In 1996 the USB, Universal Serial Bus, became available, gradually replacing most of the other connectors for computer mice and other peripherals. It is hot swappable and capable of daisy chaining
Have a few USB to PS/2 adapters. Any ideas how to repurpose them?
USB standard logo on computer ports, mouses and other peripherals
Back and front views of two gender-bender USB to PS/2 adapters. Beware: effecting a gender bender by adding this USB to PS/2 adapter to get a PS/2 mouse to plug into a USB port is a good way to fry an old mouse.
Just because an adapter fits on a mouse's plug didn't always mean it will work plugged into a matching port.