USB (Universal Serial Bus) has been part of the computer world since 1998; it typically connects peripherals (printers, scanners, cameras, etc.) to computers.
A new USB cable, USB Type C, should hit the shelves next year. It will use the USB 3.1 standard, which is backward-compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 and permits data transfer at up to 10Gbps.
USB Type C will have these features:
- Smaller connector ports at 8.44mm by 2.6mm
- Connectors are the same on both sides of the cable (allowing cable reversal)
For details, please visit Dong Ngo’s write-up “USB Type-C: One cable to connect them all” from August 22nd, 2014 on CNet or see Steven Shanklan’s article “Meet the next-gen USB cable that could sweep away all others in the April 1st, 2014 write-up on CNet.