Summary: Got this really cheap in a amazon lightning deal. For the cost of £32.99 it's great. The cable is a bit weird in that it implies that it needs to connect to 2 USB ports...maybe one for data and one for power. But, I've just been connecting the one on my laptop and it seems perfectly happy. Can only assume maybe older devices or maybe hubs won't power it. Does make the cable a bit ungainly. Casing is nice, as it is metal. Has performed fine so far.