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Subject: Re: Archos USB A-Male to A-Male against USB Law !!!
From: ajf_at_midmaine.com
Date: 2003-12-17


I was able to buy an extra A-A cable from a local computer store for $15,
and it is quite a bit longer than the supplied cable. They had a dozen or
so in stock, and the clerk said that they sell a lot of them. I've also
seen them on various cable supply websites for a little less.

Should I report this to the USB police?

My spare cable works just as well as the original with my JBR 10 and my
JBR 20.

> 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.
> I
> found this quite humerous, but not surprising. Archos scores again.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jay Bush" <jayb_at_belkin.com>
> To: <steamship_at_sbcglobal.net>
> 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 to
> 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. I
> 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
> www.dalco.com
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Steamship [mailto:steamship_at_sbcglobal.net]
>> Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 5:49 PM
>> To: sales_at_belkin.com
>> Subject: Help finding this USB cable
>>
>> I am trying to find a HIGH quality USB 2.0 A-Male to A-Male 6 foot
>> cable.
>>
>> I find plenty of A to B or A-male to A-Female, but not what I need to
>> 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!
>>
>> http://archos.com/products/prw_100514.html
>>
>
>
>



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