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Subject: Re: Archos Jukebox/Studio USB cables for $1
From: Michael O'Quinn (michael_at_oquinn.info)
It may not be USB 2.0 certified, and if not it may or may not work at the
Another source of cheap USB cables is www.compgeeks.com. Their inventory
tends to be dynamic, but they often have A to A (male to male) cables as
well as 6 or 10 foot extension cables (A to A, male to female). Usually
they are under $2.00 each, and most of the ones the sell are 2.0
I mention this source because I use the 10 foot extension cable all the
time with my Archos.
On Fri, 26 Sep 2003, Fred Maxwell wrote:
> I know that this is a bit off-topic for the mailing list, but it should be
> useful to many so here goes:
> I get tired of lugging the Archos Jukebox USB cable between home and work.
> I went to the Archos website and found that they wanted $40 for the USB A-A
> (male-male) cables! Thieving bastards...
> After doing some searching, I found a compatible cable for $1 from
> The cable is two feet long (about a foot shorter than the Archos cable). I
> ordered four. The cables were $1 each and the shipping was $5.36 for all
> four, so it pays to buy more than one.
> Shentech.com/Yahoo sent a confirmation e-mail almost immediately, shipped
> promptly, and I received the cables two days after I ordered them.
> I didn't ohm the cable out because it's a hassle to get to the pins inside
> the shell. Crossing my fingers and plugging in my Jukebox 10, it worked
> fine. I'd assume that the same cable would work with the Jukebox Studio,
> Jukebox Recorder, DExCDRW/DVDRW and Qdisk, just like the Archos cable.
> Hope this helps.
> Fred Maxwell
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