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#31 Ian William

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 20:19

Relevant image that you might not have seen before :)

 

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Schrödinger's USB?




#32 Hurmoth

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 20:23

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!!!

This is such an arrogant and naive way of looking at how other people may interact with things. Maybe some people never had a problem. Big deal, others clearly do. If there wasn't a big enough issue, then they probably wouldn't have wasted their time and money coming up with the completely new and radical design change.

 

I've worked in IT for 9 years and I can promise you, the average user, even incredibly intelligent human beings (which they can be and still not be tech oriented people), have had issues with this.

 

 

Gotta love how people generalize everything, like everyone's situation is exactly the same. With seven billion people on the planet, the world doesn't revolve around your obvious perfection. :rolleyes: 



#33 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 22:06

This is such an arrogant and naive way of looking at how other people may interact with things. Maybe some people never had a problem. Big deal, others clearly do. If there wasn't a big enough issue, then they probably wouldn't have wasted their time and money coming up with the completely new and radical design change.

Exactly. What about blind users? What about children? What about those inexperienced with computers? No longer will people have to look at the plug to determine which way up it should go, so even experienced users will benefit. Clearly it affects a lot of people, otherwise cartoons like the one posted earlier would be relatable.



#34 zhangm

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 22:12

Exactly. What about blind users? What about children? What about those inexperienced with computers? No longer will people have to look at the plug to determine which way up it should go, so even experienced users will benefit. Clearly it affects a lot of people, otherwise cartoons like the one posted earlier would be relatable.

 

Well, I don't have one of those classy underdesk lamps that most other people seem to have equipped, so I'd welcome an easier plug.



#35 hagjohn

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 23:08

What frustration are people having with their cables? 



#36 Tha Bloo Monkee

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 23:13

I wonder if it will be backwards-compatible with "fat" USB via an adapter?  I hope it is.



#37 benthebear

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 23:28

1. Look at cable

2. Look at port.

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

 

How is that hard?

 

Not hard, but the new design eliminates those three unnecessary steps. 

 

I know plugging in a USB cable isn't rocket science, but if you've come across a poorly made USB port, and there seems to be a lot of them out there, even when you look at the cable and the plug, it still takes several tries to get it to take. That's where my frustration stems from. Pathetic, I know.



#38 Sionic Ion

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 00:01

I kind of preferred the bigger USB ports on computers because smaller connectors for example micro-HDMI, are a pain plugging into on my Surface. The ports are so small..

Also, the charger port on the Surface is very difficult plugging into, and teaching someone how to charge it..is well mind-blowing seeing them struggle 10 times more.

Honestly I would appreciate a USB port that was super magnetic, and yanked the cable out of your hand. Like some sort of NFC enabled connector.

For example, system detects NFC tag in USB connector, engages big magnet, connector pulled into port, magnet disengaged for the length of time NFC tag is detected. After cable is pulled out of port, big magnet will not engage until NFC tag is far away enough to not be detected, so pull it a few inches away and bring it back to close proximity, NFC tag detected again, big magnet engaged again, cable pulled into port, big magnet disengages.

The pourly made magnetic ports today are more difficult to use than a regular port. MagSafe is good for one port, if you have many it would be more difficult to use. And the Surface charging port won't even let you attach the cable unless you get the magnet to do it, so you have to fiddle until it really sticks in.

#39 Melfster

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 01:07

The micro usb port is horrible this is designed to replace it just like the lightning cable was designed to replace the outdated 30 pin. Believe me if you have to recharge your phone everday this makes big difference.



#40 ryoohki

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:16

Wireless Charging (phone) ftw! Lol i'am addicted to them Lolllllllllll