Does a USB "A" to USB "A" adapter exist? I find USB 'A' to USB 'B' adapters like the one below USB A-to-USB B adapter

but I need one that has an 'A' adapter on both sides.

Clarification I have two cables that I would like to join together. Both cables are attached to something else on the other end. The end I have to work with is like the photo below. Is it possible to join the two cables together?

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    What exactly are you trying to join together? Besides the two cables I mean... – Mokubai May 7 '11 at 22:22
  • There is a "crossover" cable designed specifically for machine-to-machine transfers. Used to come in a package with the associated software. Have not seen one recently, though. – Daniel R Hicks Jul 29 '13 at 0:45

Male or female?

Here's some I found on Amazon:

For your future searching, the phrase gender changer really helps out.

Edited to add…

usb plugs

Three common USB plugs; from left to right: USB B, USB A female, USB A male.


these are often cable extenders, or link cables with a circuit in between acting as virtual Bs, used for syncing/networking... between 2 computers, but now rarely seen because of the much more convenient LAN

A1 ↔ VirtualB1-VirtualB2 ↔ A2

  • Any reason for the downvote? USB is a host driven standard unlike firewire so you must have a host device to act as master. There's no way to connect two As or two Bs directly. You'll have to use a link cable with special device in the middle. Any direct A to A or B to B connector with the same gender is non-standard – phuclv Jun 28 '14 at 1:14

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