Our forecast: most, if not all, Android phones will have a USB Type-C charging port by this time next year. It might take a while for this connection to actually become the only port on your phone but the USB-C future is clear. It’s the compact, reversible port that does everything, the ability to push all that power through a USB-C cable means that phone manufacturers can take advantage of new power management standards like Quick Charge.
USB Type-C is the this hot new thing for plugging things into other things in a simple way or the rapidly emerging default industry-standard for wired, smart and rapid charging and high-speed data transmission to support applications such as high definition video and augmented and virtual reality, if you want to have a more detailed description. So are you ready to join this trend of reversible?
These are the five reasons to fall in love with USB Type-C even you still don’t know it.
1. One cable to rule them all
It’s truly universal, it promises to replace all your other cable connections and it’s meant to be a future proof. And it’s not just Android phones. In case you haven’t been paying attention, other companies are adopting the new standard too. The new 12-inch MacBook has USB Type-C, Google’s line of Chromebook Pixel laptops have USB Type-C, and the connector is likely making its way to several other devices in the coming years as well. It’s simple: you will finally have a single cable to connect all of your cameras, laptops, external drives, card readers, monitors, (most) smartphones and (most) tablets together. All those micro USB cables piling up in your drawer? Kiss them goodbye.
2. It’s tiny
The USB Type-C connector is just half the width and about one-third the height of a standard USB connector that makes it extremely easy to use. This means it’s small enough to work for even the smallest peripheral devices. As it is small in size, it is very easy to carry and plug in to the devices. No hassles of long wires or large parts.
3. It’s fast
The Type-C ports can transfer data with up to 10 gigabits per second speed. It is extremely fast when compared to the traditional USB ports. That’s a ridiculously fast data transfer speed.
4. It’s powerful
The USB C-Type connectors can output around to 100 watts of power which is enough to power your devices. This means that larger devices can now be charged from USB, including laptops and monitors.
5. It’s reversible and open
USB Type-C is an open standard. It won’t be exclusive to any one company. No royalties, no patent infringement. Great news for manufacturers and for consumers.
Apple’s Lightning cables have shown how it’s hard to go back to struggling with asymmetrical USB jacks, and USB-C is the first standard solution to address the issue. It’s never upside-down and you will always be able to plug in first time, every time, first try. You can insert the connector in both ways. Unlike the older USB ports, it doesn’t matter either side to plug in.
Soon enough you won’t want to buy a computer without USB-c. Just imagine a future where your laptop bag just has one cable in it and that’s all that you need! What are you waiting for? Join the trend of reversible now! Shop here and discover our best accesories with USB Type C.