I can’t tell you how many iPad/iPhone charging cords we’ve gone through.
Yes, my dear wife Karen and I may have left one or two at the various places we’ve visited in the past years.
But mostly they break.
This history made me stop when we came upon this new stand at the New York State Fair during our Center of Progress stroll.
Best 10 Foot Cord Ever proclaimed the sign.
I touched them.
Aluminum casing. Bendy. Solidly constructed between plug and wire.
Two for $30 said the sales person.
I offered twenty bucks for a pair. She wasn’t budging. I bought a blue one for me and a pink one for my dear wife Karen anyway.
We were getting a charge out of them at A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville.
Then came a problem some three weeks in.
Stress had caused a curve in the metal part of the connection of my cord, and while it would plug in, the gadget would not remain in charge mode.
I pulled out the guarantee the clerk had slipped into our bag, and called up the site.
After a series of clicks and typing, I’d obtained a code and the information that the shipping of my free new cord would cost $5.90.
About a week later it arrived as promised.
So far, so good.