10 Best Plugable Computer Cables Connectors
for January 2022

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Plugable USB Hub with Ethernet, 3 Port USB 3.0 Bus Powered Hub with Gigabit Ethernet Compatible with Windows, MacBook, Linux, Chrome OS, Includes USB C and USB 3.0 Cables

Plugable USB Hub with Ethernet

3 Port USB 3.0 Bus Powered Hub with Gigabit Ethernet Compatible with Windows, MacBook, Linux, Chrome OS, Includes USB C and USB 3.0 Cables

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What We like

PORTABLE DESIGN - Featuring a compact aluminum frame, this sturdy hub is travel-friendly and easy to tuck away. All USB ports are located on one side to reduce clutter and maximize accessibility

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Product Features

  • PLUG AND PLAY - Drivers are built-in to Windows 10, 8.x, macOS, Chrome OS, and most Linux distributions Windows 7 drivers available via download. Stand-alone charging not supported. Not compatible with Android or Game Consoles
  • FITS YOUR SETUP - Includes two detachable, 19in/50cm cables for compatibility across both USB C and USB 3.0 connection types with the ability to connect to your MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Microsoft Surface Pro series, Dell XPS, Chromebooks and more
  • CONNECT ANYWHERE - Upgrade your tablet, laptop, or PC to wired Gigabit Ethernet speeds via USB-C or USB 3.0. USB Type-C and USB-A 3.0 cables included. Expand your USB 3.0 connectivity with this travel-friendly 3 port hub

Plug and play - drivers are built-in to windows 10, 8.x, macos, chrome os, and most linux distributions windows 7 drivers available via download. stand-alone charging not supported. not compatible with android or game consoles Fits your setup - includes two detachable, 19in/50cm cables for compatibility across both usb c and usb 3.0 connection types with the ability to connect to your macbook, macbook air, macbook pro, microsoft surface pro series, dell xps, chromebooks and more Connect anywhere - upgrade your tablet, laptop, or pc to wired gigabit ethernet speeds via usb-c or usb 3.0. usb type-c and usb-a 3.0 cables included. expand your usb 3.0 connectivity with this travel-friendly 3 port hub

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Plugable USB Extension Cable - 33', Black (USB2-10M)

Plugable USB Extension Cable

33', Black (USB2-10M)

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What We like

PREMIUM QUALITY - Cable contains an active repeater and premium shielding help ensure efficient data transfer and reduce potential interference

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Product Features

  • WIDE COMPATIBILITY - Windows, Mac, Linux, PlayStation, Xbox. Connect remote USB printers, scanners, keyboard and mouse, etc.
  • RELIABLE USB 2.0 TRANSFER SPEEDS - Cable provides reliable USB 2.0 transfer speeds with standard USB Type-A male to Type-A female connectors
  • 10 METER (32 FOOT) USB 2.0 EXTENSION - Extend your computing power with our 10m (32ft) USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable

Reliable usb 2.0 transfer speeds - cable provides reliable usb 2.0 transfer speeds with standard usb type-a male to type-a female connectors Wide compatibility - windows, mac, linux, playstation, xbox. connect remote usb printers, scanners, keyboard and mouse, etc. 10 meter (32 foot) usb 2.0 extension - extend your computing power with our 10m (32ft) usb 2.0 active extension cable

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Plugable Thunderbolt 3 Cable 40Gbps Supports 100W (20V, 5A) Charging, 2.6ft / 0.8m USB C Compatible [Thunderbolt 3 Certified]

Plugable Thunderbolt 3 Cable 40Gbps Supports 100W (20V

5A) Charging, 2.6ft / 0.8m USB C Compatible [Thunderbolt 3 Certified]

by Plugable
What We like

COMPATIBILITY - Thunderbolt, USB and DisplayPort Alt Mode compatible. Compatible with your Thunderbolt 3 enabled Mac and Thunderbolt 3 Windows PCs, and non-Thunderbolt USB-C systems. Incompatible with QC 3.0 and other non USB-compliant technologies

