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Saw these instore today, 1 ipod usb, 1 mini usb and another one. Can't find an image, anybody help?
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#1
I picked these up today, actually.

The other one is a micro USB, and the one I was after.

The only problem is that the cables are super short, but for £1 you can't complain really.
#2
most uses for these only need to be short, ie for connection to car stereos or direct to PC, it's not like they've to run to the printer on the corner of the desk or anything, bargain
#3
Sounds good, sometimes it handy to have shorter cables and at this price it's worth having them as spares.
#4
garbage456
was this the other one?

http://media.digikey.com/photos/Hirose%20Elect%20Photos/MFG-H11489-ND,%20H11503-ND,%20H11504-ND.jpg
Yes that type of connection I think, all three cables were white.
Thank's for pic.
#5
It's a micro usb. Used on phones like blackberrys, newer HTCs/android phones etc.
#6
Thanks, ill pop in and buy one
#7
ideal for the newber breed of nokia's. great find !
#8
The Kindle 3 also uses that type of connector.
#9
I read somewhere that all mobile phone companies have agreed to move to the micro usb standard including chargers. How long overdue is that?
#10
msharif911
I read somewhere that all mobile phone companies have agreed to move to the micro usb standard including chargers. How long overdue is that?


Or, they could have stayed with mini-USB, which everyone already has power supplies and cables for!!!
Nope, they had to invent a new improved "standard", bah.

In fact the micro USB is almost identical in size to a mini USB, I fail to see the point in the change.

Thanks OP, will look out for this, I got caught out not realising a kindle needed a different USB port
#11
Nomak
It's a micro usb. Used on phones like blackberrys, newer HTCs/android phones etc.


Incl Orange SF!
#12
Hmm... was just in the Poundland around Portobello Market. Didn't see any of these there. Maybe I should check out Stratford's...
#13
horsey
msharif911
I read somewhere that all mobile phone companies have agreed to move to the micro usb standard including chargers. How long overdue is that?


Or, they could have stayed with mini-USB, which everyone already has power supplies and cables for!!!
Nope, they had to invent a new improved "standard", bah.

In fact the micro USB is almost identical in size to a mini USB, I fail to see the point in the change.

Thanks OP, will look out for this, I got caught out not realising a kindle needed a different USB port


Mini USB isn't strong enough for the job, Micro USB is rated for far more insertion and removal cycles.
#14
Chinny_racoon
Mini USB isn't strong enough for the job, Micro USB is rated for far more insertion and removal cycles.


true,
although going from 5,000 to 10,000 cycles isn't like putting a man on the moon in terms of invention

given the landfill problems this new standard creates, I'm sure I can live with replacing my mobile charger every 30 years instead of every 60 :)

this was a solution looking for a problem, next gen is obviously wireless charging and wireless comms,
this is just another excuse to re-manufacture the same kit to squeeze the last $$$ out of a market
#15
The problem is that the Mini port wears on the device as opposed to the cable being the fragile part. A lot of mini USB connectors fail well before 5000 cycles, leaving the device useless unless you are handy with a soldering iron.

The Micro connector is also a fair bit slimmer which is handy for the new thin devices. It's not an ideal situation having the 2 connectors , one being almost the defacto standard, and the other being actually standard, but it's miles better than the situation was not all that many years ago where every phone used a different charging socket and data cable, sometimes even between the same brands.

Oh, and wireless charging isn't going to be mainstream for a long while yet.

Edited By: Chinny_racoon on Jan 30, 2011 22:37
#16
I have a nokia with the Micro-USB charging/data port, and this has already failed, twice. My previous phones which went through just as much data plug in lasted for much longer. Removing the facility of a seperate charging port I'm sure is practical in terms of size of unit, only one charging/data cable required but it does significantly increase the amount of useage a single connector has.

That being said, and more on topic, I have this set of vcables and have them plugged into a small four port hub to use as a charging station.
#17
Good spot - heat added.

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