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Scosche IPUSBM flipSYNC Keychain USB Charge and Sync Cable for iPod and iPhone

by Scosche

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  • Built in key-ring loop for portability
  • USB 2.0 allows for high speed data transfer
  • Flip out style key chain connector
  • Note, MFI and WWI pending Apple approval
  • Patent pending
  • Ultra compact design fits on your keychain.
  • Conveniently charge and sync your iPod or iPhone .
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Scosche IPUSBM flipSYNC Keychain USB Charge and Sync Cable for iPod and iPhone + Scosche USBMM2 FlipSYNC II Keychain Cable for Micro/Mini USB Devices + iGo KeyJuice Charger for iPod, iPhone, and iPad - USB to 30-pin dock connector
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameScosche
Item Weight1.4 ounces
Product Dimensions7.1 x 4.9 x 1.5 inches
Item model numberIPUSBM
Operating SystemN/A
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB003554F7Q
Best Sellers Rank #167,178 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 15, 2010
  
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Product Description

Never forget your dock cable again. flipSYNC is an ultra compact sync cable that fits right on your keychain so you can take it with you anywhere. USB 2.0 ensures that you get the fastest data transfer possible.

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Customer Reviews

This thing is a piece of junk.
M. Santos
I no longer carry a spare cable in my suitcase or purse, making this a great tool to keep on a keychain.
Patti B.
It is too big for the port and will cause damage to you computer.
Jennifer G

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

68 of 69 people found the following review helpful By BenB on July 8, 2010
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I am extremely impressed with the way they have designed this to fit into a minimum space and completely enclose the connectors for their protection.

However, they are not so clever with their choice of dimensions for the USB connector. The connector is much thicker than other similar connectors I have and it is an extremely tight fit in any standard USB receptacle. I measured several connectors of this type (without metal shells) and they are all 2 mm ±0.1 mm thick. The flipSYNK is 2.8 mm thick; nearly 50% thicker!

Since I am otherwise so impressed with the design, I decided to call Scosche customer service to see if this was some kind of manufacturing anomaly. But the rep said it was deliberately thicker for a tight fit so it wouldn't have any danger of falling out. Frankly my greater concern is that it would damage the connector in my $2000 laptop. It is so hard to push into a USB receptacle that I really don't want to risk trying. I have tested the snugness of all my 2 mm thick connectors and don't feel there is any risk of any of them coming loose with normal handling.

Since I do love the design other than this critical flaw, I have decided to file (or sand) down the connector to 2 mm and keep it instead of getting a refund. But I feel the extra thickness is such a serious flaw that I only gave it 2 stars; which I will happily raise to the full 5 if they ever fix this error.

I will add a photo to illustrate the issue.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Pratt on February 16, 2011
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So, I read a lot of mixed reviews about the FlipSYNC, but I'm extremely glad that I didn't let the negative reviews dissuade me from buying this. The concept is pretty simple. It's a Apple device charge cable in compact keychain-sized package. It's a brilliantly simple idea and well-executed in my opinion.

Some of the negative reviews I mentioned pertained to the thickness of the USB connector and some people's issues trying to make it fit in their computers' USB ports. While it's definitely a tight fit, I have to say I had exactly zero problem getting it in the USB port of my MacBook Pro. It's a tight fit to keep it from accidentally being pulled out, but it's not so tight that you have to worry about damaging the USB port. That's just silliness or paranoia or both.

Long story short, it's a simple device that does exactly one thing and does it well. I'm constantly losing sync cables or leaving them at home. Either way, it seems I never have one when I truly need it. But, now, I have one on me at all times in a convenient little package. What more could you ask for?

The only caveat is that it is a little hard to get on or off a standard key ring. It basically suffers from the same difficulties with key rings that most car key fobs do. I skirted the issue by putting it on a smaller thinner key ring that then went on to my larger key ring with the rest of my keys -- again, basically the same thing they do with car key fobs.

The convenience factor of the FlipSYNC more than makes up for this one small thing, though, so if you're on the fence, do what I did and take the chance. It's not that much of a risk (got mine for $12), and I think you'll be glad you did.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael M Harm II on September 28, 2010
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I read reviews about the "USB chip insert" issues with this when I bought it, but I thought it was people being finicky. It is not. The "USB" end of this device is WAY too thick for practical use every day. I have a mid-2009 MacBook pro, which cost over 1500 new, and I fear every time I use this device that I'm going to snap one of my (only two) USB ports from the inside because this thing literally JAMS itself in.

On another note, it also frequently enters a "Cannot charge with this accessory" mode on my iPhone. I know this is an Apple-approved accessory as it bears the "Made for" and "Works with" logos on the box, so I might need to return it, or maybe its due to the fact that I'm not inserting it fully, risking that the inner "reed" of my USB port would be bent or damaged.

So far, however, I have used the device for successful sync (and some charging) of my iPhone 3GS, and I can still use those ports for other USB devices without issue, but I'm worried about what long-term issues could arise if I continue to shove and jam this thing into my expensive laptop (I'm sure people with less expensive laptops would be just as worried, its not JUST a Mac thing.)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Barrieu on April 27, 2011
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I purchased the flipSYNK cable with high hopes that it would fulfill my need for a compact and unobtrusive cable to use with my MacBook Pro. Also, despite the fact that I had read the reviews discussing the strange fit between the plug and the USB port, I decided to purchase it anyway figuring that not everyone seemed to find that to be an issue and that I could just see for myself if it was a problem. Unfortunately, I came to regret my decision.

This product fails in a number of ways (in reverse order of importance):

1st, the plastic centerpiece of the cable is meant to be a protective cover for the plugs on the ends of the cord. However, the cord itself is too short to insert both plugs into the protective cover at the same time. So you have to choose which end to protect when storing the cable -- one or the other but not both.

2nd, as other reviewers have noted, the fit between the USB plug and the port is extremely tight and you have to use substantial force to jam the plug into the USB port on the computer. Although I was able to get it in, the fact that you have to use so much force did not inspire confidence and that alone made me leery of using the cable.

3rd, having jammed the plug into the USB port and then connected my phone, the laptop recognized the phone and the phone indicated that it had been plugged in but the phone did not charge and syncing did not work. I tried plugging and unplugging the phone several times but kept getting the same result.
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