Computer USB Cables & Connectors
C2G 2m USB 2.0 A Male to A Male Cable - Black (6.6ft)
UGREEN USB C to USB Adapter OTG Cable Type C to USB-A 3.0 Female Connector 5T
Apple USB-C to USB Adapter - White
Micro USB 11 Pin OTG Adapter to SAMSUNG (15cm) - PrimeCables®
2m USB 2.0 A/B Cable - White
USB Type C Hub HDMI 4K Adapter USB-C to Converter with 3.0 USB and 3.1 Charging Port for Retina MacBook Silver
USB-C Adapter, USB Type C to Micro USB Convert Connector - PrimeCables®
USB 2.0 Type A Female to Female F/F Connector Connecter Adapter
Pc 4-port USB 3.0 Hub High Speed Data Transfer Ports Splitter Black
USB-C 4-Port Mini Hub
USB Type C Hub HDMI 4K Adapter USB-C to HDMI Converter with 3.0 USB Port and Type C 3.1 Charging Port for Retina Mac-Book,Gloden
Type C to HDMI Adapter USB-C 3.1 Dongle Hub PD USB 3.0 Hub RJ45 Lan Ethernet
C2G 3m USB 3.0 A Male to A Male Cable (9.8ft)
3.0 USB-C to USB-A Adapter
USB 2.0 Type A Female to Micro USB B Female Adapter Jack Black
Hawking HMPS1A3 Wireless Multifunction USB Print Server with 3 Port USB Hub Add on
C2G 9.8' USB 2.0 A Male to B Male Cable, Black
Kingwin USB Hub 9 Port USB 3.0 Data Hub for Mobile SSD, Macbook, Mac Pro/Mini, iMac, Chromebook, Surface Pro, USB Flash Drives, Notebook PC, XPS, and More. Include 2 IQ Smart Charging Port
MH USB 3.0 4 Port Hub Black
High Speed 4-port USB 2.0 Hub Splitter Adapter 40cm Cable Black for Card Reader
2m USB 2.0 A/B Cable - Black (6.5ft)
Blue Diamond Bluediamond 3 Ft USB 3.0 C Male to A Female Cable
4 in 1 Type-C to Type-C 3 Hub Charging Port Type-C to USB 3.0 Adapter Cable USB C to 3 Hub Fast Speed (Gold)
1-10x USB 2.0 A Female to 5 Pin B Male Plug Mini USB OTG Host Adapter Date Cable
dodocool 8-in-1 Multifunction USB-C Hub with Type-C Power Delivery 4K Video HD Output Port Gigabit Ethernet Adapter SD/TF Card Reader and 3 SupurSpeed USB 3.0 Ports for MacBook/MacBook Pro/ Chromebook
USB Type-C Dual Port Home Charger
BlueDiamond 3 ft USB 2.0 A Male to C Male Cable
Retail USB 2 AB Light-Up Cable BL, 6ft
Type C Adapter USB-C to Micro USB Converter Female Adapter Converter Caroj
KVM EXTENDER OVER FIBER HDMI
10 Port USB 3.0 Data Hub, High Speed USB Hub with Power Supply Charging Ports for Laptop Notebook PC Mobile HDD USB Flash Drives with 1 Power Adapter
PCB USB Connector A Type Female Jack Back Insert SMT Sinking Plate 15Pcs
Micro USB to USB 2.0 Mini OTG 5 Pin Converter White for Android Adapter
5m USB 2.0 A/B Cable - Black (16.4ft)
ORICO MH4PU USB3.0 4 Ports Monitor Table Clip-type HUB For PC iMac
8PCS 4 Terminal Straight Soldering USB Type B Female Jack for Printer Scanner
Android Type-C USB-C Female to Micro USB Male Sync Data Converter Charging Adapter
Type-C to Micro USB Convert Connector Charging Data Sync Female to Male Adapter Black
Electronic Master USB to RS232 Cable (EM620503)
8 Ports Multi-port USB Hub, High Speed LCD Adapter Hub Splitter with Power Supply Charging Ports for Notebook PC Mobile HDD USB Flash Drives
USB Audio Adapter External Sound Card
Insten 13-Port USB 2.0 Hub with On Off Power Switch
2m USB 2.0 A Male to A Female Extension Cable - White
PCB USB Connector Type-A Dual Port Female Jack Horizontal Sinking Plate 20Pcs
Desktop Laptop USB 2.0 4 Ports Mini Multi Hub Splitter Adapter Silver Tone
StarTech.com 8 Port 1U Rackmount USB PS/2 KVM Switch with OSD
2 Port USB VGA Cable KVM Switch USB Powered with Remote Switch
iMobile Charge and Sync Braided Cable USB to Lightning Connectors - 6 FT - Black
PS/2 Male to USB Male Keyboard Mouse Connector x 2
Portable Flexible Ultra Bright Mini 10 LED USB Light Computer Lamp for PC Laptop Notebook USB Power Supply
LIVEDITOR 4 Port USB Hub 3.0 5Gbps Portable Compact for PC Mac Laptop Notebook Desktop Ca
Mini USB PCB Connector 5P Female Jack 4 Foot 90 Degree Angle 10Pcs
Unique Bargains 5pcs PCB Board 180 Degree 4-Pin SMD SMT USB A Male Jack Soldering Connector
