Just a heads up on some retractable cablesGeneral


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  1. computerpro3

    computerpro3 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I tried several retractable micro usb cables that didn't quote work for me; some of them did data and no charge, while some charged but didn't do data.

    I found these cables on ebay and bought 5 of them. Finally, a cheap retractable cable that charges reliably (even from AC outlet) despite being thin and flexible. Data works perfectly too.

    As a note, I have no affiliation with the seller - in fact, I think that multiple sellers are selling the identical generic cable under several labels so you might be able to get it cheaper.

    USB A to Micro B Retractable Cable For LG Rumor Touch - eBay (item 310214351686 end time May-17-10 13:05:48 PDT)

    These are great because they are so much smaller than normal cables when retracted - I keep one in my car, laptop bag, plugged into a few AC chargers, etc.

    My only gripe is that I wish they were a bit longer (they are only maybe 2.5ft long) but I can live with that since it actually charges the phone properly.
     

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  2. howarmat

    howarmat Well-Known Member

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    link leads to a dead auction

    I have used several in the past also. they are all junk! even some of the bigger name brands are junk IMO. I wont ever buy another again. they all start out fine but after a little use they die for both data and charging.

    you can get a nice cheap 18" inch or 3 ft cord and use that and never have an issue with either carging or data.
     
  3. evilotto

    evilotto Well-Known Member

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    I had just the opposite experience with mine, I bought a cheapo retractable cable from amazon for my blackjack 2. it lasted better than any of the other car chargers I tried, including the oem one. I plan to buy another of the same brand for my incredible. at 4 bucks a piece and well over a year of reliable use I would be hard pressed to call them "all junk".

    edit: I see the OP was talking about just the cable, the ones I used were car charger types like this Cellet Motorola Q9h, RAZR2 V9m, RAZR2 V9, & micro USB Retractable Plug in Car Charger - PMOTQ9R .
     
  4. bbonox

    bbonox Active Member

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    I have a retractable car charger that I bought on Amazon for like $2 and used it for my Blackberry Tour for several months, and it's still working fine (although I expected it to break quickly because it was so cheap!)
     
  5. howarmat

    howarmat Well-Known Member

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    yeah i think i used one in my car once and that one didnt have the issues the little retractable ones with really skinny cords have
     

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