The charger that comes with the Motorola Droid is a cool gadget. It has a wall plug on the end of a USB cable, so to transfer files to your computer from the Droid (and to charge from the computer too), one can simply remove the wall plug attachment, and you have the USB cable.
Only problem is, it’s only about 3 feet long.
The Driod uses the newer Micro-USB size
I decided I needed to get more cables, so I can at least have one on the main PC, and leave the original cable connected to the wall plug where it was, by the bed at night to charge.
On Saturday, when I was out, I went to look in Staples for another cable. I found them ok, but a six-foot cable was $24.95. I decided to take a look online.
That’s when I found these in the top picture. They were $1.69 each and they’re branded Motorola. OK, the shipping was another six bucks, but at just over ten bucks for four, it’s way less expensive than the solution from Staples, and I can use some of the bunch of existing cables with the mini USB plugs.
Another reason I always take a look online first. Heck, if I’d bought four cables from Staples it would have set me back just shy of $100, instead of just over $10! Way to go!
It’s the first time we’ve had the opportunity to get out of town for a weekend for a long time, and as we were looking forward to meeting up with our friends again anyway, it was good to get away.
Well it’s not really a drive, it’s across the field. It was dark so I was very careful in case there where any landmines. Not real landmines but enormous great holes to bottom out on. There weren’t though.
We got there in pretty good time, after stopping for some food and drink on the way.
I almost always forget something, and this time was no exception. I got out the camera, and I’d forgotten to put the SD card in the darn thing. (when I got back home, I found I’d left it on the living room table). So all the photos that I took, were with my Blackberry, which is ok in good light – for a cellphone at least.
The next day we took a short walk down to the Pee Dee River, which is about a mile away. It was a most pleasant afternoon, and it was good to be able to walk around in the countryside. Much as I enjoy living in Charleston, I always prefer the country to the city.
We got back home, and grilled out in the evening. Pork chops and a hearty salad went down a real treat after that walk.
Sunday, we went into Pamplico for brunch, and had some excellent ham and friend chicken, accompanied by cabbage, and beans. It was an ‘eat all you can’ buffet, so I did.
Slight panic on the way home. We were low on gas, and we seemed to drive for miles and miles before we found a gas station that was open, and in the process we took a wrong turning, but it didn’t really take us too far out of our way. Only downside was that it made us too late to get to the Amazon Grill in Goose Creek for the Lowcountry Bloggers meetup, before everyone else went home!
All in all, it was, of course, good to spend time with good friends, and it was good to take some real chill out time and relax. I actually didn’t sit at a computer all day on Saturday, which is a first for me for a long time!