Generic iPod cables?
May 20, 2006 3:39 PM   Subscribe

I have an iPod 4G with a click wheel that the USB cable has died on. I was going to order a generic cable for $5 from Amazon rather than the $20 connector from Apple. I read a review (two actually) on Amazon saying that there were sync problems with this cable. Anyone have experience with these cables?
posted by spartacusroosevelt to Technology (5 answers total)
I have a generic cable for my Photo, and it works fine. I've never had a problem.

I can't remember the brand, unfortunately. I just picked it up at a local shop that sold iPods. It is an extendable cable-- it shrinks down to a small little package, and then you can pull it out, like a little spool.
posted by synecdoche at 3:49 PM on May 20, 2006

This doesn't really answer your question, but I have a surplus of iPod cables. If you'd like one, feel free to email me and I'll send it along.
posted by youcancallmeal at 4:00 PM on May 20, 2006 [2 favorites]

i have a generic cable with articulated head, so the connection doesn't weaken if i move it. i had major problems before i got it with the apple cables, but some of that may have also been the fact that my laptop didn't have usb 2.0. (i tried to install a card that had 2.0 and firewire, didn't work. then i just got firewire/usb 2.0 card for my desktop.)

put it this way- i've never had an issue with my generic cable.
posted by kendrak at 4:04 PM on May 20, 2006

Response by poster: I figured that they worked fine, primarily because both reviews seemed like the same guy, almost a c+P of each other.

That being said, I love the Internets!! YCCMA, I will be in touch shortly.
posted by spartacusroosevelt at 4:10 PM on May 20, 2006

I'm using a generic sync cable (cradle, actually) with my nano, and it works perfectly.
posted by gwenzel at 5:16 PM on May 20, 2006

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