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What is USB-C?

What is USB-C?

USB-C is a type of USB plug. It is distinguished by its small, rounded metal and reversible connector. It can be plugged in from either side of the plug. Invented by the USB Implementers forum in 2014, it is supposed to become the new industry standard for USB connections and was developed at around the same time as USB 3.1. USB-C offers high speed data transfer, backwards compatibility, and a sleek port design.

USB-C is increasingly becoming common in devices such as laptops, mobile phones, and tablets. USB-C style flash drives are also making their way into the market to keep up with devices that support them. They are attractive due to their increased speed transfers and minimalistic design.