The world of technology and electronic devices is constantly evolving and advancing. One of the things that allows all these wonderful products and devices to work and operate are networking cables. There are many different specific types of cables to choose from, depending on your specific needs and what you’re trying to connect.
While many devices will comes with the cables that will be necessary for regular functions, if you want to connect something to say a laptop or computer, often times you’ll need a special networking cable that needs to purchased separately. Here are a couple of the most common/popular cables and chords that people use for networking and connectivity every day.
- Ethernet Crossover Cables: Ethernet crossover cables are typically used to direct two computing devices together directly. This could be a desktop and laptop, two laptops or two desktops. It can be other devices as well, but these are the most common examples. Crossover cables are named as such because on the inside there are literally twisted pairs of cables that are used to connect the devices. Each end of the crossover cable is identical.
- HDMI Cables: HDMI cables are the ones you use to connect a laptop to a television, for example. These can be purchased as normal or HDMI highspeed cables. Due to the quality of the resulting picture and ease of use these have become incredibly popular to connect devices to televisions for better viewing.
- USB Cables: There are many different types of cables when it comes to USB cables. USB 2.0 cables are one of the most common, but there are now even USB 3.0 cables that are new and improved versions proliferating the technology world. One of the best things about USB cables in general is that so many different types of devices and adapters can be purchased to use with these sort of cables. This makes connectivity and networking a breeze.
Whether you’re equipping a home office or business workplace, these are a couple of the cables every technology center should have on hand, just in acse you ever need it.