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Product Features

  • MORE POSSIBILITIES - Thunderbolt 3 cable with 40Gbps speed and USB 3.0 5Gbps compatibility. Supports data transfer 2x faster than standard USB-C cables. Depending on host, up to 2x 4K 60Hz or 1x 5K 60Hz displays supported, and up to 20V, 5A charging
  • HIGH PRODUCTIVITY - Daisy chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices including docking stations, external graphics cards, and displays. 40Gbps speed cables are suitable for eGPU and dual 4K display scenarios. Thunderbolt 3 peer-to-peer 10Gbps networking supported
  • APPLE NOTES - Thunderbolt 3 uses the USB-C connector built into late 2016 MacBook Pros and newer models. This connector will not physically fit into Thunderbolt 1 or Thunderbolt 2 ports found on previous generation Mac systems

High productivity - daisy chain up to 6 thunderbolt devices including docking stations, external graphics cards, and displays. 40gbps speed cables are suitable for egpu and dual 4k display scenarios. thunderbolt 3 peer-to-peer 10gbps networking supported Apple notes - thunderbolt 3 uses the usb-c connector built into late 2016 macbook pros and newer models. this connector will not physically fit into thunderbolt 1 or thunderbolt 2 ports found on previous generation mac systems More possibilities - thunderbolt 3 cable with 40gbps speed and usb 3.0 5gbps compatibility. supports data transfer 2x faster than standard usb-c cables. depending on host, up to 2x 4k 60hz or 1x 5k 60hz displays supported, and up to 20v, 5a charging

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Plugable USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB-C to SATA Adapter Cable

Plugable USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB-C to SATA Adapter Cable

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What We like

IMPORTANT NOTES - Compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux. Data transfer rates may be limited by USB host controller, drive speed, file system, or method of file transfer.

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Product Features

  • FEATURE PACKED - Supports USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP), Bulk-Only Transport (BOT), 512e and 4K sector sizes, and LBA48 addressing
  • PORTABLE - Connect 2.5 inch SATA hard drives and SSDs to your USB-C compatible computer, no additional adapters or power supplies necessary
  • FAST - Supports USB-C ports that support up to 10Gbps, with transfer rates up to 6Gbps via SATA III

Portable - connect 2.5 inch sata hard drives and ssds to your usb-c compatible computer, no additional adapters or power supplies necessary Feature packed - supports usb attached scsi protocol (uasp), bulk-only transport (bot), 512e and 4k sector sizes, and lba48 addressing Fast - supports usb-c ports that support up to 10gbps, with transfer rates up to 6gbps via sata iii

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Plugable USB C to DisplayPort Adapter - 6ft (1.8m) Adapter Cable (Supports Resolutions up to 4K at 60Hz)

Plugable USB C to DisplayPort Adapter

6ft (1.8m) Adapter Cable (Supports Resolutions up to 4K at 60Hz)

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What We like

COMPATIBILITY - Works with 2018+ iPad Pro, modern Mac computers, Dell XPS, Microsoft Surface Book 2, HP Spectre x360 systems with Thunderbolt 3 ports, and other systems which support DisplayPort Alternate Mode over USB-C

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Product Features

  • OPERATING SYSTEMS - Supported on Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, and Linux, as long as the computer has a USB-C port which supports video. Plug and Play; no software installation required
  • IMPORTANT NOTE - Requires USB-C port which supports DisplayPort Alternate Mode, or Thunderbolt 3 port. Please note the Apple 12" MacBook only supports up to 4K 30Hz. Not a bi-directional cable, can only work with DisplayPort displays
  • USB-C TO DP - Utilizes the native video capabilities of USB-C ports on supported computers to drive a DisplayPort monitor with resolutions up to 3840x2160 @ 60Hz (4K)

Usb-c to dp - utilizes the native video capabilities of usb-c ports on supported computers to drive a displayport monitor with resolutions up to 3840x2160 @ 60hz (4k) Operating systems - supported on windows, macos, chrome os, and linux, as long as the computer has a usb-c port which supports video. plug and play; no software installation required Important note - requires usb-c port which supports displayport alternate mode, or thunderbolt 3 port. please note the apple 12" macbook only supports up to 4k 30hz. not a bi-directional cable, can only work with displayport displays

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Plugable USB C to VGA Cable - Connect Your USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 Laptop to VGA Displays up to 1920x1080@60Hz (Compatible with 20189 MacBook Pros, Dell XPS 13 and 15, Surface Book 2), 6 Feet, 1.8m

