You have a smart phone (iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Microsoft Lumia, Windows 10 Mobile, or Windows Phone etc.) and you have a limited data plan. You want to copy over (or bring/move) files (e.g., numerous photos). The problem is that you do not want to use hundreds of megabytes of data from your roaming MiFi/3G/4G monthly plan. It takes a great deal of manual labor to select the files and then transfer them (e.g., via an email). You only have standard USB B micro ports on your tablet/smart phone. You do not trust the WiFi network for your smart phone given recent news about privacy and security and the pictures are not meant for everyone's eyes. What do you do to transfer over many sensitive files that consume hundreds of MB?
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Copy the files to a USB stick (with sufficient free space) with this cable. You avoid networks and insecure text messaging altogether. With a BlackBerry, you can select all with the pictures it has taken. You can then zip the files into one file and transfer it with very little manual work. To the right is a picture of a cable that connects regular USB sticks via a female USB A port to your smart phone or tablet computer with the cable's male USB micro-B connector. To purchase one from Amazon, just click on the image to the right.
Finally, is the term "micro-USB B" or "USB micro-B"? One web page (http://www.cablestogo.com/learning/connector-guides/usb) used to use "micro-USB B" nomenclature. More commonly you will find "USB Micro-B" like what Wikipedia shows. This cable with a female connector for a regular-sized USB stick is recommended over combination solution with one male USB A connector and a micro-USB A connector and one gender changer adapter because the smart phone has limited electrical power for three accessories (a cable, a male-to-male gender changer adapter, and a USB stick).