There are a great number of people today that want to connect one of their electronic devices to another in order to transfer information and in doing so, many of them find problems. The chances are that they need to connect the two devices with a usb to micro usb cable but too often, the cable is too short or, if it isn’t, the cable keeps knotting and getting tangled or, sometimes the cable is not suitable for transferring the amount of data they want transferred, at a speed that they want it transferred; fast. This does not have to be a problem though, provided that they look at what they are buying before they buy it as, there are cables available today, with these types of connections that have long cables that are flat and therefore hard to get tangled, it is just a matter of shopping around.
Although today it is easy to find such devices, it wasn’t always so easy in fact, when PCs were first available on the market, a variety of devices and connections were used for the transfer of information, mainly then to cameras or printers but, in 1994, most of the PC manufacturers got together and decided on one particular type of port for this purpose, hence the birth of the USB or Universal Serial Bus. With this agreement having been made, all future PCs, and later lap tops, started to be manufactured with USB ports built into them. One of the things that this enabled was for printers to be made with standard connection devices instead of having to be designed for use with only one type of PC, now they could be made for use with any make of computer as well as being able to be used with lap tops as well.
Since then there have been a great deal of different electronic devices introduced that also require information to be transferred and thanks to the agreement of 1994, they can be made to be compatible with practically any modern computer. Although the actual connection to a PC or lap top may now be standard, the size of the USB connection to an actual other type of device may vary and so it is still necessary to ensure that you have a cable that has connections that will fit into both the devices that you want to transfer information between. Although when buying a device, it may already come with a specific cable for the transfer of information from a PC to it, that particular cable may not be one that allows for the transfer of information as fast as you would like or, it may come with a cable that can transfer information fast but, is way too short to conveniently use it for the purpose you want and that is why individual connection cables are available to buy. If you buy one with a universal adapter, the chances are that even if you change your phone for a new one, the same cable may also work with that.