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Tether Tools16' TetherPro USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable (Hi-Visibility Orange)
 
4.4

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Easy to set up (12)
  • Fast (11)
  • Good power output (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Upgrade (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (19)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (14), 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

tough

By CurtD

from Washington, MO

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 (Hi-Visibility Orange):

      good, strong cable. the orange is nice so that people see it.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Bright color is very helpful

      By Mike in DC

      from Washington DC

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Enhance Experience

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

        Cable has been working fine so far - bright orange color adds great visibility, so hopefully less tripping over the wire.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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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

        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):

            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

              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

                        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

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            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

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                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

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          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

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          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

                                              About Me Quality Oriented

                                              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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