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Also get a USB (mini) cable! It's a 'must'.,
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I won't be long - enough reviews are available here, so let me just add a couple of things. Remember, you'll definitely need a USB (mini) cable with your Garmin Sat Nav, because
1) with a USB (mini) cable, you CAN recharge your Garmin Sat Nav by connecting to your PC/Mac, which is not clearly mentioned in the user's guide. Remember, your Sat Nav doesn't come with this cable or an AC adapter (you need to buy them separately!), so you can't recharge the battery until you connect it with the vehicle power cable (12V), which is not very useful as you'll want to configure it before you start using it;
2) with this USB cable, you can also download the latest map, update the software, and configure the Sat Nav via Garmin's website. You'll need to do all this (and it's simple) if you want draw out the maximum performance from your Sat Nav!
3) If possible, get a good cable, such as this one AmazonBasics USB 2.0 A-Male to Mini-B Cable (1.8 Metres) rather than a cheap one.
*You might already have this cable at home, because the same cable is used for many electric devices, such as mobile phones (such as Motorola), digital cameras and external HDDs.
Hope this helps!
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Initial post: 20 Dec 2008 01:10:25 GMT
Mrs. Joyce Dunion says:
Is there a difference between a USB cable and USB mini cable?
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Dec 2008 13:34:48 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Dec 2008 19:07:03 GMT
Marco Rossini says:
A USB Mini cable is not the same as a normal USB cable. In this case, one end (USB A) that goes into a PC (or Mac) is exactly the same as any USB cable you have, but the other end (USB B) is much smaller. Often small devices like digital cameras and mobile phones use this cable (with a small USB B connector) to make connection between the device and the PC. I'm just using a USB (mini) cable that came with a Motorola mobile phone, and it works perfectly! It seems very cheap on Amazon anyway, so I'd just order it together with a Sat Nav, if I were you?! Hope this helps!
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