I’ve read about a number of mysaver (sorry, the website is all Flash) which aimed to make the iPhone/iPad cables more robust. I didn’t know I needed the product until I looked at one of my cables started to split at the end where the cable entered the connector. While most projects take awhile after funding to make it to production and shipment, I was amazed at how quickly they got the product out the door.
My 3 DIY kits arrived yesterday, and after watching the instructional video, I put them together. They were easy to assemble and I think that they’re going to work well as they make it easier to pull out the cable, but not strain the cord. The only problem I had is that the glue dots that were included were rubbery, so the aluminum cover started moving around and while the video said to use some silicone to secure it, I know that silicone is flexible and wouldn’t do exactly what I wanted. I put a few drops of superglue on the connector and presto, I now have very solid connection.
- Solves a real need.
- Easy to “install”.
- Looks neat.
- A little expensive.
- Required a modification to make it work.
- If installed on 2 USB cables, they both can’t be plugged into a MacBook Pro as one blocks the second USB port.
I love the concept of extending the life of my iPhone/iPad cables as I use them all the time for my collection of devices (I always have 2 iPhones, 1 iPad, and 1 iPod Touch on my desk) that I use for development. While I just got this, I believe that this is going to be the solution to worn cables. Time, of course, will tell if this lives up to my expectations.
If you have worn iPod/iPhone cables and a few extra dollars, this is a unique solution that I wouldn’t hesitate to buy it again.