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Apple ipod usb cable!!!! £1.00

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8y, 7m agoFound 8 years, 7 months ago
there was an apple ipod usb cable at poundland only for a quid
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#1
shame theres no store near me!
#2
ideal for charging, but im sure i read somewhere these cheap cables have **** data transfer rate so not great for connecting to the PC. Hot rep added in any case.
#3
i have seen these they are not made by apple but are generic cables
#4
These could be handy for building the iPhone GPS cable.
#5
A useful spare - hot.
#6
they're on dealextreme for like £1.50 or something
#7
If they are the same ones that are in my local pound shop (and they probably are) then they are NOT official Apple as people have said here.

I bought one and it was broke within a week
#8
I got one from the 99p shop a year ago, and they are still being sold. These are much more robust than the Apple ones, if inelegant looking.

I'm not sure what the post above talking about the transfer rate is getting at. USB is USB. These are cables, not resistors.
#9
spraint
I got one from the 99p shop a year ago, and they are still being sold. These are much more robust than the Apple ones, if inelegant looking.

I'm not sure what the post above talking about the transfer rate is getting at. USB is USB. These are cables, not resistors.


Yes but you get different qualitys of cable. Some are better than others however i think it would be hard to tell the difference in something like this.
#10
I might just pop in and get one of these as I could do with a spare one for travelling place to place.
#11
big up the poundland deals
#12
spraint
I'm not sure what the post above talking about the transfer rate is getting at. USB is USB. These are cables, not resistors.


You obviously don't know much about USB or resistors :) I've tried some of these cheap cables in the past and they frequently only worked at USB 1.1 speeds instead of 2.0 (with Win XP popping up a warning). Hardly ideal to be using the 40x slower USB 1.1 when you're transferring music and video files.
#13
Northerner
You obviously don't know much about USB or resistors :) I've tried some of these cheap cables in the past and they frequently only worked at USB 1.1 speeds instead of 2.0 (with Win XP popping up a warning). Hardly ideal to be using the 40x slower USB 1.1 when you're transferring music and video files.


Quality of cable matters if you are shifting analogue data. For example, speaker wire that has to manually recreate the data across its length, as distortions and data degradation can creep in. This, however, is for digital data. You do not get low or high quality Ones and Zeroes. It either works or it doesn't.

As for the USB device type detection error, look at the OS, not at the cable. If the cable were faulty, no device would be detected at all. XP screws up all too often with the best quality equipment, including Microsoft's own.
#14
spraint
Quality of cable matters if you are shifting analogue data. For example, speaker wire that has to manually recreate the data across its length, as distortions and data degradation can creep in. This, however, is for digital data. You do not get low or high quality Ones and Zeroes. It either works or it doesn't. .

Not true. You can have it half working, with lots of errors and frames being lost, especially if there is external noise or interference. That's what you can get with a cheap, unshielded cable.
As for the USB device type detection error, look at the OS, not at the cable. If the cable were faulty, no device would be detected at all. XP screws up all too often with the best quality equipment, including Microsoft's own.

Again, it's not as black and white as that. Just as there are different types of USB, there are different qualities of cable, and varied levels of "working". Every link in the chain matters, and a poor cable can make the difference between a link working at full speed or not, especially if the connectors or PC cabling is poor, or there is a high level of electrical noise around the PC. If XP can't negotiate a USB2.0 Hi-Speed connection it will fall back to USB 1.1 "Original" mode and flag up the warning that your device is not 2.0 compliant. That's not a screw-up - it's XP telling you correctly that's something's below par.

All cables that are made fully to USB1.1 spec will work with 2.0. But before USB2.0 devices came along, cheap-skate manufacturers discovered that they could dispense with expensive double screening to save a few pence and still get their bit of wet string to work with 1.1. But of course that same cable struggles when the data rate is pushed up from 12Mbps to 480Mbps. Even if a cable or packaging is stamped as "USB2.0", does anybody put any trust in labelling on goods from "knock-off" China?

I'm not saying that the Poundland cables fall into that category, just that there are a lot of sub-standard cables out there, where it is more luck than judgment that they work consistently and error-free at Hi-Speed.

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