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September 20, 2017

#1892: USB Cables

USB Cables

[15 USB cables are shown lying in a column. They are mostly very similar, with small differences. To the right of the cables there are 12 labels, as three of the labels belongs to three sets of two cables.]

[2 cables] Carry power but not data

Carries data but not power

Too short

Charges phone slowly

Won’t auto-activate portable charger

[2 cables] Has annoying ferrite lumps

Heavy and not very flexible

[2 cables] Frayed

Plug doesn’t fit through case

Needs to be twisted to keep working

Weird shape

The good one

[Caption below the panel:]

The law of USB cables: No matter how many you get, you only ever have one good one.