This fake Lightning-to-USB cable actually works, gets torn apart
posted by Nick T. / Oct 31, 2012, 10:10 AM
As you might expect, the build quality of these counterfeit Lightning-to-USB cables is light years behind that of the original. However, the folks at Toxic Cables – the ones who got to take a knock-off apart, say that the particular kind they ordered actually worked just fine: their device would connect to a computer, sync and charge without any problems. The only issue with the cable was the presence of noise in the connection due to the lack of any shielding whatsoever. Something had to give in order to make the accessory so cheap.
But just because this particular Lightning-to-USB cable worked, there is no guarantee that other fakes will. Keep that in mind if you ever plan on buying a knock-off.
source: Toxic Cables via Apple Insider
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Light years measure distance not time. Smh
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 10:19 AM 18
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Actually a light year is a measure of both distance and time.... smh
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 10:26 AM 3
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The article used it right BTW.. "They are light years behind", means they are a long distance behind.. in either time or distance. Because if you are a long distance behind, it will take you a long time to move up that distance.
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 12:04 PM 5
Stop trying to sound smart here. Ever pick up a physics book? Anyone who has studied even a small amount of physics knows that a light-year is a measure of distance. How is it even possible that it measures both? I know Wiki isn't the foremost authority on anything, but look it up elsewhere before you speak out of turn. You don't need me to tell you this, but you are definitely right on this, squallz506. However, in regards to how it's referenced in the article, he could have meant it either way. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 1:29 PM 4
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actually, it's not... that's why "c" is the speed of light in a vaccum... in a lab, scientests have slowed light down to approximately 37 mph i'd post a link, but i can't due to being a new register... but if you want the article, do a google search for "slow speed of light" the first link should be to a harvard news article.
posted on Dec 16, 2012, 11:57 AM 0
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He is indicating the distance between build quality with the statement. Reading comprehension goes a long way.
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 10:26 AM 9
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From what I have read, the 'security' chip is more of a data accuracy chip (as in Cyclic Redundancy Check, or CRC). The CRC algorithm is well-known (1980s?), so there shouldn't be any barriers to developing third-party products. Lack of shielding is a problem, however. Expect the accessory companies to offer shielded versions before late-November, just in time for holiday shopping.
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 10:56 AM 1
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It's shameful that Apple has to charge 19.00 for a cable that costs 1.75 to manufacture, in the average. No wonder cheaper alternatives are highly sought after. I guess the milking of Apple fans must go on...
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 11:11 AM 3
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