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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. 

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RE: Retention
By inighthawki on 8/14/2014 1:40:13 AM , Rating: 2
How do you figure?

RE: Retention
By HomerTNachoCheese on 8/14/14, Rating: 0
RE: Retention
By inighthawki on 8/14/2014 11:18:43 AM , Rating: 3
I'm confused, are you agreeing with me or trying to provide a counter example, because you're proving my point...

RE: Retention
By flyingpants1 on 8/17/2014 3:13:18 AM , Rating: 3
In the case of every single product with any defect whatsoever, the defect is always somehow denied by the people that didn't experience it.

"It works fine on my end, it must be your fault" AKA "You're holding it wrong" AKA just blathering nonsense because you don't want to address the issue.

Nobody is swinging their phones over their heads by the USB cable like a lasso. These cables have extremely thin metal wires inside - they are built to break. What's worse, they are subject to a ridiculous amount of movement and stress, compared to say, a DVI cable. We plug and unplug them every single day. We move them around, put them in pockets and bags, or use our devices while charging. They can only handle so much stress before they eventually give.

Laptop charger cables break too, for these same reasons. It's why they're designed with rubber things around where the cable meets the connector or power brick, in order to mitigate the issue.

But if it were up to people like you, laptop chargers wouldn't have those rubber things. We'd all just have to be careful all the time, and deal with occasional failure. And when they do eventually break, it's because we're "plugging it wrong".

The solution is better cables, with thicker wiring and a special rubberized exterior that prevents bending at an extreme angle, along with reinforcement at the pressure point where the connector meets the cable. And a rock-solid connector.

RE: Retention
By inighthawki on 8/17/2014 8:56:45 PM , Rating: 2
I'm not trying to deny there are defects, and I'm certainly not trying to say "I have experienced any, therefore I'm right. The problem is that the people in this very comments section are talking about how they've gone through multiple cables. When individual testimonies tend to be "all my cables always break" or "none of my cables ever break," it tends to suggest that it is a user flaw, not a design flaw. Simple statistics suggest it is extremely unlikely for singled out individuals to receive all the defective products.

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