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Offline dman777

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Adapter so my Ducky Mech Cable Will Fit My Ducky Shine 3?
« on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 19:46:09 »
I bought a Ducky mechanical cable for my Ducky Shine 3. However, the ducky shine 3 uses a mini usb and the cable has a ss cable. Do they make adaptors so I can when I can plug the ss into a mini usb? I googled around and haven't had luck so far

Offline Leslieann

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Re: Adapter so my Ducky Mech Cable Will Fit My Ducky Shine 3?
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 22:53:45 »
Mini USB is an all but dead port.
The only reason we have nice micro and type C is because of cell phones and since mini wasn't used on a nice mainstream phone you won't find much of anything nice in terms of cables or adapters other than custom made ones.
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Re: Adapter so my Ducky Mech Cable Will Fit My Ducky Shine 3?
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 04:49:26 »
Mini USB is an all but dead port.
The only reason we have nice micro and type C is because of cell phones and since mini wasn't used on a nice mainstream phone you won't find much of anything nice in terms of cables or adapters other than custom made ones.
sadly though mini is much more durable than micro... and not quite dead, quite a lot of less glamorous peripherals still uses it, just too big for most recent phones... damn slimness like for everything there is such a thing as too slim, micro is that for USB.
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Re: Adapter so my Ducky Mech Cable Will Fit My Ducky Shine 3?
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 21:01:01 »
sadly though mini is much more durable than micro... and not quite dead, quite a lot of less glamorous peripherals still uses it, just too big for most recent phones... damn slimness like for everything there is such a thing as too slim, micro is that for USB.
Yes and no, the mini port is actually far more fragile than people think, it's just in a different way.
Does it rip off the board or break cables? No, but the clips and fingers inside are actually more fragile than micro, the rated insertion lifespan is half (or less) of a micro. It's meant to be plugging on occasion or left plugged in, not for charging something (I.E. drives, keyboards). Micro breaks by design, it's meant to be sacrificial to preserve the port and device while also allowing for far more insertions (I.E. charging). Newer micros are also stronger however by the time those dropped Type-C was starting to come in.

As for my comment about mini being dead, other than cheap crap almost nothing new in the last few years has been made with it. Certainly nothing mainstream enough to attract a large cable maker.
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Re: Adapter so my Ducky Mech Cable Will Fit My Ducky Shine 3?
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 11 January 2021, 01:47:14 »
i have one of those rare phones with a mini port (HTC G1) and i never had to change the port on the phone or the cable in 5 years of heavy use while all my micro-USB phones i had to change the cable about every 6 months and on my Asus the port on the phone every year (3rd port so far). i am talking from experience, not theoretical design. but yeah C is much better that micro, i had not had a C device for long enough to see if it outlives mini.
Although to be fair the G1 had a much longer battery life than the G2 and Asus that replaced it so it needed less charging, and the Asus has a stupid design making the connector more prone to failure so the device side failures may be of their making and not from the usb standard (very thin and flexible power pcb, with no support around the USB connector.)
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