Next USB plug to be reversible, incompatible with existing ones

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  1. Sam Posten

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    Great. Another batch of cables to add to the pile I have of USB -> mini USB and USB -> micro USB, plus the odd connectors for my two USB 3.0 devices and the proprietary connector for the Apple devices. If Garmin would have switched to micro USB, I could have at least dumped the mini USB cables. :angry:

    As someone once said: "Standards are great. That's why we have so many of them".
     
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    Agreed about all the different cables in use by me.

    But we really need something new just because people can't figure out top from bottom? [​IMG]
     
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    yes :)

    Grab a USB cable and plug it in. Do you hesitate and squint to find the black-on-black logo indicating top? Do you try, get it wrong, and have to flip it and try again?

    Apple's symmetric connector is like a headphone jack: it just works every time. This will be an improvement for USB.
     
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    Word.
     
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    Next thing I know you guys will be extolling the virtues of incandescent bulbs over gas lamps.
     
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    The good news.. Since USB is an open standard cables will be cheap.. In comparison to alternatives.
     
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    My only comment on apples connector is this.. It's tiny, it's flimsy and I've went through four cables already.. And the aren't cheap. If the cables were $4, I'd be onboard. But right now apples cable is a menace.
     
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    So won't it be grand when the rest of the industry does a better job than Apple for less cost with higher quality?
     
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    Most certainly. ;). Reversible non flimsy cables that are available generic? I'm in.
     
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    Doing it better, cheaper, and with much more choices than Apple is always a good thing. :)
     
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    The title should also include, "Less than $19 and won't electrocute you"
     
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    We'll see.
     
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    I can't wait for this personally.
     
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    They need something like this for the next generation of HDMI cable and devices, i'm forever reaching to the back of something and trying to connect the HDMI cable only to find out it's the wrong way around, probably because connections on the back are hard to put in if you aren't wanting to move the device to see exactly what you are doing.
     
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    Add REAL device control over HDMI to that Fox and you'd have a winner for sure.
     
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    Supposedly...on HDMI 2.0...

    CEC graduates from afterthought to "industry standard"...
     

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