Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Archos USB A-Male to A-Male against USB Law !!!
Re: Archos USB A-Male to A-Male against USB Law !!!
From: SteamShip <steamship_at_sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 12:37:29 -0500
Note my comment presenting this email as "quite humerous," but if you can
find the USB Police, by all means follow the advice of Jayb from Belkin
On a serious note, I was looking for a high quality, well insulated cable
with gold connectors made by a company that takes cable manufactuing
seriously. None of the recognized, quality cable suppliers have one
available. If I only wanted a "Roadrunner Acme Brand USB Cable" I will just
keep using the default "no name" one that shipped with the unit.
When you do technical research on various USB, IDE, SATA, Parallel, SCSI
cables and how much difference there is in actual measured performance, and
shielding from other electromagnetic sources, you will know why I am looking
for quality. I still have not found any, despite the better search term
that Björn gave me.
When I first searched using his suggested: "A male to A male" without the
quotes, I thought Björn had a sideline gay porn distribution network running
on the side. ;-)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 8:11 AM
Subject: Re: Archos USB A-Male to A-Male against USB Law !!!
> 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
> > 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
> > 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
Received on 2003-12-17