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Insignia™ - 3' USB Type A-to-5-Pin Mini-B Cable - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1995 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All I Needed for my TI-84 Plus CE

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    Matt
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    I don’t know if I got carried away when I last cleaned my room and absent-mindedly threw out my graphing calculator’s charger or if did so thinking it belonged to an estranged printer, but the truth of the matter was I had a test coming up for Statistics and needed a charger because if not my tuition was going in the trash. Oddly, Texas Instruments doesn’t sell their own replacement chargers. I did not even know why type of USB it was. I hate buying products that look shoddy, so I bought this one. Insignia is a Best Buy label by the way. It works just as well as the original charger for my calculator, and knowing I wasn’t going to be toast for my exam was good too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    USB cable for my camera

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    nachomamma
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    Camera had error message: "Communication Error". Talked with CSR at Best Buy, he said it might be the cable. Bought it, took it home, plugged in my camera, got same error message. Oh well, have an extra USB cable now. PS: Had to bring my camera in for that error message, they sent if off, and weeks later, they returned it, NOT FIXED-they would not fix it due to a recall (plastic around lens could cause an allergy)!!!. I took it home, still got the error, put in a different memory card, and poof whalah-it worked-no error message, software came up properly. Sure wish Best Buy Geek Squad would have known that-it sure would have saved me alot of time and trouble and frustration!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    No real problems

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    FirePhoto
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    No problem with this product per se, but for people who travel on the road a lot, with multiple devices that require wires, wire management becomes an issue. So it is smart also to invest a little extra money in a labeler and extra velcro, so you can make sure that you keep the right wires with the right devices. Also buy some extras, in case someone asks to use one. Borrowed items so small may not return, and certainly won t on their own, so make sure you keep the right wires with the right devices. Helps cut down on the Murphy s Law incidents.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All I can say is... WOW!

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    markaldo
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    Here is a product you can count on! Both ends fit just as I had hoped. The length of the cable was long, yet it is surprisingly light and thin, very flexible. One could say; perfection in a cable that will soon no longer exist or be needed! Like standard RCA cables or even Optical, you may want to stock up on this one now, before it becomes outdated by some new fangled creation... oh wait, it already has. It's a cable for Pete's sake, and who the heck is Pete anyway, and why do we care what he thinks. Think for yourself, don't follow Pete blindly, don't be a sheep when it comes to your cables, be an 'eyes wide open' non-sheep!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It transmittted ones... it transmitted zeroes...

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    itsme
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    ... it carried supply voltage to a circuit board until I accidentally cut it while cutting a zip tie that was holding it. Up until that point it performed it's duties admirably. While I was saddened by it's sudden and unexpected demise, I was lifted by the memory of how well it performed right up until that time. It worked flawlessly as a means of carrying information from one board to another. I'm just glad that the machine was powered down at it's time of demise, the cable went peacefully in it's sleep.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Cable - Maybe Wrong Applications

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    trebor221
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    The cable itself is fine and everything you'd expect. However, I was sold this as a replacement power cord for my Garmin GPS and told it would work just fine. It did work in the store and initially in the car, but after about the 4th time of using it in the car it no longer would recognize this as a power cord and thought it was plugging into a computer. Don't let them sell you one of these if you're looking for a replacement power adaptor for Garmin - I ended up ordering directly through them for an exorbitant price, but their products do work as advertised.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Buy only if you're in a pinch

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    cheap
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    I needed one to connect my camera to the laptop to download pics and as it's an older model, it required this connector. Luckily this was on clearance but I understood why. The USB part that connects to the laptop doesn't fit tightly so I had to hold on to the portion that was connected to the laptop each time I do a download. Works fine if you're willing to keep on doing that, but I just ended up getting another one on Amazon that I just plug in and it works immediately without any issues.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good replacement for my Canon camera USB cable

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    TexasRose
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    My Canon camera quit uploading photos to my computer. I couldn't find a solution and needed the photos for a small business. I took my camera and computer into the Geek Squad and one of the personnel checked out the problem. It was a worn out USB connecting cable (which I would never had figured out, as I was looking at the computer having the problem). They told me which USB cable to buy there at Best Buy and it fixed the problem. I'm grateful to the Geek Squad for their help.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Geek Squad experience

