USB Type-C is one of the most acclaimed, most used, and most reliable consumer cables today. USB Type-C is not only being used to charge smartphones, tablets, and similar compact devices, but is also being implemented into laptops and larger devices as a replacement for the traditional power cable.
The massive improvements in data transfer and power, particularly as it applies to past USB standards, demonstrates a cable that is built for the present and the future. The easy adaptability of USB Type-C has made it a favourite among Canadian households of all varieties.
The USB Type-C design seems pretty standard upon looking at it which a double-sided, 24-pin connector. Among the biggest advantages of the Type-C design however is its reversibility. This equates to instead of having to device which side needs to be plugged in where, a consumer can plug in USB Type-C however they see fit and in doing so, a Type-C cable will power and charge all devices at the same time. There is no similar USB type cable that can do this.
Also, sleek and modern in their design, USB Type-C are a far cry from the bulky designs of past cables. Many Canadians may have heard of other USB standards, including USB Micro, Mini, and Type-B. Though each of these standards served a purpose at a time, they are no longer as fast, high powered, and user compatible as they may have once been. Nearly all devices that used these standards in the past have replaced them with USB Type-C.
Occasionally, there has been some confusion as to what exactly Type-C is. Type-C refers specifically to the connector that the cable is using and it does not necessarily refer to the internal specifications of the cable. So yes, this means that even though you may be buying a Type-C connector, the cable can very well be equipped with older, less fast technology. What consumers want to look for are cables that either USB-C Generation 1 or USB-C Generation 2. All first generation products under Type-C use USB 3.0 technology which boasts speeds of up to 5 Gbps, while second generation USB Type-C products use USB 3.1 specifications with a speed of up to 10 Gbps. Be sure to browse the specifications on your USB Type-C cable to ensure it is built well and that what is expected of it is accomplishable.
As impressive as USB Type-C is, this is a standard that is always in process of seeing improvement. A decade from now, Type-C may have progressed to a more advanced stage. Today however, it remains unbeatable.