TUDIA Klip Fixes Flaw in Apple Cables

Apple does a lot of things right. But its Lightning and 30-pin cables, while sleek in design, are not very robust. I've gone through many of them as the edges get frayed. Sure, there are replacement cables and I've used many of those too. But some cases, like the OtterBox, only have a small opening, which means only an official Apple cable or the rare third-party cable will work with it. If you use an official Apple cable, but want to protect it, TUDIA is crowdfunding an adapter that acts as a stress relief for the end of an Apple cable. 

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The TUDIA Klip is cheap, at $5 for two, or less depending on the Indiegogo package selected. If you pay $60, you get 50 Klips, which works out to just over a dollar per Klip. The Klip ships in multiple colors. You could use one Klip on each end of a cable or use a Klip on the Lightning end of two different cables, which I would do, as this is where most of my cables have failed.

ˇUDIA Klip

The Klip is a nice idea and probably something Apple should have implemented in the first place. But there's big money in replacement cables, so why bother? Still, save your future self some money and check out the Klip.

ˇUDIA Klip

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