Category: Tech

5 May

Microchip connectors for twenty-first century convenience

Historically, USB technology, it has been said, has been slow in terms of adoption. What could this mean to the layman? Plenty, as it turns out. All we have to do is relate with each other the experiences we may have had with our archaic USB ports before. Most of us would have been using it for our PC workstations simply to try and connect everything in one go, ironically for convenience. If not that, we wanted to connect music centers, DVD players and new flat-screen TVs to one another and try and create our own makeshift home entertainment centers.

Today, new devices have come forward, threatening to replace these irritating USB sockets that don’t seem to fit in anywhere. Microchip and software technologies have come such a long way that connectivity no longer needs to be physical or seen. It can be as remote as the stars you sometimes see across the urban city skyline. But the USB is getting there. Today, you have the USB Type C. Unlike its predecessors, it was not designed to boost performance or push for faster data transfer speeds.

But now it is very much the case. That is to say, the demands of consumers for greater flexibility and increased speed are, indeed, being met with the USB-C. At this stage it appears to be early days and experts appear to agree, it is being said, that regular power users are still only able to scratch the surface of the USB-C’s capabilities at this time. In the future, the USB-C stick will become a regular feature of basic to advanced connectivity to the detriment of older USB versions which will then be declared obsolete or pretty much useless.