The standard USB is getting a facelift. Its USB 3.0 Promoter group recently announced development of a new USB cable port, called the USB Type-C connector. The new cable connector will be slimmer, reversible and will streamline virtually all electronic devices.
The new USB Type-C connector will be slimmer without losing its power. It will still rely on the fastest 10GB/S USB 3.1 standard technology, but instead of supporting clunky connectors, like that of the Galaxy Note 3, it will be slender and small, like that of the existing USB 2.0 Micro-B connector. While there are no photos of the new cable yet, it is expected to look similar to existing USB 2.0 Micro-B connectors and feature reversible technology.
The new USB Type-C connector will, for the first time, be reversible. This means users will not have to wonder which side is up and fumble with the cable before successfully getting connected. The cable will be modeled after Apple’s Lightning ports, in that both ends are identical, and will also make the user experience more streamlined.
The standard 2.0 and 3.0 USB ports support virtually all electronic devices since its release into the market in the 1990s. For this reason, not only will the cable itself be updated to feature a more slender look, but virtually all electronic devices will also be redesigned to support the new, slimmer port. This means laptops, desktops, phones, tablets, etc. will be redesigned with a technology that allows for more slender and compact electronic devices.
The new USB Type-C connectors are expected to make the user experience more pleasant, without sacrificing the power and speed of existing models. The new cable is expected to be introduced in mid-2014. Updated devices that feature the Type-C connector are expected to be on the market shortly after that.
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