it seems that most USB devices come with an excessive amount of cords which clutter my work area. I have a laptop and it gets very annoying. Some of the USB devices that I have could really use a shortening of their cords.
speakers and most cables can be shortened… but what about USB? would any of the devices lose their effectiveness? I have the Microsoft fingerprint reader which has about an eight-foot cord and really just requires half of an inch. if I were to cut, solder, tape, make it look pretty, would I lose anything? is it? even possible