USB Mini B Connector

Mike (mwester) mwester at
Thu Mar 12 02:23:04 CET 2009

Joel Newkirk wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Mar 2009 15:08:31 +0100
> Joerg Reisenweber <joerg at> wrote:
>> Am Mi  11. März 2009 schrieb Sven Klomp:
>>> And the expensive solution:
>> Anyway not THAT more expensive, so we won't do any order in USA for
>> Germany. This one is just fine.
>> /j
> It also overcomes the one serious flaw in the first one (for our usage)
> - that 90 degree connector.  The cable would have to stick out behind
> the FR by about an inch.  (Tabletop stand? :)

Yes, that's a bit awkward to put down on the table, but it's not bad for
mounting on a bicycle or in an auto -- which is where *I* would find the
cable most useful, frankly.

The best alternative is one I've just not found yet; a right-angle that
would direct the cable to the top of the freerunner.  Motorola has a
right-angle adaptor that's very close (it goes downwards which is great,
except that covers up the power button); it reduces the risk of
connector damage greatly.

The side connector just seems to be a poor choice in the first place, as
it puts the most possible stress on the connector in the freerunner
during normal use; IMO it should have been in the bottom.  Hopefully the
3D87L8743R (or whatever that horrible new name is) will have the
connector placement fixed.

-Mike (mwester)

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