Micro USB to Type-C Universal Converter Connector Cable Adapter for iOS Huawei Xiaomi (Black)
USB C Adapter Type C Adapter USB 3.0 OTG Aluminum Alloy Converter with Keychain
PrimeCables® USB-C Type-C to HDMI Adapter, Up to 1080P HD,White
Mini USB PCB Connector Type-B 5P Female Jack SMT SMD Short Body 10Pcs
DC 3.5x1.1mm Jack USB2.0 Charging Cable Connector 50cm Long for Phone
USB31-3HUB-RJ45 USB 3.1 Type-C 3 Port USB 3.0 Hub, Gigabit Ethernet Port
A Computer USB Cable Lets You Connect
In computing terms, a port is a piece of hardware that acts as an interface, so you can connect other devices to your machine. A cable plugs into the devices, allowing them to talk to each other and transfer data. USB ports are an industry standard and used on a wide range of devices. With so many USB compatible devices in modern homes, it’s important to have a computer USB cable handy so that you can always connect when you needed.
Understanding USB Ports
USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is an industry standard for cables, connectors and the protocols around connection and communication with computers and devices. Despite being called ‘universal’, USB ports come in different sizes. The size and shape of the ports have changed to accommodate advances in technology; for example, mini-USBs are used in smaller devices.
USB ports brought many improvements over old serial and parallel port technology. USBs are self-configuring, and can be used by simply plugging in the device without needing to configure settings. They are “hot pluggable”, meaning devices can be connected and disconnected without needing to turn the computer off. In addition, there are rigorous compliance tests required before the USB logo can be used, so users can be reassured that USB devices will work as expected.
Different versions of USB ports exist, from the earliest USB 1.0 through to USB 3.0. Each version has brought faster speeds of data transfer and other improvements.
What Is a USB Cable?
The USB computer cable is the cable used to connect a USB device to the computer. Cables can be bought to fit the many different size of USB ports. Their primary purpose is transferring data between a device and computer and USB technology allows this information to move very quickly. USB cables are also able to transfer power, which allows syncing and charging to occur at the same time. Cables can also be plugged into USB wall chargers, so devices can be charged at any power point.
What to Plug In With Your USB Cable
As the USB port becomes increasingly common, devices that used to rely on serial or parallel ports can now be connected via USB. This includes mice, keyboards, printers and scanners. Some cell phones and tablets use mini-USB ports to sync information with computers and recharge batteries. Digital cameras, both still and video, also take advantage of USB technology to transfer large amounts of data with ease. Other devices exist that rely on USB ports and cables, and more will enter the market as technology continues to evolve.
As there are so many devices relying on USB, it’s possible to run out of ports on your computer. This is especially true of laptop users, as many laptops only have one USB port. If this is you, a USB hub could be the solution. USB hubs work like a power bar of USB ports, allowing multiple devices to be plugged into a single port, though it can slow down transfer speeds.
What to Look for in a Computer USB Cable
When looking for a computer USB cable, start by making sure you have the right one. Know which USB port is present in the device you wish to connect and make sure the cable you pick out will fit the port. USB cables come in a variety of lengths, though for the USB 1.1 standard, anything over 5 meters will lose speed. There are some aesthetic considerations, with cables coming in different colours or with LED lights that glow when the cable is in use.