I bought this charger bout a month ago and it has worked great so far. This charger cost a little over a quarter of what it would have if I had bought a genuine Apple charger. If this product last at least a year and a half I will consider it a success as that is all the longer that the original charger lasted. The only setback with this unit is, when you charge your Ipod through the computer, the unit quits charging the mp3 player when the computer goes into hibernation. I don't remember the original charger doing that, but I have a wall adapter so I just plug this charger in that and it works great.
I bought this cord as a Replacement to an outlet charger or just to use a a USB charger for my 4th Generation iPod. My kids also have 4th Generation I pods and we all love the length and durability of this charger/sync cord. It works well in a different brand outlet charger as well as with a USP port on a lap top or PC. I've had problems with other USB charger/sync cords for iPod/iPhone that when plugged in would not play sound ( also purchased through Amazon) but this cord is long and when plugged into device sound still plays. Highly recommended...for length and performance.
OMG... I stepped on my ipod shuffle 2nd generation's port/charger and broke the connector. I was having the hardest time finding a replacement. I ordered this (relunctantly after reading the poor ratings) and it worked perfectly. I love my ancient ipod shuffle. And now I get to use it again. I wonder if the people who said it didn't work got it for the wrong apple product? The first charger I bought for replacement, was a 2nd generation but it was for an ipod NANO 2nd generation NOT an ipod SHUFFLE 2nd generation, so it didn't work. This one worked perfectly for my ipod SHUFFLE 2nd generation! I wish apple would stop trying to play us. Android products pretty much all have the same charger. Apple seems to like switching things up so we just have to pay more money over and over.
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