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Anker PowerLine+ Lightning to USB Cable (0.9m Red) $23.95 + Free Shipping @ CableGeek.com.au

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Deal ends Friday (14 October 2016) or while stocks last (40+ available). FYI, Amazon sells this item at US$14.99 (~$20 AUD) with no shipping options to Australia.

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Free Flat Mailer Shipping

Cable products are dispatched as Priority Large Letters to ensure maximum postage savings and faster delivery times. PowerLine+ cables will be repackaged with the flattened original packaging sent to you. If you require original retail packaging, please select "Parcel Post" for your shipping option and it's only $5.95 extra.

18-Month Australian Warranty

CableGeek provides a 18-month replacement warranty on all Anker products sold on CableGeek.com.au in addition to a 30-day refund policy.

Other Anker Products

There are other Anker products on sale on CableGeek at competitive prices, all with free shipping:

Anker Lightning to USB Cable (0.9m White) - $15.95
Anker PowerCore+ 10050 Power Bank (10050mAh Black/Pink) - $57.95
Anker Micro USB to USB Cable (0.9m Black/White) - $7.99
Anker PowerLine USB-C to USB 2.0 Cable (0.9m Black/White) - $15.95

EDIT (Repost of a comment for visibility):

I think I may have overestimated the brand awareness of Anker in this community. Having sold 200 Anker cables in the first 4 weeks of CableGeek, I know exactly why our customers chose Anker over others:

  • Unmatched low defect rate: <0.5% across all product lines over 18 months, based on the stats of my distributor
  • Premium design and engineering: I prefer Anker cables over the original ones because of they are better looking. They are incredibly durable too, watch this tough test video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2crISE-TLxE
  • Lightning cables are all MFi certified. I'm surprised that not every OzBargainer already know about this - MFi cables are guaranteed to work with all past and future iPhone models and iOS versions because they embed an authentication chip made by Apple. Technically they are the same as Apple cables. However this privilege doesn't come cheap - even at wholesale prices you can expect to pay at least 5 USD more for the MFi status. CableGeek is not some random overseas seller and anything that's not 100% compatible with iOS isn't acceptable to us.
  • Fast charging speeds. Well this is probably less a differentiation on MFi Lightning cables because all MFi cables meet minimum standards set by Apple. But Anker's Micro USB and USB-C cables are absolutely the best performers in the industry. Combined with Anker's PowerIQ technology used in Anker PowerPort USB charger or Anker PowerCore+ power banks, the charging speed is as fast as the phone can safely handle. I have even successfully used Anker's power bank and USB-C cable to charge my 12-inch MacBook with reasonable speeds - talk about exceeding expectations.

We don't really officially represent Anker here - we are just an independent retailer, but after a few conversations Anker team and their authorised distributor here we have full faith in the product and we are committed (as they are) to bring a range of the most popular Anker products to Australia. Again, if you've never heard of Anker before, feel free to search for some product reviews. After all, good products speak for themselves and CableGeek's mission is just to make them available locally at the best prices.

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  • +1 vote

    hi friend,
    what is the deal?
    when its cheaper here
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100-Original-Anker-PowerLine...

    • +2 votes

      Hi tuzii,

      CableGeek has 100% Australian inventory so you'll get your products way faster (usually <2 days VIC / 3 days interstate). The link you posted says "Estimated Delivery Time: 23-45 days".

  • +10 votes

    With such prices you won't find any friends here.

    • +1 vote

      Sure. Hopefully we'll be able to do more aggressive sales over time. But Anker is a very premium brand and fast Australian shipping of Anker products is extremely hard to find. At least for now you are able to get a MFi Lightning cable for $15.95 from Anker with free shipping.

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        in all honest rep, we will buy 10 cables for 20 bucks or so, if 2 of that 10 of them last for 18+ months we will be happy after going through all 8.
        the last time i purchased a lightning cable was back in the iPhone 6 days, i got 10 of them cheap apple copies from aliexpress, now and i still have 4 left.
        expensive cables are useless in a disposal world.

        • +1 vote

          Your logic makes sense. :-) Definitely not for everybody. Here I'm just telling everyone about this Amazon-bestselling super durable and beautiful alternative to Apple's own cables (also $5 cheaper).

