Cables in the portable market are getting as specialized, expensive and as prone to hype and skulduggery as the full sized cable market, it seems.
Cables obviously serve a cosmetic as well as functional role and all sorts of fun and innovative offerings have appeared.
My holy grail is a reliable super low profile iDevice to USB cable with both ends exiting the cable at right angles to save space and avoid damage in use.
This one cost me $85 from an Ebay dealer in Indonesia and stopped working after two flights.
What do you use?