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Subject: Re: First experience of iRiver H-140

Re: First experience of iRiver H-140

From: Manuel Dejonghe <>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 16:45:08 +0100

- it's againts specifications of usb, so very few devices only have
it, so Usb A-A-cables are expensive when you want to buy one. (I got
about half a dozen of unused A-B-Cables at home...)
- if you've been invited to a friends house with the words "could you
get some music?", be sure you also get the cable to the music, he most
probably won't have. If it was Usb-B, you could help yourself by
stealing the cable to any other usual usb-device he has (printer,
scanner, hub, ...)
- if your little sister takes that A-A- cable and plays the old game
"why can't misses fork never be married to mister power socket" with
you both computers, you will notice that some usb-controllers don't
like that. Some may crash your computer, some may be grilled. In a
computer, you can replace or add any usb-controller with low budget,
but on a notebook, this gets either annoying (pcmcia-usc-card) or
expensive (replacing motherboard)
- PLUS: I accuse the fact it's a usb-A that everybody asks if rockbox
could be image tank some day with the archos hardware. (I count not
less that 5 such feature requests.)

did I forget one of the hardest arguments ?


On Sat, 15 Jan 2005 08:42:21 -0600, Jason Williams <> wrote:
> what is so bad about socket A?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "BlueChip" <>
> To: "Rockbox development" <>
> Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2005 7:37 AM
> Subject: Re: First experience of iRiver H-140
> > Thank Dog the put a sensible USB socket on it, the Archos Socket-A is the
> > bain of musical life.
> >
> > BC
> >
> _______________________________________________
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