See the Best USB Ports in 2020 for Charging

USB ports allow you to connect multiple USB devices at the same time to charge, sync, and/or connect. Every port works a little differently, some only charging while others offer direct connection to a laptop or computer.

These multi-purpose ports are easy to install, are usually very portable, and are getting used by more and more households, especially multi-person dwellings such as condos, student houses, and families.

If you have three or more devices in your household that need to be charged weekly, make charging accessible for yourself and anyone else in the home. These are the best USB ports in Canada in 2020, ranging from smaller models to a premiere 13-port high speed hub.

4-port USB 2.0 high speed portable hub

If you want a multi-port connection to have with you and your laptop, this portable high speed 4-port USB hub’s a recommended buy. It’s all plug-and-play and is very easy to use. It will turn a single USB port into four.

PrimeCables® 4-Port USB 2.0 High Speed Portable Hub

Monoprice 4-port USB 2.0 passive hub

This 4-port USB hub square works on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems, and is a perfect USB expansion in a space-saving design. It’s self-powering, 2.0 ports, is backwards compatible, and has overcurrent protection. Why it’s included on this list is the convenience in its design.

Monoprice® 4-Port USB 2.0 Passive HUB

72-watt 10-port USB smart charging hub

For households with four or more family members, this 10-port USB smart hub is the solution to arguments over who can take the plug to charge their phone. This is one of the most stable options, has a fast data transfer, and saves on space as well with holders built into the design to keep safe your smartphones, tablets, and other charging devices. The only drawbacks are that it’s not very portable and for heavy-duty use, you may want to check out another option on our list.

PrimeCables® 72 W 10-Port USB Smart Charging Hub

12-port USB hub circle

If you have a workstation, gaming station, music studio, video studio, or simply have a large amount of USB devices, here’s a way to connect them all. You get 12 ports – that’s right, 12 friggin’ ports! It’s in a circular design so you’re saving space. It’s relatively expensive, compared to standard USB hubs above 10 ports. The only drawbacks to this 12-port USB hub circle design are it requires an AC adapter and with twelve connections, that’s a lot of cables to get knotted up pretty fast.

Monoprice® 12-Port USB Hub Circle

13-port USB hub with power switch

The ultimate USB hub in Canada has got to be this. What you’re looking at is a small yet very powerful 13-port USB hub. It is travel-friendly and portable which is why it’s preferred by many in professions who require portable USB connections. They’re all 2.0 USB ports which means quality charging. You can also use these to connect printers, external hard drives, and all sorts of devices. Equipped with a DC power adapter and switch, this is a whole new way to use your USB connections.

13-port USB hub with power switch
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Upgrade your Wall Outlets to an Outlet with a USB Connection from PrimeCables

Replace your old-school traditional wall outlets to USB-integrated wall outlets at the same or a fraction of the cost from PrimeCables. If you’ve been looking for the right time to make your purchase of a USB wall outlet, come into PrimeCables today. In celebration of our June 2019 birthday sale, we’ve discounted our USB accessories to record low prices!


In this day and age, each one of us has at least one device with a USB connection to charge. Add in roommates and family members, and that’s a lot of devices. If you’re struggling to keep all these devices charged, look towards your home’s wall outlet for the answer. Sure, you can go the USB wall charger route if you want some portability to it. That said, these chargers usually end up accumulating in abundance and/or it becomes a chore to carry around. Wouldn’t it make more sense to have a charger at every outlet – of course! That can be pretty costly though. Instead of buying USB wall charger after USB wall charger, instead, find a USB-integrated wall outlet where you already have the USB charging capability packed into the design.


Imagine not having to carry around any USB charge or anything and being able to plug your mobile device direct into the wall without hassle. Pick up your USB wall outlet from PrimeCables today for under $20 and charge multiple devices at the same time. Our favourite USB wall outlet is the dual-USB in-wall charger. Get 1 traditional outlet and 2 USB connections. Compatible with USB standard up to 3.1, install it within minutes and enjoy 4.2A-level safety protections to ensure your device isn’t overcharged. You’ll immediately notice how much easier it is to charge your smartphones, tablets, and other devices, and there’s nothing else needed to do it.


If your preference is to get an external USB charger, that’s ok too. There’s the 6-outlet surge protector with 2 USB ports, a 3-outlet mini surge protector with multiple USB charging connections, the uniquely designed 4-outlet PowerCube with 2 USB ports, and more. No matter what approach you take, PrimeCables’ just wants to make things easier on our customers. There’s a lot of inexpensive, simple USB accessories, smart home accessories, and technology which makes the day-to-day easier. You’d be surprised at what you can find in PrimeCables’ catalogue for under $20 and for fast, free shipping, any order above $49 is good to go.


