New type of USB port announced

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#2

I tweeted about it too, but I created the account yesterday evening, so don’t expect servers to yield from the traffic provided by my “effort” to spread the word…

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#3

Be great if Apple would use one of these.


#4

I’m glad to see that “reversibility” has finally been a concept embraced by the USB engineers. RCA jacks have been available since ?? and their stereo-versions a few years after that. Even the round-tube Plus-Minus Electrical Connectors have been functional for decades.


#5

Standards are great - you can’t have too many of them!

While reversability is a good idea, another new connector is NOT - just as we get used to a unified micro-B standard for phone data / charging, they go and do THIS!


#6

I wonder if it’s not possible to standardize on 2 or 3 round connectors for everything.

One for electrical, one for data, and probably one for combined data-electrical (maybe a deeper plug?).

Then I suppose they’d argue High & Fast Data vs. Lower Rates - for example, Live Video vs. Storage Data. But so what? “Create everything for High Data Rates and let devices’ own circuitry offer buffering - it does, anyway.”


#7

I just hope that they don’t see a “need” to create a 4-pin Mini-Din connector. Or worse, they could create something that requires the users’ devices to be HDCP-complient. Heck, maybe they’ll just be a pain, and create some fifteen-pin cord that needs to be manually screwd in.

At any rate, I sure hope that, if nothing else, this new connector will reduce (or better yet, eliminate) the need for proprietary connectors.

“You need a replacement cord for your phone? We’re the only ones that make a cord for that model.”


#8

About time for sure.