Add some locking, quick-connection points to a USB cable for fun and style! These can be useful in cases where access to USB ports is difficult or connections are delicate, but who are we kidding -- these are especially great for making your 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!

Note: introducing a bunch of stuff in the middle of a USB cable isn't great for keeping things to USB spec, so probably don't use them on USB 3 cables, high speed external drives, or mission critical medical device etc. Best for mechanical keyboards and the like!

Parts

Angled shot of YC-8 4-pin pair.
If you want the look and feel of aeronautical style quick-release connectors, this YC-8 4-pin Connector Matching Pair is an elegant and inexpensive alternative. Sure,...
$7.50
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Fully Reversible Pink/Purple USB A to micro B Cable
This cable is not only super-fashionable, with a woven pink and purple Blinka-like pattern, it's also fully reversible! That's right, you will save seconds a day by...
$3.95
In Stock
Angled shot of coiled pink and purple USB cable with USB A and USB C connectors.
This cable is not only super-fashionable, with a woven pink and purple Blinka-like pattern, it's also made for USB C for our modernized breakout boards, Feathers, and...
$2.95
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Opened box full of short lengths of multi color heat shrink
Heat shrink is the duct tape of electronics which we guess makes this heat shrink the colorful and exciting duct tape they sell at craft stores.  This pack contains heat...
$9.95
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High Temperature Polyimide Tape - 1cm wide
Polyimide Tape (sometimes referred to by the brand name Kapton Tape) is an interesting addition to your toolbox! Polyimide Tape remains stable across...
Out of Stock

Tools

Closed Multi-size wire stripper  and wire cutter
We've upgraded our basic 'adjustable' wire strippers to these multi-sized wire strippers. They include: 20-30 AWG strippers, wire cutters, 'plier' tips, and a wire...
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You'll also need:

  • Soldering iron and solder
  • Scissors
  • Heat source for heat shrink tubing

This guide was first published on Sep 15, 2021. It was last updated on Sep 15, 2021.

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