CES 2013: The Longest USB and Thunderbolt Cables in the World

Corning releases two super long cables at CES in Las Vegas

  The cables will go on sale later this year
If you’re planning to work on your neighbor’s computer without leaving your house, here’s a way to easily plug in your USB mouse and keyboard.

If you’re planning to work on your neighbor’s computer without leaving your house, here’s a way to easily plug in your USB mouse and keyboard.

Corning has presented at the 2013 CES in Las Vegas what could very well be considered the longest USB and Thunderbolt cables in the entire world.

The USB cable can reach lengths of up to 30 meters, while the Thunderbolt version can go as far as 100 meters. If that’s not enough for you, no problem. Corning says that both the USB and the Thunderbolt can be extended by using multiple cables.

According to official stats, the Optical Thunderbird Cable provides a transfer speed of up to 10 Gb/s, while the USB 3.0 Optical Cable is a bit slower: it can reach only 5 Gb/s.

Pricing is yet to be disclosed, but the parent company says that both cables will go on sale in the first quarter of 2013.

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