Explaining the latest USB Type C

HowToAV.tv takes a look at the latest USB connector types - USB Type C and discusses how this fits in with the latest USB standard - USB version 3.1.

Universal Serial Bus, or USB, is an industry standard for consumer's on transmitting connectivity both power and data signals between devices.

The most common Industry type USB recognised in the market is the USB 'Type A', originally designed for universal use with computer peripherals, for example, with keyboards, mouse and data storage devices. Most of these devices have down-sized over the years and the mini/micro USB connectors have become popular.

But the latest Type C USB has been launched and is set to take over from all other versions. The versatile size (same size as the Apple lightning) and the fact it is rotatable means it can be plugged in both ways so no cross-checking before connecting is necessary, just plug and go!

The USB Type C has been launched simultaneously with the USB Version 3.1. These are not one and the same with the Type C being the connector, Version 3.1 is the high standard bandwidth.

Find out more about the latest USB version 3.1

CIE's HowToAV team have also put together a training videocast on the latest USB version 3.1. CLICK HERE to watch the new videocast now.

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