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    REVIEW: Strap Data Cable (Curve 8900 & Storm)

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    Verdict: Clever design, easy to carry
    Pros: Cheap, easy to use

    Cons: None to think of
    URL: http://shop.brando.com.hk/prod_detail.php?prod_id=03138
    Price: $9
    Overall rating: 4/5



    The Strap Data Cable from Brando looks like a normal lanyard and I must admit to presuming it was just that for a couple of days after I received a bundle of accessories for review. Upon closer inspection, a more sophisticated use is revealed and the simplistic genius of the design is not to be overlooked.

    Lanyards are not liked by everyone, and I personally have never used one on a smartphone, but this one is different and could tempt me to do just that. It is a synchronisation cable that works with microUSB enabled smartphones such as the Curve 8900, Storm and the new HP Messenger devices. The real clever bit is the way it has to be unscrewed in the middle at which point you can simply pull the two strands to make one cable. It is so simple, but provides two uses in one piece of plastic and string to ensure that you will have a cable handy wherever you are.

    I cannot write too much about it because of its simplicity, but I have to recommend this as one of the cleverest pieces of design I have seen in a very long time. At only $9 it is also well worth the money. If you are someone who would not attach a lanyard to their phone, just tie it to your key ring and you now have even less chance of losing your keys as well.

    Conclusion

    BRILLIANT!
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    not bad, do they make one with a "mini usb" instead of a micro?
    i see RED...

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    marvelous! btw, how do you get items for review?

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    Where do you attach it to on the 8900?
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    not bad, do they make one with a "mini usb" instead of a micro?
    I don't think so- guess the miniUSB is too big.

    how do you get items for review?
    Through my website- I review stuff there, but add BlackBerry items to Pinstack first

    Where do you attach it to on the 8900?
    Via the lanyard clip (top left)
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    isnt the other end of the sync cable a standard usb port... isnt that bigger than a mini usb...

    man im just sulking...
    i see RED...

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    isnt the other end of the sync cable a standard usb port... isnt that bigger than a mini usb...
    It is indeed, but they still have to 'both' fit in
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    This looks pretty good! How long is the cable, both open and closed (for lack of better terms!)
    Proof of absence is not absence of proof.



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    am i blind or is there no lanyard hole on the storm.... i've starred at my phone for awhile hoping that one would appear and nothing.....

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    That's a good point- it is technically compatible with the Storm, but I guess not to attach to it. You could drill a small hole in the side I suppose, perhaps not...
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    This looks great, I'm considering picking it up for my storm and just keeping it on my keys, works there and I'll never really need a jump drive AND my phone AND I'll never lose my keys again!
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    The bold has a lanyard at the bottom right... U guys looked there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddrvgon View Post
    isnt the other end of the sync cable a standard usb port... isnt that bigger than a mini usb...

    man im just sulking...
    Here you go! http://mobile.brando.com.hk/prod_det...95&cat_id=0794
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    Quote Originally Posted by ganns1980 View Post
    YES! i was sulking too with reddrvgon!!

    this will come in very handy for conventions and traveling. both my bb and my video cam use the mini-usb! thanks for looking it up ganns and thanks shaun for the review

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    Quote Originally Posted by ganns1980 View Post
    Thanks Ganns... This is good news, cuz I have many other devices on mini usb as well... Awesome...
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