Do you get frustrated while connecting one sided cords and blindly jamming the USB connector towards the port. Well don’t worry because the next-generation USB connector plug will always work as it will get connected to the port on the both sides.
The new USB Type-C connector is built on existing USB 3.1 and 2.0 technologies but features an entirely new design, the connector would be much smaller in size and won’t depend upon the plug’s orientation.
The promoter group of USB 3.0 comprised of HP, Intel, Microsoft, Renesas Electronics and Texas Instruments. The group says that the new design will accommodate further upgrades in future devices bringing thinner and sleeker product designs, enhancing usability and providing better performance.
The newer design would support for scalable power charging, allowing the cable to offer up to 100 watts and support data rates nearing 10 GBs.
The group’s president Jeff Ravencraft said “Consumers are now demanding thinner and sleeker product designs and the USB 3.0 Promoter Group recognizes this need”
Unfortunately the plug won’t work with the current USB ports and would require adapters and is expected to be released in the mid 2014.
Not to mention, transfer rates will be way higher than current standards.