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Topic: USB-C

USB 3.0 & USB 3.1 merger into USB 3.2 branding by overseers further confusing USB-C

02/26/2019, 01:02 pm

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has muddied the waters surrounding how different USB standards are named, with USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 set to become different generations of USB 3.2, while USB 3.2 itself will become the more confusingly named "USB 3.2 Gen 2x2."

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Lenovo intros portable 14-inch ThinkVision M14 USB-C monitor

02/26/2019, 09:02 am

Lenovo this week revealed the ThinkVision M14, a portable 14-inch monitor that should connect to Macs and iPad Pros through USB-C.

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Mophie Juice Pack Access battery case now available for iPhone XS, XS Max, & XR

02/25/2019, 03:02 pm

The new Mophie Juice Pack Access wireless battery case is now officially available to order for the iPhone XS Max, XS, and XR.

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Review: The G-Drive Mobile USB-C HDD is a great storage solution for your Mac

02/15/2019, 02:02 pm

Finally, G-Technology has added a USB-C port to the G-Drive Mobile line, and we've got one on our test bench.

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Compared: Apple's Smart Battery Case versus Mophie Juice Pack Access

02/15/2019, 11:02 am

Both Apple and Mophie have introduced their own battery cases which spurs the debate on which route people should go. Apple's Smart Battery Case and Mophies Juice Pack Access have their benefits, but which is best is going to be up to you.

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Hands on: Plugable USB-C NVMe drive enclosure brings cost-effective speed to external storage

02/13/2019, 09:02 am

Announced on Wednesday, Plugable's new NVMe SSD enclosure is tool-free, and utilizes the full speed of USB 3.1 type C generation 2.

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2019 iPhone said to be sticking with Lightning, keep 5W charger

02/11/2019, 07:02 am

There are conflicting reports on if the 2019 iPhone will shift to USB-C or not, with the latest information suggesting that not only will Apple stick with Lightning, but it will also retain the same 5W charger in the box.

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Review: Anker Powerline II USB-C Lightning cable is cheaper and more durable than Apple's

02/06/2019, 03:02 pm

Apple has finally opened the floodgates on third-party USB-C to Lightning cables, and the first one we tested -- the Anker Powerline II USB-C to Lightning cable -- is not just less expensive than Apple's, but also more durable.

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Review: The USB-C uni Dock and Hub are great portable and rugged accessories for Mac owners

02/06/2019, 12:02 pm

Dock and Hub from uniAccessories are rugged USB-C devices to expand the I/O of your recent Mac with removable USB-C cables.

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LG launches Mac-ready 31.5-inch 4K monitor with USB-C, HDR 10

02/04/2019, 02:02 pm

LG on Monday unveiled the 32UL750-W, a 31.5-inch, 4K LCD monitor with a variety of additional perks, such as USB-C for video and power on connected Macs.

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Review: Zendure SuperTank & SuperPort are the best choices yet for portable power

02/04/2019, 11:02 am

The Zendure SuperTank is the best battery pack we've ever used. Between the feature set, quality, and the choice and speed of outputs, SuperTank is hands down the unquestionable winner of portable batteries.

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The first MFi USB-C to Lightning cable is up for pre-order, $3 cheaper than Apple's

02/04/2019, 07:02 am

Accessory producer Anker has opened preorders for its first USB-C to Lightning cables, giving iOS device owners a slightly cheaper alternative to Apple's own cable that can be used to charge iPhones and iPads.

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Apple reportedly testing three-camera iPhone with USB-C, plans major iPad enhancements for iOS 13

01/30/2019, 04:01 pm

Next year's iPhones will reportedly include models with a rear-facing 3D camera incorporating a laser scanner for purposes like augmented reality, while iOS 13 could deliver much-awaited features like Dark Mode and CarPlay enhancements.

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Sonnet launches new four-port USB-C PCI-e expansion card for Mac Pro tower

01/30/2019, 11:01 am

Sonnet on Wednesday rolled out two adapter cards, the Allegro USB-C 4-Port PCIe and the Allegro Pro USB 3.1 PCIe, both of which can add powered USB ports to any computer with a PCIe slot, or even Thunderbolt Macs when used in a Thunderbolt-to-PCIe enclosure.

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Surviving the most technologically advanced trade show solely on USB-C was a nightmare

01/21/2019, 02:01 pm

We tried to take on the Consumer Electronics Show with nothing but USB-C, and the effort just highlighted how far the new standard has to go. While it can power your gear quickly, trying to use only USB-C wasn't great -- but that doesn't have much to do with Apple.

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Review: The Satechi 75W Dual USB-C Travel Charger is a step towards the future

01/19/2019, 11:01 am

Whether you want it to or not, USB-C will take over as the port of choice for consumers, but the lack of chargers that sport more than one USB-C port stands in the way. The Satechi Dual USB-C Travel Charger packs two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports into a single package -- and it may just help adoption.

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Anker to debut USB-C to Lightning cables in March, audio adapter in April

01/14/2019, 06:01 pm

Accessory juggernaut Anker on Monday previewed its first USB-C to Lightning cables, saying the accessories should ship out in March.

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Hands On: HyperDrive is the best USB-C dock for the iPad Pro yet

01/14/2019, 12:01 pm

If you're looking for an iPad Pro-specific USB-C hub, the HyperDrive is definitely the best yet.

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Video: Rounding up the 2019 iPhone rumors, including USB-C, 5G, and more

01/12/2019, 11:01 am

It is the start of a new year, and there's already a number of rumors circulating about Apple's iPhone releases for 2019. Based on the chatter we've been hearing, there could be some big changes for the iPhone arriving later in 2019, including a shift to USB-C and a triple-camera setup on the rear.

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Hands on with the worlds first third-party USB-C to Lightning cable from Belkin

01/08/2019, 10:01 am

While wandering the floor at the Consumer Electronics Show, AppleInsider goes hands-on with what may be the first third-party USB-C to Lightning cable certified through Apple -- Belkin's BoostCharge USB-C to Lightning.

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