At a Glance
- Good 9.8′ (3 m) length, solid build, heavy-duty 20-gauge conductors compatible with iPad, resists kinks and tangles.
- Length and bulk maybe overkill for some Apple gadget users.
The Griffin XL USB to Dock Connector Cable is an excellent option, particularly for iPad users, short of desk space or wishing to find somewhere suitably safe to charge and sync Apple’s latest gadget. Add a three-pin power adaptor, and you also have a quality power charger to connect to any wall socket or extension lead.
At almost 10 feet long the Griffin XL USB to Dock Connector Cable is an impressive sight, especially when taking the cable from its diminutive and deceptive packaging. As well as length, the cable is reassuringly thick and solidly made and comes with a design that promises to be kink and tangle free. For those who travel regularly, it’s a rugged choice, so despite the length and thickness it’s unlikely to fall to pieces on you.
The lengthy USB cable sits between your Mac and Apple device, allowing some room to roam when charging and syncing. Invest in a power adaptor and you can also use the cable when no suitable desktop or laptop is to hand. Griffin notes the cable comes with heavy-duty 20-gauge conductors to handle the 2.1 amp power needs of Apple’s iPad, as well as being compatible with any USB powered device. The XL USB to Dock Connector Cable is available directly from Apple’s retail and online stores.