Thin hdmi cable recommendation

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    I recently purchased the hdmi out dongle for my Ipad2. It works awesome. I am currently using a spare 15ft hdmi cable but the cable is just too thick and cumbersome. So I wanted to ask if anyone knows where I can find a thin, flexible hdmi cable at a reasonable price

    Thanks in advance.
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    I believe the Apple Store has one (at a veeeeerrrry expensive price compared to allot of other ones, but it's worth it if your desperate and want it to look good to.

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    I have the same problem. I have a nice 12 ft. HDMI cable but the cable is too thick and heavy. The adapter keeps falling out of the iPad due to the thickness, weight and inflexibility.

    The Apple cable is thin enough but it's only 6 ft., not nearly long enough to play games in front of my plasma TV. There must be a thinner, longer solution out there.
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    Lookup monoprice.com tons of cables from all types at low price.
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    That Monster cable is exactly what I'm looking for! But there is no way I'm paying $150 when I can get a generic not thin hdmi cables from monoprice.com for dirt cheap... lol

    The hdmi cable I'm using now is from monoprice. I just looked again and doesn't seem like they sell any thin ones... =(
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    Wow, I need that too!
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    When I finally get a back cover on my iPad2 I might just tape the cable to the back to take the stress off the connector when playing 1080p games.
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    i too am interested.

    i paid about 5 bucks on ebay for a 4m length, but the cable is really really thick. i mean, really heavy. it's exactly what the photo showed in ebay, like all the other tons of items, but you cant gauge scale or size at all.

    any realistically priced cables anyone can recommend? i dont mind the 15 quid Apple are asking, but 1.8 meters just isn't long enough.

    any uk recommendations?
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    I actually found some great fairly light weight HDMI cables at my local Radio Shack and reasonably priced. They have 20 foot cables in the $80 range. I was able to get by with an RS brand 10 footer for $39. Works excellently for me.
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    Or $6.20 for a 15ft. Hdmi cable!
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    Nice! Ordering one now. Looks thin enough in the pic. Thanks or the link!
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    Yeah, I just ordered a 15ft. one for a total of $9.61 figuring I can always use a long hdmi cable for something if it doesn't work out for the iPad.
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    I got mine in the mail today... It is not as thin as seen in the pic, but still much thinner/flexible than the ones I have. For the price I think it was a good buy!
    :D:p
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    I just mine from Cables for Less today. Thinner than what I had and I think it will be more convenient.
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    This might be another option if you also have an iTouch. It is an app called Tunesremote. I've never tried it but it seems you could leave your pad on a short leash and control it remotely from across the room. If it doesn't work...I'm wrong. Wouldn't be the first time :)
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    Found another solution. Use a splitter and let the long clunky cable go on the other side of the splitter, while enjoying the thin Apple cable on your side.

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    I bought the 28 gauge Monoprice cable and it's just too firm and bulky. I'm going to order the 2 meter super-thin Monster cable ($64) and use a $4 couplet to join the too, using the Monster cable to connect to the iPad dongle.
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    150$ for a cable.. it's look expensive for me :(

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