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StarTech.com Retractable USB 2.0 Cable is the perfect accessory for your mobile computing needs. The pocket-sized USBRETAB4 is lightweight and compact.Featuring a standard USB A Male connector and a USB B Male connector, this cable can be used with mobile USB devices, like portable hard drives, printers, scanners, etc.
Looks good, but it's no Zip-Linq!
This review is from: StarTech USBRETAB4 See Product Details Black Retractable USB Cable - High Speed A to B M/M
Pros: None I can think of.
Cons: The whole purpose of this cable is to be retractable. When I pulled mine out of the packaging, it was jammed and wouldn't uncoil! After several minutes worth of fiddling with it, I got it to uncoil. When I retracted it, it got all jammed up again. Upon close examination, this cable is different from the other retractables I've had in the past. This one winds both sides of the cable together into one single-stacked spool. This doesn't work because the two ends of the cable pile up on each other and get tangled. The frame of the retractor is too wide and there is too much play in it for the cables to wind neatly. The other cables I've had retract flawlessly, in part because they double-stack the spool. One side winds around the top and one around the bottom, neatly filling the spool/frame so there isn't any room for the cable to get tangled.
Other Thoughts: This cable is a piece of junk and will cause more grief than benefit. I'm throwing it away and going to buy a Zip-Linq brand cable. I've never had a problem with their cables.
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