USB Type-C is the world’s most popular USB cable. Over the years, USB has had a profound impact on the way we use, sync, and charge our devices. In this time, the USB standard has been improved upon and re-designed time and time again. As it pertains to USB-A, USB-B, and USB-C, each letter has provided increased speed and functionality. USB Type-C is the fastest and most advanced cable among these.
USB Type-C brings together the technology of various USB standards to create one ultimate solution. For example, the USB-C port and connector are almost identical to those of the Micro USB, ensuring it is capable of working with devices both small and large. Since 2015, this adaptability has meant USB Type-C being widely adopted by smartphones, tablets, and storage devices. Almost all devices that were previously designed with USB 3.1 should be capable of using USB-C. Capable of speeds of 10 Gbps and a power output of 100 watts, in the future, USB Type-C could be used to charge a vast array of different devices. Just think about it. The average laptop requires approximately 60 watts of power. Even a device such as a laptop could be charged using this cable.
A huge benefit to the USB Type-C cable is that it boasts a reversible design, meaning that both ends of the cable are the same and can be used accordingly. It does not matter what end is plugged into the port, the cable will work to sync and charge the same. To this point, there is bi-directional power employed. That means that in addition to charging a peripheral device, a peripheral device is also capable of charging a host device. In the future, this could mean power adapters no longer existing and a single cable that would charge everything. That’s how powerful USB Type-C is in its current incarnation.
USB Type-C is going to cut down on the amount of wires and cables a user requires across multiple devices. Simply put, USB Type-C has taken over the port and connections of devices far and wide. With it, all devices require only one type of port and one type of cable. With regards to older devices, it’s possible to even use adapters to make them Type-C compatible. This is the first and only time, many predict, that adapters are required for USB connections.
Designed with the intention of being ‘future-proof’, the USB Type-C cable accomplishes just that. Any Canadian seeking to improve the speed and functionality of their sync-and-charge cables are highly recommended to check out USB-C cables.