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      08-29-2015, 09:36 PM   #1
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For the iPhone users

Tired of breaking those lighting cable chargers?

Well i own a start up company and i designed a product that prevents the lighting cables from breaking. Its a patent pended slip over strain relief designed specifically for the lighting cable. It comes in 5 colors and is a very cheap way to keep them from breaking. Its not a fix if it already broke, but it will prevent good working cable from breaking from regular use. I just launched the site and got my first shipment so i figured why not post about it here

Even from a connivence standpoint, not having a dead phone in the morning from a broken charger its worth it, or for $3.99, youd spend more on gas just to get a new one, although lets admit we love driving out cars haha

check it out on http://www.flex-fix.com



BTW this is not spam haha, im a big BMW enthusiast and have been on this forum for years. just figured id throw this out there
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I have like 4 or 5 apple devices and can't say that I have ever seen this as any sort of problem... but GL w the company!
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You can take your broken cables to the Apple Store and they will replace them if your device is under warranty....
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How do they break? Been using one for I think almost 3 years.
Hope it works out for you.
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I have over five lightning cables at my house, both OEM and aftermarket and have never had an issue with any of them. And I abuse the shit about of them. At $4 a piece, your margins must be insane. And you might want to work on the spelling of your original email. Not a great way to instill confidence in your buyers if you cannot even spell "convenience" correctly.
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Same as the others - haven't really had problems with cables. If I think I need another cable I just buy an Amazon Basics cable for $7.49. $4 seems like a lot to protect a cable that can be replaced for $7.49. $0.99 would potentially get more interest, as I presume there are other people outside this thread having this problem.
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      08-31-2015, 11:14 AM   #7
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I have had issues. Two well treated OEM's that broken and an expensive ass aftermarket startech.com cable that's broken as well. When I did mobile device administration for my last company, I was replacing broken lightning cables all the time (many of them not abused at all).
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I've always wrapped the spring from a $.99 retractable pen around the end of the cable. Easiest life hack ever.
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Lots of issues here with cables as well. We are a family of six and have 2 iPad minis, 3 iPad airs and 4 iPhones. If you use these cables intensely in house and in the car, they tend to break relatively ease but not the OEM ones, haven't had probs with the original cables but I did with 3rd party cables.
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From a business perspective, I would highly encourage you to sell them ONLY in 3 packs. 1 in each color, and then a variety pack/build-your-own. There are so many verticals for this reasoning. The largest one is somebody who buys it for them self and then a friend's cable breaks, so they're able to give an extra protector to a friend. Just some food for though

I've had Samsung phones all of my life and have never broken a single cable. But I do see people with mangled apple cables after 2 years of use.
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Tired of breaking those lighting cable chargers?

Well i own a start up company and i designed a product that prevents the lighting cables from breaking. Its a patent pended slip over strain relief designed specifically for the lighting cable. It comes in 5 colors and is a very cheap way to keep them from breaking. Its not a fix if it already broke, but it will prevent good working cable from breaking from regular use. I just launched the site and got my first shipment so i figured why not post about it here

Even from a connivence standpoint, not having a dead phone in the morning from a broken charger its worth it, or for $3.99, youd spend more on gas just to get a new one, although lets admit we love driving out cars haha

check it out on http://www.flex-fix.com



BTW this is not spam haha, im a big BMW enthusiast and have been on this forum for years. just figured id throw this out there
I commend you on your efforts to create a business solution.

Yes, I have had two (2) iPhone cables fail, so your invention is well timed.


I do want to warn you: These parts seem small. Infants and young children love to bite things---even iPhone cables.

I am deeply concerned that your device could pose a choking hazard to infants and young children.

I wish you the best in your endeavor. I hope you will review my concerns.
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Couldn't a spring in a pen do the same?
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This is a known issue with iphone cables if it hasn't happened to you yet, trust me it will. Good luck with your product!
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I commend you on your efforts to create a business solution.

Yes, I have had two (2) iPhone cables fail, so your invention is well timed.


I do want to warn you: These parts seem small. Infants and young children love to bite things---even iPhone cables.

I am deeply concerned that your device could pose a choking hazard to infants and young children.

I wish you the best in your endeavor. I hope you will review my concerns.

if you look at the packaging, it has a legal choking hazard warning on it
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This is a known issue with iphone cables if it hasn't happened to you yet, trust me it will. Good luck with your product!
Thank you! some people seem to never break them, and i cant see how haha. I am very gentel with my things and ive broken tons of OEM cables
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Have 5 cables. 4 at home and 1 in the car. The only ones I had issues like this were the unofficial ones initially before the certified ones came out. But it's a nice idea and hope it works out well for you.
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I want to see this on Shark tank and what Kevin O'leary would say
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Same as the others - haven't really had problems with cables. If I think I need another cable I just buy an Amazon Basics cable for $7.49. $4 seems like a lot to protect a cable that can be replaced for $7.49. $0.99 would potentially get more interest, as I presume there are other people outside this thread having this problem.
This ^

$4 to basically insure a $7 cable seems steep to me. I have not had the issue with any lightning cable. I have one of the old cables from like an original ipad or something that is coming apart, however it still works fine. If I still used it a lot I would probably just buy a new cable.

I also like the idea of a multipack.

EDIT: I just noticed it's also $2 shipping so it now comes out to $6 to insure a $7 cable.
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I never had the lightning cable break on me but I had the older iPhone cables break many many times. 5x.
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I will be ordering 2 or so. I've had lightning cables screw up on me. I do a lot of iphone programming so maybe that's why my heads keep breaking,
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Too Expensive.

Too hard to put on.

Questionable utility.
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I commend you on your efforts to create a business solution.

Yes, I have had two (2) iPhone cables fail, so your invention is well timed.


I do want to warn you: These parts seem small. Infants and young children love to bite things---even iPhone cables.

I am deeply concerned that your device could pose a choking hazard to infants and young children.

I wish you the best in your endeavor. I hope you will review my concerns.

if you look at the packaging, it has a legal choking hazard warning on it
Cool! What if the infant can't read the warning because she is far sighted and needs glasses?
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