Strange Q: are USB cables with two male A-type connectors "a thing"?

Subject line says it all. I’m looking to connect an Xbox Series S/X controller to my PC via USB cable, and have a USB-A female/USB-C male adapter, but I’m trying to remember whether I would also have among my assorted junk a short USB cable with standard male A-type connectors on both ends. One generally sees them with an A connector on one end and say a micro-USB or a B connector (the squarish one on the right in this picture: … ectors.JPG) on the other, but I don’t recall ever having seen a cable with a male A connector at both ends.

If I can avoid buying a cable and the environmental impact of having a truck drive it to my house I’d rather do so (I realize I’d still have to dig it up, heh).

USB 3.0 A to A Male Cable 1Ft,USB to USB Cable USB Male to Male Cable USB Cord with Gold-Plated Connector for Hard Drive Enclosures, DVD Player, Laptop Cooler (1Ft/0.3M)

Yep, thanks, I went to Amazon and found such a link. Question now is why I might possibly have one in my possession. Going to have to look among my various boxes o’ stuff.

I have one that came with a laptop cooling pad, you plug it into the laptop’s USB port and the other end into the pad and that powers the fans. Each side is a USB A male end.

Yeah, I looked around, and am not seeing any such beast, so I guess I’ll have to order a couple. I wonder if the 3 ft size of these would work for the Series S/X controller connection (I have a couple of this same brand’s 2 meter ones and they work great-- these say they’re only USB 2 but wouldn’t that be enough?):

I have one that’s used to charge the headlight on my bicycle. They’re specifically disallowed by the USB standard, so that’s why you don’t see them. USB has a host-device architecture; it’s meant to have an A connector at the host side and a B connector at the device side and the cables aren’t reversible. An A-to-A cable can only be used for power and in fact connecting two hosts together with a cable like this can damage the ports.

USB-C has a separate configuration channel on the cable which allows devices to negotiate the network topology with each other and, for instance, allows for power delivery to a host.