What is USB-C – an Explainer

Throughout the years, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has improved upon its standard, moving from USB-A port connection through to USB-B and USB-C. At the same time port connection standards have improved, data transfer speeds and electrical specifications have increased in intensity as well.


The USB Type-C is the most advanced consumer sync and charging cable, combining future-proof technology with the current requirements of wired devices. USB Type-C specifically refers to the type of port connection, and not to the speeds or electrical specifications inside. In part, due to the electrical specifications that are able to be built into USB-C cables however, USB Type-C has become the go-to standard for all types of devices including smartphones, tablets, smart home accessories, and more.


The fact that USB-C is being so widely adopted means that the same charging cable we use for our phones can also be purposed to charge many different devices. There are numerous high quality USB-C cables and products out there on the market, including a 1m USB-C to USB 3.1A Charging/Sync Cable with Aluminum Alloy Connector – White for $9.99 and adapters such as a USB-C 3.1 to HDMI & USB 3.0 & RJ45 & Type-C Charging Adapter – 15CM for $44.99. Both of these items are offered exclusively via Prime Cables’ eCommerce catalogue, with fast shipping to anywhere in Canada.


As a company that specializes in consumer cables, we know high quality when we see it. USB-C remains an unbeatable port connection standard whose only challenge thus far, from a technological standpoint, has been from wireless connections. Even so, the vast majority of smartphones, tablets, and other devices still require USB-C to charge and sync. In addition to its high level of functionality, USB-C is a reversible cable connection. This means that there is no correct orientation. USB Type-C can be used any which way, charging and syncing devices easily.


As technology continues to move at a feverish pace, USB-C cables will play a fundamental role in consumer devices. The market has continued to incorporate USB Type-C ports into upcoming devices. As products using USB-C are continued to be brought to market, having a few extra USB Type-C cables on hand makes the most sense.


For some of the highest quality, most affordably priced USB Type-C cables in Canada, visit Prime Cables. Please browse through our catalogue for selections including a USB Type-C 3.1 to USB-C Gen 2 M/M Cable – 1M(3.3ft) – PrimeCables® – 1/Pack for $7.49 or a USB-C to USB 3.1 M/F Cable Adapter, OTG Compatible – White – PrimeCables® for $6.99. For more information, the Prime Cables USB-C catalogue is just a click away!

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