Nearly every gadget in your home has to be connected to something else via a cable to carry the audio, video, data or Internet information. Which cable connects which devices can be confusing, however. Here's a primer on the 10 most important cables you should be familiar with.
USB cables come in three sizes (there are an annoying variety of custom types I'm not counting): the full-sized variety in the previous slide, miniUSB (see #8) and the pictured microUSB. MicroUSB has been adopted as the de facto standard by everyone but Apple to connect a smart phone to your PC. Most smart phones come with a USB cable with a full-sized USB jack at one end that plugs into the AC adapter or a PC, and the microUSB end that jacks into your smart phone.