USB Adapters And Converters Keep You Connected

Everyone uses USBs these days, whether it's for charging phones or connecting cameras to computers, the list goes on. Choosing the right USB adapter and converter is essential, if you want your tech to work efficiently. A USB adapter means you can plug your electronics into a foreign outlet – such as a power outlet. A USB converter's job is to change the voltage in the outlet, so it matches your device.

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What to look for in your USB adapters

First and foremost, with your USB adapter, you want to make sure you have the right connections on both ends for the purpose you're after – for example you may need either USB-C to USB-C or USB-C to USB-A. Next, check whether you need fast charging capabilities. Not all USB adapters provide this, so check the descriptions.

Size is an issue and some USB adapters are larger than others. If you travel a lot, you might prefer something smaller as it won't stick out as far when you're sitting on a cramped plane seat. Data transfer rates are another consideration, whether you are going to transfer files from your laptop to your phone or tablet via cable, or from a phone, tablet, or computer to an external hard drive. There are different transfer rates to take into account.

Buying a USB converter

A USB converter allows you to connect devices that don't have the same connectors, for example linking a projector to your laptop or adding a second external monitor to your PC. There are different converters for your laptop vs PC – with HDMI and DisplayPort converters that can connect PC to monitors; and USB-C converters that can connect and convert audio and video signal to your MacBook.

Do your research, check the descriptions of the products available, and make sure you're buying exactly what you need. Shopping for adapters and converters on eBay is simple if you know what you're looking for.