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Whether you need to connect two devices to one another, connect a computer or peripheral to a network, or power up and charge your devices, you will need computer cables to accomplish it. Knowing which type of cable serves what purpose is important, although it can be confusing.

A USB Computer Cable Connects Devices to One Another
USB, or universal serial bus, cables are plug-and-play connections between peripherals like a keyboard, external storage drive, digital camera, or printer to a desktop or laptop computer. They provide fast and accurate data transfer by streamlining network connections. Because they draw their working power from the computer to which they are connected, they save energy and help lower electrical cost. They are available in many different lengths, and USB extension cables let you work around a variety of office configurations and furniture layouts.

Connect Apple® Devices With a Lightning® Computer Cable
Lightning computer cables are proprietary connectors used to connect iPhones®, iPads® and iPods® to compatible USB ports on computers, external monitors, battery chargers, peripherals, and power adapters. They allow synchronizing between devices and charging. They are also available in different lengths, including short ones for travel or longer cables that don't clutter desks. Some may be MFi certified, and you can choose between standard USB and USB-C computer cables.

A Monitor Computer Cable Handles Display Functions
Use monitor cables to connect a computer or laptop to a display monitor or television, or connect two monitors to one another. Some older monitors may still use VGA cords, which carry an analog RGB signal between devices. Laptops may also use a mini VGA cable.

Other devices may work with DVI cables, which carry both analog and digital signals. With the proper adapter, they work with older VGA-style monitors, as well.

HDMI cables carry standard, enhanced, and high-definition signals between an audio or video source and the monitor or display device with a single cable.

A Patch or Ethernet® Cable Joins Devices to Networks
Ethernet and patch cables provide universal compatibility for connecting a computer to routers, switch boxes, network-connected storage devices, and other network peripherals, such as shared printers. They carry broadband signals between the routing components. They may be either solid or stranded computer cables. A solid cable is usually more efficient and less vulnerable to electrical interference, while stranded cables are less prone to damage, making them especially well-suited for use while traveling. Some may transfer data at speeds as high as 1,000 megabits per second (Mbps).

Fuel Devices With a Power Computer Cable
Power cables not only connect devices to a grounded power source, like a wall outlet, they join mobile devices and rechargeable batteries to chargers. Some also act as separate power sources, and many are compatible across different brands. Other features of some models include temperature controls to prevent overheating or power surges, LED charge status lights, and auto shut-offs for safety. Most include tangle-free cords and are available in a variety of lengths.

What Is the Difference Between USB-A and USB-C Computer Cables?
USB-C cables represent the next generation of technology. They are about one-third the size of USB-A cables and are flatter. A reversible design also makes them easier to use than older styles, as the ends of the cables are the same, eliminating the need to match a specific end to a device.

