that definitely sounds like the mini-siphon, which is maybe 14" long, while the original auto-siphon is like 32".
its hella handy for 1-2gal batches, which I do for mead sometimes.
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10