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Best thing since sliced bread, possibly

Postby casita-bonita » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:50 pm

I may be the last person in the world to discover these, but then again maybe not.

You know how tricky those microUSB connectors can be to plug in, especially late at night when you're tired and probably imbibed a wine or three. Not only trying to spot the socket but getting the plug the right way up is never easy.

Well frustration no more. I came across reversible microusb cables which plug in either way up. Problem solved, well at least the most frustrating part figuring out which way round the plug needs to go. Got mine from Banggood but surely they are available elsewhere.
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Re: Best thing since sliced bread, possibly

Postby firsttango » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:00 pm

Amended post as was getting confused with my apple phone leads lightning connector....my mistake

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Re: Best thing since sliced bread, possibly

Postby spanish_lad » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:24 pm

isnt that a usb 3 cable, as used on the samsung galaxy S9 ??


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Re: Best thing since sliced bread, possibly

Postby El Cid » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:14 pm

USB 3 cables look like any other USB cable apart from the fact that they are blue inside. Or do you mean USB C. I have a USB C connection on my iPad.

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Re: Best thing since sliced bread, possibly

Postby casita-bonita » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:16 pm

The cables I was referring to are not type C. They are like standard micro USB type b, but have two sockets and the metal outer is formed in such a way that they can be plugged in either way up into a standard micro USB socket fitted to myriad devices.

I still think that thay are magic.
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Re: Best thing since sliced bread, possibly

Postby El Cid » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:16 pm

Sounds clever. Have you got a link to a supplier - Amazon?

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Re: Best thing since sliced bread, possibly

Postby casita-bonita » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:04 pm

Got mine from Bangood:-

https://www.banggood.com/Baseus-2_4A-Re ... rehouse=CN

If the link doesn't work search bangood.com for 'baseus reversible usb' or just 'reversible usb' will bring up other makers. There appears to be a few choices.

There may be other suppliers, even amazon, maybe search them for 'reversible usb'
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Re: Best thing since sliced bread, possibly

Postby gerryh » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:10 pm

I was aware that these connectors where being developed but didn't know they were already available.
Just ordered 3 of them.
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Re: Best thing since sliced bread, possibly

Postby spanish_lad » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:09 pm

Well isnt that clever.
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Re: Best thing since sliced bread, possibly

Postby El Cid » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:19 pm

About time really, seeing that Lightning and USB C are reversible.

All we need now is a symmetrical HDMI.

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Re: Best thing since sliced bread, possibly

Postby Chunky Monky » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:39 pm

Hi, I was wondering, for those who ordered the reversible usb plugs, how they found them, do they work as expected?
I'm thinking of buying the Samsung Galaxy 9 and was unaware these reversible usb leads could be used on it. Having said that, I suppose there would be no reason an ordinary usb couldn't be used with it anyway. I do agree the ordinary usb cables are a pain in the nether regions.


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