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Mechcables Sky Dolch Custom-Sleeved USB Cable

Mechcables Sky Dolch Custom-Sleeved USB Cable

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Dolch has been done in many different styles, but Sky Dolch is one of the Mech Keys Community’s original favorites. Maybe you have it, maybe you don’t: either way, this custom-sleeved USB cable is a nice pairing with many a keyboard Read More

I've got similar one from one of previous drops. Nice finish, but soldering quality is awful, contact plate on one of usb-c connectors was overheat and fried. If I'd want such unreliable quality I would solder cables by myself. I've managed to fix that cable, but with damage after initial assembly it didn't last long. Afterall I've got a $50 peace of crap
Jun 26, 2019
LastisravVinsrenanasThat's what I suspected. I had been playing with kits I got from Zapcable. It turns out my lead-free solder can work near 470-490F (recommended working temp but it actually melts near 422F and can work with SMD LED). Most people still use about 650F or higher probably because the solder they use. Under that high of a temp, plastic is gone in the blink of eye. Lower temp is actually much safer and won't do that much damage. But that means solder becomes very expensive. The last time I checked, some high quality solder that melt at 360F costs $50USD for ~0.1 lbs. They definitely won't use those for your cable.
Jun 15, 2019
Nice cable. I actually just bought zapcable kit and tried to build my own cable. It turned out that usb ports difficult to solder. My new plan is to just cut and mod amazonbasic cables. I don't like isolating a usb port with heatsink anyway.
Jun 15, 2019
I wish there was an option to have an aviator connector.
Apr 9, 2019
Just got mine yesterday, and while I love the cable itself, construction is great, I don’t think the blue in the colors matches Sky Dolch very well. It’s too blue, not cyan enough.
Apr 27, 2019
BlueNoteYep, it’s completely different than the pictures. The techflex is even worse. It’s actually glittery and sparkly! Horrible.
Jan 10, 2019
In the description it says: "A small piece of tubing near the connector ends adds to the cable’s durability." Does that refers to the heatshrink we see in the photos on the cable's ends or does it mean that there's an extra piece of heatshrink beneath what we actually see?
carlouwsIt is the heatshrink in the photos
Jan 10, 2019
Will these support CTRL/ALT keyboards? Usb C to C maybe?
Jun 14, 2019
cmdctrllAccording to this post: the USB C to USB C 2.0 should work. That being said I am not sure myself. I will probably pick one of these up for my CTRL if more people chime in who are smarter than I am about the subject. These definitely look nice :)
Jun 14, 2019
that means the power output is not sufficient...
Jan 9, 2019
Does Mechables have an actual website?
Jan 9, 2019 which is a google form for custom ordering.
Jan 9, 2019
This would pair well with GMK Calm Depths, which is still available by the way. Just do a search on Google for "GMK Calm Depths" to find which store in your area is selling the sets.
Jan 9, 2019
I'm pretty wary of these, seeing as I and a bunch of others got burned with the (a) previous recent mechcables order where the USB C plug didn't seat correctly. It was refunded, and I do like my first mechcable but still... trust has been borked
Jan 9, 2019
Check out the discussion this drop, a handful of users go into pretty fine detail about what happened. I'm willing to bet though that whatever happened there has been resolved with this batch.
driveslowThis systematic usb-c issue is related to low-quality soldering job and zero-level quality control. There's not a sign things gonna improve. I recommend avoid usb-c mechcables, or mechables itself.
Jan 9, 2019
Release a classic Dolch version, and I might buy one. :D
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