I ordered 2 of these little iPod cables and they both work very well. I did notice that one of them has a slight moulding issue - The metal connecter (iPod side) comes out of the white plastic at a strange angle, not directed straight out. But it doesn't affect the functionality and is barely noticable.
Considering the price, it's nothing to complain about. I am very happy and I'm thinking about buying another couple to stash at my other computers around the place.