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Check out this $12 charging cable that also adds a microSD slot to your iPhone

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Apple has really changed things up lately, but there’s one thing we can still say with confidence: Apple will never sell an iPhone with a memory card slot. The company makes far too much money forcing people to buy higher-margin iPhones with more storage to ever give people a better option. Of course, there are still ways to add expandable memory to any iPhone right now, and one of the most nifty options out there is the HOCHE 2-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Lightning Cable. It’s exactly what it sounds like — a Lightning cable with a built-in microSD card slot — and it’s on sale right now on Amazon for just $12.

Here’s what you need to know from the product page:

* ★by HOCHE.Integrated with TF card slot, standard USB port and lightning 8pin connector in one cable, it allows you to charge for iphone and co-work with data transmission, transferring files, images, music, videos between iphone and TF card.
* ★The card reader supports up to 128G TF card that can be used as an external USB flash drive to storage multiple formats of files, while iUSB app has functions of photo taking and instantly saving that won’t occupy your phone memory.
* ★Adopted 4 sets of oxygen-free copper wires that ensures better conductivity, with 2.4A current output, its transfer speed is 30% quicker than the ordinary data cable, effectively time saving that let you enjoy fast speed charging like racing a car.
* ★Made of zinc-alloy plugs of delicate texture and eco-friendly nylon strap, the cable has strong flexibility, wear-resistant and not easy to be snapped off, suitable for most iPhone, iPad, iPod, FAT32 and exFAT Windows XP/Vista/Window 7/10, Mac OS 9.X and above.
* ★It only has 0.4oz ultra lightweight and 10″ mini size, easy to be placed in hands, pockets, bags, backpacks, vehicles and so on for convenient charging or data transmissions. More importantly, it’s easy to read emergency videos recorded by car camcorder TF card.

HOCHE 2-in-1 Memory Card Reader, Lightning Cable Micro SD/TF Card Reader, Fast Charging Cord fo… Price: Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

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