USB-C RESOURCE CENTRE
The USB Revolution
Technology is continually evolving. This is bringing us faster, more useful and user friendly tools into our lives. USB C (also known as USB Type-C) is the next evolution of cable connectivity for your notebooks, phones, tablets and other portable technology devices. Here you can learn more about the latest in cable connectivity.
What is USB-C ?
USB-C was developed by the USB Implementers’ Forum (USB-IF). The industry body that seeks to improve the use of USB. The body includes some of the industry’s biggest players including Apple, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Samsung and others. With backing from such industry greats it is without doubt that USB-C will become the standard cable connection. As such our devices will benefit from the great features that USB-C has to offer. USB-C is not only a change in shape from the standard USB-A and B shapes, it offers faster transfer speeds, a thinner and reversible profile and power through support to name a few.
What does a USB-C Cable Look like?
USB-C cable connections are smaller than the current standard USB-A head and slightly larger than the USB-A Micro head. The USB-C Head will replace both of these heads in the near future.
What can the USB-C cable be used for?
USB-C is being adopted by a large list of technology providers. Most notably the Apple Macbook. But also tablet and laptop computers. From a long list of manufacturers such as Asus, Acer, Dell, Lenovo and others. As well as mobile phone manufacturers. Don’t worry while considering purchasing a USB-C compatible device, you can still use all your old USB-A cables. You will need however an adapter. Laser offers a range of adapters for all your USB needs. Connect your USB-A cable up to your new USB-C compatible device with one of these adapters.
USB 3.1 and USB-C
USB-C is not the same as USB 3.1. They were developed at the same time however they relate to different aspects of USB. USB 3.1 refers to the generation of USB. USB 3.1 is the current and fastest generation of USB. USB-C specifically refers to the shape of the connecter.
USB 3.1 Superspeed
The SuperSpeed+ USB 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2) specification adds up to 10Gbps speed and uses a more efficient data encoding delivering more than twice the effective data through-put performance of existing SuperSpeed USB. It is fully backward compatible with older USB connectors and cables. Generation 1 offers 5Gbps. Products carrying these logos are certified Superspeed products.
Power pass though
USB-C has the ability to pass up to 100 Watts of power through the cable. As many new USB-C portable devices only have one port. This means that your USB-C port will be used not only to transfer files but also to charge your device. At the same time, it can be used to transfer power from your device to charge a peripheral device such as a printer.
USB-C offers USB Generation 3.1 file speed transfers which are twice as fast as USB 3.0 and three times as fast as USB 2.0. USB 3.1 Gen 2 is 10GB/s file transfer speed. This means you can transfer a whole movie or album in less than 30 seconds.
In addition to fast file transfer speeds the connection will also allow up to 20 volts, 3amps of power and up to 100Watts. This means faster charge times for your devices with enough power to charge a notebook as well as a monitor, printer or other peripherals.
THE FUTURE OF USB
With a solid foundation and backing from the industry’s biggest players, the USB-C is not just a new development but the new standard that is here to stay.
4K RESOLUTION SUPPORT
USB-C allows for the transfer of 4K video files. 4K is one of the highest video resolutions available to consumers at the moment. You can connect your USB-C notebook up to your monitor to view 4K content. USB-C also supports audio/video output, including HDMI®, VGA, and DisplayPort™ displays. With USB-C, just one cable or power source could potentially power all your USB-C devices.
USB-C cables will work in all other USB-C devices no matter which brand of device you use. The USB-C will work with all operating systems including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux or others.
USB-C is reversible. This means it works seamlessly no matter which way you insert it into your device.
A more compact connection means that manufacturers can create thinner and more streamlined devices.
Not all cables are the same
The new standard in USB connectivity is a cable that not only transfers data but also power. When there is power involved, greater consideration must be given to the quality of product being purchased. The average consumer spends a considerable amount of money on portable electronic devices and use these devices to store sensitive information.
With over 28 years in Consumer electronics, Laser is an Australian household brand that you can trust. Laser gives great care in ensuring high quality cables for the safe and secure transfer of files and power to and from all devices. Laser sources high quality cables to also ensure your safety and security to prevent fire hazards and electrocution.
USB-C Adaptors and Cables For Every Need
USB-C to DVI
+ USB C Female
Connect your USB-C compatible notebook/tablet to a computer monitor, projector or other DVI port device and simultaneously charge your notebook/tablet.
USB-C to HDMI
+ USB C Female
Connect your USB-C compatible notebook/tablet to a computer monitor, television, action camera or other HDMI device and simultaneously charge your notebook/tablet.
USB-C to VGA
+ USB C Female
Connect your USB-C compatible notebook/tablet to a computer monitor projector and simultaneously charge your notebook/tablet.
Power Supply to USB-C
and USB-A Devices
Charge your USB-C Tablet, notebook or phone using this wall charger whilst using the USB-A port to charge your USB-A devices, such as your power bank, action camera or phone.
USB-C 3.1 to USB-A 3.1 Female Adaptor
Connect your current USB-A products to your USB-C notebook or tablet. Don’t throw away those old cables or computer accessories. Connect and continue to use your CD-ROM, external hard drive and more.
USB-C multi port hub with USB-C charging, USB-A ports and SD Card reader
The Swiss army knife adapter for USB-C. This is an all-in-one card reader, USB-A adapter and power pass through. Every USB-C notebook computer should have one.
USB-C 3.1 to
USB-A 3.1 Cable
Connect your USB-A devices to your USB C notebook, phone or tablet. For example, use a power bank to charge your USB-C phone.
USB-C 2.0 to
USB-A 2.0 Cable
USB-C to USB-A cable for charging and file transfers.
USB-C 2.0 to
Micro USB Cable
Connect your micro USB phone to your USB-C notebook or tablet.
USB-C Plug to USB 2.0 Printer Cable
Connect your USB-C notebook to your printer.
USB-C Plug to
USB 2.0 Mini B Plug Cable
Connect your USB-C notebook or tablet to your Mini USB device. Compatible devices to transfer files include Go Pro action cameras or crash cameras to name a few.