Having a Gadget with USB Type-C

The new USB connection standard – simply named Type-C – certainly made many geeks excited.It differs from the others by being reversible, that is, it does not have a specific side to be connected to a port (something that had already happened a long time ago with Lightning , a standard for Apple devices only).

Having a Gadget with USB Type-C

Having been finalized in answermba, the new model of USB connections has already begun to be adopted in the industry and already appears in some gadgets available in the international market.The Nokia N1 tablet and the OnePlus 2 smartphone are good examples of powerful devices that carry this new technology.Even though they are not officially available in Brazil, it is not difficult to find who is willing to import them.

But you have to go with less thirst to the pot: having a cell phone with USB Type-C is still not a good idea.Firstly, it is worth remembering that, because it is a very new standard, it is still very complicated to find this cable model, especially in Brazil.And while it’s very easy to borrow a conventional USB charger from your friends when you forget yours, the same will not happen if you have a gadget with Type-C input.

More problems

Another important issue is incompatibility with accessories.Remember that if you buy a smartphone with USB Type-C, it will no longer be possible to use that powerbank or others that still use the old connection, for example.If you find cables with the new standard is already a difficult task, imagine the challenge of finding compatible accessories with the technology.

In addition, unlike many believe, the Type-C is not necessarily more agile than the conventional micro USB.When speaking “Type-C”, we are referring only to the design of the connector, and not necessarily to its data transfer speed (which may be USB 2.0, 3.0 or 3.1 standards).OnePlus 2, for example, has a Type-C, but standard 2.0 connector.

This means that, in fact, the speed of data transfer between the device and your computer will be at most 480 Mbps, not 10 Gbps as many believe.This would only be possible if both the cell phone and PC had USB 3.0 in the Type-C format.This same problem also prevents gadgets with this new technology from enjoying fast recharge technologies.