03-15-2009, 05:28 PM
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Yeah, any USB "A" (flat rectangle, computer side) to "mini-B" 5-pin (trapezoidal, like on a lot of BBs, Bluetooth headsets, lots of other phones, GPS units, etc) can be used. Personally, half the time (like when @ work), I use either a retractable USB cable with the correct "tip" on it, or one of the 3ft cables I picked up @ my favorite low-cost etailer for cables: monoprice (dot) com
For Windows PCs, the only real requirement seems to be the desktop software, which will kick the USB port into a higher voltage. For Linux systems, that's all automatic in any recent release. Mac...dunno.
I've even, in a pinch, used my GPS unit's car charger when I was on the road and at about 10% battery left.