Hate the short length of the Apple charging cable and someone had mentioned about getting a male to female usb cable to put between the Apple lighting cable and the usb a/c plug. Well I got a three footer and used it as mentioned above. It will charge but at a much slower rate and pretty often when I'm using the phone as in typing or trying to swishing the screen, the this will hang up a bit or act jumpy. Cant figure out why this would happen. Its only transfering power from the plug to the lighting cable. Anyone else experience this?