Scosche introduces new ‘BoltBox’ charging cables for Lightning devices

By , Aug 6, 2013

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Folks looking to pick up a new Lightning charging cable might want to check out Scosche’s latest iOS accessory. The California-based company introduced the ‘boltBOX’ today, a new colorful USB charging cable for all of your Lightning devices.

What makes the boltBOX better than your average Apple USB Lightning cable? Well, aside from the fact that it comes in a variety of different colors, it features an innovative retractable design that neatly stores its 3-foot cable when not in use…

From the boltBOX press release:

Retractable Cable Design

The retractable design lets you neatly charge and sync your devices. boltBOX extends up to 3 feet. This is the perfect solution for on-the-go lifestyles. Magnetic connectors stay in place when the cable is retracted.

Compact And Portable

An ultra compact design ensures that boltBOX goes wherever you go.  It fits nicely in your pocket, backpack, purse or luggage.

Slim Barrel Design Works With Any Case

This cable features a slim barrel and connector so you can charge and sync your device when using a case (even beefy/bulky cases). It has been designed to work with the larger and more protective cases.

Made For:

iPod touch (5th generation), iPod nano (7th generation), iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation) and iPad mini

And here’s your customary launch video:

I actually think this is a cool little accessory, particularly for travel-use, as the retractable design means the cable won’t get tangled in a purse or backpack. Perhaps more importantly, the boltBOX carries the MFi badge, meaning it’s certified by Apple.

If you’re interested, you can find the boltBOX on Scosche’s website for $24.99.

So, what do you think?

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  • steve00000

    25 bucks? these kind of things are on ebay for 99c and are much MUCH smaller

    • TheAngryPenguin

      Yea, and they are definitely not MFi certified and have a useful life of a few weeks at best. Trust me, I know firsthand.

      • steve00000

        i have cables i’ve brought for my original 2g iphone and they still work on my wife’s 4s so don’t give me crap about cheap cables not lasting longer then a few weeks and that’s just bs

        a cable is a cable as long and you don’t get a cheaply made one you’ll be fine (any 99c cable will last years and years)

      • Niclas

        Agree on the old wide dock, but when it comes to the lightning cable, unofficial cables are shit.

        Bought a few, some didn’t sync and after a few weeks none worked.

      • TheAngryPenguin

        As Niclas points out, we’re discussing Lightning -> USB cables, not 30-pin -> USB cables. After I purchased a bunch that were shipped from China, none of which worked for more than a few weeks, I bought a few MFi certified cables from MonoPrice. The 3′ cable, which I use in my car, has been perfectly fine, while the two 6′ cables (one black and one white) have both been RMA’d at least 4 times each. Thankfully, MonoPrice has a lifetime warranty on *all* of their cables.

    • Anthony Antunez

      Those cables aren’t certified by Apple and could ruin your iDevice. I wouldn’t recommend them. Also most of them only charge the device and don’t allow for syncing which sucks balls.

      • steve00000

        um wtf? i’ve never owned a cable that didn’t both charge and sync your talking BS my friend

        and no there NOT unsafe as once again a cable is a cable as long and you don’t get a cheaply made one you’ll be fine

      • Niclas

        incorrect when it comes to lightning cables.

      • steve00000

        my $2 lightning cable works perfectly?

      • Niclas

        Charging yes, syncing no. and playing music gives horrible resuts.

        Usually they brek after a few weeks.

      • illK†Δ

        Didnt iDB just have a story about a lady being electrocuted by a fake charger?

      • steve00000

        one out of tens of millions.. hardly an issue…

    • batongxue

      Watch out for eXplosion!

  • JL

    Sucks