By Pat Kight
on 2016-11-18 I came looking for *anything* with better construction. This cable is brilliant
Having gone through three of Apple's power cables in the year since I bought my iPad due to the notoriously flimsy connector at the Lightning end of the cable, I came looking for *anything* with better construction. This cable is brilliant, plain and simple. The connections at both ends are designed to completely eliminate the flexing issue that causes Apple cables to separate from the business ends. and the braided nylon sheathing promises to make the entire cable last longer. Great design, low price. Way to go, BTA-MALL!BTA-MALLBasics Nylon Braided USB A to Lightning Compatible Cable - Apple MFi Certified - Rose Gold (3 Feet/0.9 Meter)
2 Stars By Stephanie Breidinger on 2017-05-04
Started having trouble after only 3 weeks...
I had high hopes for this lightning cable as the majority of the reviews were positive and mentioned that it didn't end up fraying after a short amount of time until it just stopped working or became unsafe to use. I use it with no problems for about 3 weeks, and then it started getting kind of temperamental about how the cable had to be positioned which made for some interesting solutions for charging my phone. Still, there was no obvious damage or fraying and the cord looked to be fine, so I continued to use it even if it was slightly annoying to sometimes have to spend some time finding the right position for the cable in order to charge my phone.
About 3 1/2 weeks ago, I started noticing some obvious fraying of the braided cord near where it plugs into the iPhone and it inevitably became too temperamental to even bother using it to charge at all. I've now switched back to an BTA-MALL Basics lightning cable and am hoping that one lasts longer than this one did.
I did give it two stars because even though it didn't last very long and became unusable rather quickly, when it was working normally it was great, and I do love the way it looks. I don't know if my situation is a fluke, because like I said, I know most of the reviews are positive, but my experience was not. I chose to pay extra for a product I expected to last longer than a few months in lieu of buying the BTA-MALL Basics one that I would normally use, so I'm disappointed that it didn't really live up to the standards in both the reviews and its own description.
1 Stars By Keith R. Douglas on 2017-05-11
8 weeks after I began using, cable no longer recognized as MiFi Certified.
This cable had very light usage (bedside table, plugged in only at night to charge iPhone 6S), for 8 weeks and then three days ago began to pop the dreaded "This accessory may not be supported" error message and would not charge my iPhone. The good news is that it comes with a year warranty, so when I complained (it took about 20 minutes to find the link - HINT: DO NOT LOOK FOR THE LINK ON THE MOBILE APP - you will find yourself in a loop), a new one has been shipped with two day delivery (I am a Prime Member). I will update this review if this is a one-off occurrence, or if it the error message returns.
2 Stars By DavidRKen on 2017-03-14
Braided Cord is Great. Lightning Tip ... Not So Much
Liked it at first. Cord itself is great but Lightning end snapped off and got stuck in my iPad after less than 5 months. Had to take it to Apple Store/Genius Bar to get it repaired.
1 Stars By Kokonuts on 2017-03-13
CHEAP. Snapped off inside my iPad port!
BTA-MALL CS will be hearing from me as well; however, buyer BEWARE. This device is exceedingly poorly made. When I removed the cord from my iPad charging port, the tip that covers the charging pins SNAPPED OFF and is now STUCK inside my iPad's charging port. I can't get it out, which means I will have to take my iPad in for repair in order to be able to use my charging port. I have two other cords like this that I bought for my children to use, and their use stops now.
If I don't get my $ back, my decade + relationship with BTA-MALL will be finished. I'm beyond livid that this POS BTA-MALL Basics product is the reason I'll now have to incur money and time and travel costs to have my iPad port repaired.
I've attached photos that show the broken off area as compared to a charging cords that is in tact.
5 Stars By Ryan on 2016-11-07
Nylon Braid and reinforcements for the win.
This cable is very durable and feels well put together. There are some rubber reinforcements at both ends where these cables normally break and those add extra rigidity in that area. Overall i recommend these over the apple lightning cable and the amazon basics cable that isnt nylon braided.
1 Stars By Felicia14 on 2017-02-13
Just bought 3 of them and ALL OF THEM DONT F*** WORK!!!
1 Stars By Debbie on 2017-04-03
I am very disappointed with this purchase. I bought BTA-MALLBasics chargers for each of my family members in December and in March several of the chargers have stopped working are are not recognized by any of our numerous Apple devices. It's not an overuse issue as the one charger just sits in my office at work rarely used.
1 Stars By S. Pridgen on 2018-01-19
Rose color was defective x 2
I ordered the rose color. The first one didn’t work at all straight out of the box. BTA-MALL sent a replacement and the second one is clearly defective. I keep getting that constant dinging noise where it try to work, but then it doesn’t. I have had BTA-MALL chargers in the past that haven’t had issues, but this is a bad batch and BTA-MALL needs to know that! I will try it in another color to see if it was just a bad batch with the rose color.
5 Stars By Cody on 2017-07-12
Strong and Fast
I bought this cord for my work so that I could always have a phone charger at work. It is very sleek and very durable. You can tell that this will not break easily. I feel like this cord charges my phone faster than the Apple cord it came with but it might just be because it is new. Overall, a great product that I would by again.