StarTech.com 6 Inch Micro USB Cable - A to Micro B (UUSBHAUB6 Inch)
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Size:6 inch Â |Â Style:Straight The UUSBHAUB6IN 6-inch USB A to Micro B USB Cable provides 1 USB A (male) connector, and 1 Micro USB B connector, letting you connect mobile devices such as BlackBerry and Android-based cellular phones that use a Micro USB connector to a USB-capable computer, for every day tasks such as data synchronization and file transfers.
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Every other aspect of this cable(length, flexibility, right angle at the micro usb end) is great. However be aware that either because of the small gauge of the wire(which allows its flexibility) ,some internal mechanism or wiring defect, or just these things in addition to the extra length of the canle without added voltage to compensate, the cable is not capable of charging at a full 1A.
I used multiple internally shorted AC adapters which charge at a full 1A with other cables and registers as AC with the Android OS but according to the charge times I am used to with my phone and the android applications that monitor current I seem to be capped out at 500-700mAh with this charger.
This may not be a deal breaker for some but this fault should be advertized in the product description. If you plan on charging your phone while in use then this cable is not for you. As for charging regularly at night then this should not pose a huge issue as the phone will have ample time to complete its charging cycle regardless.
Background: This is for my car. I have my radar detector plugged into the normal cigarette lighter adapter on the dash, so I used the spare connector in the center console for a 3-way splitter for my charger and my girlfriend's iPhone charger (USB that was plugged into a USB port on a Motorola charger that she had). My charger was a stock Motorola car charger with the coiled cable, and it was constantly pulling on my power connector for my phone, and I finally got around to looking for an ordering a straight cable.
That being said, this is what I found for a USB to microUSB cable. I bought the 6-ft cable, which has a VERY thin cord on it. 6-ft may be a bit of overkill, but it allows me some range of motion if I'm checking email in the parking lot, etc. Also, the right-angle connector at the top of my phone is extremely helpful when it comes to not hitting the cable with my shifter when I put the car into drive, if the phone is in the cupholder (where it will reside until I find a decent dash mount for it). Also, if I can mount it on the dash, the 6-ft cable should work out very well.
I also purchased this fast-charge, dual-USB adapter that seems to work very well. New Trent Arcadia Rapiduo (1PC) 10W 5V/2A Dual Port high-speed USB car charger w/ Free Full Speed Micro-USB Charging Cable (IMP80C) I have yet to test out the dual-USB adapter to see how fast it charges my phone, but hopefully I'll be able to put that in the review of that part later on. Also, I didn't even read the description carefully enough, and this came with a retractable USB to microUSB charging cable. It's interesting, but probably not something I would use.
I was worried, initially, about buying any kind of charger, since the car charger I had before was being very temperamental about whether or not it was going to actually charge my phone, depending on how much pressure was on it. This cord, however, seems to work every time.
So, so far, so good. Connections feel solid, the cable is the length that I want it, and, though thin, the cable feels rigid. I'm a little concerned that I may kink it, or damage it somehow if I'm not careful, but so far it is working great.
Should I encounter any issues with it, I'll be sure to update this post.
Add to it the lovely length (no more fighting with short "tethers"!) - and that I took a chance and purchased two - and I think maybe I have finally found what I need!
Will update if I notice any significant issues down the line.