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[The Verge] This is the reversible USB cable that will end your frustrations  

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Intended to replace both USB and Micro USB with one universal standard, Type-C looks to be pretty much the same size as Apple's proprietary Lightning cable, which has a similar reversible design. With support for USB 3.1, the new cables will offer bandwidth of up to 10Gbps, though their biggest benefit will surely be in eliminating the frustration of trying to plug devices in the right way round. The design and the full spec have not been fully settled yet, but the USB Implementers Forum is confident enough in its current plans to release these images illustrating what can be expected.


Source

Yay or nay?
Edited by ryansoh3 - 4/3/14 at 7:10am
post #2 of 9
Need a link to the source buddy. smile.gif
 
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Not so sold on the need for reversible (it's nice, don't get me wrong...). I'm more excited about 10Gb/s over USB. External SSDs are starting to take off and could be a great option for SFF PCs that find a need to expand later.

Plus, the licensing on this will be an order of magnitude cheaper than Thunderbolt. Lol @ $799 for a two bay enclosure.
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Need a link to the source buddy. smile.gif

Whoops, added. smile.gif

I wonder if the small size can physically support the torque from USB thumb drives?
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About damn time.

I can't even begin to guess at how many times I've gone to plug in a USB thing, have it not go in, flip it around, and have it now very clearly be the wrong way, go "what the hell?!", flip it around again, and jam it past whatever slight tolerancing error made it not quite an easy fit.
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Can apple sue?
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About damn time.

I can't even begin to guess at how many times I've gone to plug in a USB thing, have it not go in, flip it around, and have it now very clearly be the wrong way, go "what the hell?!", flip it around again, and jam it past whatever slight tolerancing error made it not quite an easy fit.

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Reversable usb? When we start seeing these ports on computer cases?
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