Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Archos Jukebox/Studio USB cables for $1
Re: Archos Jukebox/Studio USB cables for $1
From: BlueChip <cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 01:46:46 +0100
What I would ideally love is a short (maybe 1/2"..1") bit of wire with a
male-B on one end and a female-a on the other ...then I could carry it in
my jukebox case and never worry about their highly dubious choice of
connecter ever again.
Anyone have a source for these? I found one in a hard shell, but those
convertors ALWAYS end up pulling the socket off the mainboard (fulcrum
mechanics and the likes) and I just don't want that problem ...something
with a little flexibility :)
At 17:26 26/09/03 -0700, you wrote:
>My FMR uses A to mini B. I bought one for home, but I still keep the 3' cable
>that came with the unit in the accessory pocket of the neoprene case.
>On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 07:36:03PM -0400, Fred Maxwell wrote:
> > I know that this is a bit off-topic for the mailing list, but it should be
> > useful to many so here goes:
> > I get tired of lugging the Archos Jukebox USB cable between home and work.
> > I went to the Archos website and found that they wanted $40 for the USB A-A
> > (male-male) cables! Thieving bastards...
> > After doing some searching, I found a compatible cable for $1 from
> > shentech.com:
> > http://store.yahoo.com/shentech/fox2footusbe.html
> > The cable is two feet long (about a foot shorter than the Archos cable). I
> > ordered four. The cables were $1 each and the shipping was $5.36 for all
> > four, so it pays to buy more than one.
> > Shentech.com/Yahoo sent a confirmation e-mail almost immediately, shipped
> > promptly, and I received the cables two days after I ordered them.
> > I didn't ohm the cable out because it's a hassle to get to the pins inside
> > the shell. Crossing my fingers and plugging in my Jukebox 10, it worked
> > fine. I'd assume that the same cable would work with the Jukebox Studio,
> > Jukebox Recorder, DExCDRW/DVDRW and Qdisk, just like the Archos cable.
> > Hope this helps.
> > Regards,
> > Fred Maxwell
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Received on 2003-09-27