Reversible USB plug to become a modern miracle

6 December 2013

Micro USB No matter what you do, you will never, ever put a USB plug in the right way. However, things are getting shaken up in the USB world as work has begun on the next generation which will eliminate all that!

This Type-C USB is an addition to the existing 3.1 spec and will be ready to use next year. It will be roughly the same size as a Micro USB plug and it'll fit in the slot no matter how you approach it.

In a press release, USB 3.0 Promoter Group chairman Brad Saunders says that Type-C will "meet evolving design trends in terms of size and usability" and "will enable an entirely new super-thin class of devices from phones to tablets, to 2-in-1s, to laptops to desktops," says Alex Peleg of Intel. "This new industry standards-based thin connector delivering data, power, and video is the only connector one will need across all devices."

Techie stuff aside, the fact that putting in USB plugs upside-down will be forever consigned to history, that means all humankind will do much less swearing under their breath. It will truly be a modern wonder of the world.

TOPICS:   Technology

6 comments

  • amazon s.
    I have the same trouble everytime I see yo momma.
  • wonka
    Should have been round since the onset...
  • Miguel I.
    I'm still waiting for SCSI to make a comeback.
  • Chewbacca's m.
    You can shove anything in my slots any which way. Ask my son.
  • Dick
    A real first world problem. Oh no, the extra effort to turn it around when it doesn't fit.
  • algernon
    I agree with Dick.

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