Shop PrimeCables today for USB wall outlets and get them at the best prices in Canada. Plug directly into the wall!

Top USB Accessories for when you’re on a Budget from PrimeCables

For buyers on a budget, Canada’s own PrimeCables makes reliable, high quality USB accessories perfect for anyone with a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any mobile device. USB accessories purchased from brands like Apple are not always the cheapest.


As a third party company, we do our best to keep pricing as family-friendly as possible while also ensuring quality of product does not suffer. Browse accessories like these on PrimeCables’ eCommerce catalogue and pay a fraction of the cost you’d pay elsewhere.


USB-C to lightning cable

A USB-C to lightning cable provides a user the means of connecting and charging their devices, be it tablets, smartphones, iPods, earbuds, laptops, or whatever the case. Choosing to buy from Apple, you’re going to pay more than $20 easy for this cable. From PrimeCables, you can purchase it for a lot less.


USB Type-C to micro USB

If you have any micro USB products, you’re going to want a USB adapter like this to ensure the device can still be connected to modern products.


USB Type-C charging cable

The most advanced USB cable there is, the USB Type-C cable from PrimeCables will charge, transfer data, and sync between multiple USB-C devices. There’s no faster or more efficient way to charge your devices than the Type-C model.


USB to SD card reader

If you’re using an SD card in a digital camera, you can use a USB to SD card reader as a means of getting what’s on the SD card quickly onto your tablet or phone with no hassle. High quality photos and videos transferred right there, no problem.


Wireless charging pad

For when you don’t want to pull your USB cable out of where it’s tucked in, a 10-watt wireless charging pad is more than enough of what you need to get your smartphone amplified again. Say goodbye to tangled wires and charging cables you can’t find.


USB to Ethernet cable

If you’re working with an unreliable WiFi connection, a USB to Ethernet cable is a way to directly connect your computer into a wired connection. Through this cable, you won’t have any trouble maintaining your Internet strength or speed.


30-pin USB cable

30-pin USB cables have in large part been phased out at this moment in time however some consumers still have devices that require them. Purchase the USB cable you’ll need to sync and charge older smartphones, tablets, and iPods from PrimeCables, or pay literally twice as much purchasing from Apple.


See all these top USB accessories from PrimeCables and get them on discount today. You won’t regret it!

All you Need to Know about USB

USB stands for ‘universal serial bus’ and it is the most common consumer cable currently on the market today. USB cables are used to sync and charge a wide range of devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile digital devices.

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Choosing the right USB cable for your needs can vary, depending on what you want to use it for. Anyone looking for high quality, cheap USB cables in Canada, PrimeCables has got you covered with nearly 100 different models to browse.


The most popular use of USB cables is evidently for smartphones and tablets. For these devices, consumers usually shop for Apple lightning cables, Apple 30pin USB cables, USB Type C cables, and micro USB 2.0 5 pin cables. See amazing USB deals from PrimeCables on products like the preferred 1M Nylon braided USB lightning cable MFi certified on-sale for a limited time only for $6.99.

how to choose the right USB for your devices
how to choose the right USB for your devices

If you’re looking for a USB cable for data transfer or storage, such as with an external hard drive, consider our premium USB 2.0 to micro 5pin USB sync and charge cable for only $1.69 or the premium USB sync and charge cable with 28/24 AWG for $2.38.


If you’re looking for portable device connections – such as those used for drones, power banks, cameras, and Bluetooth speakers – you may want to go with our high-speed micro USB 2.0 sync and charging cable with Nylon braided protection for $5.49. The great thing about the Nylon braided protection is that it provides a cable that is not going to get bent out of shape, chewed on by pets, or that’s not going to break when you throw it into your bag.


Now, for larger computer devices that require USB connectivity like printers and microphones, your USB cable is going to be built a little differently. Be careful on what you order for these devices and ensure you have the right connection end. A few of the options we have include the high quality USB 2.0 male to male 28/24 AWG cable for $2.49 and the USB 3.0 male to male cable in blue for $1.49.


If you have more questions on what might be the right USB cable product for you and your devices, please feel free to visit PrimeCables. USB cables are used for so many multi-purpose products with reason. For this reason, companies like Apple and Microsoft have waged huge bets on USB Type-C cables, among other types. Don’t overpay and shop with PrimeCables for the lowest prices in Canada across all USB accessories.

Do You Need a Dual USB port right in your Wall Outlet – Buy it from PrimeCables!

