I like the shield of this cable. As you know, regular 8-pin cable raises worries about the durability of its white surface. This cable deprives me of such worries. I feel comfortable with this cable in my backpack
The cables are well constructed and seem to work as expected. We have not had any issues so far. Other than on occasion i have to unlock my iPad to enable use of USB accessory when i have it plugged into my computer to charge. Other than that, my only real complaint is that the cables are stiff.