Plugable USB C to VGA Cable

Connect Your USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 Laptop to VGA Displays up to [email protected] (Compatible with 20189 MacBook Pros, Dell XPS 13 and 15, Surface Book 2), 6 Feet, 1.8m

by Plugable
What We like

COMPATIBILITY - Works with 2018+ iPad Pro, modern Mac computers, Dell XPS, Microsoft Surface Book 2, HP Spectre x360 systems with Thunderbolt 3 ports, and other systems which support DisplayPort Alternate Mode over USB-C

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Product Features

  • OPERATING SYSTEMS - Supported on Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, and Linux, as long as the computer has a USB-C port which supports video. Plug and Play; no software installation required
  • USB-C TO VGA - Utilizes the native video capabilities of USB-C ports on supported computers to drive a VGA monitor with resolutions up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz with this 6ft/1.8m adapter cable
  • IMPORTANT NOTE - Requires USB-C port which supports "DisplayPort Alternate Mode" (not all USB-C ports/systems support Alternate Mode functionality). See additional compatibility information below

Usb-c to vga - utilizes the native video capabilities of usb-c ports on supported computers to drive a vga monitor with resolutions up to 1920x1200 @ 60hz with this 6ft/1.8m adapter cable Important note - requires usb-c port which supports "displayport alternate mode" (not all usb-c ports/systems support alternate mode functionality). see additional compatibility information below Operating systems - supported on windows, macos, chrome os, and linux, as long as the computer has a usb-c port which supports video. plug and play; no software installation required

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Plugable 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub with 36W Power Adapter

Plugable 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub with 36W Power Adapter

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What We like

SMART DESIGN - Designed based on customer feature requests: Matte finish, rear-facing physical power button, and per-port status LEDs

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Product Features

  • RECOMMENDED USE - Some devices such as the Apple SuperDrive look for Apple-specific signaling and will not work when connected through any USB hub. Not recommended for use with USB 3.0 PCI-e add-on cards for older Mac Pro systems
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY - Compatible with most Windows, macOS, and Linux systems. On legacy systems, the latest drivers and updates should be installed to ensure compatibility.
  • EXPANDED CONNECTIVITY - Add up to seven USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 devices to any USB 2.0 or 3.0 capable computer. Fully plug and play, devices can be hot-swapped, supports USB over-current protection. Includes 36W UL Listed US AC Wall Plug, 100-240V 50/60Hz

Universal compatibility - compatible with most windows, macos, and linux systems. on legacy systems, the latest drivers and updates should be installed to ensure compatibility. Recommended use - some devices such as the apple superdrive look for apple-specific signaling and will not work when connected through any usb hub. not recommended for use with usb 3.0 pci-e add-on cards for older mac pro systems Expanded connectivity - add up to seven usb 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 devices to any usb 2.0 or 3.0 capable computer. fully plug and play, devices can be hot-swapped, supports usb over-current protection. includes 36w ul listed us ac wall plug, 100-240v 50/60hz

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Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station for Windows (Dual Video HDMI & DVI/VGA, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, 6 USB Ports) (Renewed)

Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station for Windows (Dual Video HDMI & DVI/VGA

Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, 6 USB Ports) (Renewed)

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What We like

2560x1440 output only available when using a single HDMI display. If dual displays are connected, each will be limited to a maximum resolution of 1920x1200. Cannot be mixed with non-DisplayLink USB graphics adapters and drivers (e.g. MCT, j5, or SMSC). DVI dual-link and DisplayPort connections not supported. Does not support HDCP, and will not allow for playback of encrypted Bluray disks or copy-protected content

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Product Features

  • UD-3900 docking station is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, & legacy XP systems. Surface RT, Mac OS X, and Linux/Unix are not supported. Docking station is suggested for use with web and productivity software; not recommended for gaming
  • Provides SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (5Gbps) link from PC to dual video, gigabit Ethernet, audio input/output, and two USB 3.0 ports. (VIA VL811+ chipset with latest 9095 firmware. USB 2.0 backwards compatibility, plug and play, devices can be hot-swapped, supports USB over-current protection)
  • HDMI port supports resolutions up to 2560x1440 with a single HDMI display or 1080P if two displays are attached. DVI/VGA port supports display resolutions up to 2048x1152 / 1920x1200; wired Ethernet port supports 10/100/1000Mbps speeds

