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AmazonBasics USB Cable - 2.0 A Male to Micro B - 6 Feet (1.8 Meters)

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6 Feet/1.8 Meters
  • Please note: When using this cable to charge devices such as the Kindle Fire, make sure your adapter amperage is compatible. See device and adapter instructions for further details.
  • Ideal for connecting PC peripherals such as hard drives, printers, and more
  • Supports 480-Mbps transmission speed
  • Gold-plated connectors resist corrosion for signal purity
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

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Technical Details

Size: 6 Feet/1.8 Meters
  • Brand Name: AmazonBasics
  • Model: PRIB001USB06Q
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Warranty: 12 months

Product Details

Size Name: 6 Feet/1.8 Meters
  • Product Dimensions: 72 x 0.2 x 0.5 inches ; 2.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003ES5ZSW
  • Item model number: PRIB001USB06Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,687 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 9, 2010

Product Description

Size: 6 Feet/1.8 Meters

USB 2.0 Type-A Male to Micro Type-B Cable

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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6 foot length is great in case I want to use my phone while it's charging.
Alex Parsons
I've used this cord to charge my cell phone, Kindle and Kindle Fire, as well as to transfer data from two different devices to my computer.
Michael Gallagher
The cable is nice and thick but is still very flexible so it feels very durable.
Junstar

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

191 of 199 people found the following review helpful By Rob W. on September 8, 2013
Size Name: 3 Feet/0.9 Meters Verified Purchase
So with over 900 reviews i doubt this will get read by many but i wanted to get this published all the same.

I do a lot of testing with various portable batteries and cables, and i have found this cable to do just fine with data transfer speeds at the expected USB 2 speeds, but find that its power transfer rates are quite sub-par.

The look and feel of this cable would lead you to believe its a good quality cable, but it doesn't charge like one. On a 1000 MAh power source it will only pull 800 MAh, i have occasionally seen it get a bit higher, but not consistently. A quality cable can push all 1000MAh to a normal USB device like a phone. Even when upping the output source to 2000 or 2100 MAh there is little change. USB Standards prevent a full 2000 MAh through a USB cable, but most good cables will max out at 1200 MAh. Again this is cable sits tight around 800.
Overall this may not be something most people care about but it should be noted that it will caused longer charge times to your devices.
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263 of 287 people found the following review helpful By Amazonian Consumer TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 29, 2011
Size Name: 6 Feet/1.8 Meters
This AmazonBasics USB 2.0 A Male to Micro USB B Male Cable is the one that you need to connect the Kindle Fire to a computer, so that files can be transferred between the two. The Micro USB plug will fit only one way, so be careful when you plug it into the Fire. This cable is 6 ft. long and is very well-made. The $6 price is very reasonable.

Once you connect it to a PC or Mac, the Kindle Fire's screen will show a picture of a USB cable with a black background and the message: You can now transfer files from your computer to Kindle.

You can also buy a very inexpensive accessory made by Amazon under the same label AmazonBasics (AmazonBasics Wall Charger with USB Outlet( 2.1 Amp Output)) that, when combined with this cable, can charge the Kindle Fire (The Fire already comes with a charger in the box, so if you get this one, it would be a spare, or one for the office, for example). It's a small, high current (2.1 A) USB charger that has foldable plug prong so it can be conveniently stored when not in use. You cannot charge the Kindle Fire using a regular charger or the USB port on a computer because they do not output enough current to charge it (in a reasonable amount of time). It's less than $10 and very versatile and convenient. You can also use it to charge an iPad or any USB device.
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124 of 144 people found the following review helpful By Jami Garrison VINE VOICE on November 17, 2010
Size Name: 6 Feet/1.8 Meters Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
It's not a heavy-duty "monster" brand style cable, but this USB micro cable works just as well. I found it interesting that Amazon actually has their own "branded" cable, but really who cares what label is on your cable as long as it works? You seriously cannot go wrong for the price of this. it seems well-made, not as flimsy as some cables I've gotten that degrade around the ends after use. The connections seem strong and durable. Overall I would have to say it works and it's inexpensive, I'll be buying more of these at this price.

oh, one more thing. Be sure you understand the difference between "micro" and "mini" USB. a lot of cameras and portable hard drives use the MiniUSB, not the micro. so be sure you are getting the correct cable for your needs. And in case you're wondering, this MicroUSB works great with the Motorola Droid phone!
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44 of 51 people found the following review helpful By R. Twomey on February 7, 2012
Size Name: 6 Feet/1.8 Meters Verified Purchase
i bought this about 4 months ago, and it just recently stopped working. no obvious reason why it stopped working, it just one day stopped working.
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42 of 49 people found the following review helpful By C. Huot on January 19, 2012
Size Name: 6 Feet/1.8 Meters Verified Purchase
I bought two of these cables last fall so I could have charging cables spread throughout the house. One quit working within 6 weeks and the second has become more and more finicky with its positioning. I can't rely on it to charge the phone unless its in the perfect position and stays that way. I'm very disappointed because they look like such durable cables and I like the frustration free packaging they come in.
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145 of 181 people found the following review helpful By Adam Van Pelt on May 31, 2011
Size Name: 6 Feet/1.8 Meters Verified Purchase
A cable is a cable is a cable, right?

That's what I thought until I purchased a few of these cables to charge my Droid X. They worked fine for a few months, but then all of a sudden my phone would only charge with these cables if the body of the cable was angled a certain way. I thought the micro-USB port on my phone was going bad, but every non-Amazon micro-USB cable I tried charged my phone regardless of the position of the cable, so the cable was obviously the problem.

I finally got frustrated enough with these that I purchased the Mediabridge - USB 2.0 A-Male to Micro-B Cable - (6 Feet) a few days ago and so far it has worked like a charm. It's cheaper than this Amazon cable and as of the writing of this review has had nothing but positive reviews. I'd recommend going with the Mediabridge cable and staying away from this Amazon cable.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Ketinkrad on January 17, 2011
Size Name: 6 Feet/1.8 Meters Verified Purchase
I purchased 4 of these cables from amazon. Have received many of their basic usb cables before and been satisfied. Two of the four cables fried out from shorted wiring. Just the large usb was plugged in and nothing on the micro side. Have returned them and would not recommend these micro usb cables.
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59 of 73 people found the following review helpful By GblMtz on April 3, 2011
Size Name: 6 Feet/1.8 Meters Verified Purchase
At first I was very excited for this cable. The package arrived quickly and small. The cable itself is nice and thick with gold plated connectors. The 6' length was ample to allow use of my phone while it was charging. However after about 2 weeks sometimes my phone was not charging because the connector no longer fit snugly in the phone. Initially I was concerned that my phone USB port was loose, so I tried to charge with another cable. My phone worked perfectly with another cable and had a nice crisp, snug fit. The Amazon USB cable simply fits way too loose and will not charge the phone unless you hold it at a certain angle. I am very disappointed with this, as I had high hopes and expectations.
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