The design of a reversible Type-C USB connector has been completed.
This means users will no longer have to worry about which way the cable faces when plugging it into a device.
The new Type-C standard will allow data transfers of up to 10Gbps, which is twice as fast as USB 3.0.
With the specs finalised, the USB Implements Forum will begin building devices, cables and adaptors that support the new reversible connector.
The roll-out will take time, since the European Union and many governments have mandated micro-USB as the standard for charging and connecting.
This article was published on Aug 20 in Digital Life, The Straits Times.
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