Hdmi port supports resolutions up to 2560x1440 with a single hdmi display or 1080p if two displays are attached. dvi/vga port supports display resolutions up to 2048x1152 / 1920x1200; wired ethernet port supports 10/100/1000mbps speeds Provides superspeed usb 3.0 (5gbps) link from pc to dual video, gigabit ethernet, audio input/output, and two usb 3.0 ports. (via vl811+ chipset with latest 9095 firmware. usb 2.0 backwards compatibility, plug and play, devices can be hot-swapped, supports usb over-current protection) Ud-3900 docking station is compatible with windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, & legacy xp systems. surface rt, mac os x, and linux/unix are not supported. docking station is suggested for use with web and productivity software; not recommended for gaming

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Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station for Windows and Mac (Dual Monitor: HDMI and DVI/HDMI/VGA, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, 6 USB Ports) - Horizontal

Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station for Windows and Mac (Dual Monitor: HDMI and DVI/HDMI/VGA, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, 6 USB Ports)

Horizontal

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What We like

FLEXIBLE EXPANDABILITY - A single included USB 3.0 or USB-C cable from your laptop to this dock provides dual video outputs, wired Gigabit Ethernet, 3.5mm Headphone and Microphone jacks, two USB 3.0 ports, and four USB 2.0 ports

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Product Features

  • DUAL HD MONITORS - Built-in HDMI and DVI outputs each supporting 1920x1200 resolution @ 60Hz refresh rate. Includes DVI to VGA adapter and DVI to HDMI adapter. HDMI port supports resolutions up to 2560x1440 @ 50Hz with a single HDMI display only
  • RECOMMENDED USE - For use with web and productivity software; not recommended for gaming. Cannot be mixed with non-DisplayLink USB adapters. DisplayPort connections not supported. Does not support HDCP, will not playback encrypted or copy-protected content
  • COMPATIBILITY - Docking station compatible with Windows 10, 8.x, 7 and macOS 10.14+. Plug and play driver installation via Windows Update; manual driver installation on macOS. Linux not supported. Wired Ethernet supports Gigabit speed. Dock does not charge host PC

Dual hd monitors - built-in hdmi and dvi outputs each supporting 1920x1200 resolution @ 60hz refresh rate. includes dvi to vga adapter and dvi to hdmi adapter. hdmi port supports resolutions up to 2560x1440 @ 50hz with a single hdmi display only Recommended use - for use with web and productivity software; not recommended for gaming. cannot be mixed with non-displaylink usb adapters. displayport connections not supported. does not support hdcp, will not playback encrypted or copy-protected content Compatibility - docking station compatible with windows 10, 8.x, 7 and macos 10.14+. plug and play driver installation via windows update; manual driver installation on macos. linux not supported. wired ethernet supports gigabit speed. dock does not charge host pc

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Plugable 5 Meter (16 Foot) USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable Type A Male to A Female

Plugable 5 Meter (16 Foot) USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable Type A Male to A Female

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What We like

PREMIUM QUALITY - Cable contains an active repeater and premium shielding help ensure efficient data transfer and reduce potential interference

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Product Features

  • RELIABLE USB 2.0 TRANSFER SPEEDS - Cable provides reliable USB 2.0 transfer speeds with standard USB Type-A male to Type-A female connectors
  • WIDE COMPATIBILITY - Windows, Mac, Linux, PlayStation, Xbox. Connect remote USB printers, scanners, keyboard and mouse, etc.
  • 5 METER (16 FOOT) USB 2.0 EXTENSION - Extend your computing power with our 5m (16ft) USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable

Wide compatibility - windows, mac, linux, playstation, xbox. connect remote usb printers, scanners, keyboard and mouse, etc. Reliable usb 2.0 transfer speeds - cable provides reliable usb 2.0 transfer speeds with standard usb type-a male to type-a female connectors 5 meter (16 foot) usb 2.0 extension - extend your computing power with our 5m (16ft) usb 2.0 active extension cable

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