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If a PC has 8 USB cables plugged in the back,
it may be difficult to know which cable is the
one you want to unplug and which isn't. This
feature-added USB cable (or FireWire, or any
other datalink, for that matter) has LED lights
on both ends which toggle on or off when the
a button on either end. By
turning on the LED for just the cable you
want to unplug, you can spot the one you are
looking for in the sea of cables. A cheaper
option, but not as visible in the dark, would
be to have color-coded stickers with
matching colors for matching ends.
Lighted USB cables at Performance-PCs.com
[phoenix, Mar 21 2008]
||A better solution would be for
manufacturers to use a greater variety of
||Lighted USB cables are baked, though I don't know of any that only turn on when you press a button.