Cable manufactuers have been doing this for years. Suckering poor consumers out of more money. While gold is one of the best conductors out there (low resistence), it’s also a very expensive metal. In fact, both silver and copper, both cheaper metals, have lower resistence.
However, science aside, there’s always been a lot of marketing behind gold connectors. Thank you Monster. And now we’re even seeing gold make its way into USB cables. A purely digital, short cable. You know, the kind of cable where a slightly lower resistence won’t even impact the quality or your life.
The cables come in 3 different lengths (0.3 m, 1.5 m, and 2.5 m). There’s also 3 different types of connectors — a standard USB cable, a mini USB cable (for cameras, phones, etc..), and an extension.
But hey, if you want to part with your hard earned money I can either sell you this forehead sucker tattoo, or you can head on over to Elecom.
via Akihabara News