Apple’s included one of its Lighting-to-USB connectors with every iPhone and iPad for the past seven-ish years, and that’s seven-ish years too long.
It’s not just that the thin cable breaks and frays easily, but at 3-feet long, it’s simply too short for practical use. Plugging in a device to charge makes one feel like a leashed kid at the mall: You’d have the whole world at your fingertips if it weren’t for that pesky cord.
Misplacing one almost feels like a blessing, because then you at least have an excuse to shop around for a different model — say, this 3-pack of cables from the Mashable Shop. Measuring in at an impressive ten feet (each), these cords are more than three times longer than Apple’s standard Lightning connector so you’ll get plenty of flexibility when it comes time to sync or energize your devices.
If you head over to the Mashable Shop today, you can pick up a three-pack of 10-foot MFi-Certified Lightning Cables — one for home, one for work, and one for your car — for just $32.99. That’s a 67% discount on their original price of $99.99.