USB

Health Canada Recalls Over 1.5 Million USB Chargers Over Fire and Shock Dangers

Health Canada has announced a major recall of over 1.5 million USB chargers, which pose fire and shock dangers to Canadians. According to the federal institution, "As part of a planned national sampling and compliance project, Health Canada tested a number of uncertified USB chargers. The following products were found to pose an unacceptable risk...

USB 3.2 Promises 20Gbps Speed Over Existing Type-C Cables

An upcoming USB standard, USB 3.2, is promising 20Gbps speeds over existing Type-C cables. The new standards hints at a likely upgrade path for Apple's future Macs. On Tuesday, the USB 3.0 Promoter Group said that USB 3.2 connections will offer two lanes operating up to 10 gigabits per second. Both the source and target devices must...

TYLT Flyp-Duo Review: Simple Reversible USB Charge and Sync Cable

TYLT has always done a fantastic job of designing their products, and the Flyp-Duo is no exception. The Flyp-Duo is a reversible USB charge and sync cable that maintains the company’s signature tangle-free design. The cable includes a reversible USB design, which means that you’ll never have to flip it over and over trying to...

USB Type-C Official Design Specification Released, Brings Reversible Design

Today, the USB 3.0 Promoter Group announced that the official design specifications for its reversible Type-C connector have been finalized.  The Type-C specification was announced last December and aims to solve design problems of the current generation USB connectors. The new design is reversible, much like Apple's Lightning connector, meaning it can be plugged in...

Reversible USB Cable Shown Off In New Renderings [PICS]

The Verge reports that the upcoming Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.1 specification, an update to the current USB 3.0 specification, will be reversible just like Apple’s Lightning cable. The new cable will include a new “Type C” connector and will offer a throughput of up to 10 Gbit per second. The design was originally announced in...

Next-Gen USB Plug Will be Reversible like Apple’s Lightning Connector

The next generation USB connector, called Type-C, will be smaller and also be reversible just like Apple's Lightning connector, TechCrunch is reporting. The Type-C USB plug is designed for the USB 3.1 specification and scheduled to be finalized by the middle of 2014. The connector is reported to be the size of the MicroUSB plug and sport an array of...