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  1. comunikado's Avatar
    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 01:30 PM.
    06-27-2009 01:28 PM
  2. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    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.
    06-27-2009 02:16 PM
  3. joliveria's Avatar
    It seems that the employee's at those mac stores were misinformed. Check out the TiPb store.


    That charger works great! Got one for home and one for work.
    06-27-2009 02:18 PM
  4. OmariJames's Avatar
    Hmm true. I have a outlet behind my bed. I plug my USB charger and cable in there and even thought I'm so close, it feels short.
    06-27-2009 02:32 PM
  5. PSM's Avatar
    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!
    06-27-2009 02:39 PM
  6. iphone_aggie's Avatar
    Just buy the extender. You can find them at Best Buy or any computer store.
    06-27-2009 02:45 PM
  7. jhamilton3's Avatar
    This has always bugged me too.. Just never enough to get me to go buy an extender
    06-27-2009 03:55 PM
  8. rosselliot's Avatar
    I did buy an extender, and it's well worth it. I can keep it plugged in at night on my nightstand and use it while in bed, without having to lean reallllly far over to use it. haha. it's worth the 10 bucks or so.
    06-27-2009 04:20 PM
  9. iamtone's Avatar
    Is there an extender for the new 3Gs headphones? An extender tha will still let u use the voice commands and all that?
    06-27-2009 07:59 PM
  10. PikkonX's Avatar
    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
    06-27-2009 11:23 PM
  11. Tramain's Avatar
    Yea this has always bother me also.
    06-28-2009 06:37 AM
  12. BBMaverick's Avatar
    I also picked up an extender. An essential accessory!
    06-28-2009 08:04 AM
  13. Tramain's Avatar
    I also picked up an extender. An essential accessory!
    I gotta go get me one of these.
    06-28-2009 08:30 AM
  14. BlitzedATL#IM's Avatar
    Yea I hate that also!
    06-28-2009 08:16 PM