maxes out at 10W at 5V if it follows the usb specification strictly. That is fine for phones but not for most iPads that draw 12W and may possibly require more in the future as batteries grow in power. Something is going to give there.

You are right that Apple wants lock in and is not the only company that has tried this, however, you seem to be forgetting all the peripherals that companies put with Apple docks incorporated. These allow access to Apple hardware internals so that remotes can operate iPods and iPhones. Micro-usb does not have enough connectors to cope with more than transferring power and data simultaneously.
Because Apple designed a connector point, once it dumped Firewire, that would do that, it enabled the so called ecosystem of peripherals to cooperate with Apple devices. All the while Android users would moan about a lack of similar accessories for their devices while forgetting that micro-usb just does not allow that level of flexibility.

Bluetooth, Airplay or Miracast is going to make much of the audio peripheral dependency moot but that still leaves a lot of switches, heart monitors and other assorted high-priced rubbish that still rely on 30-pin and lightning connections to function.

Mine arrived today. Tiny wee things, will be lost within a week in this house.

Something up with eBay, couldn't leave feedback as it says it's already been left (it hasn't).

dimuc

recommend any micro usb cables? Thanks



I would recommend the PortaPow Fast Charge Micro USB Cable, it costs less than a £5, which is at least 3 times faster than the standard cable. I use their Quad Mains Charger at home along with the Fast Charge Cable and my SGN3 charges extremely fast. Here is the link to the PortaPow site:-

portablepowersupplies.co.uk

Don't forget you will still need your standard data cable when you connect to a computer to transfer music, videos etc.,

Bought one out of boredom and curiosity with no expectation that it would work. It arrived - slightly longer than the official version and a very, very poor fit onto the micro usb plug. Took quite a bit of effort to engage itself - so much so that I reckon it would wreck the cable if forced on all the way. I tried with an IPad on iOS6. Very loose fit in the iPad, which wasn't having any of it. Beeped to show power was coming through and then immediately stopped charging. I am not even bothering with the phone on iOS7 with it.

Verdict: Very poor knock off. Probably bought in bulk for pennies each. Seller is coining it in as hardly anyone will bother sending it back.

Heat added!

Works fine, with ios7. Just attached to standard micro usb lead, and it charges as quick as original. Just order 5 more. Even if it states incompatible, it will still charge up to 90%. Then it seems to stop charging.

Works fine, with ios7. Just attached to standard micro usb lead, and it charges as quick as original. Just order 5 more. Even if it states incompatible, it will still charge up to 90%. Then it seems to stop charging.
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