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I got my Leopold FC200RT/AB recently, and have been loving it..but unfortunately the usb cable was a bit too short. Thankfully it's interchangeable, so I ordered this cable to replace it with:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

But just now, after closer inspection on the keyboards specifications (when procrastinating while needing to finish an essay) I found that this was stated:
"USB Cable (Type A to Mini-A)"

Did I just make an amazingly stupid mistake? and order overnight shipping on that mistake?

I ordered a USB Type A to Mini-B cable, but the specs called for a Mini-A...Someone tell me there's no difference
Edited by Scytus - 4/28/11 at 4:24am
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post #2 of 7
quick Google search:



(bottom two images)

So it may work, it'll just be an awkward, not 100%-compatible fit.
    
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You know, when I think of serious mistakes, I think of accidental pregnancies, or setting someone's house on fire. Not buying the wrong $2 cable

As said above, the B should fit into the A, but it will be a loose fit. I guess the cable channel will balance this out.
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Why even make revisions of such a cable..

I can't even seem to find a 10ft USB to Mini-A, they seem to be discontinued

EDIT: Title edited x]
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post #5 of 7
Mini-A?

Sounds like Leopold made the stupid mistake. I couldn't find a single one on Monoprice.

I've got 6 Mini-Bs in my spare USB cables bag.

And never a good sign when Wikipedia doesn't even show a picture of them. That's Mini-B.

Edited by ripster - 4/28/11 at 8:20am
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What would you have done if it was a Filco and the cable was attached?

I just got a USB extension cord for it.
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I've discovered that the Leopold actually uses "B", not "A" as stated on the specifics page.

I was able to tell this when comparing the cable I was sent with one my roommate has. That, and on the cable itself that came with the Leopold, I realized there was a giant "B" engraved.

I guess the item specifics are just incorrect, I'll contact them about that.

I'm relieved x]

EDIT: What.. the hell? On the product page now it says "USB Cable (Type A to Mini-B)". I swear it said Type A to Mini-A before..
Edited by Scytus - 4/28/11 at 9:20pm
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