Crazy-Cheap Third-Party Lightning Cables, Adapters Finally Land

by Adriana Lee | November 6, 2012

Fasttech lightning accessories

Well, so much for Belkin being “the first to market with solutions for the new Lightning connector,” as Martin Avila, GM of Belkin’s core division, claimed. Pre-order the $30 car charger or the charge and sync dock for Apple lightning-connected devices, and you’ll get the third-party accessories by November 15.

Color me confused, but it appears that Fasttech has third-party Lightning cables and adapters in stock, and for crazy-cheap, bargain-basement prices starting at $8.95, to boot. (Apple’s own Lightning cable and Lightning-to-30-pin adapter run $19 and $29, respectively, and others cost more.) Don’t these technically count as “solutions,” too?

Well regardless, it’s tough to complain about companies rushing to serve people. So if you’re dealing with Lightning and wondering when your accessories will get here, check out these companies and then brace yourself for the eventual influx of products that’s surely on the way.

[Via ChipChick]



Adriana Lee

Adriana is the resident writer-slash-culture vulture who has written about everything from smartphones, tablets, apps, accessories, and small biz...