On the back of the new USB to Parallel printer cable we got, made by Gear Head:
"Portable Design: This compact and lightweight design requires minimal space for convenient travel."
Um...It's a CABLE. Only 5 feet long (so you have to be really close to your printer for it to work). Of COURSE it's portable and lightweight. Duh.
And how often do you need your PRINTER cable to be convenient for travel? Especially a parallel to USB converter cable!
That's not the only feature this cable has, though. The back of the box also claims, "Our Bi-Directional printer cable allows direct communications between your computer and your printer."
Wow! So that you can send print jobs to the printer, right? I'm glad you told me the printer cable does that, since that IS what a printer cable is for, after all.