Get a card reader. Seriously..they are so much better than the cable that connects the camera to the computer. They don't use up the batteries and you don't lose them because they stay with the computer attached to the USB. I have one that accepts multiple types of memory cards so no matter what camera I (or visitors) have they can get the pics off. My daughter and friend had readers when I went to visit them and took my pics off and burned them to CDs while I was there freeing up the memory card.
I think this
is the one I have.