New USB Design Includes a Reversible Plug

USB Redesign

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has revealed a finalized design for the USB Type-C specification. The redesigned specification will serve as the basis for next-gen USB connectors going forward. Though the specification is designed to provide for future needs, perhaps the most important change is the inclusion of a reversible plug to solve the problem of constantly having to flip it around to correctly plug it in. It will, however, be incompatible with existing USB ports — meaning that new USB Type-C ports will be required. More technical details are covered in the USB 3.0 Promoter Group’s press release.

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Rollin Bishop
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