Linus just uploaded a video that shows the progress of his month long durability test of both USB-Micro B and USB Type-C. After 8,000 insertions, the Micro B connection broke the connector while the USB Type-C continued working.
More and more smartphone OEMs are switching to USB Type-C and leaving out the 3.5mm headphone port. This has made a lot of headphone users angry, but there are dongles/splitters that will let you charge your phone and use your 3.5mm headphone port too.
Nathan K. is still testing USB Type-C accessories and his tests have uncovered a new piece of unsafe equipment. This time around it's the 60w NuPower USB Type-C chargers that are at fault for breaking a number of his testing devices.
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Aside from debuting the Snapdragon 835 chip at its event in New York, Qualcomm also debuted Quick Charge 4. Qualcomm says the new technology can provide up to 20% faster charging and 30% higher efficiency over Quick Charge 3.
The biggest change is that Quick Charge 4 is now compatible with the...
Benson Leung is known for providing users quality reviews of USB Type-C chargers and cables for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Now, Nathan K has worked with Benson to release a list of chargers and cables that will not harm your new Pixel and Pixel XL when the devices are released.
This week the USB Implementers Forum published the specifications for delivering audio over a USB-C interface. This new spec makes it possible to eliminate the 3.5mm jacks from devices and use USB-C ports to connect headsets and other equipment.
Google has added a new Belkin 27W USB Type-C car charger to its online store, but it is priced at $45. The charger supports your Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, as well as your Chromebook Pixel or Pixel C tablet.
The two groups in charge of the HDMI and USB spec have been working together and today they've announced a new cable that can connect your USB Type-C phone to a TV, monitor, projector or anything else with an HDMI port.
Anker has issued a recall for its PowerLine USB Type-C cables after a researcher found that these cables sent "unsafe voltages to devices that aren't designed to accept them". Anker is also offering to replace any of these cables once the issue is fixed with the cables in a future release.
With some new smartphones replacing the 3.5mm headphone jack with the USB Type-C port, some people have been very upset about the change.
Intel says this change is actually good for the consumer (once people get over the initial barrier) because the analog signal can disrupt other electronics...
USB Type-C was supposed to extend the universal connectors and improve upon them in many ways. Sadly, we're seeing multiple issues where USB Type-C chargers just aren't compliant with the standard.
To resolve this, the USB Implementers Forum has announced a certification program that will allow...
An independent USB-C tester, Nathan K, recently released a video that claims the stock chargers that come with the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P could be dangerous.
In his tests, some (not all of them are shipping as defective) of the 5X and 6P chargers are not built to spec. While the big charger...
Benson is Google's go-to guy when it comes to USB Type-C compliance and he is not happy with how OnePlus has handled the spec over the last 2 years.
Since the OnePlus 3, at least in its current form, does not support Android's USB host in the correct way, then you can run into issues where the...
With all Galaxy Note 7 rumors indicate that the phone will be the first device in Samsung's lineup to support USB Type-C, we're finally getting our first look at the cable which is expected to be included with the phone.
The image of a tempered glass screen protector meant for the Galaxy Note 7 reveals the USB Type-C port on the bottom along with a bottom-firing loudspeaker, an S-Pen slot, and a headphone jack. The screen protector from Olixar also has openings for the front-facing camera, iris scanner, an...
The USB Type-C standard has a feature called Power Delivery, that will increase its charging speed and this is something we see in the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.
Even though the Nexus 6P is made by Huawei, the company has limited the charging speed of the P9 to only 2A. So you won't be able to get...
It has recently been discovered that LG's USB-C monitors can be used to mirror the LG G5's display. All you need to do is connect the LG G5 to the LG monitor using the standard USB-C cable that ships with the phone.
Unfortunately, LG doesn't allow this feature to work when using third-party cables.