Curly Micro usb to std usb lead

  Newuser2 15:33 01 Jun 12

Guys I'm looking for a curly (telephone type) lead to fit my Tom Tom sat nav. I need it to have a micro usb one end and a std usb on the other end. I searches but can't find one.

  canarieslover 21:30 01 Jun 12

I haven't actually seen one of those but if you can't find one then try a long one and wind it round a pencil, or something similar, and warm it with a hair drier, but not too hot. Stick it in the fridge afterwards to cool down and then remove pencil. Not as good as purpose spiral wire but should be O.K. as it won't get the harder use of a phone cord. I have used that method in the past where I needed flexibility in a cable.

There's some available on eBay but they most seem to be Chinese sellers so may take a bit longer to get here.

  spuds 12:54 02 Jun 12

Having used these imports on many occasions, I generally find that it usually takes 7/21 days for deliveries from Hong Kong and China. And find that most of the items and seller are reliable and good.

Another alternative is the retractable devices, that are available cheaply.

If you check a company called Safekom on eBay, they are an English company that have same day despatch on many similar related cables and computer goods, at very good prices. I have used them on a number of occasions, and found them very good.

Would perhaps mention that I ordered a cpu fan from Amazon the other day for nearly £6.00, and forgot about Safekom. Just checked the Safekom website, and found the same looking item for £1.98 delivered within 2/3 days (excluding holiday periods) :O(

  exprog 15:09 02 Jun 12
  Newuser2 13:53 01 Jul 12

Thanks guys. I got one for the princly sum of £1.69off of ebay. It works a treat.

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