Originally Posted by Gigatel
The issues is with the size, lack of reversibility, won't work well in docks, isn't easily pulled out and put back in...the user experience suffers because of substandard connectors like this. Not to mention it's bloody ugly. Lightning cable may be proprietary to iDevices but design and functionality wise, it is far superior to micro USB or any other consumer cable. It's interesting that many find this acceptable compared to Lightening, given the outcry that occurred when Apple introduced it.
There was outcry with the Apple thing because up until the day it was revealed, people were still buying things that used the old connector. As soon as that new one released, if you were buying the new iPhone 5, all of your old stuff was useless.
THAT'S why everyone was up-in-arms. With this, all that old USB 2.0 stuff is still compatible with this "new" port (hint: it's not new).
Originally Posted by james8
wow people don't actually see the problem cuz they've never used it /)_-
i have a USB 3 eHDD and this is one of the connector. is is an absolute PITA to plug it in. there is absolutely no way you can do it haptically. you have to have direct line of sight at the port, carefully align the connector, then insert it. even then it's not a smooth insert you'll have to push kinda hard. it's annoying. and stupid.
I have a few external HDDs that use this same port, and I have no problem with it. People like to complain about stuff. The level of worthiness that this plug has on the complaint scale is 0.1. There is really nothing to complain about. A person would spend more time complaining about using this plug than actually using it.Edited by Maian - 9/7/13 at 8:59pm