USB 3.1 (Type-C Connector)

USB Type-C connector

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How much do you know about USB 3.1 (with Type-C connector)? Several laptops, such as the MacBook and Chromebook Pixel, are already using it. Upcoming phones will use it. In a nutshell, the new connector is:

(1) Faster than USB 3.0
(2) Reversible (finally!) with same connector at both ends
(3) Able to charge larger devices (e.g printers)
(4) Small enough to connect to all devices, including smartphones

For additional details, take a look at this article:

USB 3.1 And Its Disruptive USB Type-C Connector (Tomshardware.com)

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