Here’s the concept design of the reversible next-gen USB connector

Comments

  • Lyndon Boychuk

    Good idea.

  • sicsicpuppy

    about time

  • Ryan

    awesome!

  • grantdude

    Thank God they’re making it reversible. What happens to me ALL the time is I try to plug it in the right way, but somehow can’t get it in, so I flip it over to the wrong way, try again, and still can’t get it in, so I flip it yet again and finally plug it in on the 3rd try.

    • Pascal

      Same here! Specially when it’s dark!

    • AlphaEdge

      Ha ha. Had that very same problem the other day!

      This new connector is very much welcome!

    • Eric

      Thats what he said…

    • Richard Wangly

      MicroUSB is horrible. Just small enough that it’s hard to tell which side is wider, no standardized housing means each cable feels different or is “upside-down”, and those damn prongs that always catch on the edge of the socket… Good riddance!

  • HiKsFiles

    Apple to sue in 3 … 2 … 1 … 🙂

    • TrainAss

      Why? It looks nothing like Lightningbolt.

    • HiKsFiles

      Right, it’s not white

  • Amparipaa

    a reversible USB connector? gentlemen, time to rock~, because this is better than even Apple’s Lightning connector, for both sides are reversible.

    perhaps i’ll wait on a Win8 tablet until one comes out with a Type C USB3.1 connector (by that time we’ll probably see Braswell chips too, and with that better battery life + faster performance [to an extent; this isn’t Bay Trail])

  • Stuntman06

    It is possible for technology to advance and be standardised across many different devices and manufacturers.

    • TrainAss

      Yup, that’s what happened with MicroUSB. Almost every phone available (save for iPhones) uses a MicroUSB connector for data/charging. The new standard will be USB 3.1

  • daftchemist

    Will the new ports be backwards compatible somehow with the old standard? I’m just wondering this because of the backlash apple got when they changed to the lightning port. It seems possible to me that the new port would work with old cords if it can be plugged in either way? But maybe not? Just curious.