I lost my original ipod cable so bought this one from playtrade for less then £2 & it works perfectly on my 2nd generation Ipod Nano. I haven't had any problems inserting the cable into my Nano or removing it like some people have said previously. It even has an arrow at the end of the cable to show you which side up it's inserted, & also little push in buttons on the side which you have to press in when releasing the cable from the Ipod (make sure you push both these buttons in when releasing the cable otherwise you could end up with a damaged Ipod that refuses to charge.) I don't think this is the official ipod usb cable, but who cares at the price i paid & it works just like the official product. Brilliant!