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Tether Tools16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

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    (11)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Easy to set up (9)
  • Fast (7)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Upgrade (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (15)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (9), Personal (5)

    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.

    If...Read complete review

    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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    4.0

    Amazing tool

    By d'Artiste Photography

    from Oakdale NY

    About Me Quality Oriented

    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

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      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

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              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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                      Verified Buyer

                      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

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          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

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              4.0

                              waiting to see

                              By red hook shooter

                              from brooklyn ny

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              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.

                                • Primary use:
                                • 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.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent transfer speed - quality made

                                      By Simon

                                      from New Zealand

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      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

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  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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                                                  5.0

                                                  Does the job

                                                  By 120

                                                  from NYC

                                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable construction
                                                  • Reliable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Computer Equipment
                                                    • High-End Equipment

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

                                                    Works great, no issues

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business
                                                    • Computer Platform:
                                                    • Mac

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