Corning USB 3.optical
£79 Manufacturer Corning, corning.com
2 What’s special about this USB cable is the fibre optic tech inside it, letting you place a self-powered device farther from your Mac than is usual – either 10, 15, 30 or 50m, depending on the depth of your wallet due to the technology’s expense. You might spend that much if you have great yet noisy storage for audio or video production that you want to put out of earshot. At the device end, the cable has a female USB-A receptacle for connecting your device’s normal cable – a smart design, since it then doesn’t matter what USB type is on the device itself. Alan Stonebridge A well thought-out way to ensure devices don’t have to be situated within earshot – but you’ll pay handsomely for the privilege.