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2.5ft USB A Male to USB A Male and USB Mini-B 5pin Male Cable
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0.26 lbs

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2.5ft USB A Male to USB A Male and USB Mini-B 5pin Male Cable

Dual USB Type "A" male plugs to single USB Mini-B 5 pin male plug.  This cable is designed to tap two USB ports on your computer.  The first plug establishes a data connection and draws on the ports power supply.  The second USB Type A plug draws additional power to augment the power supplied by the first in order to power high power draw devices like external hard drives. 
NOTE:  You CAN NOT use this cable to share a single USB perpheral between two different computers or visa versa.  This can IS NOT a splitter.

13 Reviews

93.08% of the reviewers recommend this product


Excellent for Wii U

  • Grimrod,
  •  Reading, PA 
  • 7/2/2015 9:31:31 AM

Pros: Fills the need of adding enough power to an older external hard drive so I can use that drive with the Wii U.

Cons: None

The Wii U's USB ports don't seem to produce enough juice to power a hard drive. That's why Nintendo has you buy one that uses an external power source. Given that reality and many external drives around without an external power source, you can use this inexpensive cable to avoid needing to use another power outlet!

Buy it with confidence if you're hooking up a hard drive to your Wii U.

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All that's needed for 2X USB Power

  • Peter M. Ferrell III,
  •  Chappaqua, NY 
  • 6/24/2015 6:32:07 PM

Just fine for the lowest price BY FAR!!!

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  • Anonymous,
  •  Port Ewen, NY 
  • 10/11/2014 4:14:11 PM

Pros: Good quality and price.

Arrived on time and works well.

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  • tdawg,
  •  Lanexa, VA 
  • 4/15/2014 1:27:04 PM

Pros: durable, reliable, nice price

Lost the cable for external DVDRW and this was perfect saved me from buying another DVDRW

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Didn't get what I asked for

  • Steve Owens,
  •  Puyallup, WA 
  • 8/22/2013 1:05:13 PM

Pros: I got what I paid for

Cons: I didn't get what I asked for.

I ordered 5 USB male cables, but received one. I was only billed for 1 but I should have been billed for and sent 5. As it was I ended up paying the same shipping either way so I am rather disappointed.

by Monoprice Administrator
Hello Steve,

Thank you for your review and my apologies for the issues you have experienced with your order. I have spoken with our customer service dept and they will be contacting you shortly regarding this issue. Sorry again for the trouble and hope this helps!

Jonathan Arteaga
Tech Support Associate

by Steve Owens
So there seems to be some confusion. I actually made 2 orders one for 5 USB to mini which this review is attached to. And then much later I ordered 5 USB to micro cables. At any rate I got the reviews confused and made my comments about the order for the USB to micro cables not this order. Monoprice sent 4 more USB to mini cables and when I got them I was at first frustrated that they sent the wrong ones. But from Mono Prices perspective they made good on the right item.

Please don't send more cables. But my suggestion is that on this page where we are reviewing the item, it might be helpful to be able to see the item ordered on the page to mitigate confusion.

by Monoprice Administrator
Hello Steve,

Ahh I see.. terribly sorry for the confusion. However, we do appreciate to support and I will be sure to pass this info along so that we can further investigate the matter on the review page. Sorry again for the trouble and should you have any further questions, feel free to contact us!

Jonathan Arteaga
Tech Support Associate
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