I bought a Creative Labs Extigy sound card last month so that I can have decent sound from my notebook when I am abroad on assignments.
Unfortunately I left the cable connecting the Extigy unit to the notebook in the UK. The notebook end is USB , the Extigy end goes into a rectanglar port with angled corners (like Firewire?).
I have a similar cable connecting my external Iomega HDD to a PC Card USB 2.0 Port Adapter, but this one has a cyclinder shape just before the USB port.
What is the function of this cylinder? I see it on other cables, eh recharging cable for digital camera.
Can I not buy a Belkin cable with the correct ends, even if it does not have a cylinder? I cannot recall if the cable left behind in the UK has one.