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- iPhone Nanite
- 5 Posts
Why such a short charging cord!?
just got my first iphone after 2 years with an HTC Touch... and i gotta say i will never buy another windows smart phone again!! can't even compare the two.
But one beef i have with the iphone (it's a small one but still annoying) why is the charging cord that came with it so short? if i'm sitting at a coffee shop and i want to plug it in so i don't waste unessesary battery life while i'm surfing... i gotta sit 2 feet from a power outlet!! maybe lie on the floor next to the outlet?!?!
And the 2 mac stores in the city where i live both say you can't buy a longer cord?
Anyoneone else think this is stupid?
Last edited by comunikado; 06-27-2009 at 02:30 PM.
- 06-27-2009, 03:16 PM #2iMore Expert
- 815 Posts
- iOS Version
This has always driven me nuts. I have owner every generation iphone and every cord is super short. What I did to fix the problem was buy a usb extender on ebay. It add an extra 2 feet which makes it nice and long. The usb end plugs into the extender usb opening and the other end plugs right in to the charger block.
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- 06-27-2009, 03:39 PM #5iPhone Beginner
- 76 Posts
When I bought my 3GS it looked like the employees at the store were using a longer cord. I find it hard to believe they were using an unofficial one. It looked like the Apple-made ones to me at least.
I like the short one to take with me in my computer bag since generally I will plug it in to my comp to charge or sync with it.
But I also have another one for my bedside table to charge overnight and the short cord is annoying. I stay in hotels a lot and depending on the room sometimes I can't have my phone near the bed at all!HeadsetChatter.com stage management | computers | geek life
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- 06-28-2009, 12:23 AM #10iPhone Newbie
- 12 Posts
I had this problem too since I like to lay in the bed and use the phone, so I picked up this 6ft. extender for $1.99. Works very well and does what it should. Gotta remove the 2 spaces in the link of course.
ht tp://ww w.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270105
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