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    The hunt for an elusive USB cable

    We're about to purchase a Kensington Sync and Charge cabinet for our Toshiba Android tablets, but we need some USB cables for it.

    Looking at the pictures here - Kensington Charge and Sync Cabinet (K67771EU) - www.misco.co.uk - it looks like we need a left-angled USB A to Micro-B USB2.0 lead. Can we find one anywhere??? Can we boat!

    This is as close as we have found USB 2.0 A Male Plug To Micro B Jack Cable Adapter Left Angled 20cm | eBay, but the photos are inconclusive and the description doesn't specify which end is left angled. And besides that, order from foreign ebay sellers isn't something we can do easily in school.

    Any ideas, good folk?

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    Can you something direct from Kensington? e.g that cabinet lists these as accessories (but they're for iPads)
    Kensington - Security - Tablet Security - Secure Charge & Sync Cabinets - Charge & Sync Cable, USB to 30-pin

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    Just iPod and Lightening cables from what I can see.

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    Anything on here that would do? angle usb **edit** hummm seems most of the cables are out of stock! doh!

    Or go for something like this, and use the normal cable supplied with the tablets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gumbygaz View Post
    Anything on here that would do? angle usb **edit** hummm seems most of the cables are out of stock! doh!
    No, all of those have the micro-b end angled. We actually need the USB-A end at an angle.

    Quote Originally Posted by gumbygaz View Post
    Or go for something like this, and use the normal cable supplied with the tablets?
    Cheers for the suggestion, not a bad idea but we wanted to avoid adapters if possible just to keep things neat and avoid weak points that maybe susceptible to damage. It will be teaching staff unplugging and plugging them back in, after all

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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    No, all of those have the micro-b end angled. We actually need the USB-A end at an angle.



    Cheers for the suggestion, not a bad idea but we wanted to avoid adapters if possible just to keep things neat and avoid weak points that maybe susceptible to damage. It will be teaching staff unplugging and plugging them back in, after all

    Oh aye, see what you mean... Don't blame you with adaptors too, they'll soon go missing too.
    Seems America has the solution A to Micro B - Right Angle to Right Angle but that's not much use... Sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gumbygaz View Post
    Oh aye, see what you mean... Don't blame you with adaptors too, they'll soon go missing too.
    Seems America has the solution A to Micro B - Right Angle to Right Angle but that's not much use... Sorry!
    We need left angle

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    My fault...wrong link, not enough tea been drunk this morning! They do have left to left USB Cables - A to Micro B

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    Quote Originally Posted by gumbygaz View Post
    My fault...wrong link, not enough tea been drunk this morning! They do have left to left USB Cables - A to Micro B
    Yeah I know mate, I was just poking ya!

    Cheers dude. Doesn't seem to be something readily available in the UK for some reason???

    Our other option is to get one of these HP Multi-Tablet Charging Cabinet (H4W98AA) - www.misco.co.uk as it uses the existing chargers plugged in round the back.

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    USB 2.0 A to Micro-B

    Not sure how legit these guys are, but they have them. [It looks like it'd be better with both ends angled.]


    On a related note: Anyone know where I can get a 4 pole 3.5mm male to 3 pole 2.5mm male audio cable?

    Basically the Turtle beach PS4 chat cable, but actually available and not £14. [It's on Amazon for £13.90]


    Le EDIT: Jesus... I just saw their shipping costs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    USB 2.0 A to Micro-B

    Not sure how legit these guys are, but they have them. [It looks like it'd be better with both ends angled.]


    On a related note: Anyone know where I can get a 4 pole 3.5mm male to 3 pole 2.5mm male audio cable?

    Basically the Turtle beach PS4 chat cable, but actually available and not £14. [It's on Amazon for £13.90]


    Le EDIT: Jesus... I just saw their shipping costs...
    $16 each from America is a bit off-putting to be honest mate. Was hoping for a UK supplier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    $16 each from America is a bit off-putting to be honest mate. Was hoping for a UK supplier.
    All I'm finding are cables with the micro end at an angle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    All I'm finding are cables with the micro end at an angle...
    Tell me about it!

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    I ended up using the original iPad cables with ours. I used an adhesive cable clip to secure the cable at the top of each slot, with a cable tie behind to stop it being pulled out easily and fed the remaining cable into the slot. Can get messy sometimes but it saved buying 100 new cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yugo View Post
    I ended up using the original iPad cables with ours. I used an adhesive cable clip to secure the cable at the top of each slot, with a cable tie behind to stop it being pulled out easily and fed the remaining cable into the slot. Can get messy sometimes but it saved buying 100 new cables.

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    Cheers man.

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