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RIGHT-ANGLE micro USB cables from StarTech - any experiences out there?

Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by JimmyD, Mar 8, 2010.

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    i have used tons of startech DVI cables here at work, its good stuff.
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    Thanks for the input.

    Anyone else?

    I think I'm going to order a 3 footer and a 6 footer of these right-angle cables!

    I just wish BOTH ends had a right-angle profile. That would make for a cleaner look when my Droid is charging in my car. :)
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    I have two of this exact product and they work excellently! I think I got them on sale for about $3.xx/each. Great buy!
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    $8 plus shipping is too high.

    Those don't angle the right way I need them to either.

    -Mike
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    Yes - I'm noticing the same thing relative to the bevel on the micro end. It should point the opposite way for the cable to be pointing down when in portrait view, and also pointing right when in the landscape view. Weird that they are not the correct direction. What use are they? Hmmm. Perhaps the photo was "flipped"? mike
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    AHHHH.... Interesting. I didn't notice that the micro end of the cable is not in a "preferred" orientation. Thanks for pointing that out!

    I don't think it's an error though. Keep in mind that these are universal cables. In other words, they weren't designed specifically with the Droid in mind. So I wouldn't consider the cables as "not the correct direction".

    They will still work very well for my little dock projects. :) (For myself by the way... no worries about new competition Mike!) :tongue:
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    this site has all different orientations:
    USB Micro-B Cables - Right Angle, short cables - 877-522-3779

    even extentions:
    http://www.usbfirewire.com/uextendmicrob.html
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    The ones in the OP are also missing the clips to keep the cable securely in place.

    The ones from the link above appear to have them though (but they want to much for them).
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    **** if only I could find a car charger with this tip I swear my current one is loseing up my charging port.
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    Well, you really can't tell from the pics in my original post, because those two little clips would be on the long-edge of the micros connector, not the short-edge which is most visible.

    From the reviews I've seen online about StarTech cables, they apparently fit rather snug, so I would assume the little clips are present. All other StarTech micro usb cables on their site also show the clips (when the long-edge is showing in the picture).
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    a little high, but it you want a clean look, 8 bucks more is worth it.

    *edit* their shipping is outrageous also. yikes...
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2010
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    Guess noone wanted my suggestikon on the first page. Telling y'all its a motorola product and its less then $5 shipped. It goes the direction ur looking forward, in portrait cable is going down and in landscape the cable is going to the right.
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    Thanks for the tip. I'm leaving that Moto option as a last resort. I'd like a single, complete USB cable, not just an adapter piece to plug into another USB cable.
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    Yeah, so you noticed their shipping is $8.50!!! :icon_eek:
    By the way, it's not $8.00 the cable is $9.95!!! :icon_eek:

    Total cost out of pocket for a right-angle USB cable that's 5 foot long is $18.45!!!! :icon_eek::icon_eek::icon_eek::icon_eek::icon_eek::icon_evil:
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    That's more than 10 times the cost of a 6' cable from monoprice (not right angle though). Using the right angle adapter and monoprice cable and you can have 3 setups for less money! Yikes! :r_c: mike
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    Hey Guys,
    ezeStand is now offering the Right Angle Cable you're looking for. It routes down when the Droid is upright and right when the Droid is in the Dock mode. The Great news is that I'm offering these 6 ft Right Angle Micro USB cables for just $3.99 with free shipping when you order an ezeStand. The bad news is I have a very limited initial supply. The good news is that I have many more on order and should be available in < 2 weeks.
    Thanks for checking out ezeStand!
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2010
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