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Tether Tools16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Black)
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Easy to set up (10)
  • Fast (9)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Upgrade (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (18)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (12), Personal (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

"Somewhat' USB 2.0 Compatible

The product is fine, but the information says it is USB 2.0 compatible. This is true from a data transmission standpoint, but that is not the end of the story.

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The product is fine, but the information says it is USB 2.0 compatible. This is true from a data transmission standpoint, but that is not the end of the story.

If using this cable on a computer with a USB 2.0 port, that USB 2.0 port needs to supply sufficient power for the active component on the USB 3.0 cable to operate. Unfortunately on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro the USB 2.0 ports do not have sufficient power for the USB 3.0 TetherPro cable. I am sure this is the case with some other computer's USB 2.0 ports.

So I returned the TT USB 3.0 cable and purchased the TT USB 2.0 Active Extension. All works well now.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Stopped Working

I bought the cable to work with my mac pro and Logitec 920 webcam. It doesn't work. I have USB 2.0 cables that perform better. I tried it on a windows 8 laptop....Read complete review

I bought the cable to work with my mac pro and Logitec 920 webcam. It doesn't work. I have USB 2.0 cables that perform better. I tried it on a windows 8 laptop. Same results. Id be prepared to send it back if you ordered this.

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5.0

Good quality tethering cable and very visible

By Kris M.

from LA, CA

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • High quality

Cons

  • Expensive In Camparison

Best Uses

  • Enhance Experience

Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Hi-Visibility Orange):

These cables are high quality and prevents the signal from going to "sleep".

It does what it is designed to do. It is highly visible, especially in a dark studio so you won't easily trip over it.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

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5.0

Tether or Not to Tether

By Fashion Shooter

from Los Angeles

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Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Hi-Visibility Orange):

      Speed of data throughput should be your first concern NOT clients ability to see what you are shooting. Sorry clients. At the end of the day your images are what they want. If you have to tether us the USB 3.0 system which is faster than other cables. Speed will help protect those moment from escaping you because of a data backlog. Moments in life do not repeat themselves very often. Be sure to capture them and not wait for it.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Works exactly as advertised

      By jp

      from nyc

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Tether A Camera To A Comp

        Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Hi-Visibility Orange):

        I only have good things to say about this cable. It's everything I expected it would be

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        1.0

        Not sure if this works

        By Yoni

        from LA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Black):

        have had trouble getting this to work.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        4.0

        Amazing tool

        By d'Artiste Photography

        from Oakdale NY

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Enhance Experience

          Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Hi-Visibility Orange):

          connect easily and securely, no problem with transfer

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          More freedom during portraiture session

          By RK

          from MA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Hi-Visibility Orange):

              Shoot 5Diii tethered into LR on a Mac. Facilitates immediate review and camera adjustments if needed.

              Orange color helps in a darkened room.

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              4.0

              Watch your step!

              By itsmemorgane

              from 49503

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Fragile

              Best Uses

              • Enhance Experience

              Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Hi-Visibility Orange):

              This works fine. Be warned: The large coupling end will likely be on the ground/floor and is not sturdy enough to withstand being stepped on. It will crack ..or worse.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              1.0

              Stopped Working

              By AKRowdyDog

              from Juneau, Alaska

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • Hard To Set Up
                • Lacks Power
                • Slow

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Hi-Visibility Orange):

                  I bought the cable to work with my mac pro and Logitec 920 webcam. It doesn't work. I have USB 2.0 cables that perform better. I tried it on a windows 8 laptop. Same results. Id be prepared to send it back if you ordered this.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  "Somewhat' USB 2.0 Compatible

                  By Jimbocin

                  from Cincinnati

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Orange Color

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Hi-Visibility Orange):

                      The product is fine, but the information says it is USB 2.0 compatible. This is true from a data transmission standpoint, but that is not the end of the story.

