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

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

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.

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.

VS

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

Works well

By Stuart B.

from Stamford, CT

Verified Buyer

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

I use this USB right angle line together with a Canon 5Ds R which sits on a Really Right Stuff L-bracket and a jerk stopper. The RRS L-bracket needs to be set to the outer position so as to be able to use the tethered camera in landscape or portrait mode.

 
3.0

Okay, But Some Issues

By Rebecca

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

The studio used this extension cable when shooting tethered with the Canon 5DSR and Capture One. During our commercial shoot the cable had a bit of delay and needed to be unplugged and plugged back in a couple times. I would recommend getting a longer interface cable instead of an extension if you can.

 
4.0

If you work a studio you need this.

By Jesse

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I do not know why I did not buy one of these sooner. Works well does the job I am happy with the purchase.

 
2.0

good when it works

By alex

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

I keep buying this cable, and it keeps breaking do the end connection.

 
5.0

Reliable!

By Robertandrew

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

One of the only extension cables that doesn't disconnect randomly! Canon and Phase IQ setups are SOLID with this. Stop screwing around with other brands. Don't want to have capture problems while your $20k/day model waits and laughs at you struggling with technical difficulties?
Buy this and move on with your life.
#sweepstakes

 
5.0

Trusty

By Charles

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Works great with my 5D mark IV shooting to capture one or lightroom

 
5.0

Great Tool.

By Pedro

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

So far so good. My first tether tool product, and loved the wire diameter - seems sturdy.

Hope this last, since It's not a cheap tool for what's supposed to be.

 
5.0

Nice extension!

By Photopete

from Kalamazoo, MI

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

This cable is as heavy duty as they come. Works well with ThetherPro's USB 3 cable and I've had no issues with tethering to C1 Pro.

 
5.0

Great Product

By Guilherme

from Undisclosed

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Site Member

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

Works perfect with my D810. I purchase this because it´s compatible with older usb 2.0 too, so i can use it with different cameras.

 
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
       
      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
         
        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

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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
             
            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
               
              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
               
              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
                 
                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.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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
                     
                    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
                         
                        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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