I was stoked when I opened up my 5 pack of USB iPhone Cords.
Then I tested them all out.
I have an Iphone 5S and an Ipod Nano (7th Generation), and have a limited amount of power cords. Anyone who has an iphone or ipod knows that their battery life is terrible (but overall functionality overrules that negative aspect).
The cords themselves look okay – but are no thicker than my authentic Apple cords.
I plugged in my phone overnight beside my bed into a regular USB charger, put on my White Noise app, and woke up to 10% power on my phone. The charger did not recognize the power cord. I tried the other 4 cords, and they were all compatible with my bedside charger.
I tested out the USB cords on a different USB charger (and they all worked except for that one faulty cord that didn’t recognize my phone).
The charging time depends on which speed port I use in my charger – it is steady, but not speedy in my normal ports.
Testing out on my Laptop, desktop, and USB charger in the car proved to be futile as well to get the results I wanted. My phone and ipod charge, but none of these devices were recognized, and I received an error stating that the cords were not Certified and might not work reliably with my device.
I also tried my iPod in the car (which reads USB cords, and recognizes data on my old USB cord), but it did not recognize the iPod.
In these instances, my phone and ipod do charge on my computers and in the car – the data is just not recognized, which is frustrating as I upload a lot of photographs and music to and from my devices on a regular basis.
I contacted the vendor who offered me a refund as none of the cords transfer data or allow me to synch information on my computers, and was able to get a refund – I am just sad that I am very limited as to what I can do with the cords.
Apparently my bundle of cords was a fluke, so it is nice that the vendor does stand behind his product and ensures that if you are not satisfied, that there is a positive outcome in the end.
*** I received this product at a reduced cost for my fair and fabulous review ***
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