In my job, I need to interact with a lot of different systems and a lot of different USB ports.

I'm looking for a single USB tool that would guaranty that I would be able to connect two USB ports together, no matter their types or if they're male or female.

Those kinds of USB multi-tools already exist but for power only cables (useful for charging your phone). enter image description here

Any idea where I could find something similar, but with data support?

  • You might want to consider finding a bunch of individual adapters that have Micro B female and various other device connectors on the other end. In most cases those kinds of adapters support data transfer too. Then you just use a typical A to Micro B cable with whatever adapter you need on the end. (This would be easier to replace any individual piece if they're missing or broken. Instead of replacing the whole thing) – Romen Nov 30 '20 at 22:09
  • I've bad experience with those kind of devices, they tend to be very cheap and break down easily. – Carles Dec 2 '20 at 7:55
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    Cool as an idea as this is, you'd need some significant circuitry to handle connection selection. AFAIK no such commercial device exists. One alternative is to just use a simple C <-> C cable with adapters on each end. Besides A, B, C, Micro, and Mini, are there any other USB-ish connections you need? Is USB 3 important? – JMY1000 Dec 16 '20 at 9:29

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