Glowing LED USB Cables?
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    Default Glowing LED USB Cables?

    Just wondering if anyone has used the glowing USB cables before with their controllers? I've heard that they lack adequate shielding which can cause some interruptions if the cord happens to pickup interference.

    They look pretty cool, especially in a dark room. But if performance is an issue, I suppose it's a no go.

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    yup, plus they draw power from the USB port, so I wouldnt risk 1% of my usb power on a led that has no real use besides eye candy. if thats the case look at getting a ATA case that uses LEDs.
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    There was a thread about it here before ..

    Basically: Look cool / Don't work for DJ's was the consensus.

    If you want glowing, spray them fluorescent and bring a small backlight (like for checking banknotes).

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    look gay anyways

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    these look kinda cool. I was looking at their SATA cables. I might grab a few when I start building my Hackintosh.
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    i had them, theyre absolutely awful, nothing but trouble
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    i have a bunch - no worse than any other usb cable..

    heres link to two ive been using for 6 months or more
    http://www.amazon.com/SF-Cable-Type-...3199778&sr=8-2

    http://www.amazon.com/QVS-480Mbps-Tr...3199815&sr=8-1

    I find that when a controller needs more power, the LED cable just stays unlit so the power goes to the controller. But its only happened on one thing (vestax padone)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevz718 View Post
    i have a bunch - no worse than any other usb cable..

    heres link to two ive been using for 6 months or more
    http://www.amazon.com/SF-Cable-Type-...3199778&sr=8-2

    http://www.amazon.com/QVS-480Mbps-Tr...3199815&sr=8-1

    I find that when a controller needs more power, the LED cable just stays unlit so the power goes to the controller. But its only happened on one thing (vestax padone)
    those are the same cables that i had, i guess you were just lucky, i honestly got nothing but dropouts and occasionally all died all together as my soundcard literally shut off

    nearly lost a gig over them
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    I have like 5 of them.. One did break on me after a month but i think i fukt up the connector metal part..

    Ive had a regular usb cable stop working once or twice..

    In other words, ive really never seen a usb cable that was better or worse for dj stuff..

    Cell phone charging usb cables are a diff story lol..

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    Personally I feel they would look a little tacky...but each to their own
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