USB-C Port – Everything You Need to Know About It

If you’re one to give attention to the smallest of details regarding technology, you must be seeing a common feature in the latest phones, tablets, laptops, and other gadgets – the USB Type C ports, also referred to as the ‘USB-C ports.’ 

Since the 2015 Apple MacBook launch, which was the first-ever device to feature USB-C ports, this versatile transition has now reached a tipping point. From smartphones and laptops to external batteries and wireless headphones, we can virtually locate these ‘do-everything’ ports on every other gadget nowadays.

The Evident Potential Behind the USB-C Connection Ports

Before getting into the nuts and bolts of USB-C ports, let’s talk about the potential this innovation carries. The most compelling factor about the USB type C connection is that it can easily replace several other kinds of ports, effectively minimizing the cable chaos. While it was initially a sore point for manufacturers to replace the legacy ports with USB-C, it is becoming far less of a concern now that many USB-C friendly products are revolutionizing the industry.

One of the definite benefits of the USB-C connection ports can be easily seen in portable wireless monitors. It’s like a dream-docking feature where you can connect the monitor to all the different gadgets, including laptops, iOS and Android devices, and gaming consoles. For example, the Kiperline Skyline Gen-9 wireless portable monitor with USB-C connection ports is a top-of-the-line product that’s reaching quite a wide customer base at the time.

USB-C Charging
The older USB ports were only suitable for charging low-power devices like smartphones. On the contrary, USB-C connection ports support a newer version of the USB Power Delivery specification, which means they can output up to 100W.

USB-C Data Transfer Speed
Another one of the major benefits of a USB-C connection port is its enhanced transferring speed. While the precise speed can only be determined by considering a handful of factors, it mainly depends on the capability of the hardware you’re connecting it to. Most USB-C connections support 10GB per second transfers, while the older USB ports capped at 5GB per second. 

USB-C Reversible Connections

We’ve all experienced the annoying fumbling when plugging the older USB cable because it fits only one way around. Many of us might have even damaged the ports at some point by stubbornly forcing the cable into the port the wrong way. The USB-C connection port has eliminated this irritating feature, so now you can plug the cable any way around without any hassle.

USB-C Backwards Compatibility

While you can’t directly connect a USB-C cable into a USB-A or USB-B type port and vice versa, you can still use an adapter to make it functional, as the USB-C standard is backwards compatible. 

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