1. tpspeier's Avatar
    If I understand correctly, microUSB is now an industry standard, so any microUSB cable will fit the port on the Incredible. With my past (dumb)phones, there were charging USB cables and non-charging (data-only) USB cables. Is this still the case with microUSB cables? Or can I purchase any USB to microUSB cable to achieve both data transfer and charging capabilities?
    04-23-2010 10:41 AM
  2. handbra#AC's Avatar
    From my experience, microUSB may be the standard, but it doesn't mean they all plug into each other. they are all the same size, but they always seem to be shaped slightly different.
    04-23-2010 12:19 PM
  3. johnny99's Avatar
    I own a bunch of different microUSB cables and they all work fine with my Motorola Droid. Quality does vary a lot, though. The cheapest cables (less than a dollar shipped) are thin and flimsy. Better cables have more shielding and insulation and will probably give you a more reliable data connection as well as better durability.

    Try monoprice.com for good cables at reasonable prices.
    04-23-2010 12:37 PM
  4. mobilemedic20's Avatar
    Big 2nd on monoprice... For under $10 I got a few really solid cables of different lengths to suit different purposes. Monoprice RULES.
    04-23-2010 12:46 PM
  5. stanfna#AC's Avatar
    Try monoprice.com for good cables at reasonable prices.
    +1 on MonoPrice! that is where i buy all my cables...computer, HDMI, etc.
    04-23-2010 12:48 PM
  6. tpspeier's Avatar
    I own a bunch of different microUSB cables and they all work fine with my Motorola Droid. Quality does vary a lot, though. The cheapest cables (less than a dollar shipped) are thin and flimsy. Better cables have more shielding and insulation and will probably give you a more reliable data connection as well as better durability.

    Try monoprice.com for good cables at reasonable prices.
    So all the microUSB cables allow data transfer and charge your Droid at the same time?
    04-23-2010 02:14 PM
  7. howarmat's Avatar
    So all the microUSB cables allow data transfer and charge your Droid at the same time?
    so do some dont i have found. and like stated the quality does different. I have always been a fan of the OEM or monoprice ones. The little wind up wheel types have failed me several times with my storm so i gave up on them.
    04-23-2010 04:14 PM
  8. Adiliyo's Avatar
    yea, the wind up ones tend to suck (cheap wiring)

    monoprice works great.

    microusb is a standard shape, BUT HTC uses an oddly shaped port, MOST cables will fit into this, but sometimes it might not.

    the ones from monoprice should work fine.
    04-23-2010 04:21 PM
  9. Cory Streater's Avatar
    If I understand correctly, microUSB is now an industry standard, so any microUSB cable will fit the port on the Incredible. With my past (dumb)phones, there were charging USB cables and non-charging (data-only) USB cables. Is this still the case with microUSB cables? Or can I purchase any USB to microUSB cable to achieve both data transfer and charging capabilities?
    I've been with HTC for years now, and they have a habit of doing some non standard things with the USB jack. The TP2, for example, required a uniquely shaped plug that only fit the that phone. So we'll have to see what they did with the Incredible.
    04-23-2010 04:58 PM
  10. moosc's Avatar
    so your have seen the light ha welcome to android..
    so do some dont i have found. and like stated the quality does different. I have always been a fan of the OEM or monoprice ones. The little wind up wheel types have failed me several times with my storm so i gave up on them.
    04-23-2010 08:41 PM
  11. howarmat's Avatar
    so your have seen the light ha welcome to android..
    lol i am keeping my storm2...the DI is for play. I cant get rid bb!
    04-23-2010 10:48 PM
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