www.fasttech.com - good source of Cell Phone charging cables, and vaping devices. (not spam)

VirtualLarry

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Ok, this might sound like an ad, but it's really not.

A friend who's into vaping turned me on to this site. They're a China importer, or rather, they have warehouses in China, etc.

They specialize in vaping, but I've found that they are a great source of Cell Phone charging / data cables, CHEAP. Straight from China.

Rather recently, I've ordered a few of the "TOPK"-branded, USB2.0 A to micro-USB, braided, with gold-plated connectors. They were $2.77 ea., but down to like $2.42 if you bought 10 or more.

Microcenter sells some braided, longer, Cell Phone charging cables, but they want like $10-15 for them.

These are the best charging cables I've ever seen in my life thus far, and they were less than $2.50 ea. in qty.

The only problem is, if you order them, it takes a few weeks to a month to receive them in the mail. That's the cost of saving a few bucks on them, and not buying them immediately from a B&M.

I've even considered trying to supply my local Indian-run (India indian) convenience stores with them, both they and I could make a tidy (little) profit on these things.

Anyways, this site is not mentioned often, so I wanted to mention them, as a source of savings.

Another site that is good, is www.superbiiz.com , a lesser-known site, but a good place, or used to be, to get keyboard / mouse / speakers cheap for system-builders. Search on their site for "iMicro". That's their house brand. (Microcenter sells some iMicro stuff too.)

Edit: Also picked up a whole bunch of USB to micro-USB (Android) charging cables, at my local Dollar Tree (everything's $1) store. Sure beats CVS or Walgreens or whatnot, for $5-6 per cable. Sure, there's probably a slight quality difference, but I don't know if it's enough to matter, and considering that you can buy five of the cheap ones at the dollar store, for one of the normal-priced ones at a drug store, you really don't have to worry about the longevity that much.

You can get 94cm USB charging cables at fasttech for less than a dollar in qty as well.

There used to be sites, MeritLine.com, and SVC.com, but I think that both of them have closed by now. (Amazon effect. :( )
 
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Rather recently, I've ordered a few of the "TOPK"-branded, USB2.0 A to micro-USB, braided, with gold-plated connectors. They were $2.77 ea., but down to like $2.42 if you bought 10 or more.
I've checked this on my local e-tailer, and it's much cheaper than the big brand like Anker. Thanks for this information Larry.
 

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https://www.amazon.com/TOPK-Braided-Magnetic-Charging-Motorola/dp/B075WC9YC7

This is kind of neat.

TOPK also makes a Type-C charging cable, with an LED display in it!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/TOPK-USB-T...USB-C-Cable-QC-3-0-Fast-Charger-/162932648075

Here's a magnetic Type-C charging cable, for under $5, on FastTech.

https://www.fasttech.com/product/9642969-topk-usb-c-to-usb-2-0-magnetic-charging-cable

Regular braided micro-USB charging cable with gold plated connectors, on AliExpress.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Bas...able-for-Samsung-Sony-Xiaomi/32671497421.html

Here's a magnetic one, micro-USB, no LED, from FastTech. I think that I'll get a few of these next. I didn't know that they had magnetic quick-disconnect versions.
https://www.fasttech.com/p/9635303
 
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