Finding Cables to Synchronize Charging and Data Transfer

Have you ever been in the situation where you have connected a cable between two devices, such as a laptop and a camera, PDA, or smartphone, but found that while the phone or attached item seems to be charging, you are unable to transfer any files from it? If so, it may have been that the cable was not a data sync cable.

What is a Data Sync Cable?

Some USB cables are only for charging, or data transfer only. Data sync or charge sync cables are cords or cables designed with a two-in-one function.

  • They allow you to charge the internal battery of a device and transfer data to and from your device at the same time.
  • This type of cable cord is available with various types of connectors to fit a range of electronic devices.

What Types and Features Does This Brand Have?

Sony has a full range of cables to support their electronic product range and individual models of personal digital assistants (PDAs) and smartphones.

  • PDA Specific Models: For this brand's previously released models of PDAs like the Clie or Pega, full cable kits or components are available for travel, along with cradle docks for holding the device while you charge and/or transfer your data.
  • Connections: On single cables, connectors include those commonly for smartphones, such as USB Mini, USB Micro, and the types of USB connectors for bigger electronic equipment like laptops and computers.
  • Transfer Speeds: Data synchronization cables do have a range of transfer speeds, so if you want to transfer large amounts of data from a smartphone or PDA to another quickly, check the transfer rate.
  • Length: The length of your cable will not affect your charger or data transfer speed, but it may affect where and how you use it. Look for a length that allows you to comfortably access the features of your PDA or smartphone to transfer data onto other electronic gear.
  • Durability and Protection: The materials used in Sony data cables often have thermal protection. This keeps your equipment safe and helps prevents any fire risk from any equipment left plugged in to charge for extended periods.

How Should You Handle Store Cable Cords?

Taking care of how you store any type of electronic cord is vital to keep them working properly and prevent damage. The internal wiring and the external components can break and corrode if not handled correctly. Suggestions for handling and storage include:

  • Coil or Wrap: Gently wrap any electrical cords in a circular looping motion when you are storing them. Avoid any twisting or creating sharp bends during storage or use.
  • Remove Gently: When unplugging cables gently pull out from the plastic near the connector, not from the cord itself.
  • Keep Away from Other Heat Sources: Store cords in dry conditions but away from heat such as direct sunlight or other sources of heat that can affect the materials and components.