Starting January 21st, 2018, the USPS is no longer allowing First Class Mail International (FCMI) service using the Large Envelope/Flat package type to ship anything but Documents. For any content type other than Documents, the USPS will now require shipments to use the package type of Package.
For more details on the USPS change, including what does and does not meet the criteria for a document,see links below.
This change in package requirements will result in a shipping rate increase from $7-$12 per package.
First, international orders from now on will pay no extra shipping when compared to US buyers. Rates are $5 for orders $49 and under and free for all orders $50+.
Second, recently added to the audio cables is the option for OCC copper and silver-plated copper. Soon, litz coated wire will be an option as well. Here's why OCC is a big deal for personal audio like headphones and amp/dac interconnects. The process with which UP OCC is made starts with a pure metal (copper or silver, which I don't offer because costs are so insane for silver right now) and is then cast in such a way where the resulting wire is 1 crystal. This ensures the best conductivity and consistency in the wire which is never a bad thing.
For those interested, a white paper detailing technical specs and conclusions in regards to performance of OCC wire is linked here: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0213/4262/files/occ.pdf?1508513069569546028
As you may or may not have noticed, there have been some fresh goings on with mimic-cables.
We've added ready to go products for micro usb, lightning, usb c and 3.5mm extension cables.
Pictures have been added or edited for ease of use and to give an up to date view of products offered.
Added mouse cable modding to the newly named Custom PC Peripherals Modding (previously called Custom Keyboard Assembly).
New product options have been added to the headphone/portable audio offerings:
- Eidolic ends as standard (where applicable, denoted when you place an order and choose your ends) http://www.eidolic.com/Eidolic-Main-Banner-Audio-Connectors-Connector-High-End-Headphone.png
- Furutech ends offered as an upgrade to standard ends (again, where applicable, denoted when you place an order and choose your ends)
- The ability to choose between standard (mogami w2799) and 7n OCC copper or silver for wire.
- Addition of a few new end types
Basically, if you were on the fence about choosing mimic-cables for your cable needs, know that we're always striving to improve the process and options available to you. If you still don't see what you need, please email us to get your specific needs met.
PS - We're also an authorized Furutech dealer, so if there's something specific from them you want, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
Bad news for those of you not in the US looking to get some great cables starting Jan 18. USPS has doubled the rate for international shipping, which means I've got to increase the prices as well.
International pricing for orders under $100 is now $18.
Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause.
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Added a new FAQ describing differences in sleeving
All cables are available in lengths up to 6ft for the listed price now
Pictures organized and arranged
Added services for soldering labor/repair work
It's an exciting time at Mimic-Cables today as all cable orders can now be sleeved in MDPC-X sleeving direct from Germany.
Use this handy chart for ordering: