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Retratable Micro USB?

Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by atomicwedgie, Dec 22, 2009.

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    I have one for the iPod and it works jim-dandy so I'd like to see about one for my Droid.

    I've checked mono-price but I don't see a retractable micro-usb cable.

    Amazon has some but none are highly rated.

    Thing is... I don't want to risk the eBay junk-pile.

    EDIT: Ok I found THIS at the AndroidCentral store but would still love to hear from someone that's used one.
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    My local electronics store has both mini and micro retractable USB cables. All the retractable cables look the same and all cost about $10, so I'm wondering if they all are made by the same company. I ordered the Zagg Sparq battery yesterday and expect to get it next week. When I do, I am taking it to the store and trying the retractable cable to see if I can charge the Droid using it and the Zagg battery.

    I bought a retractable USB cable kit about a year ago. It has a mini USB adapter and some others, but not a micro USB adapter. When I tried it with my external Toshiba 320 GB hard drive, it would not supply enough power to spin the drive. Any regular mini USB cable worked fine. I think that the wires might be too thin to allow a high enough voltage to power devices or even charge at a higher charge rate. Perhaps the wire resistance is high enough to drop the voltage too much, even in that short a length.

    I will report back after I try it, but that probably won't be until the end of next week.

    Edit: I just looked at the photo of the one that I will try and it is somewhat different than the ones I have been looking at on Amazon. The ends of the cables are inline instead of offset, so it is a different manufacturer.
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    If you wanted to order one online you can get them here.
    USB 2.0 to Micro 5-Pin Cable - Emerge

    I've been using a retrak rj45 retractable cable for about 5 years now and it's still going strong. CompUSA carried this brand.
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