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The iPhone cable that can tow a car



For those tired of flimsy iPhone charge cables a new Indiegogo campaign claims to have the answer.

Echo, the team behind the IronWire iPhone cable project, claim to have created “the strongest licensed cable at the most affordable price”.

And it certainly seems to live up to this claim. The IronWire cable, which uses the Lightning connector, is so strong that it can be used in a variety of unlikely situations such as towing a Mini.

Check out the video below where the team put the cable to the test.

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The cable comes with a lifetime warranty and Echo is eager to stress that this will be the only iPhone cable you will ever need (unless Apple changes its connection type again of course).

At 1.5 metres (5ft) long, it uses braided nylon for extra strength and is fully licensed by Apple’s Made For iPhone certification program.

It even has LED lights that let you know when your phone is fully charged and can be used for both charging and syncing.

Echo is aiming to sell the cable for $10 (£6.50) and so far have hit $4,000 of their $50,000 fundraising target.

The Indiegogo campaign, which launched on October 21, will be running for 60 days and can be found here.

Check out our smartphone buyer’s video guide below:


October 23, 2015, 11:39 am


Alex Mason

October 23, 2015, 12:38 pm

problem is, the little car pulling test as pictured doesn't actually test the weak points; the bits where the wire and connectors meet. This is where all my iDevice cables have broken or frayed. The actual bit of wire between them has always been perfect.


October 23, 2015, 8:13 pm

So true. Moreover, if they did solve that problem they could actually be on to a seriously profitable idea, since that is where all wires and flexes in all applications break. Instead they have a marketing gimmick that solves nothing.

Well Spoken Waffle

October 24, 2015, 6:50 pm

well, it does solve the "i need to tow my car but left my tow cables at home" problem. so that's something


October 25, 2015, 8:29 am

Is this another clue to Apple's plans to build a car?

Jade McCarthy

October 30, 2015, 10:25 am

I'm always taking horses to shows and having to hire cars with tow bars. But if this really works it'll be a money saver. Highly doubt this will work at high speeds though!

If you need to hire a tow car I can easily recommend 4x4 Vehicle Hire.


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