Items tagged with usb type-c

According to an unnamed insider, Apple is currently testing USB-C ports and functionality for a future iPhone model. It has been 15 years since the iPhone burst onto the scene, and every one of them has had a proprietary charger, starting with the old 30-pin for the first generation and later following up with the... Read more...
Say goodbye to proprietary power connectors forever, folks! Okay, not really. However, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) just took a big step in that direction by massively upgrading the USB-C specification (version 2.1) to accommodate up to 240W of power. That is more than double the previous spec, which allowed... Read more...
ADATA is on a mission to "RGB all the things" with its new SE900G external solid-state drive. All-in-all, this external SSD is worth a look if you need external storage for your computer or console. First and foremost is the obvious RGB, which is not too tacky, in all honesty. ADATA reports that RGB lights cover 74%... Read more...
There are plenty of rumors floating around claiming Apple is ditching the 3.5mm port on its next flagship handset, presumably called iPhone 7, in favor of using its Lightning cable port for connecting headphones and earphones, but the Cupertino outfit isn't alone in wanting to banish the traditional audio jack. Intel... Read more...
The rumors are starting to pour in regarding Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy Note 6 phablet and the latest chatter is that it will incorporate a fancy USB Type-C connector. If that ends up being true, it means no more fumbling around with micro-USB cables and hoping that you have it oriented the right way. USB Type-C... Read more...
Intel is joining the fight to replace the widely used 3.5mm headphone jack with USB Type-C connectors. The Santa Clara chip maker isn't the first to suggest such a move, though the challenge in toppling the 3.5mm port is that it's everywhere. Nevertheless, Intel presented an extensive proposal at IDF Shenzhen to make... Read more...
It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it! Such is the case with the emerging USB Type-C (USB-C) standard that is finding its way into notebooks, tablets, and smartphones. In addition to compliant cables supporting USB 3.1 speeds, the big usability benefit is that the cables are reversible, similar in concept to... Read more...
Apple's forward thinking approach to its 12-inch MacBook released in 2015 didn't include a bevy of ports -- just one, that being a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C connector (basically a USB 3.0 port with the new Type-C connector). Out of all the ports that went missing, perhaps the most missed was Apple's proprietary MagSafe... Read more...
If you purchased a USB Type-C cable from or adapter from OnePlus, bad news, it's not up to spec. The good news? An engineer at Google has been taking companies to task for selling non-compliant USB Type-C cables and adapters by leaving detailed negative reviews on Amazon. More recently, he called out OnePlus for being... Read more...
You have to be careful when buying cables, especially ones based on the relatively new USB Type-C spec. That's true even if you limit your purchases to vendors like Amazon and, apparently, phone makers like OnePlus. When it comes to shaming companies for non-compliant Type-C cables, Google engineer Benson Leung is an... Read more...
Last week, Dell surprised us all with the introduction of its pimptastic Alienware 18 notebook, which features — as its name implies — an 18-inch display (unfortunately, it’s only 1080p resolution). And earlier today, Dell whipped out an updated Alienware X51, which has been decked out with overclocked Intel Skylake... Read more...
Plugging in a USB or micro-USB cable is typically a four-step process. First you attempt to plug it in. When that doesn't work, you turn the connector around and try again. An optional but almost unavoidable third step is to utter a string of obscenities before moving to step four, which is to orient the USB connector... Read more...