Its a cable, but aren't they the most important thing in the world when you need them? Macally saw a need for a long Lightning cable on the market and made multiple lengths of them. Here is a closer look
Really the questions you need to ask yourself are, do I need a longer iPhone 5 or new iPad sync or charge cable and do I have $25 to spare? If you answered yes to either (preferably both) of those questions then take a look at Macally's black 6 footer or even the 10 footer. They are all well built, provides a different look than the traditional white Apple accessories and solves your length issue. Macally also offers a three foot option.
http://www.macally.com/EN/?page_id=8500. We have had some great success with it, traveling, winding it up and further testing its durability. We recommend it if you need more (length) out of your Lightning cable.