  • +1 vote

    This does not seem like a deal to me.

  • +4 votes

    I know its Anker, but god damn that's expensive for a lightning cable when you can get just as good Blitzwolf ones for way less.

    •  

      There are cheaper Anker options too. For example there's a $15.95 one listed in the description - same material as Apple's Lightning cable, about half the price and also MFi certified.

  • +1 vote

    $24 for a lightning cable? Screw that.

  •  

    I spotted Anker PowerLine USB-C to USB-C 3.1 Cable on your website.

    Is this the same cable described here?

    Amazon already pulled it off the shelf. I think you should follow suit.

    • +3 votes

      No it's not the same. The Gen 2 version is getting recalled and we are not selling that.

      The CableGeek product you're referring to is the same as the Gen 1 version: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerLine-Delivery-Including-Ch...

      Edit: We sourced this product way after the recall date, so it's not possible to get the recalled version. The packaging is clearly marked "Gen 1" with model number A8183. The recalled model is A8185. I also personally use this cable and it doesn't have the errors others have described.

  • +2 votes

    Do you stock the longer (3m?) PowerLine+ Lightning cables?

    As for the other posts, please compare like products when talking about prices. Of course you can get a yumcha non-MFi Lightning cable for much cheaper.

  •  

    No bargain here. This is just advertising/spam.

    • +3 votes

      Tell us another place where you can get Australian stock of genuine Anker cables for cheaper, and we'll beat the price. :-)

  •  

    If I can get 3 blitzwolf for the same price I am more than happy to wait 30 days, and that's what I do.
    Been using blitzwolf mfi cables for over a year now and mine are going strong.

    I appreciate the offer but ozbargain is not the kind of place for your deal.
    Most ozbargainers want the cheapest price and most ozbargainers are happy to wait for stock to be sent from overseas.
    There are also other sellers with cheaper Australian stock of mfi cables.

    • +2 votes

      I appreciate your feedback. Anker products are not for everyone but seeing a huge gap in the market, we'll continue bringing their best products (power banks, USB chargers, etc) to Australia.

      • +1 vote

        I appreciate your feedback. Anker products are not for everyone but seeing a huge gap in the market, we'll continue bringing their best products (power banks, USB chargers, etc) to Australia

        You make the assumption that we here actually give a shit about your business plans.

        What "gap in the market" do you feel the need to fill? The market is already full of over-priced products like Beats or Monster cables where the claim is "the best" however there is no substance behind it. These reps for these companies are experts in putting the "W" into Anker.

        How about telling us WHY we should pay 2 ore 3 times higher price for a "Anker" cable? What benefit do we get?

        Unlike what others above say, Ozbargain is not only about the cheapest price. It's about the best VALUE.

        • +1 vote

          I'm just letting the Amazon reviews speak themselves: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerLine-Lightning-Durable-Cha...

          Or this Hacker News post: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10508848 (I just found it with a random search).

          Anker is not a well-known brand in Australia, given that they have almost zero retail presence here, and very limited online presence (apart from a few independent retailers stocking a limited range of products). We are actively working with their authorised distributor to change this. But if you read cable reviews regularly you should have seen this brand frequenting the recommended lists.

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          These reps for these companies are experts in putting the "W" into Anker

          Lmao
          Shots fired.

  • +1 vote

    Cannot see a deal here. Ok it may be the cheapest on the market (I don't know this I have not researched) but to be honest I, like the majority of people these days would rather purchase multiple $2 cables then fork out $20+ for something that will virtually do the same thing.

  • +8 votes

    I think we're being a bit too harsh on the OP - some of the comments here are even quite rude.

    To the OP - it might help if you elaborate on why the Anker cables are a better product than random eBay cables.

    I do believe some of us on Ozbargain are happy to pay more for quality (and not just a brand name).

    • +2 votes

      Thanks for your support. Really appreciate it.

