Next Generation USB Connectors Will Be Reversible
Tired of trying to charge your device from the wrong side ? USB has some good news for you. The new connector, called Type-C, is an addition to the existing USB 3.1 specification.
While USB technology is well established as the favored choice for connecting and powering devices, we recognize the need to develop a new connector to meet evolving design trends in terms of size and usability,” said Brad Saunders, USB 3.0 Promoter Group Chairman. “The new Type-C connector will fit well with the market’s direction and affords an opportunity to lay a foundation for future versions of USB.”
No images are available, but the new cable will feature a new and smaller design, reversible to make it easier to plug in and will support scalable charging. You can expect something like the lightning cable, but we hope it will not be fragile.
The USB Type-C specification is targeted for industry review during the first quarter of 2014, and a final specification is expected to be published by the middle of 2014.
[Press Release – PDF]