Originally Posted by Conditioned
I read this as:
Actually, we though about this and decided that the braided cable last longer. We tested the rubber cable and found there to be higher possibility of quality issues. So we will stick with braided. About the scratching on the mousepad we tried to adjust the angle just slightly, because anything more will require a new mold, but we would recommend a mouse bungee which seems to solve all problems.
He´s honest saying it costs too much to make a new mold in comparison to what might get gained. I like this. I like this a lot. I will be getting one of these when they release with 3360.
Originally Posted by qsxcv
a rubber cable with good strain relief can be way durable than most braided cables...
and if you're treating a rubber/pvc cable badly enough to cause it to be damaged, i don't see how having braiding helps. unless it's kevlar braiding (sennheiser hd800
How would a nylon braid make a cheap cable last significantly longer? The nylon braid can fail within a week if your mouse pad pulls on it (my G303's cable was already coming apart after a few days).
I assume nylon fibers are cheaper/easier to make than a thicker more resilient cable. If a factory defaults to making a 2.5mm cable and you want a 3mm cable, you will likely be forced to pay more; same goes for asking for a different jacket material, shielding, etc.
The braid will hide any splits in the cheap cable and it will add style for those consumers that are into PC fashion. It's an easy choice...