Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,767,951 Members 39,719 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Micro USB cables - overpriced and cheaply made

Tip us?
 
tpsman17
Old
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 18
Join Date: Dec 2011
Default Micro USB cables - overpriced and cheaply made

My first micro USB cable broke the other day when my phone fell off my bed... it bent the metal plug (lol) and broke the cable.

I bought a replacement cable from best buy. 20$ down the drain. A month later the cheapo cable was not charging, and I had to force the cable through yoga positions to get get it to charge.

And like me, the cable was not supposed to do yoga every night and it ceased to work.
Best buy had failed me. (Surprise surprise)

So I went on amazon and ordered a 6 dollar cable. Woo! Cheap!
....
2 days later (Amazon prime )
Cable arrives.
HOLY CRAP
It is a gold plated cable, and feels to be about the most durable USB cable I think I've ever seen.

I've been using the cable for the past month or so and its awesome. The connection is great, (no wiggle. Hehe) and the cable is just durable.

So to all of you with micro USB cable woes... go to Amazon and buy that 6$ cable (so lazy I can't even link... smh) it will ruin all other cable experiences for you.



Sent from my Swiper'd EVO using XDA
 
Pivo187
Old
#2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 9
Posts: 338
Join Date: Apr 2011
I totally agree with you! I went to radio shack looking for just the USB cable as I dont need the plug that you connect it to bc mine is fine..They wanted 20-30 bux for just the cord!!! Im like no way...I went to amazon & read sum reviews some neg sum positive but the one that came in works great for me so far (knocks on wood)! Here is a link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details
Also got this micro SD reader: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details When I plug it in it says its a sandisk...working fine so far so much easier than having to use my phone to transfer files!
 
tpsman17
Old
#3  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 18
Join Date: Dec 2011
Mediabridge - USB 2.0 A-Male to Micro-B Cable (6 Feet)
(I can't post links... smh)

here is the one I bought. Right now its only 3.99 as a prime user!

IT ROCKS MY SOCKS lol '
 
lath19
Old
#4  
lath19's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 10
Posts: 171
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Long Beach
Monoprice.com, like two bucks. I have a bunch of them.

Sent from my PC36100 using XDA
Verizon GS4
 
ItsLasher
Old
#5  
ItsLasher's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 116
Posts: 332
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Quote:
Originally Posted by lath19 View Post
Monoprice.com, like two bucks. I have a bunch of them.

Sent from my PC36100 using XDA
THIS!!!!

Monoprice is the only place for cables of any kind!
 
tpsman17
Old
#6  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 18
Join Date: Dec 2011
Whoa ill definitely use that site if mine ever breaks, however, I don't think that will happen

Sent from my swiper'd EVO using XDA
 
Pivo187
Old
#7  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 9
Posts: 338
Join Date: Apr 2011
I take that back...the micro sd reader is dead...piece of crap, only worked 2 times
 
chupafaros
Old
#8  
chupafaros's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 52
Posts: 485
Join Date: Dec 2010
cable wholesale.com. nuff said

Sent from my PC36100 using xda premium
 
Kyjibo
Old
#9  
Kyjibo's Avatar
Member
Thanks Meter 3
Posts: 45
Join Date: Aug 2010
I'm going to have to also support Monoprice. My only advice is that you should probably use Paypal if possible. They had a data breach a year or so ago where some user data was compromised.
 
jacobjohn
Old
#10  
Member
Thanks Meter 7
Posts: 67
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Atlanta
wow guys, never, and I mean never buy cables from Bestbuy or any other retail store. Always buy online, and if you spent over 5 bucks for cords, you overspent on cords! a great website to find deals on any cords is slickdeals.net (there's a saying at those forums that if you spend more than 5 bucks on HDMI cable's, you are either ignorant or a moron that likes to waste money.)

P.S. - HDMI is digital so its either you have a connection or you don't, gold plated **** is still ****. Don't waste your money on things that doesn't even effect picture quality. Sorry for going out of topic, just want you guys to save some money.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


[OTA Captured] Android 4.4.3 Lands on European HTC One M7

The secound release of the Android L Developer Previewmay be the new hotness for … more

Take a Perfectly Stable Shot with Open Camera

The camera app on our Android smartphones and tablets isn’t something we focus on all … more

Motorola Droid X Receives Almost Fully Functional KitKat Port

While we are all wondering when Google will decide to officially release … more

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Kids Mode for Your Phone – XDA Developer TV

The greatest thing about technology is its ability to teach and promote … more