Belkin USB Extension Cable (10-Feet)
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- Meets all USB specifications
- Comes with a Belkin Lifetime Warranty
- Complies with fully rated cable specifications reducing electromagnetic/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI)
- Fast, 12Mbps transmission speed
- Supports up to 127 devices on a daisy-chain configuration
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Make sure that you note that you are buying a USB EXTENSION cable, not a USB cable (ie, it has a male receptacle on one end and a female one on the other :^).
If there's anything negative to say about the product, it's that you don't have much choice as to manufacturer. In a real sense, that doesn't matter: you're going to be happy with what Belkin has on offer. But it would be at least psychologically comforting to have more of a choice.
The Belkin F3U134-10 is a 20-gauge 10' USB cable, A plug to A receptacle. I use mine on an older PC that only has USB ports on the back of its tower. Thanks to this cable, I no longer need to climb under furniture to insert my USB memory key.
If you plan to use this cable to extend a shorter cable, be aware of recommended USB cable length limits. Low-density devices (e.g. mice and keyboards) should not exceed cable lengths of 10', while high-density USB devices such as scanners and printers should be limited to a total cable length of 16 feet. If you plan to extend your current USB cable beyond these limits, consider getting a repeating cable such as the Belkin Active Extension USB Cable.
Perhaps the best reason to buy this USB cable from Amazon is to get their hefty discount on Belkin products. You'll pay about a third what you would at your local electronics store. Now that's a bargain!
According to the Belkin site this cable actually works up to speeds of 480Mb/s, which means it's a High Speed USB compatible cable. You can search Belkin's website for part# F3U134-10 for the page. (For a brief discussion on USB standards see the next paragraph.) It's unfortunate that Amazon has an obsolete/inaccurate description, but for the price it's tough to beat.
Ok now for the promised discussion on USB standards. The USB 1.1 specification was incorporated into the USB 2.0 specification which has created a lot of confusion. USB 1.1 had a maximum transfer rate of 12Mb/s and USB 2.0 has a maximum of 480Mb/s. However USB 2.0 can run at the lower, 12Mb/s rate and still be called USB 2.0 (thus the confusion). Only if a device says "High Speed USB" can you be sure that it's capable of running at 480Mb/s.
Luckily I browsed around and found this cable, which was a lifesaver. It's got a female "A" plug on one side and a male "A" plug on the other, effectively working as an "extension cord" (to be plugged in the middle, between your pc and one of your existing USB cables that is attached to your USB device).
Very good quality cables. Inexpensive price. To paraphrase Jerry Pournelle on the legendary Byte magazine: "Recommended!". :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I originally ordered this as an extension for my charge cord for my new Dragon M7 tablet. It would probably be okay, but I'm not sure how to be sure the ends are the right size... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Mycki Milanda
Only improvement I could imagine is a rubber or plastic shroud around the female end.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Got sick of replacing the batteries for my cordless mouse. Extending the USB cable for the corded mouse makes total sense. Great productPublished 17 days ago by kyrienne
These Belkin Extension Cables work perfect & Shipped immediately as promised.Published 26 days ago by Eric Beck