USB Type C connector

USB type c connector has the potential to charge your gadget faster and transfer data faster than what’s come before.

It’s tiny—about the size as micro USB—so the same cable can charge your phone and tablet and laptop.

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And the brand doesn’t matter. My Samsung USB type c cable can charge your Apple MacBook and his Surface tablet. Can you imagine? You’re witnessing the dawn of the universal charging cord. We can all dump out our drawers full of ugly, mismatched, proprietary charging bricks, long since separated from their original devices, and recycle it all. Now we’ll need only one kind of cable for everything.

You can already buy phones, tablets, and laptops that come with USB-C jacks—from Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, and others. (You’ll find this jack on Google Nexus phones and tablets, and Chromebook Pixel laptops; Microsoft’s Surface Book laptop and Lumia phones; the OnePlus 2 phone; the Asus ZenPad 8; the Nokia N1; and so on. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy 7 will have USB-C, too.)

The original USB spec has served us well for 20 years. All hail USB Type C! Let’s meet back here in 2035 to see how quickly it delivered its promise of universal interchangeability across all machines from all brands.

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