Recently I took the plunge on not one, not two, but four extra long cables for my PC. I was in a bit of a pinch: I had to figure out a way to connect my dual monitors to my PC while using an adjustable height standing desk, as my meter-and-a-bit cables weren’t close to cutting it. If I set my desk too high, I’d risk ripping my graphics card and motherboard ports right off the darn PC altogether.
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Ultimately, I caved and ordered two extra long Amazon Basics DisplayPort cables and two extra long USB Type-B to Type-A cables. They didn’t cost me a huge amount, however, if I had waited a little longer, I could’ve saved a little extra. Most of Amazon’s Basic cables are on sale right now for Prime Early Access.
If you’ve been thinking you could make your own life a little easier with a longer cable run or want to shake up your whole PC setup, now’s the time to do it. From DisplayPort and HDMI cables, to optical connectors, you can save a dollar or two with each purchase right now. That adds up if you’re bulk buying a few like I was. Though similarly the last things I want to spend much money on are cables—they’re just a bit boring, you know?
Most of the above cables are now sitting at or close to their lowest price yet, according to the pricing history we’re privy to. Maybe there’s a few cents in it in favour of yesteryear’s prices—2016 was a good year for cheap cables, for some reason.
Nevertheless, if you’re working with tired cables or cable runs that only just reach (personal note: I hate when a cable is pulled tight like that), perhaps it’s a good time to look into a longer, newer option. Just bear in mind these deals are exclusive to Prime members and expire at midnight tonight.