There are plenty of ways to charge USB devices in this day and age. For smart home enthusiasts, some have chosen to embed dual USB ports right into their wall outlets. For many multi-person Canadian households, this might not be such a bad idea.


Also, it’s not that expensive either, especially if you know where to look. As one of Canada’s go-to names in eCommerce for smart home accessories, PrimeCables is proud to offer a dual USB port wall outlet for a fraction of the cost you might find elsewhere. Shop with us any day of the week and save!


Consider the 4.2 A Smart Fast Charging Dual USB Port, Decora Tamper Resistant Duplex Receptacle PrimeCables® for $9.99. This high-end quad-USB charging receptacle is ideal for use across iPhones, Samsung smartphones, iPads, other tablets, and other USB devices. Already, thousands of these have been sold for personal use in Canadian homes as well as in commercial and professional environments. Believe us when we say that it makes things a heck of a lot easier when attempting to charge multiple devices at the same time.


There are many reasons to shop with PrimeCables, going beyond offering the lowest prices in Canada. We always like to make it a point how we don’t compromise on quality either. Just because you pay cheap, it does not mean what you’re going to get is cheaply made. It’s anything but. The 4.2 A Smart Fast Charging Dual USB Port, Decora Tamper Resistant Duplex Receptacle PrimeCables® has been used in airports, hotels, shopping malls, offices, and residential homes across Canada. The installation is easy and it serves to replace the traditional standard duplex receptacle which subsequently minimizes clusters.


Also, when you shop with PrimeCables, receive fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada on orders above $49, in addition to free returns and a 1-year product guarantee. The great thing about a product like a dual USB port right in your wall outlet is that it improves property value in many ways. Many Canadians have bought multiples to install them throughout the home. If you have problems fitting USB devices into your everyday charging routine, this is a smart home accessory you might want to consider purchasing.


Browse exclusive discounts, deals, and promotions on this dual USB port and other smart home accessories from PrimeCables. High quality products, fast delivery, and offered at the lowest prices in Canada, you’ll be glad to have some place to charge devices and keep other outlets available.

Get our 7 Port USB 3.0 Hub as one of our Back to School Essentials

To a student, having a multi-port USB hub is a great ‘back to school essential’ because it fulfills many different roles. Any student can use it to charge their smartphone or tablet, to plug in their laptops to charge, and/or use it across any digital device with USB charging capability. This gadget has the opportunity to contribute in so many different ways to a person’s life that it’s a purchase worth considering.


Most students already have some version of a USB hub though it might not have multiple ports. Almost anywhere, you can find some very cheap models of two-ports though these don’t necessarily provide a fast charge and, depending on where they were manufactured, may actually pose a threat.


Needless to say, everyone should have a USB hub of some kind. PrimeCables’ 7-port USB hub can help. Providing a user with seven different USB ports to connect to, you’ll always have somewhere to plug your device when it needs a good quality charge.


From PrimeCables, buy the 7-Port USB 3.0 HUB with Individual Switch Power Adapter Plug – Black today for $19.99. Featuring an independent switch to reduce power consumption, plug and play capability, and an on-an-off switch assigned to each USB port, this is a great tool for any student going to college or university, getting ready for high school, or entering junior high. The high-speed 7-port USB hub has every port with speeds up to 5Gbps.


As one of Canada’s fastest growing eCommerce companies, PrimeCables is proud to be able to provide high quality products like this multi-port USB hub at some of the lowest prices in Canada. Enjoy free returns and a 1-year product guarantee when you shop with PrimeCables. Also, when you put in an order above $49, instantly qualify for fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada.


These are just some of the advantages you get when you browse PrimeCables for the best deals, discounts, and promotions. Pair the 7-Port USB 3.0 HUB with Individual Switch Power Adapter Plug – Black with products such as cables, adapters, mounts, sit-stands, tools, appliances, home theater accessories, smart home accessories, network solutions, and more.


Enjoy tech back to school 2018 specials that you can only find at PrimeCables. Enjoy up to 60 percent off key products in our catalogue for a limited time only. See why so many Canadians are coming to PrimeCables for the best deals in Canada.

Get a 4-Port Smart Charging USB Wall Charger for under $10 on Discount from PrimeCables

Are you searching for a multi-port smart USB wall charger for the lowest price in Canada – shop with PrimeCables. As one of Canada’s top growing eCommerce sites for USB accessories, we take pride in offering the highest quality product at the best possible deal. Browse hundreds of discounts, deals, and promotions on USB wall chargers, USB ports, smart chargers, USB Type-C cables, and more available exclusively through PrimeCables. Also, remember that when you assemble any order above $49, receive fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada.


