What at first appeared to be a normal, yet well-lit, USB cable turns out to be a "smart" USB cable that transmits audio via USB without a sound card. "What?" you say. "That's impossible! Even WITH a flux capacitor!" Created by SoundTech, the lightsnake is compatible with all Windows versions as well as OS X and runs at USB 2.0 speeds. You simply plug in your git-fiddle and hook the other end up to a USB port and the cable lights up. Then you play until your fingers bleed and the built-in audio booster and 48 KHz sampling will amp up your audio. Coolness.
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