Scosche microBOX microUSB cable review


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Having extra microUSB cables in my bag is such a necessity these days with all the devices that I own. I have two Android phones (one for work, one personal), an Android tablet, and various other gadgets that need a microUSB cable to sync or charge. I had the chance to review the microBOX retractable charge and sync cable from Scosche, so let’s take a look!

Scosche-microBOX-02 The Scosche microBOX touts a retractable tangle-free cable inside of a shiny plastic case that measures roughly 1″ x 2″ x 0.75″. On one end, there is a USB plug, and on the other end is microUSB plug. When you pull on both ends of the cable, it expands out to about 3 feet. When you lightly tug it back, the cable retracts back inside. The ends (which are magnetic) then can tuck away on the ends of the case for easy storage.
Scosche-microBOX-03I found that the microBOX was compatible with all of my devices, which includes my Nexus 4, Nexus 7 tablet, and Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD smartphone. I was able to charge my devices via the USB port on my computer, as well as sync files back and forth, and I could also connect my devices to a USB power plug for charging. I love how small the size is, and how easy is it to tuck away into my purse or work backpack with no tangling of cables!

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I’d definitely recommend this product for anyone that needs to carry a microUSB cable everyday. It’s great to use in your car, work, or home. The only problem that I just discovered is that it’s so small, you might just lose it!  The Scosche microBOX microUSB cable can be purchased via the Scosche website or online at Staples.com for about $14.99.

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Product Information

Price:$14.99
Manufacturer:Scosche
Retailer:Staples
Requirements:
  • A device that has a microUSB port
Pros:
  • Small, light, compact
Cons:
  • So small that you might lose it
2 comments… add one
  • Chriszzz October 25, 2013, 11:51 pm

    I’m not sure I get this. This is a retractable microUSB cable in a big ass box for $15? How’s this better than a regular retractable USB cable, which is like, one-quarter the size, at less than one-quarter the price?

  • Andrew H. October 27, 2013, 6:14 pm

    Agreed, here’s a retractable cable for $9 from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Amzer-Micro-Retractable-Data-Cable/dp/B001P05K9K

    It’s been around for years and is both smaller and cheaper.

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