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AmazonBasics USB 2.0 A-Male to B-Male Cable 6 Feet / 1.8 m

by AmazonBasics
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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  • Ships in Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging
  • One 1.8 m high-speed multi-shielded USB 2.0 A-Male to B-Male cable
  • Connects mice, keyboards, and speed-critical devices, such as external hard drives, printers and cameras to your computer
  • Constructed with multiple layers of shielding to minimise interference and with corrosion-resistant, gold-plated connectors for optimal signal clarity
  • Distributed by; backed by AmazonBasics one-year limited European warranty
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Technical Details
Item Weight68 g
Product Dimensions182.9 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm
Item model number1
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 41,442 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight68 g
Date First Available2 Nov 2009

Product Description

Product Description

USB 2.0 Type-A Male to Type-B Male cable.
USB 2.0 Type-A Male to Type-B Male cable

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USB 2.0 A-Male to B-Male Cable
(6 Feet / 1.8 m)

  • Durable, gold-plated connectors

  • Backward-compatible

  • Full 2.0 USB capability/480 Mbps transfer speed


USB Version Numbers: There are different version numbers (1.0, 1.1, 2.0, and 3.0). This indicates their transfer speed. The higher the version number, the faster they can work. However, to get the full power, the “host,” the device, and the cable must have that version. If not, the lowest USB version in the chain will control the speed.

For example,if your computer has a 2.0 USB port, your cable is 3.0, and your phone is 3.0, you will achieve 2.0 speed. If all three (computer, cable, and phone) all have 3.0 then you will have 3.0 speed.

Warranty: AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty, click here.

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The AmazonBasics USB 2.0 A-Male to B-Male Cable with Gold-Plated Connectors gives you full performance with many USB devices.

The leader for strong connections

Because USB 2.0 is widely used in connecting devices, such as external hard drives, printers, digital-photography devices and more, this USB 2.0 cable helps you maximise the performance of your peripherals. For devices with an older USB version, this cable is backward-compatible, so you can still make the connection.

What it connects

This cable features a standard Type-A USB connector on one end and a standard Type-B connector on the other. this means that you can plug the Type-A connector into your computer, then plug the Type-B connector into a device with a Type-B port. Printers and servers often have Type-B ports.

Solid, durable

Sturdy, with gold-plated connectors, this USB 2.0 cable is built for connecting and disconnecting over and over again without signal loss.

Frustration-Free Packaging

This AmazonBasics product features Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging that is recyclable. It comes without excess packaging materials, such as hard plastic clamshell casings, plastic bindings, or wire ties. The packaging is designed to be opened without the use of a box cutter or knife, and it will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging. Products with Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging can frequently be shipped in their own boxes, without an additional shipping box, saving on resources and reducing waste. In addition, the packaging materials that we do use are easily and frequently recycled, composted or reused by our customers, and all the inks and dyes are biodegradable. For more information, click here.


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What’s in the Box: USB 2.0 Type-A Male to Type-B Male Cable

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Box Contains

  • Multi-Shielded USB 2.0 A-Male to B-Male cable (6 ft / 1.8 m)
  • Warranty card

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect cable but packaging needs sorting out 6 July 2010
Not a lot to say in addition to the reviews already posted. Good cable - does the job. I've used it to connect my computer to a printer and the length is adequate for a small desk, without getting tangled wires. It is great value - way cheaper than on the High Street.

Packaging is described as 'frustration free' - but the box is too large to fit through a letterbox. I expected it to be delivered in a padded envelope. If I wasn't in to take the delivery, I'd have had to rearrange the delivery time or trek down to my local post office depot - that would not be 'frustration free'. Hopefully, Amazon will change the packaging in the near future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a cable 25 Jun 2010
By Dan Craggs VINE VOICE
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The Basics range could easily be low-quality, bog-standard equipment as you'd often expect with anything that has a synonym of 'low-end' in its name. Yet this cable is probably seated at the complete opposite end of the scale. Of course, one product is no way to determine the classification of the whole range but it serves as a reasonable Litmus test.

