Mechcables Carbon Custom-Sleeved USB Cable
Mechcables Carbon Custom-Sleeved USB Cable
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From the same folks who brought you the Godspeed, Jukebox, and Dasher & Dancer cables, these are designed to pair with the ever-popular Carbon SA keycaps. Made by hand from 28-AWG tinned copper wire, this Carbon-themed USB cable features an aluminum Mylar wrap beneath a braided copper shielding ... Read More

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robtype0
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Jul 22, 2019
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Is the 7" coil made from the length of the cable, or in addition to the ordered length? If it's made from the existing length, it would significantly shorten the cable, so I'd like to know before I order!
Jul 22, 2019
BlueTom
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Jul 19, 2019
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So none of these "high-end" cables are capable of USB-C or 3.0 (or 3.1) speeds? Why buy a cable with a C end if it's only capable of 2.0 speeds? My LG V20 won't even keep up charging with a 2.0 input when running the apps I use all the time. It slows down the discharge, but won't even keep it where it started. Looks like nice cables, but I'm gonna have to pass.
Jul 19, 2019
Tofagerl
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Jul 24, 2019
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It's quite possible that this cable does not conform to the spec, true...
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Jul 24, 2019
Aborto
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Aug 16, 2019
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No, the Type-C connector has no relation to the speed of the protocol running over it, supporting USB3 speeds is not a required part of the specs for the connector. There are plenty of phones with type-C ports that only have USB2 controllers in them, and plenty of commercial type-C cables are also only USB2. The reason for this is USB2 requires 4 conductors, 3.0/3.1 requires 8. Having the full 8 conductors results in much thicker, stiffer cables which is not really worth it when the intended use is for a keyboard that would work at USB1.1 speeds just fine. It is also very difficult to hand solder a type-C connector with all the conductors, they are simply too small for that.
Aug 16, 2019
DRAZY
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Jul 19, 2019
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UPDATE: For those of you who are interested in buying the USB-C (2.0) version of these cables and using them with your CTRL keyboards I can confirm that they will work with the assistance of a powered USB hub. I had purchased these cables directly from MechCables who I must mention make excellent cables. Just thought it was worth mentioning for those who were curious if these cable work with the CTLR keyboard.
Jul 19, 2019
akarsner
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Jul 22, 2019
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Well, that's just it. They aren't nice, or fancy. They are poorly made, using the cheapest materials possible and priced in attempt to achieve insane, borderline insulting profit turning. USB 3.1 (gen 2 even) aren't that hard to make by hand. It's not hard to shrink braided nylon sleeving to a tube. You can buy literally hundreds of color options directly from suppliers. It's also very easy to create a nice, uniformly sized coil segment by using a hand cranking jig that's also very easy to make by hand. These are not hard things to do, it's just that most people would rather pay for what *looks* cool, but falls flat on its ass in actual coolness. These cables are not cool, they are gimmicky, overpriced garbage that offers technological capabilities from items you'd find at a 7-11 checkout counter. Not to mention the fact that when I was drinking the koolaid on these cables early on, the cables that I did get reeked of cigarette smoke, and they took freaking forever to show up. It was not a feel good moment to open that delivery. Yes, my drop for the cable that was marketed to match my MiTO Laser ALT special edition keyboard couldn't even have bothered the DIY supplier to put in the effort and obtain an actual good match for the color palette on the cable itself, so it looks slightly off when plugged into the keyboard and in general the whole purchase just looks and feels half-assed all the way through. I hope this doesn't hurt the feelings of anybody that might be sensitive to such things, but yeah, step your shit up. if it takes you over 4-5 months to deliver a cable, then you've been getting the same demands thousands of times from customers for at least 2 or 3 years now. Stop being cheap, and build something that meets the bar of your ridiculous pricing.
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Jul 22, 2019
akarsner
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Jul 23, 2019
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I should have also been a bit more explicit in my explanation for they key reason as to why power delivery has to be driven by an outside unit. Within the connector head on each end of a USB-C to USB-C, when actually manufactured correctly, contains a little micro controller that automatically adjusts the power channels supplied to the charging end of the cable so that it matches the power requirement as requested from the device that’s is plugged in for charging. Without this key piece of the technology stack that makes gen2 of USB-3.1 a new and special generation to begin with, the full amount of power will be passed from the source into your device, which could accidentally and permanently destroy the circuit board of said device, or cause any internal batteries of the device to detonate due to circuit overloading. In other words they can’t make these because only a few retailers sell actual true USB-C 3.1 gen 2 cables with these power regulator chips, and the most well known retailer among them being Adafruit. No big surprise there.
Jul 23, 2019
Hatch47
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Jul 3, 2019
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Arrived today with half of my order missing. Quality is good, the USB type C fits in the massdrop ALT and the LED's are bright so I have no issues other than 100 dollars being a lot of money to pay for 1 USB cable :) edit - Drop has refunded me for the missing cable, thank you.
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Jul 3, 2019
artificialwater
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Jun 18, 2019
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I see the estimated ship date has arrived! Any updates, Mechcables? :)
Jun 18, 2019
augustfay
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Mar 26, 2019
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I see in the comments that the coil from the first drop was orange but the second drop was actually red. Please PLEASE be orange on this third drop, thank you.
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Mar 26, 2019
Toxic
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Mar 25, 2019
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The look is OK. But 28AWG is just pathetic. This is worse than cheapest Chinese cable. No deal.
Mar 25, 2019
OatmealPrime
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Mar 22, 2019
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Is there a way for us to know if the USB-C endings will work/fit this round?
Mar 22, 2019
speisz
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Mar 23, 2019
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The Midnight Laser cable I received two weeks came with a working USB-C, so chances are given that it will work this time. However, I would also really appreciate if MD would deal with this whole issue more transparently.
Mar 23, 2019
OatmealPrime
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Mar 24, 2019
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Great to hear. Going to take the chance one more time. And yes, I would also appreciate a bit of an explanation for the reason it made errors last run.
Mar 24, 2019
Mojo3354
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Mar 22, 2019
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Massdrop is getting me closer to my Halloween Endgame
Mar 22, 2019
OatmealPrime
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Jan 2, 2019
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Got offered a refund for my type C....I really hope they can clarify how this issue happened and how there is no QC on these products....just need a cable...
Jan 2, 2019
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