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    Default Pioneer DJC-WeCAi. What the hell pioneer?

    I saw this yesterday. At first glance i thought it was some kind of late april's fools joke, because of the name, then i realized pioneer really did this.
    Basically it's a glorified goddamn split usb cable.
    Ok, there is a reason behind this, and it's that the ipad itself cannot power the ergo or the wego, but charging (pun not intended) 35$ for a cable that is worth no more than 2 cents? At least color it, put some premium interconnects on, two ferrites, and you at least have a cosmetic reason to sell a cable for that price. But like this?

    Any opinions?
    (no i don't hate pioneer, i just dislike this uninformed customer ripoff thing that's going on lately with some brands)

    http://forums.pioneerdj.com/entries/...oller-and-iPad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polygon View Post
    st have a cosmetic reason to sell a cable for that price. But like this?

    Any opinions?
    (no i don't hate pioneer, i just dislike this uninformed customer ripoff thing that's going on lately with some brands)
    Whats uninformed ? .. they clearly state what the cable does.

    And you have options.

    1. Make your own cable if you can figure it out.
    2. Buy one somewhere else if its available
    3. Dont use an iPad with charging function
    4. If you cannot make one, or buy one elsewhere or want to use an ipad with charging functionality suck it up.

    Its a niche product, and niche products demand a higher price to offset manufacturing costs.

    Also its only a suggested retail price, so expect it'll be less on the highstreet or when bundled with the WeGo.

    At least they aren't changing as much as Monster would

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    Quote Originally Posted by deevey View Post
    Whats uninformed ? .. they clearly state what the cable does.

    And you have options.

    1. Make your own cable if you can figure it out.
    2. Buy one somewhere else if its available
    3. Dont use an iPad with charging function
    4. If you cannot make one, or buy one elsewhere or want to use an ipad with charging functionality suck it up.

    Its a niche product, and niche products demand a higher price to offset manufacturing costs.

    Also its only a suggested retail price, so expect it'll be less on the highstreet or when bundled with the WeGo.

    At least they aren't changing as much as Monster would
    Uninformed is the fact that on their website they kind of say it's their "special cable" that makes playing tracks from the device's library, hot cues, sampler, effects, scratching and all this stuff possible. I know it's marketing speech, but i still hate it nonetheless.
    At least this is how i see it

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    Any hard drive cable that has those 2 connectors for extra power should work just the same.
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    I don't know but this is pretty Fing impressive:



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    blame apple for having 1 crap port

    why the hell do macbooks only have 2 usb's in 2013!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by loverocket View Post
    I don't know but this is pretty Fing impressive:



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    I know, but you can't thank the cable for that performance. This is nothing new

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    Pioneer charging too much for something?

    Whatever next!
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    A Pioneer-branded one of these maybe?

    http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AKDL1-De...924090-4123534

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    They include ethernet cables with their Link capable players.
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