Posts Tagged ‘USB Type-C’
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3.5mm audio vs USB Type-C: the good, bad and the future

by: Rob TriggsJuly 12, 2016
The venerable 3.5mm audio jack is in danger of being phased out. Let’s take a look at the good, the bad, and the future of what USB Type-C audio is going to mean for smartphone and music enthusiasts.
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The Moto Z has no 3.5 mm headphone port, but does it really matter?

by: Kris CarlonJune 9, 2016
The new Motorola Moto Z has no 3.5 mm headphone port, meaning it is impossible to charge your phone and listen to music at the same time.
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New Sandisk dual-USB flash drive offers 128 GB of high-speed USB Type-C data transfer

by: Kris CarlonJune 1, 2016
Sandisk's new Dual-USB Type-C flash drive comes in capacities up to 128 GB with retractable dual-USB connectors and data transfer speeds of up to 150 Mbps.
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Intel to propose a USB Type-C audio specification

by: Rob TriggsApril 27, 2016
Speaking at IDF Shenzhen, Intel unveiled some of its early plans for a USB Type-C digital audio specification and what this could bring to consumers.
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Qualcomm responds to USB Type-C and Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility concerns

by: Matthew BensonApril 23, 2016
Qualcomm has responded to an inquiry regarding its Quick Charge 3.0 standards and that of USB Type-C. Can this calm concerned consumers?
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HTC 10 and LG G5 breach the USB Type-C spec, but does it matter?

by: Rob TriggsApril 22, 2016
Quick Charge 3.0 technology found inside USB Type-C phones, such as the LG G5 and HTC 10, goes above the 5V limit on the specification, breaking the USB-C spec standard. But does this matter?
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Android beats Apple in ditching the headphone port on smartphones

by: Kris CarlonApril 20, 2016
While the upcoming iPhone 7 has been rumored to do away with the 3.5mm headphone port, the first phones to do so have just been announced on Android.
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USB Type-C Authentication spec wants to address hazardous cables

by: Rob TriggsApril 13, 2016
The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has announced its new USB Type-C Authentication specification, to help avoid problems with non-compliant USB cables.
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HTC and JBL announce USB Type-C noise-cancelling headphones

by: Rob TriggsApril 12, 2016
Alongside the announcement of its new flagship smartphone, HTC has partnered with JBL to unveil the noise-cancelling Reflect Aware C ear-buds that are powered by USB Type-C.
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Best USB-C portable battery chargers

by: Team AAMarch 31, 2016
As more devices adopt the USB Type-C format, we're going to see more accessories that offer support. With that in mind, here are some of the best USB-C portable chargers on offer right now.
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