**update** 12/04/17 aolket reached out to me immediately and offered to replace the cable. i am very impressed by their customer service and just very happy that i will be getting a replacement of this awesome lightning cable! :) -------------- i love this charger and i love the length. my first one lasted a few months and then the metal cord covering kind of started ripping off and exposing the cord inside, but the charger still worked fine. and then it eventually stopped working yesterday, so i went to use my second one. but when i took the second one out, the plug was bent and just doesn't work. :\ aolket says there's an 18m warranty on this, so i'm writing this review in hopes of maybe getting my defective second one replaced. thankfully the third one does work fine, otherwise i'd be in charger-less crisis right now.