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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent cable, but not the cheapest, 16 Mar. 2010
This review is from: AmazonBasics IEEE 1394 4-Pin / 6-Pin FireWire Cable 6 Feet / 1.8 m (Personal Computers)
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Another cable in Amazon's own 'AmazonBasics' range, and once again it's a good bit better han a basic cable.

Build quality is good with good connectors and a well moulded strain relief at each end.

This cable allows you to connect a Firewire / IEEE 1394 device such as a DV/HDV camcorder to your PC/Mac - just look for firewire / IEEE 1394 connectivity listed on the box of your device. Of course your PC/Mac will need a firewire connection as well.

Your PC is likely to have a 6-pin (the larger of the two on this cable) connector, and your device is likely to have the 4-pin (smaller) connector. This isn't a hard and fast rule though, some laptops also have the 4-pin connetor so make sure you check what you need for your kit.

There are cheaper 1.8m cables available, but the quality of this cable IS better than a lot of cheaper alternatives.

Once again, however, this prouct is let down by the packaging - a cable in a bag in a box in a box (yes, two boxes!). Why? And the inner box had a sticker sealing it that required a knife to open it, so not exactly frustration free! True, the cable could have been supplied in a finger slicing plastic blister pack which would have been worse, but as one of the supposed selling points of this product is the 'frustration free' packaging, I think Amazon are consistently getting this wrong.
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