I bought this cable, as I needed to connect two printers to
the same laptop. First, I looked in the local shops. The price for a similar item (with gold plated connections !) was 15
quid. I checked Amazon, and bought this cable, for just over a
pound ! To be honest, I was not expecting top quality, but it has been fine. One of my "better buys". I have used the cable regularly, there have been no problems at all. Great value for money.