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CES 2015: Griffin showcases an Apple-certified Lightning cable with a reversible USB plug

CES 2015: Griffin showcases an Apple-certified Lightning cable with a reversible USB plug

January 8, 2015

One iPhone 6 rumor that didn’t pan out last year was the introduction of a Lightning cable with a reversible USB connector. Despite images to the contrary, the cable Apple included with both new iPhone models didn’t offer the functionality.

But Griffin is coming to the rescue. One of the many new products the accessory manufacturer has unveiled at CES 2015 in Las Vegas is an Apple-certified Lightning cable with a reversible connector.

So that means users can plug in the cable to any full-sized USB connector in any orientation. That’s just like Apple’s Lightning plug.

The Premium Braided Lighting Cable will retail for $29.99 when it hits the market.

I’m glad to see Griffin step in and offer their own unique take on the cable. Even though it’s $10 more than Apple’s option, it looks to be a high-quality premium choice. And the reversible USB plug is definitely a plus.


The LightRunner is designed to help keep athletes visible at night.

One of the other notable new products introduced by the company includes the LightRunner neoprene armband. As suggested by the name, it contains built-in LED lights to give runners higher visibility in the dark. An adjustable Velcro enclosure can fit arms up to 18-inches in circumference.

Arriving sometime this spring and retailing for $39.99, it can hold an iPhone 6, or any other smartphone with a 4.7-inch or smaller screen.

Finally, I’m probably most excited about the CarConnections Pack for the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Instead of having to deal with a mess of tangled cables in my car, the system’s dual clip holds the included AUX cable and PowerJolt car charger in perfect alignment to plug into either handset.

Instead of fishing around in my car to find the correct cables, the clip will keep both the power and audio cables together. That will be a huge help for me. And I suspect I’m not the only one. A kit for either the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus will set you back $39.99 when it arrives next month.

For other news today, see: BodyGuardz brings MacBook-like functionality to the iPad Air with the Crux Monaco and Manhattan, Apple announces impressive App Store numbers, and Which Apple Watch model should you choose?

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