Best USB 3.0 Extension Cables

Updated January 2019
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    USB ports are essential for running the accessories and peripherals you want to get the most out of your laptop or desktop computer. Unfortunately, most accessory manufacturers don't give that much excess in terms of cord length. When you have a keyboard, mouse, speaker, or other USB device that lacks the length you need, you will need an extension cable. Cables marked as "USB 3.0" will be capable of the highest data transfer speeds and should be matched with any device that has the same 3.0 designation. When choosing the right cable, pay attention to the plug type at the end. Most come with the common Type-A receptacle that fits into the USB port of most computers. Certain accessories, however, may utilize a Type-B, Mini-A, Mini-B, or Micro-A/B.

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