Many of the latest items of tech come ready to accept the USB type C cable as standard. It first started to appear in 2015 on a few new releases such as the Apple MacBook. It is now becoming more readily available and is appreciated for plenty of reasons, including its ability to operate faster when transferring data or charging smart phones or laptops. Here are three of the most appealing features of this USB cable:
The USB type C cable is designed to be reversible, so it is much easier to plug-in to the laptop or other devices. It does not matter which way round or which end of the connector is plugged-in; this cable is still able to fully function as intended. A great benefit of this is the ability to use these cables on the widest range of devices in the market. All the latest operating systems (Chrome, Android, Windows, and OS X) are progressively changing over to this technology, which will soon mean the replacement of the USB type A and B cables.
It is much faster
The latest USB type C cable has the ability to operate at a very fast rate and therefore charge up external devices like smart phones or e-readers quickly. The fastest speed rates are achieved when the USB-C and USB 3.1 sockets are able to work in combination. A major reason for this is the ability to push up to 100W of power compared to the earlier standards that were limited to about 10W. A further benefit of the improved speed is the ability to complete file transfers from an external hard drive more quickly.
The USB type C cable is extremely versatile and practical in many different situations. There is no need to use different plug and cable sizes for device like the laptop, smart phone or printer. Plus, it has the ability to take on several roles and complete multiple jobs at once. For instance, it has the ability to transfer data and charge a device at the same time. Other practical uses include the ability to hook up a laptop to an external screen.
A great plus of this connector having multiple functions is less need for multiple sockets on the laptop, which makes it possible to continue to build to lightweight and slim devices.
Finally, a further improvement on the older USB cables is the ability to include smart technology that helps to detect the intended use, and determines whether the cable is being used for video, power, or transfer data.