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Posted: 02/27/12 12:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Between our cameras, GPS, specialized card readers and other electronic toys, we have 5 different USB cable ends. It's a pain to try to keep track of all these cables. We took my camera down to Mexico on holidays but we accidently took the wife's camera's USB cable. I didn't bother packing my card reader for the laptop figuring that I would just download the photos directly via USB. I wound up spending most of a day trying to purchace a cable that would work for my camera.

I've looked in the electronics stores but haven't been able to find a USB cable with a set of adapters that will plug into our various electronics. Does such a thing exist? It would sure make it easier than packing 5 usb cables wherever we go.

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Yes, I've seen them in computer stores. Luckily, I got mine for free as a giveaway from AMD at a trade show.

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Google "usb cable adapters" and you will find many of them.


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yep, we have one, has maybe 6-8 different ends... got it at walmart...


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After trying all of the local computer stores and outlets, I went online and found what I want. It's made by Emerge Technologies, part# ETCABLEKIT3.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Emerge-Tech-3-USB-2.0-Universal-Cable-Kit/12575355

The only retail store that I could find that carries them is Walmart, but only in the US not in Canada. I guess that I will have to order it through a mail order store out of the US. It cheap enough that I'll get a few so that I can have one at each computer at home and at work.

Thanks for all of your replies.

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Try Fry's at http://frys.com I have seen kits there with all the adapters you could want to plug in to any usb device.


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On the Island, Best Buy is probably your best bet. That being said I once bought a USB cable, with several adapters, at Home Depot. I would not rule out that Walmart has something, but not listing it on-line.

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i have one i bought at FRYs electronics

the main cable in on a reel, and has male & female adapters of different sizes

i have seen them a best buy and even in "big lots"


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I found them stocked at BestBuy which is about 100 miles from here. They're listed at $14.95 at Walmart in the US., here at BestBuy $34.95. I think I'll wait til my next trip to Seattle and pick them up there.

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Yes, they exist - I have seen them with multiple connector tips that plug on and off a main cable, and I have also seen one cable with multiple connectors coming out of one end. MicroCentre sells them - in their stores and online. Look wherever you see computers, cameras, cell phones, and MP3 players sold. These cables show up in some of the most unlikely places including a little discount store that has been popping up in different areas called Five Below (everything $5 and under).


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