                      If using this cable on a computer with a USB 2.0 port, that USB 2.0 port needs to supply sufficient power for the active component on the USB 3.0 cable to operate. Unfortunately on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro the USB 2.0 ports do not have sufficient power for the USB 3.0 TetherPro cable. I am sure this is the case with some other computer's USB 2.0 ports.

                      So I returned the TT USB 3.0 cable and purchased the TT USB 2.0 Active Extension. All works well now.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      great cable

                      By ed

                      from Hartford

                      Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Hi-Visibility Orange):

                      Good cable

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                      5.0

                      Exactly What I Wanted

                      By CNorris

                      from Long Beach, CA

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Hi-Visibility Orange):

                          My computers are in one room and all the hard drives, servers, etc., are in another room. I wanted a high speed cable to connect a USB 3 HDD dock to an iMac. Researching, I found that an 'active' cable was key to getting a reliable high speed connection to devices more than a few meters away.

                          I haven't tried any other brands, but this cable has worked great. Speeds from a Transcend card reader are as fast as if the reader is connected directly to the Mac. The female end is a little bulky, but it's hidden away. Cable seems well made and sturdy while still being flexible enough to route easily.

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                          5.0

                          Great tether cord

                          By Dan at Vigorotaku

                          from Dan at Vigorotaku

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Black):

                              Works as advertised.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              4.0

                              great quality

                              By tdottech

                              from toronto

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                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Replacement
                                  • Upgrade

                                  Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Black):

                                  excellent quality, length at a reasonable price. no issues with all sorts of dslr

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                                  • Business

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                                  4.0

                                  waiting to see

                                  By red hook shooter

                                  from brooklyn ny

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Replacement

                                    Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Hi-Visibility Orange):

                                    I got this to replace some lost tether cables. I've always used the iogear USB 2.0 powered extension as a tether cable. I have a new MBP with USB 3.0 and thought I'd try this out. I haven't had the opportunity to see how well it works for a 3.0 USB device yet. Seems OK, it's a bit more expensive than other so I'll see how well it holds up.

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                                    • Business

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                                    5.0

                                    The SUPER superspeed USB 3.0 Connection

                                    By RAY

                                    from Tampa, Florida

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast
                                    • Powerful
                                    • Speed Demon

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Anything That Needs Usb 3

                                    Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Black):

                                    I use it to connect my i1iO automatic measurement table to the computer that has i1PRO program.

                                    IT WORKS!----All the time

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Seems to work well

                                    By DC

                                    from Antartica

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Black):

                                        I bought one without the power booster connected and it didn't work. The booster makes the difference.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent product. Would purchase again.

                                        By Tom

                                        from Southwest Ohio

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                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Fast
                                        • Powerful

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Enhance Experience

                                          Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Hi-Visibility Orange):

                                          Used for tethering camera to laptop at Christmas gatherings. Family like seeing the picture immediately.

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                                          • Personal

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent transfer speed - quality made

                                          By Simon

                                          from New Zealand

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                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Fast
                                          • Well Designed Made

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Tether Camera To Computer

                                            Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Hi-Visibility Orange):

                                            Excellent transfer speed - quality construction - choose this one (the active extension cable) to tether a range of camera brands and types using the proprietary tether cable that came with the camera plugged in to this - the TT Active extension cable - and then the TT into your computer.

                                            Backwards compatible with USB2 - this USB3 is fast and well made.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business

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                                            4.0

                                            works well for my usb mic

                                            By hewstigator

                                            from brooklyn, ny

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                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Hi-Visibility Orange):

                                                I have a Blue Snowball USB condenser mic that I move around alot to record various things (vocals, drums, etc...) and my existing usb cables weren't long enough.for a while i was getting by with putting a powered hub in between, but i felt like the hub was adding to my latency a bit -- felt like i was experiencing more drop outs and what-not. so now i've been using this active cable and it works great... seems a little pricey for what it is, but it works!

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal

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                                                5.0

                                                Solid

                                                By Brandon

                                                from Los Angeles

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                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Comments about 16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Black):

                                                These are good tether cords, I've never had one go down. Fairly thick. Haven't seen anything better.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business

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