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USB Type-C has the ability to charge laptop as well

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group is looking to make the lives of mobile users a little bit easier with the finalization of the USB Type-C specifications. USB Type-C cables and connectors are aimed primarily for use in smartphones, but the organization behind the standards says that they are also “robust enough for laptops and tablets.”
 
The big takeaway from this announcement is that the connectors on the cable and matching receptacle allow the user to insert the cable without worrying about its orientation. This is similar in concept to Apple’s Lightning connector, but Lightning [for now] is limited to USB 2.0 speeds.
 
USB Type-C supports SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps (USB 3.1) and can also deliver up to 100W of power as well. That latter spec will allow notebooks to be charged over USB, but it remains to be seen how many manufacturers will take advantage of this feature.

 
“USB has the luxury of consumer familiarity and trust, and as we adapt the technology for the future we are committed to ensuring the USB brand promise continues with this new USB Type-C connector and cable,” said Jeff Ravencraft, USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) President and COO.
 
Now that the USB Type-C spec has been finalized, the USB-IF is now tasked with managing the spec as well as handling certification and compliance. 

Source: USB.org [PDF]



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RE: Retention
By coburn_c on 8/13/2014 1:53:39 PM , Rating: 2
The monoprice cables are what I speak of; all of those have problems. My OEM device cables have never had a problem.


RE: Retention
By runutz on 8/13/2014 3:20:32 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe he's not holding it "correctly"? 8)

I don't have many problems with these USB cables, nor spend much time finding what failed on the rare times they do. At this price point having a spare seems logical.


RE: Retention
By flyingpants1 on 8/13/2014 4:44:58 PM , Rating: 2
That's great for you, but nobody claimed that every single cable would be defective for everyone.

Of course there will always be the person claiming there is no defect because "mine works fine".


RE: Retention
By verteron on 8/16/2014 10:40:17 PM , Rating: 1
By not stating specific manufactures and devices, the initial complaint was indicating a design flaw with ALL USB connectors.

In response, anyone claiming no defect only needs to prove that ANY cable worked without issue.

Semantics and grammar, two things lost with the need to simplify texting and the like with mobile devices. If you are not paying enough attention, you make mistakes in grammar, not to mention you are more likely to misunderstand what you've read in the first place.


RE: Retention
By flyingpants1 on 8/17/2014 3:16:21 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
By not stating specific manufactures and devices, the initial complaint was indicating a design flaw with ALL USB connectors.

In response, anyone claiming no defect only needs to prove that ANY cable worked without issue.


This is exactly wrong. The fact that many people don't experience a defect, does not mean that it is not there.

quote:
Semantics and grammar, two things lost with the need to simplify texting and the like with mobile devices. If you are not paying enough attention, you make mistakes in grammar, not to mention you are more likely to misunderstand what you've read in the first place.


Not sure what you're trying to say here. Maybe save the awkward condescension for your private life.


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