For those who need to interact programmatically with a legacy serial device,
for those who need their serial communication span over bigger distance,
and for those who need connector that isn't fragile.
HL-340 USB port to serial port converter cable
USB1.1/2.0 compliant solution
Built-in 128 byte TX/512 byte RX buffer
Supports auto-Handshake Protocol
Support Win95/98/98se/ME/2000/XP/win7 32bit 64bit/Vsita/supports full speed USB data transfer protocol
The drivers can be found here:
On Mac since High Sierra this cable, as well as ordinary arduino clones, should work fine,
but if someone still finds issues please refer to this link to get it working.