reader-travel-tip2Use a 10-Foot Lightning Cable
Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Marcia B. of Palo Alto, CA:

“I always travel with a 10-foot lightning cable so that I can recharge my phone at night and still use it to listen to music, audio books or just white noise in noisy neighborhoods. The longer cable allows me to plug into a wall in any hotel and still have use of the phone. Phone is all charged and ready to go in the am and I’ve had a good night’s sleep!”

Personally, I use a Native Union NIGHT Cable, which you can pick up on Amazon for around $35. Thanks, Marcia!



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5 Comments On "Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Use a 10-Foot Lightning Cable"
  1. Mark C|

    Rather than pay for a marked-up lightning cable, I use an inexpensive USB extension cable to extend the reach of my 3′ cable.

  2. Valerie|

    Have been doing this for ages, but would recommend not sinking so much money into the cable…you can get 10′ cords for most phones for about $10 on discount sites like Groupon and Niftyspot. Given the abuse my electronic accessories get with my weekly travel, spending $35 on a cord is like throwing money away.

  3. Justin|

    Yes! Great idea. Longer cables for your phone and even laptop are a MUST. I like a slim extension cord with multiple power outputs on it to solve this problem. I found an awesome one that has braided cloth around it and it is super flexible. Cheap solution and allows multiple items to be powered.

  4. Donny|

    You can get a 6 ft lightning cable from amazon for really cheap. I don’t see the need for a 10 ft one.

  5. Mimi|

    I have a companion tip to Marcia’s. Since I travel frequently overseas, not only with my iPhone, but also my mini iPad, I always pack my purple (hey, it’s a girl thing) dual USB wall charger. I also include multiple outlet adapters for the European countries where I’ll be traveling.

    Second tip; I stopped packing my regular size iPad due to the size and weight. It’s so much much lighter to carry the mini in my tote onto the plane and much more convenient to pull out it once on the plane.

    Mimi E.
    Homosassa, Florida

    P.S. really enjoy watching Johnny on Leo Laporte’s podcast and subscribing to Johnny’s TOD.

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