Simply a truly versatile apparatus, USB cables for printers are much more than they seem. It has been long standing that USB is a common and widely used technology for linking and transferring data between computers and other devices. With the advent of USB 2.0 it's clear that this technology will be around for many years to come.
The majority of devices designed to connect with PCs now use USB. Slowly fading away are the days of parallel port printers and wide connector heads. Actually, today you'll find it almost impossible to buy a new desktop or notebook with a legacy port let alone a printer which still uses a parallel port cable.
In comparison a USB cable for printers is much more compact and easier to slot in and use. Parallel printer cables are much wider and cumbersome to use and the legacy port can take up much more room on a notebook or desktop. Because printer USB cables do not utilize pins for connectivity, they are less vulnerable to damage.
A damaged connector can lead to failure in data transmission and render a cable useless. Moreover, USB slots are small and newer PCs have them in abundance. The beauty of a USB port is that it can be used to insert a USB cable for a printer, camera, scanner and any other device that utilizes a USB cable.
If you have an old computer or you're lacking ports, it's very simple to increase the number of USB ports you have. A USB hub is the perfect solution for people who have a lot of USB devices to connect.
Practically everybody uses a USB flash drive to store computer data these days. Just think about how much easier a memory stick has made your life. You can quickly transfer and access information without the need to install software. It's little wonder why printer manufacturers have chosen USB connectivity.
USB 2.0 cables allow for much faster and more reliable communication compared to parallel printer cables. You can expect data speeds to reach up to 480 Mps. Replacing a USB cable for a printer should be an easy task since they can be found at a great number of stores both online and on the high street. With so many electronics relying on USB cables nowadays, it's also a wise investment to have an additional cable handy in case one gets damaged.