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Topic: USB

Scosche Strikeline USB-C to Lightning cable now available to order

04/10/2019, 04:04 pm

Scosche's new Strikeline USB-C to Lightning cable is now available, letting you power up your iPhone significantly faster than the typical USB-A.

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New USB 4 is enhanced Thunderbolt 3 with advanced connection bandwidth sharing

03/04/2019, 09:03 am

USB 4, the next version of the connectivity protocol, is said by the USB Promoter Group to offer computer users a throughput of up to 40Gbps and other features of Thunderbolt 3, following the contribution of the Thunderbolt protocol specification to the group by Intel.

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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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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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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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Apple goes on legal offensive against USB charging tech patent troll

02/06/2019, 12:02 pm

Apple is typically on the receiving end of lawsuits, but the company flipped the script this week and took preemptive legal action against a firm called Fundamental Innovation Systems International, hoping to deter any patent lawsuits related to USB charging.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Apple should keep Lightning for now, but USB-A has to die

11/16/2018, 03:11 pm

USB-C is slowly, but surely, replacing all the cables in our lives and is trying to be the ubiquitous solution to power all our gadgets. The one holdback before the format can accomplish this task, is insistence on maintaining the USB-A connector, and our old friend, Apple's Lightning cable. One of them has to go, and it isn't Lightning.

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Hands On: Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock adds a few ports to your Mac for on the road

09/06/2018, 09:09 am

It's taken some time, butThunderbolt 3 docks have finally started to shrink. The latest compact model announced on Thursday is the Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini dock, and AppleInsider has spent some time with it.

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Review: Blue Yeti Nano shrinks the popular USB microphone

08/28/2018, 09:08 am

Blue's latest microphone -- the Yeti Nano -- is a miniaturized version of the company's popular Yeti USB mic. AppleInsider has spent the last couple weeks testing it out ahead of the launch and we are very pleased with this stout recorder.

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Review: G-Drive mobile adds USB-C for on-the-go storage

08/22/2018, 01:08 pm

The G|Drive mobile USB-C portable hard drive is an updated version of their popular portable storage designed to work with Apple's latest Macs, and AppleInsider has one.

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