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AmazonBasics USB 2.0 A-Male to Mini-B Cable 1.8 m / 6 Feet
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AmazonBasics USB 2.0 A-Male to Mini-B Cable
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 Mini Type-B connector on the other. This means that you can plug the Type-A connector in to your computer, then plug the Mini Type-B connector in to a device with a Mini Type-B port. Devices like mobile phones, MP3 players, tablets, digital cameras and digital camcorders often have Mini Type-B ports.
Sturdy, with gold-plated connectors, this USB 2.0 cable is built for connecting and disconnecting over and over again without signal loss.
- Durable, gold-plated connectors
- 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.
In the Box
USB 2.0 Type-A Male to Mini Type-B Cable.
AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty.
This AmazonBasics product features Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging that is recyclable.
|2.0 A to B||2.0 A to Mini-B||2.0 A to Micro-B||3.0 A to Micro-B|
|Devices that might use the connection||Printers, servers...||Mobile phones, MP3 Players, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, etc.||Mobile phones, smartphones, MP3 Players, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, etc.||External hard-drives, etc.|
|Transfer speed||480 Mbps||480 Mbps||480 Mbps||4.8 Gbit|
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Top Customer Reviews
The cable is well made and has a standard USB plug on one end and a mini USB B plug on the other, so is suitable for connecting peripherals such as cameras, satnavs and external hard-drives to your computer. I use mine mainly with a Buffalo external drive, which came supplied with a short, thin cable of not much use for anything, and my TomTom. This AmazonBasic is much more useful and of much higher quality and works perfectly. Although Amazon use the term basic in the description their range of cables are of very high quality and far from the cheapest available.
I now have three cables in the AmazonBasics range, all are of excellent quality and the range is one I am likely to consider first with any further purchases. A search for AmazonBasics in Electronics & Photo will show the current range on offer, which also includes CD and DVD blank discs. There are plenty of illustrations on the Amazon product page and an informative well illustrated Manufacturers Description which shows you exactly what you get for your money. The paperwork shown in the box is the warranty.
It's a cable, it's well made, it's fair value and comes in greenish packaging with Amazon's name onboard - `nuff said!
However, the frustration-free packaging is a different issue. I thought that the box was way too big for just a cable, and surely a plastic wrapper in a standard sized amazon folder/package would be more than enough to protect the product. It just seems like such a waste (even though it is recyclable).
Although this is a major issue, the product itself deserves five stars. The cable feels thick enough to withstand daily usage and the gold plating on the connectors is an added bonus. Highly recommended!
This lead fits perfectly, is inexpensive, seems at least the equal of the Belkin leads, and works well. Plus the 'basics' packaging means you can extract it easily from it's thin plastic bag [rather than the usual fight with a tough sealed plastic pod]. It arrived well packed and promptly [in a big light cardboard box]. I suppose 5*, as it fits the bill perfectly - and being a standard mini-USB2 I can use the lead for my old cameras and 2.5" external laptop hard drive cases as well.
Note: this cable is not a newer 'micro-USB2' lead that has a flatter and curved small plug shape (a micro-USB2 cable fits my son's Blackberry Bold and my Performance MX mouse - rather than this leads old style straight sided trapesium shaped mini-USB2 plug that fits the PS3, many external 2.5" laptop hard-drive cases and some older cameras).
Good value, does the job.
There appears to be a large range of connectors for various device configurations, and I'm hoping they choose to start offering more in this line.
The cable is thick and strong, and I can feel that it's properly shielded inside. The plugs are solid and firmly welded on.
If you're going to buy a connector for a specific purpose, seriously consider these Amazon Basics' before settling for less.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've bought two Amazon Basics cables - this and the optical cable - and both are excellent for the price. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sony ES fan
Brilliant at connecting two pieces of equipment with the appropriate USB female parts 1.8 metres or less apart.Published 5 months ago by Fred Lard