The Ultimate USB Cable [Pic]

Submitted by: eugenius 5 years ago in Tech

When you want the very best in data transfer.
There are 65 comments:
Male 5,413
It`s not a USB cable. It clearly states it`s a HDMI cable. Even then you should only pay for £10 at most for a decent one.
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Male 527
Monoprice.com for teh win! I will admit, I used to buy into the whole pricier cable thing when it was for analog speaker cable. But digital cable? Really? And it`s 1300 for silver cable? Gold, I could probably understand. I mean, the amount of silver needed to make about 4.5` of HDMI probably weighs in at less than $100. That means there`s probably about $1,200 that you`re being relieved of.
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Male 646
Caption fail...

eu"genius" should change his name...
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Male 46
While I realize a digital signal either works or it doesn`t, the hype around pricier cables is that they are guaranteed to work with higher data rates (which I suppose means higher video resolution) and are more likely to work with longer or weakened signal paths (such as if you send your signal through several cables via a HDMI splitter).
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Male 1,293
What a load of complete bollocks. This is indistinguishable in any meaningful way from the already overpriced £10 HDMI lead available in Tesco.
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Male 112
oh IAB...you so dumb.
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Male 49
The Ultimate USB Cable is an HDMI Cable?
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Male 735
holy tits!
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Male 1,569
USB? HDMI you mean.
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Male 15,832
Electrons can`t tell the difference.
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Male 904
What kind of $ is that in? Maybe it`s only equivalent to $40 US which puts it on a par with other amazing USB cables that are shaped like HDMI cables.
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Male 619
I tend to have a problem with digital audio, myself. It all sounds choppy to me, no matter how lossless the codec. The alternative is $1000 speaker cables. Screw that, I`ll learn to dance between chops.
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Male 270
USB? Fail

Price? Facepalm

The cheap HDMI cables on amazon or ebay work JUST as well. My god, if anyone has bought this...I would want to just smack the hell out of them for being that stupid.
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Male 155
"...but this one goes to 11..."
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Male 12,365
[quote]As I understand it, this only mattered with analog signals, digital is either there or it isn`t, there is no middle ground.[/quote]

It didn`t really matter with analogue signals either, not to that extent. There might well have been a detectable difference between a £1 analogue cable and a £20 analogue cable, but that`s about it (unless you genuinely needed a custom-made cable for something and were paying twice as much for that).

There is one way it might matter with a digital signal - a *really* cheap cable would have crappy build quality and would probably break easily. I bought 2 £1 cables today for that reason.

The only even vaguely sensible reason to buy expensive digital cabling is to demonstrate that you have so much money that you can waste it. You may as well buy a decent (i.e. £10-20, tops) cable and throw a handful of notes down a drain - the effect will be exactly the same.
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Male 674
I only use cables made by 12 year old virgin Sherpa girls. I also get my snake oil from Nepal.
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Male 2,516
haha I hadn`t even noticed someone thought this was a USB cable. Fail!
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Male 434
*facepalm* A USB HDMI cable for all my audio video data transfer needs?
A diamond one yet that`s filled with silver..
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Male 1,625
the reviews are usually whats best, but here`s where you can buy it online
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Male 694
BostonKaiser lol, you didnt technically give a source...
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Male 315
That is some impressive "USB" cable there...
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Male 148
It`s not even a USB cable.
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Male 1,218
Popular Mechanics blew the lid off of this scam several years ago. Gold/Silver plating has no effect on a digital connection. It`s either connected or it isn`t. I know others have said this, but thought I`d give a "credible" source.
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Male 2,516
I got my cables from Amazon for $0.99; the funniest thing is that since the signal is digital, either it works or it doesn`t. "Delivers 100% of the data required" is something that`s not a lie, but it`s not a lie of any HDMI cable, even my 99 cent ones.
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Male 5,872
As long as there are mugs being born, there will be these cables on sale
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Male 56
I`ve never paid over $6 for a cord. I laugh a little inside when I see people at best buy or other stores get convinced to by expensive cords by the sales people.
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Male 620
Don`t forget the ceramic cable lifts for your hdmi cable.


