Add some locking, quick-connection points to a USB cable for fun and style! These can be useful when access to USB ports is difficult, but who are we kidding — these are great for making your mechanical keeb or cyberdeck rig look rad!
You can also create multiple “device side” cable halves with different connectors, such as USB micro-B, USB C, and USB mini, so that you can plug in a variety of devices without needing to unplug fragile USB plugs – just use your highly beefy YC-8 connectors!
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