USB 2 cables - cheap generic vs brand name?

Posted on 2006-05-27
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I see that many "generic" 6 foot lengths of USB2 cables are $2 or less, and others (e.g. belkin) are between $5 and $10.

Is there a reason to buy the better brands (e.g. belkin), or are all USB 2 cables pretty much the same?
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jhance earned 80 total points
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The brand-name cables are, in my opinion, rip-offs.  The generic cables do the same thing for a fraction of the price.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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I agree.  Though if a cheap cable failed over a large distance, I would consider trying a more expensive brand name cable.  But in general, I buy the cheap stuff and it works fine for me.

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makana earned 80 total points
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Generic ones work fine for 1000 of users.
Go have them, don waste for brand cables.

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thx guys

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