Is a Patch Computer Cable Different From an Ethernet Cable?
Basically, the difference between these two networking cables is the length. Patch cables are usually short and are used to "patch" connections over short distances, while Ethernet cables are longer and may even connect devices in different rooms.
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Staples 50' CAT6 Ethernet Networking Cable, Black
Staples 50' CAT6 Ethernet Networking Cable, Black
Item: 2094893 / Model : 29777-US
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  • Provides the fastest and most reliable internet connection between two network devices
  • Supports 10 gigabit/s data transfer speeds
  • 50' patch cable, snagless design, black
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StarTech 12' NEMA5-15P To IEC 60320 C13 Standard Computer Power Cord, Black
Item: 2418077 / Model : PXT10112
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  • Power cord is designed to supply reliable power
  • A convenient length of 12' for ease of installation
  • Features 1 x NEMA 5 15P male first end and 1 x IEC 60320 C13 female second end for reliable connection
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Staples 25' CAT6 Ethernet Networking Cable, Black
Item: 2094892 / Model : 29778-US
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  • Provides the fastest and most reliable internet connection between two network devices
  • Supports 10 gigabit/s data transfer speeds
  • 25' patch cable, snagless design, black
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Staples 6’ DisplayPort Cable, 2 Male Plugs, UltraHD 4K, Audio/Video, High Bit Rate (HBR), Black (51763US)
Item: 2733122 / Model : 51763US
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  • Compatible with DisplayPort-enabled computers and monitors for wide-range use
  • 2 male DisplayPort plugs make connections fast and easy
  • Supports resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD and High Bit Rate (HBR) digital audio and video connections to deliver smooth, clear images and lush sound via your components
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Staples 14' CAT6 Etherent Networking Cable, Black
Item: 2093673 / Model : 29776
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  • Provides the fastest and most reliable internet connection between two network devices
  • Supports 10 gigabit/s data transfer speeds
  • 14' patch cable, snagless design, black
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Monoprice 109550 10' 30-AWG CAT-5e UTP Flat Ethernet Network Cable, Black
Item: 1255638 / Model : 109550
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  • CAT-5e to conveniently connect network devices
  • Capable of transmitting data at 1000 Mbps
  • Gold-plated RJ-45 male network connectors on both sides for easy connectivity
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Staples 100' CAT5e Etheret Networking Cable, Gray
Item: 2094895 / Model : 29772-US
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  • Connects two network devices for high speed Internet access
  • Supports 1 gigabit/s data transfer speeds
  • 100' patch cable, snagless design, gray
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Monoprice 109551 14' CAT-5e Ethernet Network Cable, Black
Item: 1255637 / Model : 109551
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  • CAT-5e to conveniently connect network devices
  • Capable of transmitting data at 1000 Mbps
  • Dual gold-plated RJ-45 male network connectors for a flawless connection
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Insten® 25' CAT5e Ethernet Cable, White
Item: 973751 / Model : PCABCAT50006
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  • This 25 feet FastCAT (Tm) 5e Patch cable works excellently with 10, 100 and 1000 Base-T networks.
  • Features: Gold plated connectors
  • Length: 25 feet / 7.6m
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Insten 50' Cat-5E Ethernet LAN Networking Patch Cable RJ45 Blue 50'
Item: 972552 / Model : PCABCAT50014
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  • Cat5e/1 x RJ-45 male to 1 x RJ-45 male other side
  • Cable connects all the hardware destinations on a local area network (LAN)
  • 50'
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Monoprice® 6' 18AWG Non Polarised AC Power Cord, Black
Item: 1256165 / Model : 107672
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  • Black
  • 6'
  • Gauge: 18 AWG
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Staples 3' CAT6 Ethernet Networking Cable, Black
Item: 2094896 / Model : 29770-US
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  • Provides the fastest and most reliable internet connection between two network devices
  • Supports 10 gigabit/s data transfer speeds
  • 3' patch cable, snagless design, black
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Unirise HDMI to DisplayPort Male/Male Audio/Video Cable, 10', Black (HDMIDP-10F-MM)
Item: 2609648 / Model : 3814277
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  • Audio/video cable connects to your audio/video devices to provide extension capability
  • Cable length: 10'
  • Black PVC jacket, copper conductor construction
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Monoprice® 6" 1M/2F Cat5e T Adapter
Item: 1255032 / Model : 101107
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  • Cat5e
  • Great cost saving devices that help to reduce the number of lines needed to connect two distant points
  • 6"
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Staples 100’ CAT6 Streaming Ethernet Network Cable, Black (29932US)
Item: 2093165 / Model : 29932US
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  • Connects with home or office network devices like DSL/Cable modems, gateway routers, hubs & switches, faceplates, gaming consoles, and other advanced networking applications.
  • Supports 10 gigabit/s data transfer speeds (actual data transfer speeds depends on your ISP performance and your network configuration)
  • Measures 100ft (30.5m) in length
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Staples CAT5e Inline Coupler, White
Item: 2093676 / Model : 29757
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  • Connects two RJ45 Ethernet networking cables
  • Inline Coupler, White
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Monoprice® 10' 16AWG Power Extension Cord Cable, Black
Item: 1254039 / Model : 105300
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  • Black
  • Extensions cord cable
  • 10'
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Monoprice 111195 USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Black
Item: 1257030 / Model : 111195
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  • USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter to improve your network performance
  • 1000 Mbps Ethernet speed and 10/100 Mbps connection when it is compatible backwards
  • Compatible with Windows, Vista, XP, 7, and 8; Android, Mac, and Linux operating systems
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StarTech SILVGREASE1 1.5g Metal Oxide Thermal CPU Paste Compound Tube For Heatsink
Item: 2418497 / Model : SILVGREASE1
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  • Dimensions: 0.8"(W) x 2.6"(L)
  • Temperature: 30 to 180 deg C(operating)
  • Applications: High demand applications, such as overclocking and high performance CPUs, replace old or dried out thermal paste
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Staples 7' CAT6 Ethernet Networking Cable, Black
Item: 2093674 / Model : 29774
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  • Provides the fastest and most reliable internet connection between two network devices
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StarTech HDMM5M 5m High Speed HDMI® Cable, Ultra HD 4k x 2k HDMI Cable, HDMI to HDMI M/M
Item: 2419145 / Model : HDMM5M
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  • Gold-plated connectors help prevent corrosion, to ensure a high quality HDMI® connection
  • Molded HDMI connectors with strain relief maintain a durable connection, helping to prevent damage to the connectors, for long term, error-free HDMI to HDMI audio-video performance
  • Length: 16.4 ft
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StarTech VGA2HDU VGA to HDMI Adapter with USB Audio and Power Converter, Black
Item: IM1VM1352 / Model : VGA2HDU
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  • StarTech.com A/V cable for easy projector set-up
  • High resolution support for HD picture quality
  • Compact and lightweight for ease of carrying
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StarTech 8" Mini HDMI to DVI-D Adapter, Black
Item: 2419389 / Model : HDCDVIMF8IN
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  • HDMI/DVI-D for Tablet, Monitor, TV, Projector, Video Device
  • 8"
  • 1 Pack
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StarTech ICUSB1284D25 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable, 6'(L)
Item: 2419269 / Model : ICUSB1284D25
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  • Connector on first end: 1 x 4 pin type A male USB
  • Connector on second end: 1 x 25 pin DB 25 female IEEE 1284 parallel
  • Length: 6'
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