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Making the Move from USB A to C

June 15, 2016

FROM A to C (The USB dilemma)

 

The computer world is making a quick move to USB Type-C. It's smaller, better and gives us users more possibilities than ever. As with all changes, we face a transition period that's both a pain and a problem.

 

Many of the USB cables and devices we own today such as USB sticks won't fit the new Type-C USB Port. You see, although the "U" stands for universal, the Type-C port is much smaller than the TYPE A we are are all used to.

 

If you own an Apple MacBook 12" or Google ChromeBook pixel for example, you're getting only USB Type-C. Everything from charging your computer to connecting a portable drive or display happens through this new port. When charging, you can't connect extra devices to the port since these laptops charge via their USB Type C port. Furthermore, thinner laptop computers are losing many other ports, like SD card readers and video output (HDMI) and Ethernet.

 

This USB dilemma is the inspiration for the LYNQ hub. LYNQ brings all the ports you need back to your USB Type-C equipped computer. You can connect to a single USB Type C port and instantly add back three Type A ports for your USB drives, connect printers and more. It even sports a hard to find Ethernet 1000Mb port for IT professionals and connecting to wired networks. HDMI with 4K support lets you go big screen with your videos and presentations. While SD card readers are there for our camera and can even make LYNQ act as an external HD.

 

The move to USB Type-C will usher in loads of new and cool ways to use and connect to our computers. Its size and functionality is a great advancement. However, its going to take time for the rest of us to catch up and although we want the latest computers, we need backwards compatibility with the devices we already own.

 

Help make LYNQ a reality and support our INDIEGOGO campaign. Remember to share LYNQ with your friends.

 

 

 

 

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