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    Cindy
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    I had problems with my computer. So I made an appointment and explained what it was doing. The customer representative did not make me feel stupid. He retested the computer in front of me, and told me my options for repairs. I felt very comfortable leaving my computer in their hands. They did a great job repairing and explaining their repairs to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good versatility

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    Onthego
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    At first I didn't like the idea of having to purchase something that involved both power transmission and data transfer when I only needed power transmission (to charge batteries in a device). However, since I noticed that this cable is closely the same as the one I use for transferring data from my camera to my PC, this will come in handy if I ever need it while I am not at home. Great thing to have!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These are worth the money - which is not a lot

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    JustKat
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    I somehow lost my connector for my DVD player to connect to my lap top. Also, I didn't have a clue what kind I needed. So, I went into Best Buy and right to the computer help desk. I showed the salesman my DVD player and explained my problem. He went and got the mini B Cable that I needed; I paid for it'; and was out of the store within 10 minutes. I was able to watch movies on my Amtrak trip later that week. Thanks!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

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    Trusolja
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    This item is the cheapest HD cable you can purchase. If you are not the type of person that is interested in the best quality picture with your television than this would be perfect for you. This HD cable is very inexpensive compared to others and will do the job but if you are knowledgeable on the quality of pictures in the different levels of it then this is not for you and suggest getting information on the more expensive ones like the gold tip or the silver tip hd cables.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still necessary

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    DBDukes
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    It's been years since I purchased a device with a USB Mini-B connector (the thick one). However, every now and then you have the need for such a connector. In my instance, it was an older camera of a family member. They had misplaced the cable, there was no way to charge the device. Best Buy to the rescue. This cable was in stock, and the day was saved! Now, to family, I'm the hero.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nowhere but BestBuy

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    EMATX
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    Was looking for this cable at all the other stores in the city and nobody carried it. And the only place that had it in stock was bestbuy. Bought it, took it home, tried it and it worked. Saved me the hassle of doing a return waiting to get a new item for just a missing cable. The cable that I bought worked as it should.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it was intended

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    msdee
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    I purchased this to use for my PS4 controller and have had no issues whatsoever. I have also used to transfer photos from my Canon to the computer and worked great. Have no complaints at all. In fact, this cable was cheaper than the one from Sony that is supposed to be compatible with the PS4 controller. Not only was it less expensive, but it works great and I can use on my camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good value. Does the job

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    Slimjim
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    Thank goodness Best Buy still sticks the older mini usb connectors in their stores. I have a bunch of older external hard drives that I wanted to transfer the contents of to a ssd but had lost the cables for the older drives. Luckily my local Best Buy has them and they simply worked

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally can view CDs on laptop!

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    LaptopNumberEight
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    New laptops don't come with CD or DVD drives anymore but do come with multiple USB ports. This DVD player Blu-ray writer is perfect for viewing the language course,It requires 2 USB ports to use it. I just purchased, on my laptop. I haven't tried using it as a Blu-ray drive though. Blu-ray is not the reason I purchased it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Good Cable

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    DJB357
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    I bought this cable to replace the 1-foot cable that came with my Garmin GPS unit. I use it to download map updates to my Garmin unit. I wish the cable was a little longer (wish it was 5 or 6 feet in length) but it's long enough for me to place the Garmin unit on my computer desk now instead of having it resting on the floor near the computer tower.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent length for the purpose intended.

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    Corky3rd
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    The cable that came with my new GARMIN GPS was too short to connect the GPS Unit to the PC USB Port to keep it charged when stored in my L-Unit desk with storage for a PC and other peripheral devices. This cable was exactly the length I needed so as not to have a lot of excess cable to keep out of the way with other electronic components stored in the same area.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Aduquate

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    Togocat
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    I needed a new USB cable for my Magellan GPS. The pin size was right but it wouldn't charge it. I think the problem is my battery in the Magellan not the connector. It is a light weight so if you need more charging ability, you might not want this one. Otherwise, I'll keep and try it on something else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend