You may have heard about many different types of ports and cables already. Today we want to talk about the USB-C connector.
There are lightning cables by Apple, made specifically for charging iPhones and iPads. There’s also thunderbolt, made by itel, specifically for connecting peripherals. Now we have the USB-C. The future of cable technology. The U in USB stands for universal. This suggests that it can be used by anyone, anywhere and for a variety of things. That’s why many android phones and laptops have a USB port of some kind.
USB – C
The normal ports on laptops are normally the USB 2.0 versions. Most devices have now upgraded to the USB 3.0 version, depicted by blue linings inside the port. The USB-C is now the third version, the connector.
- Smaller and thinner.
- More Powerful: Can carry up to 100 watts of power.
- It is fast: Can transfer data at up to 10 GB per second.
- It is reversible: You will plug it in the right time every time no matter how you plug it in.
- Laptops: Macbooks and Chromebooks are already using the Type-C ports as the sole port on the device.
- Smartphones and Tablets: Samsung, Google, Nokia and Huawei have already implemented and started using USB-C. It comes with the benefits of fast charging and quick data transfer.
All the above-named companies believe that USB-C is the future. It will replace many cables. For example now for your laptop you might need a separate charging cable, HDMI cable and Data transfer cable. Type C aims to fix that by implementing all those features into one.
We are of course headed into a wireless era, with wireless charging and earphones. However, there are those who still trust the features a cable has to offer and USB-C would be the best pick for you. We are looking at a future where all the functions could be done with just one cable.