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Subject: Re: Archos USB A-Male to A-Male against USB Law !!!
From: Chris Muth (
Date: 2003-12-17


My bad.
I meant "USB "B" connector would NOT fit" not that it would fit!
I looked at my recorder 15 before posting just to make sure.

Yea, I was talking about a Male Male A-A conn.
Perhaps this is just my impression, but I seems like most places carry those.
I could conceivably be wrong.

Take Care,

On 12/16/03 at 10:14 PM SteamShip wrote:

>Chris, I'm not sure you realize we are talking about the Recorder V1.
>is no way that a "B" connector will fit the A slot on the Archos. The "B"
>is the bottom of the two shown on the top of this 'MySimon' search link
>In addition, you are very wrong about trying to get A-A cables "anyplace
>that carries a nice selection of USB cables." Remember my post said Male-A
>to Male-A, like the one that Archos includes in the box.. I am not looking
>for Male/Female A-A
>I can tell you that none of these companies have it: Tripplite, Belkin, HP,
>Amazon,, Best-Buy, New Egg, Radio Shack, L-com, Adaptic,
>Lucent, Xircon, IBM, Compaq, Nortel, IBM
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Chris Muth" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 6:51 PM
>Subject: Re: Archos USB A-Male to A-Male against USB Law !!!
>> Hey,
>> Take a look at the device.
>> A USB "B" connector would fit on the board where the current "A" resides!
>> You might have to take your JBR's face plate to fully realize what I am
>> You can get A-A cables at just about anyplace that caries a nice
>of USB cables.
>> -Chris
>> On 12/16/03 at 6:24 PM SteamShip wrote:
>> >I'm a firm believer in using quality, insulated cables with good
>> >connectors,
>> >for stereo and PC uses after having researched the topic at some length.
>> >found this quite humerous, but not surprising. Archos scores again.
>> >
>> >----- Original Message -----
>> >From: "Jay Bush" <>
>> >To: <>
>> >Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 5:44 PM
>> >Subject: RE: Help finding this USB cable
>> >
>> >
>> >> "A" to "A" USB cables are against USB law. All computers are supposed
>> >have the "A" connector and all devices should have the "B" connector.
>> >Archos
>> >went against the USB standard and put the "A" connector on their device.
>> >imagine that they want you to buy their $39.00 cable? The price has come
>> >down. The last time I looked it was $50.00.
>> >>
>> >> This is a tough cable to find since its use is so limited. Try
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: Steamship []
>> >> Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 5:49 PM
>> >> To:
>> >> Subject: Help finding this USB cable
>> >>
>> >> I am trying to find a HIGH quality USB 2.0 A-Male to A-Male 6 foot
>> >>
>> >> I find plenty of A to B or A-male to A-Female, but not what I need
>> >> connect my Archos MP3 player to my PC.
>> >>
>> >> This is an example of what I need, but I want to find a high quality
>> >cable
>> >> here in the USA. Thanks!
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>

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