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Computer accessories come in many different forms with many uses. Even as a wider variety of accessories become available, one trend is catching on very quickly. More and more devices are being designed to connect through a computer's USB port. Whether it is game controllers, external hard drives or networking devices, USB has taken over. Even devices that do not use a USB connection often have a USB adaptor.
Ease of use is of paramount concern to modern computer users, and this is simply the easiest. New computer accessories are thought up every day. A good way to make sure that your accessories connect and operate as fast and easy as possible is to upgrade to USB 2.0 if you have not already.
Digital cameras and camcorders are using this connection more and more. MP3 players and iPods and even cell phones connect through a USB port. With this interface being so popular, if you have more than two devices regularly connected to your machine, it would be a good investment to get an external USB hub to allow for more devices to connect simultaneously.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|