Short USB Mini / Micro Description:
re-invented three of our most requested connectors as easy-to-pack, no-tangle
mini-cables. Three universally useful USB cable adapters for your computer in
one handy kit: USB to mini-USB (used in cameras, MP3 players and many portable
USB devices), USB to micro-USB (used in smartphones and compact USB players),
and USB to iPod, iPhone, and iPad 30-pin Universal Dock connector (used in
iPod, iPhone, and iPad). Compact and pocketable, this kit is great for laptops,
mini-notebooks, and more. Tuck handily into your backpack, handbag, or
If you need to pack light and don't have the patience for tangled
cables, this set is perfect. As you can see, it includes a mini-USB, a
micro-USB, and an Apple-specific cable. All three will sync and charge. The
entire set weighs next to nothing and takes up almost no space in your bag. For
those of us espousing one-bag travel, these are simply the best way to go.
Another advantage of their short length and rigidity is that the cables can't
really suffer any wear from being bent around and tied up for storage. I know
it sounds unlikely, but I've had my iPhone cable die mid-trip on me before
because the cable just gave out from being twisted and bent around so much.
Naturally, that can't happen with these. To me, being able to know that my
cable is going to work is worth it.
Just to be fair, their short length means that you'll need to be close to
whatever it is you're going to plug into. These aren't going to reach from a
hotel wall outlet to the table. Rather, these are perfectly designed for
connecting your device to a laptop while it's sitting on a desk.