      I think I may have overestimated the brand awareness of Anker in this community. Having sold 200 Anker cables in the first 4 weeks of CableGeek, I know exactly why our customers chose Anker over others:

      • Unmatched low defect rate: <0.5% across all product lines over 18 months, based on the stats of my distributor
      • Premium design and engineering: I prefer Anker cables over the original ones because of they are better looking. They are incredibly durable too, watch this tough test video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2crISE-TLxE
      • Lightning cables are all MFi certified. I'm surprised that not every OzBargainer already know about this - MFi cables are guaranteed to work with all past and future iPhone models and iOS versions because they embed an authentication chip made by Apple. Technically they are the same as Apple cables. However this privilege doesn't come cheap - even at wholesale prices you can expect to pay at least 5 USD more for the MFi status. CableGeek is not some random overseas seller and anything that's not 100% compatible with iOS isn't acceptable to us.
      • Fast charging speeds. Well this is probably less a differentiation on MFi Lightning cables because all MFi cables meet minimum standards set by Apple. But Anker's Micro USB and USB-C cables are absolutely the best performers in the industry. Combined with Anker's PowerIQ technology used in Anker PowerPort USB charger or Anker PowerCore+ power banks, the charging speed is as fast as the phone can safely handle. I have even successfully used Anker's power bank and USB-C cable to charge my 12-inch MacBook with reasonable speeds - talk about exceeding expectations.

      We don't really officially represent Anker here - we are just an independent retailer, but after a few conversations Anker team and their authorised distributor here we have full faith in the product and we are committed (as they are) to bring a range of the most popular Anker products to Australia. Again, if you've never heard of Anker before, feel free to search for some product reviews. After all, good products speak for themselves and CableGeek's mission is just to make them available locally at the best prices.

  •  

    Purchased a 1.8m and 0.9m cable just now, thanks!

  •  

    I always got problems with non original apple cables … "This is not supported" it won't happen the same with this cable?

    • +1 vote

      In this case you need an MFi cable (https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT204566), which is more expensive than non-certified cables but MFi cables are guaranteed to work with all future Lightning iPhones and iOS versions. All Anker Lightning cables are MFi certified.

  • -2 votes

    I'm going to say that the Blitzwolf cables would be comparable and cheaper, however if you're after AU stock with support then maybe you'll consider this deal.

    Anker does have some quality products though, but are just outpriced by Blitzwolf and Tronsmart (cables, 5 port chargers etc.).

    Maybe OP can start importing Blitzwolf and Tronsmart as well and be the destination for premium cables in AU? ;)

    •  

      Good idea! We'll consider this.

  • +1 vote

    Hm… Ok, speaking purely about the USB cables, not Lightning as I do not need those:

    For a single cable, these prices are decent. Used to be able to get Anker cables direct from Amazon US, but they decided to stop shipping here. The prices here are more or less how much you'd pay for the single cable off Amazon plus the old ship-to-AU price (no longer available).

    For larger quantities, it might still make sense to use a parcel forwarder. But that's not cheap either, and warranty obviously becomes more of a hassle.

    Blitzwolf, Tronsmart… they're halfway-decent, in that the cables meet the claimed specs (of wire gauge), but I've found that they tend to not have the longevity the Anker ones do. With more aggressive use, I'd estimate 0.5-1 month for first-gen Tronsmart cables vs 6 months for Anker before the retaining clips wear out enough to be annoying. Second-gen Tronsmart are supposedly better, but I've not tested those yet.

    Honestly, if you had these two weeks ago (and happened to have the Anker USB-PD charger too), I would've just bought here. That Amazon order cost me almost 50 USD to forward here, and the forwarder almost refused to ship the chargers (thought they contained batteries).

    • +2 votes

      You can get Anker USB cables from Anker Global Store at AliExpress, which does ship to Oz.

      •  

        ooh, didn't know that. I'll have to try them sometime. Thanks!

    •  

      With more aggressive use, I'd estimate 0.5-1 month for first-gen Tronsmart cables vs 6 months for Anker before the retaining clips wear out enough to be annoying

      That is certainly a problem for MICRO USB, however the advantage of Lightning cables is that they were specifically designed to eliminate that issue.

      The micro USB connector cannot cope with multiple plug/unplug cycles, and is almost always the failure point and often within weeks. Lightning cables don't suffer early failure of the connectors like that - they last massively longer and usually die from a physical break in the cable itself, most commonly at the strain relief on the lightning plug.

      •  

        Fair enough - as I said, I have no experience with lightning.

        I would say "within weeks" is a design fault of cheap cables. Anker ones have always lasted me many months, as have the OEM cables that come with phones.