Daiso Japan – iPhone 6 compatible charging cable
This is a dirt cheap lightning cable that only does charging.
Yip, charging only, but what more can you ask for when it only costs 100 yen!
Lightning cables that are Apple certified and allow both charging and data transfer costs many times more as the manufacturers have to pay Apple for the licensing.
Daiso avoided the licensing issue by only making the cable charging only. Sneaky!
So this cable is not Apple MFi certified, that does what it says, it charges.
For proof that it works, I have included a photo of an iPhone 5 being charged by the charging cable.
How to use
The only precaution needed is the lightning cable head is not reversible, so it can only be plugged in one way.
The cable tip has one side printed ‘UPSIDE’ to avoid confusion.
For charging, use the official Apple iPhone power adapter or compatible power adapter rated at 1.5A or below.
The Charging cable can also be plugged into USB port of a computer (recommend output of 700mA or above).
Product name: iPhone 6 taiou USB juuden senyou ke-buru（iPhone 6 対応 USB充電専用ケーブル）
Sold in 100 yen shop Daiso Japan
Manufacturer: Kabushikigaisha E Core
Product code: 4560348449061
Compatible devices: iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPod Touch 5th Generation, iPod Nano 7th Generation
Cable length: 60cm
Charging cable has been tested on iOS 8.
Materials: Connector – Polyamide Resin; Cable – PVC, Copper
Made in China
Price: 100 yen + tax
Text on the packaging is in Japanese. Only the Caution text is in English.
I use an iPhone 6, and most of the time I use the USB cable for charging only. Data transfer etc. is very minimal, so this is a cable that I will carry with me. The only ask would be the length, I would prefer a longer cable… or I could just buy a USB extender. But for 100 yen, you get half a cable (charging only) for a fraction of the price of other lightning cables.
I have found my devices now displaying ‘This accessory may not be supported’ and not charging. I guess some iOS updates have stopped non-certified cables from charging the device. What a shame… was a nice and cheap cable as well.