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Offline SL4P

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Re: Sleev - Protect your wires from damage
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2015, 06:12:53 am »
I'm thinking of a new crowd-funded project for people that need to rework their heat-wrapped cables & connectors.

Heatshrink sleeving without adhesive lining.  what do you think?
Is it worth pursuing...
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Offline janoc

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Re: Sleev - Protect your wires from damage
« Reply #51 on: March 01, 2015, 12:56:38 am »
Asus are not a high end brand, no matter their marketing, and HTC fell out of favour, wonder why.

Multiple Samsung phones down the road, many years of abuse.. tight USB sockets still.

Ah, right, I should have realized that!  :palm:

 

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Re: Sleev - Protect your wires from damage
« Reply #52 on: March 03, 2015, 08:42:57 pm »
I was told that the quality depatment was on vacation when the new "lightning" cable was made. It breaks. Thank GOD JOBS that there is a chip inside the cable, and no one can copy their piece of copper. But I'm sure this is like alien technology to most people.

They are designed to break. Micro USB is as well - it is designed so that either the cable or the plug fails, not the socket. The socket is the expensive part on the expensive device that is hard to replace. The cable is cheap and you can buy a pack of 5 for a couple of bucks on eBay... oh. Well, it's still designed to break.

Of course, no wireless charging because that would defeat the purpose of having a weak cable that costs $$ to replace.

The weakest part of micro USB is the stupid surface mount PCB mounted connector.  Search Ebay for tablets that "Don't Charge Anymore" and you will have a bunch of examples of people breaking the connector off the PCB. 
 

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Re: Sleev - Protect your wires from damage
« Reply #53 on: March 04, 2015, 01:18:57 am »
You know what? It's actually a brilliant idea. They are marketing a product that already exists, but this time catered to the consumer. When this hits the shelves of walmart they are gonna be rich, while you stay poor. Marketing 101. And, no, I still think you won't be able to convince most people that there's a DIY solution called heat shrink. Remember most people are afraid of technology and DIY, for no reason.
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Re: Sleev - Protect your wires from damage
« Reply #54 on: March 04, 2015, 06:20:19 am »
OMGOMG!!  I just came up with the followup product for these guys...


Imagine this.. It's a device for holding two things together....
I call it..... SKRUUU!

Here is a concept picture!
 

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Re: Sleev - Protect your wires from damage
« Reply #55 on: March 05, 2015, 06:29:06 am »
OMGOMG!!  I just came up with the followup product for these guys...


Imagine this.. It's a device for holding two things together....
I call it..... SKRUUU!

Here is a concept picture!


Exactly. Now, report to wallmart and tell them about your new invention, release 10 commertials, give product samples and come up with a slogan. You'll be rich.

Sarcasm aside, things like this have happened before. Just go to your favorite TV channel at 5 in the morning and look at all the infomertials.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2015, 06:31:34 am by ivan747 »
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Re: Sleev - Protect your wires from damage
« Reply #56 on: March 05, 2015, 10:18:02 am »
Sarcasm aside, things like this have happened before. Just go to your favorite TV channel at 5 in the morning and look at all the infomertials.

Watch out buddy!!!  George Foreman totally invented the panini press all by himself!
 

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Re: Sleev - Protect your wires from damage
« Reply #57 on: March 08, 2015, 03:15:31 am »
You know what? It's actually a brilliant idea. They are marketing a product that already exists, but this time catered to the consumer.

However, they are claiming that they invented the tubing from raw materials and developed prototypes, while it is pretty clear that they took common adhesive-lined heat shrink tubing that has been manufactured for years for this exact purpose, cut off a short piece, and lied about inventing it. That pushes this beyond clever marketing and into the territory of scams.

When this hits the shelves of walmart they are gonna be rich, while you stay poor.

Walmart wouldn't pay them a single Canadian penny. Walmart would call up a long-established Chinese manufacturer of adhesive-lined heat shrink tubing and say "hey, cut it into 2cm lengths and cram it into bags for us". Then the manufacturer would slide the automatic tubing-cutter's stop block from the 1m position to the 2cm position, or draw another line on the workers' tables, depending on how automated their long-established process is.
 

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Re: Sleev - Protect your wires from damage
« Reply #58 on: March 08, 2015, 03:20:04 am »
P.S.: This is where I buy my "Sleev":

http://www.mcmaster.com/#heat-shrink-tubing/=w7gmcg

It's amazing how many specialized varieties of the stuff there are:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#heat-shrink-tubing/=w7gn9k
 


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