Paying a crapload of money for an analog cable? You`re still dumb. Shorten the distance required and remove obvious sources of EMI.
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Male 4,793
Doesn`t matter. $6 cable from Newegg.com works just as well as this hunk of junk.
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Male 128
@langer LOL
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Male 399
[quote]*Sees post*
"HDMI is not USB.. I`ll go comment"
*Reads comments*
"Nevermind, they got it.."
*Comments anyways*[/quote]

*notices someone else did the first four steps
*follows suit on the fifth
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Male 36
With HDMI cables the signal is digital, it`s all 1`s and 0`s. I bought my cable for 22 bucks and it works just as it should. Tested this theory with a friends high dollar cable and found that their was no detectable difference. Do not waste your money.
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Male 6,737
Have to laugh, most things that HDMI cables plug into cannot cope with anything more than the basic transfer rate. So you can have as brilliant cable as you want but it`s just getting throttled into your TV/whatever.
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Male 1,582
*Sees post*
"HDMI is not USB.. I`ll go comment"
*Reads comments*
"Nevermind, they got it.."
*Comments anyways*
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Male 628
Now that`s gotta be a troll title.
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Male 329
I want to remove all the noises from my DIGITAL connection.
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Male 1,832
Someone explain to me why this is worth 1295.99
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Male 1,735
As I understand it, this only mattered with analog signals, digital is either there or it isn`t, there is no middle ground.
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Male 15,510
Let me guess. China.
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Male 217
Monster were good when it came to analog cables but for short length digital or optical cables it really makes no difference
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Male 14,331
@nayrbarr

You should do research on these it the biggest scam going. Get the cheap one they work the same!!
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Male 244
*contains no actual diamonds or silver
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Male 1,627
poster doesnt know what USB or HDMI are
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Male 762
All good until it tarnishes, and then it is poo.
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Male 365
@patchouly Not true, do some research.
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Male 365
Can you not read? This is *not* a USB cable. It`s still overpriced though.
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Male 2,694
[quote]Nah, gold or nothing.[/quote]

Sarcasm aside, silver is a better conductor than gold.

I could see the benefit (albeit small) of using silver wire in a electric guitar cord that`s 20 feet long. In a 4 foot HDMI...not so much.
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Male 4,745
It`s digital folks. As long as there isn`t any static on the line, the signal gets through. Heck, even with some static, the signal gets through. Either way, the pic still gets there with 100% quality, regardless of if you paid $5 for the cable or $5000.
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Male 14,331
LOL!!!! Whoever buys this is special!
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Male 486
Aboo.
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Male 237
That said, I got no issue paying a crapful of money for some analog cable. But digital, either it goes through, or it doesn`t, and there`s a very VERY thin margin of cables that are just crappy enough to have the signal being clear most of the time.

For everything else, there`s Monoprice ;)
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Male 237
Please do a screencap, and create a new FAIL with that ... :) Geez, Eugenius, there are 4 letters to read.

Trolololol
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Male 1,754
That`s a high def cable... Not a USB...... *facepalm*
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Male 815
Or you can just get a $15 cable that is basically the same...

I know, but the guy at Best Buy said "MONSTER IS AWESOME!!!"
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Male 954
You keep on using that word but I do not believe that you know what it means...
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Male 6
Dont get it. you are an idiot if you pay that for a HDMI cable, but why does it say USB cable in the heading?
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Male 5,094
Nah, gold or nothing.
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Male 86
Where is the USB cable?
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Male 290
HDMI=/=USB
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Male 4,238
what a west of money
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Male 241

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Male 7,378
I could get this on Amazon for $934.75 + shipping.
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Male 12
Please tell me you do not think that is a usb cable?
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Male 683
Fail caption is fail.
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Male 1,620
Link: The Ultimate USB Cable [Pic] [Rate Link] - When you want the very best in data transfer.
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