While users and the rest of the world think Apple’s move to kill off the headphone jack is a bad idea, Intel is cheering a general move to a more mobile USB Type-C.
Costs too much
While USB Type-C is catching on among the mobile markets, PC makers can’t see the point because of the cost.
Thanks to USB type C
After years of Intel failing to convincing people that Thunderbolt has a use, the tech finally appears to be taking off.
Available later this month for $349
On Wednesday, Seagate announced Innov8, the world’s first power adapter-less USB 3.1 Type-C external hard drive for desktops. The drive is available in an 8TB storage capacity and does not require any power cable to operate, using only a single USB Type-C connector as a source of both power and data.
Thick, braided cables can be very misleading
It appears that USB 3.1 Type-C cables can come in all colors, sizes, and varying degrees of quality control, as recently noted by Google engineer Benson Leung in his latest review that resulted in permanent damage to his Chromebook laptop.
Packs Atom X5 8500 and Full HD screen
Dell Venue 8 family of tablets has been one of the more interesting offerings since it was launched, two years ago. Now Dell is about to launch the updated Venue 8 5000 and it looks like a winner.
Thin, very reminiscent of iPad mini
Nokia created a lot of buzz when it announced its N1 tablet in late 2014. The tablet looked well designed and Nokia promised a price under $250.
810 MB/s speeds and up - and it flips
It feels frustrating that Apple comes out with so many great technologies and one of the last ones is the Lightning connector. You would expect that this technology would be fast, but Apple is using USB 2.0 speeds. However, it uses a reversible connector that can be plugged in from either side.
More at CES 2015
ADATA has been doing a good job in supplying DDR3 and DDR4 memory, making fancy USB 3.0 flash drives and SSDs. The company is now planning to introduce a refreshed line of storage products and some of them will feature the latest USB 3.1 high speed Type C connector.
100W power to boot