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post #41 of 62
Even POE is limited to 30 watts, and that's at 48V. Getting 100 from USB either needs mains-level voltage or some 12 Ga wires.
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I hate how the bit sticking out is still on the inside... Lightning connector is still better than this. That part breaks all the time on MicroUSB Devices....2 of my front panel ports too

Lightning connector is just a USB in disguise so that you'll need a proprietary charger.
The other end is not reversible, it is just USB, and lightning to micro-USB adapters are dirt cheap and available.
It is also not any faster or capable of transferring more power than USB, it just "rhymes" with intel's Thunderbolt.

The contact part that sticks out on the connector instead of the port and is reversible is probably patented and cannot be used.
They are in the process of prosecuting AC plug manufacturers all over the globe. They are asking $25 per plug sold tongue.gif
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I dont care about anything else. I've lost too many devices and had to resodder due to shoddy USB ports. The point of break should be on the cable not the $600 device...
     
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Could this cause problems? e.g. iphone chargers...
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I dont care about anything else. I've lost too many devices and had to resodder due to shoddy USB ports. The point of break should be on the cable not the $600 device...

It never happened to me. I had full size USB ports die, never killed a micro-USB one.

I bet they have too many people working on exactly what you are saying. The choice wasn't made "in the dark" to be this way.
They've tested the thing many times over, before it was released in the early 90s.

Also, a flimsy cable that will break and leave its parts inside the plug will also ruin your $600 device. It's not that different.
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Yeah but you can pull it out, since the device just has a big hole it wouldn't be damaged.
     
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post #47 of 62
On my last phone, the HTC Incredible 2, I had to replace the micro USB port twice because they wore out after so much plugging and unplugging. This would be a welcome change. Also, it seems to me that this might put devices on a more equal scope with one another, such as when you plug your phone into your computer: the cable would act more as a bridge than a "who's your daddy" sort of connection.
post #48 of 62
I have killed microUSB chargers many times, their heads wear down, from samsung to cheapo brand they always break. But never broken a microUSB port.

I have also never killed a normal USB port or cable.

Anyways 10Gb/s isn't that much of a grab considering now they have 5Gb/s already and that is close to SATA revision 3 spec, but USB 3.0 spec is very strict on routing and cable length because of the USb tech. I would think a new port would have to be created for longer cables.
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post #49 of 62
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I have killed microUSB chargers many times, their heads wear down, from samsung to cheapo brand they always break. But never broken a microUSB port.

I have also never killed a normal USB port or cable.

Anyways 10Gb/s isn't that much of a grab considering now they have 5Gb/s already and that is close to SATA revision 3 spec, but USB 3.0 spec is very strict on routing and cable length because of the USb tech. I would think a new port would have to be created for longer cables.

i second this, ive broken like 25+ microusb cables, in the 1.5 years ive been using them in the 2-3+ years that I used mini i broke 1
     
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I will still find a way to: plug it in one way, fail, reverse it, only to realize I had it right the first time.

Also known as USB Superposition. It is neither upside down, nor right side up. Until flipped 360 degrees.
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