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post #1 of 10
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Any info on where to get a custom braided USB cable for Ducky Shine 2?

Thanks

I could probably make one if I had to.
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post #2 of 10
Something like a sleeved USB to Mini USB cable?

I would recommend Pexon and MiMiC. Pexon is over in the UK but does really good work and ships pretty quickly. MiMiC is the US. He's currently on a trip so he put some stock of his MDPC sleeved cables at techkeys. Both are reputable sites. I would also recommend Paranoid's custom cables, but he's taking a break from taking anymore orders at the moment.

They all do paracord and MDPC (some colors).
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It is interesting that the UK site is cheaper than the US MiMiC and has better color options.

Sucks they are so expensive.
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Mimic has his own store too, but he's on a business trip for the next 3 months. This is his store. A fellow geekhacker is planning to take over Mimics cable operations (especially since Mimic is the only US based custom cable guy) and as far as I know tj is still setting things up.

They are a bit pricy but they're made really well. I have cables from each maker and none have disappointed me.
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Suprises me that larger companies don't see the demand for high quality cables. They would be so cheap to manufacture on a large scale.

I am sure they are doing it at a decent markup
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Suprises me that larger companies don't see the demand for high quality cables.

Because most people don't care.
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post #7 of 10
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Because most people don't care.

I totally disagree with that statement.

All higher end peripherals come standard with some form of braided cable. Now all major PC case companies are making extension braided cables for PSU's

It isn't just the OCN enthusiasts that care it is a large segment of the PC market.

To be honest I was suprised that Ducky Shine 2 keyboard that cost $150 didnt come with a braided cable when cheap razer products do.
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Because most people don't care.

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What I'm saying is that a "larger company" (Logitech, Microsoft, etc.) that makes computer peripherals aren't going to invest money to sleeve the cables of all their peripherals because the majority of their buyers won't notice and not care.

The average Joe, the majority, who needs to replace their broken $10 keyboard isn't going to care about a sleeved cable or not. It's really only us enthusiasts, the minority, that care about stuff like that and are willing the pay the extra premium price.
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What I'm saying is that a "larger company" (Logitech, Microsoft, etc.) that makes computer peripherals aren't going to invest money to sleeve the cables of all their peripherals because the majority of their buyers won't notice and not care.

The average Joe, the majority, who needs to replace their broken $10 keyboard isn't going to care about a sleeved cable or not. It's really only us enthusiasts, the minority, that care about stuff like that and are willing the pay the extra premium price.

I didnt say that I wanted major companies to sleeve the cables of all their peripherals. I agree that a large portion of the buyers dont care.

What suprises me that the big companies like logitech, razar, and corsair already have braided cables on their gaming and high end peripherals. It makes sense for them to sell just sleeved cables for other purposes.

Yes there is a big demand and the whole point is that enthusiasts make up a huge portion of their sales because 10 guys buying a $10 keyboard is worth one enthusiasts buying his keyboard at $100.

I don't really want to argue this point because clearly there is a need because a niche market is alive and well to service the demand. Also, on eBay there are many sellers selling sleeved iPhone cables and that is about as mainstream as a product can get. NO enthusiasts are buying sleeved iPhone USB cables.
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