If you’re looking for an unusual connectivity part, you’ll want to check with the folks at StarTech (www.StarTech.com). The company has, among other things, a line of US$18.99 specialized cables for charging and syncing Apple mobile digital devices.
The cable lineup, introduced in November 2012, includes USB to Dock Connector cables for iPad, iPhone and iPod mobile products with angled connectors, as well as a 2-in-1 Apple Dock/Micro USB cable that features an interchangeable 30-pin Apple dock connector to USB or Micro USB to USB connection.
The new angled cables offer improved mobility when handling the device while it’s charging or syncing, compared to conventional dock connector cables that limit physical movement of the iPad, iPhone or iPod when connected to a computer or wall outlet, according to the folks at StarTech. The 2-in-1 Apple Dock/Micro USB Cable offers a single cable solution that enables users to charge/sync a wider variety of devices without needing to carry multiple cables.