New USB will change life forever

4 April 2014

Rejoice! The USB has been redesigned! We told you a while ago about the modern miracle of new USBs, and the new connector will be reversible, which is good news if your sunny disposition is otherwise ruined by not being able to stick it in correctly.

Look at it right there. Life already feels so different now.


It is hoped that designs will be finalised and with us by July, however manufacturers will still have to get around to incorporating them into their products.

The new Type-C standard will be similar in size to the current MicroUSB connector, typically used for charging mobile phones and cameras.

The first USB cables were released in the mid-1990s and, until now, could only be plugged into a computer or other device one way round to ensure a data connection.

Other improvements to the new cable include support for data speed transfers of up to 10 gigabits per second and a promise that the new design will accommodate further upgrades.

TOPICS:   Technology

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