LIFEACTÍV Lightning Connector to USB Cable Lanyard from LifeProof: Why Didn’t I Think of This

Now and then you come upon a product and can’t help but think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Lifeproof’s LIFEACTÍV Lightning Connector to USB Cable Lanyard is one such product. Sure, my iPhone X has wireless charging, but it never hurts to have a USB to Lightning cable handy. This product makes sure you have one at all times.

GearDiary LIFEACTÍV Lightning Connector to USB Cable Lanyard from LifeProof: Why Didn’t I Think of This

The LIFEACTÍV Lightning Connector to USB Cable Lanyard looks like a standard lanyard. You know, the kind of lanyard you use to secure a camera or an iPhone in a LifeProof case to your wrist. It is that… but it is much more.

GearDiary LIFEACTÍV Lightning Connector to USB Cable Lanyard from LifeProof: Why Didn’t I Think of This

 

The lanyard “strap” is a USB to Lightning cable. The two connector ends — the USB and the Lightning connectors — fit together to form a single unit.

GearDiary LIFEACTÍV Lightning Connector to USB Cable Lanyard from LifeProof: Why Didn’t I Think of This

The cable is 15.67″ long. It has a rugged braided design that will take plenty of use and abuse. And it’s not just any cable. It is designed to supply 2.4 Amp charging to that, when used with a wall adapter or battery that supports fast charging, the cable will be up to the task.

GearDiary LIFEACTÍV Lightning Connector to USB Cable Lanyard from LifeProof: Why Didn’t I Think of This

First, you put the two sides together.

GearDiary LIFEACTÍV Lightning Connector to USB Cable Lanyard from LifeProof: Why Didn’t I Think of This

From there, you simply screw the cap on to the connectors. The connectors, always a bit on the delicate side of things, are safely protected inside the cap. And when I write “protected” I mean LifeProof-style protected.

GearDiary LIFEACTÍV Lightning Connector to USB Cable Lanyard from LifeProof: Why Didn’t I Think of This

The cap seals the connectors from the elements and can be submerged in up to 3.28’ (1m) of water for up to 30 minutes. The closed end of the cap has a short loop of strong but thin cable that loops around a lanyard anchor.

Top off your Apple device’s energy reserves with a LifeProof-grade LIFEACTÍV Lightning Connector to USB Cable Lanyard, the WaterProof connector that goes on every adventure. When you’re finished charging, this 15″ charging cable converts to a lanyard — perfect for leashing to cases, gear and more.

GearDiary LIFEACTÍV Lightning Connector to USB Cable Lanyard from LifeProof: Why Didn’t I Think of This

The LIFEACTÍV Lightning Connector to USB Cable Lanyard is a simple concept but one that will doubtless come in handy when you are traveling. When we travel to the Galapagos Islands this summer I know, I’ll be using it, and a LifeProof case, to keep my iPhone safe and secure.

Features:

  • DOWN + DIRTY: Beyond its braided build, this Lightning Cable is WaterProof to withstand the worst conditions on the best missions
  • DOUBLE DUTY: When you’re finished charging, this charging cable converts to a lanyard — perfect for leashing to cases, gear and more
  • FAST CHARGE + RIGHT REACH: Designed for speed and access, your heavy-duty Lightning Cable features 2.4 Amp charging and measures in at 15″

At $39.99, the LIFEACTÍV Lightning Connector to USB Cable Lanyard is a great accessory. Check it out here.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: The wrist strap of the lanyard quickly converts into a 15” USB to Lightning cable; When the connectors are screwed into the cap they are protected in water up to 33’ for 30 minutes

What Needs Improvement: Nothing. It is an unusual accessory that means you can always have a cable with you



About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.