As a brief but necessary first point, it's important to note that the gold plating is useless. That is, it serves the purpose of conducting electricity, transferring data, etc. but it holds negligible advantage over non-gold-plated cabling. It's the same with DVI, HDMI, or in fact any other cable that transfers digital data. Analog is a different matter, with enthusiasts split over whether OFC cabling gives any advantage, and how connection quality is paramount.

Yet digital either arrives or it doesn't - it's just 0s and 1s - and if it doesn't, USB 2.0's CRC correction will handle small issues. The bottom line is that by the time your non-gold-plated connector has degraded enough to hinder operation, you'll probably have more issues with the cable fraying or kinking, or the connector itself falling apart. On the other hand, it looks pretty nice and the plating method leaves the surface fairly even.

The cable itself is of a reasonably median weight and strength. It's not so strong that it stays in rigid shape, nor is it so heavy as to pull lightweight devices downwards. But then it's not so light or flimsy that it easily tangles or feels disproportionately weak or fragile. Overall, a nice cable with a good feel and nicely moulded connector boots.

Moving on to the packaging, I expected this to arrive in a padded envelope, or in some small cardboard.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality cable 13 July 2012
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I bought this as a printer cable to connect a Canon multifunction printer to my PC. it arrived swiftly and was packaged in recyclable packaging.

I am impressed by the quality of the cable - all the interconnects are plated to improve connectivity and the strain relief which prevents the lead from pulling out of the plugs feels strong. The impression of quality is enhanced by the embossed Amazon logo on each plug and the quite thick cabling. The cable worked first time and comes with an Amazon warranty.

What more can I say? Just that this cable seems to represent an excellent balance between quality and price - look at how much you'd pay for a cable like this is in a store. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive, high-grade cable 1 Mar 2010
By Caliaudio VINE VOICE
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Not much to say about this item, except that it is an A/B USB cable with a 1.8M length. The price is very good for a cable with gold-plated connectors: you'd expent to pay several times as much for a brand-name cable with the same spec. Packaging is certainly easy to open, although the box seemed a little large for the purpose. Not a criticism, though. This is an excellent product. Highly recommended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good cable, bad packaging and warranty 12 Feb 2010
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Well there isn't a lot one can write about a USB cable. If you have a device which needs a USB A to B cable (most likely a printer or external hard drive) then this cable will be of great use to you, otherwise it won't. The contacts look like they might be gold-plated, and the general finish of the cable is quite good.

The 'frustration-free packaging' is of course nothing of the kind. It might be more friendly to the environment, but it is certainly not more friendly to the paying customer. Amazon's standard delivery boxes are far easier to open.

The really objectionable thing about this is the warranty: it is only valid in the United States. Despite paying significantly more for this cable than Amazon's US customers, apparently we are not judged worthy of having the same protection against defects.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Works well; good value 28 Jan 2010
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This arrived in 'frustration free packaging'; a sturdy reusable box without any superfluous plastic wrap etc. But it was then also packaged in the usual amazon folder-style cardboard packaging - which rather defeated half the point I felt, as the inner box would have protected it perfectly in the post!

The product itself is fine, and performs well. I could not discern any difference in performance between this and other connecting cables of the same type that I use. The gold connectors are corrosion resistant, and expected to give good performance.

Cheaper than other similar products, I'd certainly buy from this range again (and have already done so in fact). Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good quality cable 22 May 2012
By Dolphin TOP 500 REVIEWER
I needed to replace a cable connecting a camcorder to my laptop. I had previously replaced a malfunctioning printer cable with one equipped with gold-plated connectors and I knew from my own experience that quality makes a big difference, so I was looking specifically for gold-plated connectors.

I am very happy with this purchase. I know it's only a cable, but it is also the means of transferring my videos to my pc and, without it, I cannot access my footage. The cable is sturdy and flexible, the connectors have a look of quality and my data is being transferred successfully.

I also bought a AmazonBasics USB 2.0 A-Male to A-Female Extension Cable 9.8 Feet / 3.0 m to connect a printer and all of the above also applies to that cable. A very good product at an affordable price. The packaging provided adequate protection and is environmentally friendly.
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