The pins and their metal sheath are about 1mm too short for a universal ps/2 cable. This is fine for most uses, e.G. In conjunction with a kvm switch or a ps/2 extension cable. However, i'm using this with two speakers that require a ps/2 cable for interconnect, and the pins are just barely too short to keep steady contact. Comparing this cable's pins and metal sheath to those of several other male ps/2 plugs that i have lying around, this cable's connector is shorter than some, and the same size as others.Overall, the cable is fine. It's well made. The metal sheath, around the pins, grips the port well. It's just that the connector is too short to be used for universal applications. Would it have been prohibitively expensive to add another millimeter of pin length?