Finding a USB wall charger for under $10 is not easy. These type of accessories can go anywhere from $19.99 and higher. For a good quality one, expect to pay more. Thankfully though, PrimeCables has got some inventory that needs to go. Browse Canada’s favourite eCommerce page to see record low discounts on your favourite USB accessories including our four-port smart charging USB wall charger. Using this handy product, charge up to four USB devices at the same time. There’s no hassle and its’ setup is as simple as plugging it in. Customers who have already purchased their USB wall charger from PrimeCables have returned four- and five-star reviews. Needless to say, we have been ecstatic with the response!


The 4-Port Smart Charging 34W 6.8A USB Wall Charger with Foldable US Plugs – PrimeCables® is available today for less than $10. This high performance USB wall charger comes with numerous features including over-current protection, short circuit protection, over temperature protection, and intelligent multiple safety protections ensuring your devices are fully protected every step of the way. Let’s say, if you do a lot of traveling across North America, having a multi-port charger like this can help in ensuring your devices are consistently charged. For those of us that aren’t big travelers but still want something around the house to get all of our devices charged – such as in a multi-person family home – this little gadget works wonders.


Charge multiple devices including Samsung and Android mobile phones, iPads, and more. Complete with input voltage for international travel, the unique design of this 4-port smart charging USB wall charger for under $10 will keep things easy no matter where you go. The premium casing ensures lifetime reliability and the industrial-grade plastic outer shell makes this second to none. Included are intelligent LED power indicators, strong anti-interference, and guaranteed safety.


Shop with PrimeCables today and begin taking advantage of one of the best 4-port smart charging USB wall chargers in Canada. For under $10, it’s a deal that can’t be beat anywhere. Enjoy the lowest prices and the best deals any time you shop with PrimeCables!

Get the Top Back to School USB-C Cable for the Lowest Price in Canada from PrimeCables

Entering elementary school, returning to junior high, and/or getting started on one’s first year in high school are all unique challenges. As more students than ever will be carrying with them smartphones and similar mobile devices into their next year, a reliable USB-C cable is not such a bad idea.

PrimeCables USB type C deals for back to school
PrimeCables USB type C deals for back to school

As parents ourselves, we know how worrisome it can be to not be able to reach our kids in the time of an emergency. By ensuring your child has a fast USB-C sync and charge smartphone cable, wherever they happen to be, all they need to do is plug it in and charge. There’s no need to worry about low battery power. Anywhere, anytime, they just need a plug outlet.


USB-C cables are easily one of the fastest and most advanced consumer cables in the market. In terms of sync and charge, there’s nothing faster. Featuring a slim profile, heavy duty design, and light in weight, Type-C cables like these are perfect for any smartphone, tablet, or mobile device. Though you may already have some USB-C cables kicking around at home, we don’t often think about taking them with us when we leave the house. At the same time, we’ve all been there before when we’re out and we’ve overestimated how much smartphone battery we have to work with. Don’t let that be your kids. With a USB-C cable, always ensure they’re able to call or text.

Browse back to school discounts and deals on USB Type-C cables, USB 3.0 cables, USB 2.0 cables, and related USB accessories including USB hubs, surge protectors, power strips, cable organizers, and AC power cables and adapters. Some of the favourite USB Type-C cables in the PrimeCables catalogue includes the Premium USB 2.0 to Micro 5Pin USB Charge & Sync Cable – Black – PrimeCables® – 3ft for $1.99, the High Quality USB 2.0 A Male to B Male 28/24AWG Cable – PrimeCables® – 10ft for $2.99, and the 1M Nylon Braided Lightning Cable Apple MFi Certified For iPhone iPad-3 FT, Orange – PrimeCables® – 1/Pack for $7.99.


In the process of buying pencils, pens, notebooks, stationery, and more, don’t forget about some of the simple, unexpected products that can make the world of difference. A USB Type-C cable is the perfect back to school gift complementary to the usual.


Shove it in their backpack, let them keep it in their locker, or just make sure they don’t leave the house without it. When they need it most, it’ll be there and they’ll be thankful to have it! Buy USB-C cables on discount today from PrimeCables, and enjoy free returns, a ‘free shipping’ coupon on any orders above $49 to anywhere in Canada, and a 1-year guarantee!

The Best Back-to-School Gear, Essential USB type C Accessories you’re gonna need!

USB Type C cables, adapters, and accessories are among our back-to-school gear deals at Here are some type C essentials you’re gonna need going back to school this autumn.

