USB cables are used to transfer any form of digital data between electronic devices such as cameras, computers, electronic instruments, and external storage devices. It is the most widely used and cost effective type of digital transfer cable. It's uses include transfer of digital files, MIDI data, stand-alone power and electronic audio as used in recording.
USB cables come in a range of versions, with USB 2.0 being standard on all recently made USB cables and sockets, and USB 3.0 starting to be appears on some new devices but not becoming standard at present.
USB Plug Types
The standard USB plug type we all know is Type A. External computer devices that are power by USB will usually have a Type B socket, requiring a USB Type A to Type B cable to be used to connect the device to a computer. USB Mini is another smaller plug type found generally on multimedia devices such as digital cameras and MP3 players.
USB-A to Mini USB Male Connectors. This cable has a standard USB-A connector, and a 5-pin mini USB on the other end, so you can connect any PC or MAC to most portable devices such as digital cameras, portable hard drives and mini-camcorders.
Price: AUD 9.99
Featuring the most common version of the USB connector, this cable has USB-A connectors on both ends to accomodate special functions and operations. USB-A is the stardard USB connector found on every computer.
Price: AUD 9.99
USB-A to USB-B Connectors. This cable features the two most common version of the USB connector. USB-A is the stardard USB connector found on every computer. And USB-B is different type common to many larger external USB devices.
Price: AUD 8.99