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Topic: USB-C

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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Third-party USB-C Lightning cables made official at CES by Griffin

01/07/2019, 12:01 pm

Griffin is also coming to market with a third-party USB-C to Lightning cable suitable for connecting Apple's newest hardware to the iPhone.

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First third-party USB-C to Lightning cable is the Belkin BoostCharge

01/07/2019, 07:01 am

Belkin has introduced a collection of BoostCharge cables for connecting devices requiring power to chargers and power banks, with the series featuring the first third-party USB-C to Lightning cable that has been approved by Apple.

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Connect four displays to a MacBook Pro with the Targus Universal Quad video HD Docking Station

01/06/2019, 04:01 pm

Targus has launched what it calls the world's first universal docking station capable of working with up to four HD monitors simultaneously, plus other peripherals and accessories via a single USB-C port.

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New Monoprice Thunderbolt 3 Dual DisplayPort Docking Station also works with USB 3.1 type C

01/06/2019, 12:01 pm

Monoprice unveiled a slew of accessories ahead of this week's CES, including the Thunderbolt 3 Dual DisplayPort Docking Station, which isn't just limited to the higher-speed connectivity, and alters performance when plugged into a computer with only the slower USB 3.1 Type C.

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OWC launches Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU, new portable storage, USB-C 'ClingOn' cable stabilizer

01/06/2019, 10:01 am

Other World Computing has launched a number of new items for CES 2019, including the Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU, a number of new USB-C and Thunderbolt storage appliances, and a new USB-C cable stabilization system called 'ClingOn.'

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USB Type-C protocol similar to MFi finalized, could block low-quality chargers

01/02/2019, 11:01 am

Future USB-C devices will confirm the authenticity of connected peripherals, which could lead to future iPhones, iPads, and Macs only accepting fully-compliant chargers and rejecting hazardous devices.

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Review: Satechi USB-C Mobile Pro Hub adds useful ports but causes issues for early adopters

12/19/2018, 02:12 pm

The Satechi USB-C Mobile Pro Hub adds some beneficial ports to the latest iPad Pros, but can cause more frustration if you've got new Mac hardware and have already adapted to USB-C than it may solve.

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Satechi ships USB-C Stand Hub for iMac, adding forward-facing legacy ports

12/18/2018, 12:12 pm

Satechi on Tuesday launched the Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub for iMac, designed to solve two common complaints about Apple's desktop by elevating it and adding forward-facing USB-A ports.

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Comparing the Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 SSD versus the G-Drive Mobile SSD & Glyph RAID Atom SSD

12/12/2018, 02:12 pm

Samsung's X5 portable SSD is a beast with best in class performance, but a price tag above what the average consumer will need. We review the red and gray device and compare it to a pair of other extremely capable SSDs from GDrive and Glyph.

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PSA: Be sure to try your USB-C hub on your iPad Pro before buying a new one

12/11/2018, 02:12 pm

Instead of spending a pile of cash on a new USB-C hub for your new iPad Pro, give your existing one a try first, as most will work just fine.

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Apple's USB-C charger and third-party USB-C Lightning cables are good signs for future iPhones

12/06/2018, 11:12 am

Apple is now selling its own 18W USB-C charger and is now allowing third-party MFi certified Lightning to USB-C cables. AppleInsider discusses why this is a good sign for future USB-C parity in all of Apple's chargers.

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Apple begins selling 18W USB-C power adapter separately for iPhones & iPads

12/05/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday launched a standalone option for its 18-watt USB-C power adapter, enabling fast charging for the iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS.

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Apple certified MFi USB-C Lightning cables could arrive as soon as February

12/04/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple is now allowing manufacturers to produce their own fast-charging USB-C to Lightning cables, with releases for consumers possible as early as February according to documentation from socket part suppliers.

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