The annual CES show is always a spectacle to behold, with so many new tech gadget and developments. This year, we’ve seen a lot into the future of where the USB standard is headed.
As we look ahead towards the next generation of headphones, monitors, docks, and gadgets coming down the pike, know USB Type-C cables and devices are not going away any time soon. As a matter of fact, in many ways, USB-C still hasn’t reached the full potential of what it can do. Now that the future’s coming closer towards fulfilling USB Type-C’s potential, we’re excited!
Imagine portable monitors which can take video and power from any connected laptop. Imagine docks where the connectors are USB-C laptop ports. Think of the headphones and microphones which are able to make use of a USB-C connection. Although the tech industry has given a lot of pushback to adopting USB-C industry-wide, so many companies and products are beginning to come around in agreement that this is the best connection type going. Throughout the past year and into this one, more products are in development accepting the USB-C standard while others are committing to ditching the Micro USB standard in favor of the aforementioned.
At CES 2019, one of the most impressive uses of USB-C ended up being with monitors. In the next year, laptops will hit the market able to send video data and power to up to two HD displays consecutively. Instead of plugging your monitor into the wall, you can now use your laptop to draw power from. Although this challenges the laptop’s battery to perform, running it down unplugged rather quickly, it’s an interesting concept no doubt.
Taking Apple’s lead, Android manufacturers have committed to getting rid of the headphone jack on their smartphone products as well. Now, the headphone industry has made its choice, siding with USB-C and lightning cable-connecting headphones. In a short little while, it’s reasonable to expect to see no more 3.5mm headphones in favor of those switching to USB-C headphones. Although wireless and Bluetooth are more or less an industry standard, for those connections that require a cable, USB Type-C is proving to be a far more reliable standard than 3.5mm audio cable.
As we reached its conclusion, we can say with certainty that a big focus of CES 2019 continued to be to push the USB Type-C standard forward. In a period where there’s a lot of competition from wireless solutions, USB-C continues to hold strong. Shop all your USB Type-C cables and accessories from PrimeCables today.