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#16 +LogicalApex

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 16:01

I don't think this is about making USB cables more convenient... I have never had a problem using them nor have I ever broken one. I am convinced this is designed to make the USB connector smaller to allow even thinner laptops.




#17 exotoxic

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 17:11

I like the idea to unify USB cables. Not sure why people are getting frustrated trying to plug something in though.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 17:15

Never thought this was a huge problem, but it definitely can be irritating when you're trying to plug a cable in somewhere behind a machine and all you have is touch to go off of.  You have a 50% chance of getting it right the first time.  Same thing with HDMI cables.  Oh, and trapezoidal Dsub and DVI?  F--- you.  That's all I have to say to them.


In my experience, you have a 100% chance of getting it wrong the first two times. :p

#19 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 17:25

In my experience, you have a 100% chance of getting it wrong the first two times. :p

 

1. Look at cable

2. Look at port.

3. Put it in the right way, first time.

 

How is that hard?



#20 VazaGothic

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 17:34

I've never really had any trouble plugging in USB devices; it's very easy to see which way the plug goes in and the ports are always oriented the same way.

 

Not always:

 

Nexus 4: micro USB is oriented that the wide side is further from the screen

Nexus 7 (2013): micro USB is oriented that the wide side is closer to the screen

 

I'm definitely looking forward to the new standard.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 17:41

1. Look at cable

2. Look at port.

3. Put it in the right way, first time.

 

How is that hard?

You don't even need to look. If it doesn't fit, just turn it the other way.

Doesn't take much and it's not that end of the world if it doesn't connects in the first try.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 18:03

 

same size as Apple's proprietary Lightning cable

 

Let the lawsuits begin, greedy Apple will start another patent infringement suit..................



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 18:06

I'm more in favor of how much smaller it is, though it being reversible is always a plus.

 

I'm an iOS user, so I quite like the small Lightning adapters... USB C looks equally nice.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 19:19

1. Look at cable

2. Look at port.

3. Put it in the right way, first time.

 

How is that hard?

 

Doesn't always pan out that way in some infrastructure post-deployments.

 

Or when you've retrieved the camera phone and trying to work out the orientation of the photo when it was taken for the rear of a chassis.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 19:32

Relevant image that you might not have seen before :)

 

usb-superposition-explained-by-intel.png



#26 simplezz

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 19:36

Thank god. USB orientation is the bane of my existence. Well that might be exaggerating a tad :p , but this is certainly welcome :D



#27 Yusuf M.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 19:37

Although I've rarely had any issues with plugging something into a USB port, I can understand people's frustrations. I became very frustrated once when an old USB cable wouldn't fit into the port despite my best efforts. It turns out the connector on the cable was bent.

 

Anyway, the lack of backwards compatibility sucks but it's necessary. After awhile, very few people are going to care about it.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 19:40

1. Look at cable

2. Look at port.

3. Put it in the right way, first time.

 

How is that hard?

That doesn't work when the ports are hidden behind your computer and usually orientated vertically. It also doesn't help that often you think you're plugging it in wrong and turn it round only to find out it was right the first time. Basically, the port is poorly designed and anyone who has used the Apple Lightning connector knows that it is better designed. This design addresses these problems.

 

I don't understand how people can be so critical of something that improves the current design. Most people I know have had issues at various times plugging in USB devices. Sure it's just a case of reversing the plug but it's still an inconvenience. The new connection is also less bulky.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 19:46

I have to laugh how it will "end frustrations" as anyone with half a brain never had any.  It isn't that hard to plug in a USB cable people!!!



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 20:15

I have to laugh how it will "end frustrations" as anyone with half a brain never had any.

It's not about intelligence, it's about convenience. Why have to worry about which way around it is when it can be designed so it doesn't matter?

 

It saddens me that so many people can take a positive thing and turn it into a negative. :no: