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Old 02-02-2010, 04:55 AM   #1
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Very useful USB/power cable

I bought one of these cables, and it solved the charging problems I have been having with my PRS-300.

The problems:
- My PRS-300 will not charge over USB using a USB wall power supply. It must be connected to a computer that is 'on' to charge.
- We have multiple devices that can charge using a USB power supply. I don't want to carry yet another power adapter, or be forced to carry my laptop.
- I want to be able to read while charging.

The solution: a cable with a USB connector on one end and both a 4mm power connector and a micro-USB connector on the other (a 'Y' connection). If I plug the USB side into my power supply, I use the 4mm end for the PRS-300 and the micro-USB end for the other devices. If I plug the cable into my computer and I want to sync, etc, then I use the micro-USB for everything. If I merely want to charge the PRS-300 from the computer (e.g., I want to read), I use the 4mm end. When traveling, I carry one USB wall adapter and this cable to charge our phones and readers. I can even charge a phone and the PRS-300 at the same time by connecting a device to each end of the Y. Problems solved.

Amazon in the US has similar cables.

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Old 02-02-2010, 06:33 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums and enjoy your Reader! Not really a 'find'; these cables have been mentioned and discussed here for a few years now. I really think there should be a huge sticky with this info on top of all Sony Reader forums. It's the best charging/data option--Sony should pack these cables into every Reader box. Dealextreme in HK has them even cheaper, btw.
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:04 PM   #4
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I got the exact same one, or a clever copy at EBgames here in Canada. Works a charm.
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:58 PM   #5
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For those in the USA, you can get a similar Rocketfish branded cable at Best Buy.
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:20 AM   #6
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I just got one from Amazon.co.uk, £2.09 including delivery

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...rev_prod_title
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I bought this one with the PSP tip and got an additional mini USB tip and one for my phone. I like that it's retractable and easy to pack. Shipping was cheap, too.

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i'll just add that this cable is pretty cheap and can charge a number of devices, including your sony reader (works great on my 600) using the USB or Sony tip. not to mention all the other cool gadgets DealExtreme has.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:46 PM   #9
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Chaley thanks for the info, I bought one of these cables from ebay and it works great with any USB charger!
I can now charge my PRS-600, my phone, and my GPS with the same cable+USBcharger on trips.
Sony should include a charger with its Readers, if you charge from a computer you cannot charge and read at the same time. 300$ and no charger included, are they serious?
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300$ and no charger included, are they serious?
The excuse is probably that they gave you the neoprene sleeve.
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