1. dcreed's Avatar
    Always handy to have a couple of micro USB cables for your Droid. One at home, one in the car, one at the office, etc. MicroCenter sells 'em for a ridiculous $8, I've found 'em online for $2-3 or so.

    But over the weekend my daughter needed something for a school project so we went to the "dollar store" (I think it's Dollar Tree?) and while wandering around I discovered they had USB cables, including MicroUSB cables. For $1! I bought 3 of 'em.

    Now, I'll admit that one of them didn't work, and driving back to return it costs more in gas than it's really worth, so I just chucked it and figure the two working ones were $1.50.

    Anyway, might want to check out your local crap -- er, dollar store too.
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    11-08-2010 07:22 AM
  2. loraque's Avatar
    There is a difference between CHARGING cables and DATA cables. I did not know this until recently, which seriously hurt my geek cred (who invented a USB charge only!?!?). But, at that price they are definitely charge cables only. Nothing wrong with that, but do not open a post later about USB connection to your PC only working to charge your phone and not for data when using your $1 cables .
    11-08-2010 12:44 PM
  3. dcreed's Avatar
    There is a difference between CHARGING cables and DATA cables. I did not know this until recently, which seriously hurt my geek cred (who invented a USB charge only!?!?). But, at that price they are definitely charge cables only. Nothing wrong with that, but do not open a post later about USB connection to your PC only working to charge your phone and not for data when using your $1 cables .
    Sorry, but I've used 'em for both data transfer and charging.
    11-08-2010 02:13 PM
  4. Brett's Avatar
    that is not a bad deal at all. i gotta check those out one day. im always looking for a micro usb cord and i can never find the one in my house when i need it. currently i have 2, 1 in my car for my fm transmitter/charger and one in my house. it couldn't hurt taking the risk for a few bucks.

    thanks for the info dcreed
    11-08-2010 03:14 PM
  5. dcreed's Avatar
    that is not a bad deal at all. i gotta check those out one day. im always looking for a micro usb cord and i can never find the one in my house when i need it. currently i have 2, 1 in my car for my fm transmitter/charger and one in my house. it couldn't hurt taking the risk for a few bucks.

    thanks for the info dcreed
    Now, if I were smart, I'd go buy 'em up at the crap store, take 'em out of the packaging, and sell 'em for $5 on eBay.

    - Dave
    11-08-2010 04:32 PM
  6. bclinger#IM's Avatar
    I have 2 data/charge cables, one kept at home and the 2nd with my net book. I recently started using Websharing by NexApp to move files around via the home network and that has substantially reduced cable usage. I use Google Docs to move spreadsheets around.
    11-09-2010 11:34 AM
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