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    Magnetic charger cord for iPhone
    My friend, an android user, has a very useful accessory for his Samsung cell phone, a. magnetic power cord that has a swivel connection, allowing 360 degree turn while charging. It also provides one-handed connection, while driving for example.

    Is there a similar accessory for my iPhone, either by Apple or third party?

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    Not quite sure what a magnetic charger cord looks like? There are numerous accessories for smartphones available from just about anywhere. Try Amazon.com, Best Buy.com, Staples, Office Depot, as a start.

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    Is there a similar accessory for my iPhone, either by Apple or third party?

    Just using your description for a Google search finds lots of various options, but you may have to narrow the search down to find a swivel model. Otherwise just head off and have a look at some of these:
    Samsung cell phone, a. magnetic power cord that has a swivel connection
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    And a whole bunch via here:
    Samsung cell phone, a. magnetic power cord that has a swivel connection - Google Search

    You should be able to find something pretty close to what you were looking for from those various selections.

    And some swivel models even:
    https://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-Char...=fsclp_pl_dp_3

    Google searching can be very helpful and your friend.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeoHat View Post
    It also provides one-handed connection, while driving for example.
    Where I live it's illegal to use a phone manually while driving. There is a lobby in the UK which thinks ALL phone use, even handsfree, should be banned. I'm not in favour of that as I use mine for navigation rather than the in-built satnav whih I have not updated because of costs.
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    Where I live it's illegal to use a cellphone manually while driving.

    The same law applies here, but I fail to see the difference between using a cell phone in a proper holder and fiddling around with a car's built-in nav/music system, which apparently is quite legal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    The same law applies here, but I fail to see the difference between using a cell phone in a proper holder and fiddling around with a car's built-in nav/music system, which apparently is quite legal.


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    I have to agree. Our new Honda CRV has got more gadgets built into the dash display than I or my wife can handle. Not just a radio, but also a complete system which seems to control the vehicle, including cameras, menus, etc. It took me several days to figure out how to even turn on the radio and program stations.

    Which is why I enjoy driving my ancient Mustang. (1998) No gadgets. It even has a cassette player. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    The same law applies here, but I fail to see the difference between using a cell phone in a proper holder and fiddling around with a car's built-in nav/music system, which apparently is quite legal.


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    Not only that but in the UK its illegal to eat or drink while driving but OK to light a cigarette, smoke, blow ones nose, retune the radio, insert a CD in to the player... Sometimes the law is an ***.
    Experience teaches you to recognise a mistake when you make it again.

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    Which is why I enjoy driving my ancient Mustang. (1998) No gadgets.
    Nice.
    BTW: Our youngest son and his wife just bought an older used Honda CRV as it had some nicer features and less dash confusion gadgets.

    insert a CD in to the player... Sometimes the law is an ***.
    Agreed.

    BTW: Years ago a young fellow was killed when he swerved and drove his VW head-on into the '65 Rambler (Canadian built-like-a tank) I was driving with our children and some friends, and apparently he had been inserting a CD into the player that was low down under the dash. There was no sign of his head as he drove into us which was like a super slow motion nightmare. Thank God we all survived, but sh*t happened for the young driver unfortunately. But his actions were all legal.



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    It's worse than that.

    I own a Lexus car. It has a computer and a "Mouse" on a stick. Legally whilst driving, I can bring up maps, plan a route, enter postcodes (ZIP codes), explore places of interest, find out times of opening of castles and the like. Music, radio.... all controlled via the mouse.

    Around 90% of the global population is right-handed. In the UK, we have right-hand drive, as you all know. Therefore, I must control the Mouse with my left hand. For any right-handed person, this is a challenge. Try doing it on your Mac with your left hand. It's unsteady and requires visual concentration - whilst controlling the car.

    This is ludicrous, but legal.

    But it is illegal to use a hand-held phone or text or email while driving. My personal view is that all of the above should be illegal. Of course, there is never a policeman in sight, so young and old text, email and use hand-held phones.

    I understand that in the military, from a very young age, people are taught to multitask; but for the other 95% of the population what I have described above is dangerous. Personal view. Crazy world we live in.

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    It's worse than that.
    ...
    This is ludicrous, but legal.

    Good grief. That's beyound absurd!!

    And I would have to say that's a clasic case of RCI thinking.

    RCI = Rectal Cranial Inversion.


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    The problem is they (the legislators) don't know what to do, so they do something that has no thought behind it but makes them feel good about doing something. If the problem is your hands being busy with a phone, then what about things like turn indicators, gear shifters, even simple radio controls, environmental controls, etc., etc., etc? If the problem is that your brain is engaged in the conversation on the phone instead of on the road, what about talking to your passengers, listening to a talk show on the radio, or an audiobook being read to you? And what about children in the back seat talking to you as you drive, or distracting you by banging on the back of your seat? The legislators don't know what to do, so they just make a stupid law making it illegal to "use" a phone and go home happy, having "done something" about it.

    I was aircrew in a two-crew airplane. I was taught to operate the weapon system, talk on the radio/intercom, keep a watch for other aircraft and monitor the actions of the pilot, all at the same time. It's a matter of not getting too focused on one thing at the expense of all the others. It is teachable. Maybe driving schools ought to teach it and driving tests test for it?
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    ROTFL I was expecting maybe a bad case of Rectal Cranial Insertion.
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    I was aircrew in a two-crew airplane. I was taught to operate the weapon system, talk on the radio/intercom, keep a watch for other aircraft and monitor the actions of the pilot, all at the same time. It's a matter of not getting too focused on one thing at the expense of all the others.

    And I'll bet you are a very good alert and SAFE automobile driver due to that training and experience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    ROTFL I was expecting maybe a bad case of Rectal Cranial Insertion.

    One should end up with the same result!!

    Unfortunately, the condition seems to be quite contagious.


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    Patrick, unfortunately I still have that need for speed. I do tend to get a bit heavy-footed. But not distracted!
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