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Topic: USB-C

AOC debuts MacBook-compatible 15.6-inch USB-C monitor

05/21/2018, 09:05 am

Display maker AOC is rolling out a new 15.6-inch portable USB-C monitor, allowing MacBook and MacBook Pro owners to provide power and the video signal to the display through a single cable.

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Apple's next iPhone may ship with more powerful USB-C charger

05/16/2018, 10:05 am

Apple may finally bundle a more powerful 18-Watt USB-C wall charger with its next generation iPhones due this fall, according a relatively unfamiliar source.

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Going all-in on USB-C with Apple's ecosystem? That's impossible -- for now

04/25/2018, 09:04 am

I'm finally ready to fully embrace the smaller, reversible, more powerful USB-C port featured on Apple's recent MacBooks. But in preparing for a full switch to the versatile port, I have hit a number of roadblocks. No matter how badly I want to completely ditch USB-A, it turns out I just can't.

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OWC ships Mercury Elite Pro Quad four-bay external drive with USB-C connectivity

03/14/2018, 01:03 pm

Aftermarket Mac upgrade vendor OWC has launched the Mercury Elite Pro Quad, an external hard drive enclosure which connects via USB-C that is capable of offering up to 48 terabytes of RAID storage when all four of its bays are occupied with drives.

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Review: MacBook users should consider the IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station, MacBook Pro owners need not apply

02/23/2018, 12:02 pm

The IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station with Power Delivery Pass-Thru is a port-replacement peripheral for USB 3.1 type C gear, but isn't ideal for Apple's entire portable line.

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First look: IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station returns legacy ports to MacBook, MacBook Pro in a portable package

02/13/2018, 08:02 am

The IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station with Power Delivery Pass-Thru is a port-replacement peripheral for USB 3.1 type C gear -- but isn't perfect for 4K.

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Shure intros $99 MacBook-compatible USB-C headphone cable

01/12/2018, 01:01 pm

Audiophiles connecting high-end headphones to a MacBook now have the option of a $99 USB-C replacement cable, which can also be used with other USB-C equipped devices.

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Intel 'Titan Ridge' Thunderbolt 3 chipset allows for 8K displays, better USB-C peripheral connectivity

01/08/2018, 02:01 pm

A new Thunderbolt 3 chipset has arrived called "Titan Ridge" that supports not only DisplayPort 1.4, but it also provides to vendors the ability to allow peripherals to fall back on USB 3.1 speeds if not connected to a Thunderbolt 3 host.

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Plugable USB-C Mini Docking Station attaches to VESA, provides 85W power, Ethernet, USB-A to MacBook, MacBook Pro

01/05/2018, 12:01 pm

A new USB-C dock from Plugable returns legacy ports to users including Ethernet and USB type A, in an enclosure that can be easily attached to the VESA mount on the back of a display.

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Review: LandingZone Docking Station provides a security and port solution for the MacBook Pro

12/09/2017, 04:12 pm

LandingZone's new USB 3.1 type-C Docking Station for the 13- or 15-inch 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro doesn't cut corners and gives multiple USB ports and a SD card reader back to the user -- and AppleInsider has been using it daily for the last two months.

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Review: CalDigit 2TB Tuff USB-C hard drive a solid choice for mobile MacBook Pro users

12/03/2017, 09:12 am

There's no reason for MacBook or MacBook Pro users with USB-C to rely on adapters for ruggedized mass storage. AppleInsider looks at the CalDigit Tuff hard drive, aimed squarely at mobile professionals seeking to safeguard data against drops or falls.

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Last call! Giveaway: Enter to win a 3TB AV Pro 2 USB-C Storage Hub from CalDigit

11/06/2017, 12:11 pm

Ends today! CalDigit is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win one of two 3TB AV Pro 2 USB-C Storage Hubs valued at $249.99 each.

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Deals: $220 off 2017 27" iMac 5Ks; Samsung 34" USB-C Monitor for $699 ($400 off); 13" MacBook Pro for $1,289 ($210 off) w/ no tax in 48 states

11/06/2017, 11:11 am

Today only, snap up a Samsung 34" Curved USB-C display for $699 during B&H's DealZone event. Or save $220 on a 4.2GHz Mid 2017 27" iMac 5K with upgraded graphics and storage with our exclusive coupon code. Apple's 2016 13" MacBook Pros are also $200-$210 off with prices starting at $1,289. Plus, no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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Review: CalDigit 3TB AV Pro 2 good storage choice for USB-C MacBook users

10/29/2017, 07:10 pm

USB-C enclosures proliferate now, at a range of prices. However, not all single-drive enclosures are created equal -- and AppleInsider takes a look at the new CalDigit 3TB AV Pro 2.

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Romeo Saber USB-C battery pack capable of providing 87W charging power to 15-inch MacBook Pro

10/20/2017, 09:10 am

Romeo Power has launched what could be an extremely useful portable battery for mobile professionals, with the high-capacity Saber power bank offering the ability to charge a MacBook Pro as well as smartphones and other smaller electronic devices.

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Hands-on: LandingZone's Docking Station grants plethora of USB ports to MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

10/18/2017, 02:10 pm

LandingZone's new USB 3.1 type-C Docking Station for the 13- or 15-inch 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro doesn't cut corners and gives multiple USB ports and a SD card reader back to the user.

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Inside iPhone 8: new 29 watt Fast Charging like iPad Pro, using USB-PD

09/22/2017, 08:09 pm

Apple's new iPhone 8 supports new Qi wireless charging pads as a wireless convenience, but if you're in a hurry to recharge, you'll want to plug it in to take advantage of the significantly faster charge you can get using a standard 10 or 12 watt iPad adapter. New to iPhone 8 is an even quicker "Fast Charging" feature that uses the 29 watt USB-Power Delivery specification associated with USB-C and USB 3.1 to get you from zero to 50 percent in 30 minutes.

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OWC USB-C Travel Dock provides MacBook with HDMI, memory card, USB connectivity in a small package

09/21/2017, 03:09 pm

Mac upgrade vendor OWC has launched another dock aimed at MacBook Pro users, with the OWC USB-C Travel Dock providing a number of extra USB connections, HDMI-out, and an SD card reader to notebooks in a compact and highly portable unit.

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Quick charging the iPhone 8 and iPhone X requires at least $70 in accessory purchases

09/13/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple says that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X will charge from completely depleted to 50 percent in 30 minutes -- but what it omits is that it requires additional purchases to do so, from a narrow range of vendors.

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Apple exterminates USB-C troubleshooting port on Apple TV 4K, adds Gigabit Ethernet

09/13/2017, 02:09 pm

The new Apple TV 4K is getting faster network connectivity with the addition of a Gigabit Ethernet port, but the company has also removed the USB-C port previously used for troubleshooting and screenshot capture.

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