PrimeCables USB type C for back to school
PrimeCables USB type C for back to school

Hands down, our most recommendable USB type C cable would be our 1m USB-C to USB 3.1A Charging/Sync Cable with Aluminum Alloy Connector in white, on sale now for just $5.99 each. This USB type-C cable, with 56K ohm pull-up resistor, is ready for quick charging, as well as data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps.


Check out more than 150 customer reviews on the product page!


The USB-C compliant type A to type C cable is not only safe for your device, but sturdy, too, combined with a stylish design. The reversible type-C connector is user-friendly, allowing you to plug it in both ways. Connects to new Apple MacBooks, ChromeBook Pixel, Nokia tablets, computer or USB charger, and complete with aluminum alloy connectors, making it the most durable cable available on the market.


All our cables come with lifetime warranties, as well as including our free return policy. If you don’t feel satisfied with your purchase, or find out you’ve ordered the wrong type of cable for your devices, ship it back at no extra cost and order the one you need.


Shipping is free on orders of $49 and up, and fast shipping is available on all our products for just $5.95. With warehouses located in Montreal and Vancouver, we deliver quickly all over Canada.


Another big seller of ours is the PrimeCables® USB-C to USB-A & to USB-C Charging/Sync Metal Braided cable – 2-in-1 Combo, available in rose gold, on sale now for just $8.99. These incredibly durable, metal-braided cables are tailor-made for quick charging and data transfers, for PC and MacBooks, and compatible with all your USB-enabled devices.


Up to 480Mbps transfer speed, reversible design, and heavy-duty metal housing makes these some of the most durable cables you can get your hands on. Measuring a metre in length each, you’ll be able to use these cables to connect devices on your side table to your desktop computer, or from awkward public wall sockets to your mobile without a sweat.


If you’re already a fan of PrimeCables, then you’re gonna love our sale price for the USB-C 3.1 to HDMI & USB 3.0 & RJ45 & Type-C Charging Adapter, regularly $43.99, now just $34.99 until June 30th. Achieve 1080P HDMI output with simultaneous charging and syncing of all your USB devices with this all-in-one accessory.


Shop around in our massive online catalogue and find all the back-to-school gear you’ll need this year at

Is USB Type-C and Thunderbolt the Same Thing?

No, USB Type-C and Thunderbolt are not the same thing but they’re close – sort of. Let us explain!

It was in the early 1990s that the USB standard was first published and since then, USB interfaces have changed quite a bit to accommodate the growing technology. Today, USB-C is the accepted standard and is easily one of the most popular consumer cables in the world. USB-C does not describe the technology inside the cable. Instead, USB-C describes the type of connector and plug on the end.

USB-C is about the third of the size of the previous USB-A standard and provides quite the upgrade in functionality. The USB-C is used to charge devices from laptops and smartphones to all sorts. Very powerful and even hailed by some as ‘future-proof’, the USB-C connector is reversible as well meaning that there is no wrong way to plug it in.

Now let’s talk a little bit about Thunderbolt. The USB-C is the connector and so the technology inside is Thunderbolt. Approximately a decade ago, all the talk was about Firewire for high data transfer. Thunderbolt replaced Firewire, allowing the opportunity to share more power among multiple devices and to sync and charge at far faster capabilities than what was previously possible. Today’s latest Thunderbolt standard has up to 40Gbps bandwidth, reduced power consumption, and is reportedly able to move as much as 100 watts of power.

Therefore, Thunderbolt USB-C cables make for some of the most advanced in history. As technology continues to progress, Thunderbolt is just the beginning to capitalizing on the limitless uses of USB Type-C. In the years to come, USB-C is likely to remain as the standard – with or without Thunderbolt – helping millions of Canadians hook up and connect their devices.

In the USB Type-C PrimeCables category, some of the biggest selling items include the 1m USB-C to USB 3.1A Charging/Sync Cable with Aluminum Alloy Connector – White – PrimeCables® – 1/Pack for $5.99, the USB-C 3.1 to HDMI & USB 3.0 & RJ45 & Type-C Charging Adapter – 15CM – PrimeCables® for $43.99, the USB-C Adapter, USB Type C to Micro USB Convert Connector – PrimeCables® – 1/Pack for $3.99, and the USB-C to USB 3.1 M/F Cable Adapter, OTG Compatible – White – PrimeCables® for $6.99.

Now that the Type-C and Thunderbolt differences have hopefully been made somewhat clearer, please don’t hesitate to browse the PrimeCables to buy your USB Type-C on discount. All orders above $49 receives fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada. In addition, there are free returns and a 1-year guarantee on all USB Type-C cables purchased through PrimeCables. Buy today to begin tapping into some of the fastest sync and charge cables in Canada!