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Why is USB-C Better Than Existing USB Cables?

Jun. 22, 2021

USB-C is easier to use

Reversible connectors. USB-C or Type-C Connectors are user-friendly. There is no upward or downward orientation, so it works whichever way you plug it in.

Truly universal. USB-C works not only with smartphones, tablets, laptops, digital cameras, or any device traditionally connected via USB, but also with different operating systems like iOS, Android, Windows, Google, and more. Now that's a real game changer.


It's really, really fast. USB-C can transfer data at speeds of up to 10Gbps. Or complete a full-length HD movie in as little as 30 seconds. That's 20 times faster than USB 2.0.

More power. With up to 100 watts or 3 amps of power, USB-C cables can power almost anything. From laptops to large high-resolution displays and even some printers.

4K Ultra HD experience. USB-C cables can deliver Ultra HD 4K video resolution to both USB-C and HDMI displays. That's four times the resolution of standard HD.



The Future of USB-C

USB-C is not just a new development. It's a new standard. It means that everything it promises - speed, ease of use, versatility - can be applied to a wide range of devices. With so much potential, USB-C has another advantage over existing USB cables: it will be around for a lot longer.

What will I do with USB-C?

As the world moves to USB-C, it doesn't mean you have to replace all your existing devices. Your new USB-C device will still be compatible with all of your existing devices, you just need the right USB-C cable or adapter.

What's behind the shift to USB-C?

Mountains of discarded cables in landfills around the world are driving the move for change. Technology companies around the world are responding to new European regulations that require standard connectors.

USB-C connectors are being widely adopted by manufacturers such as Apple, Google and Microsoft. With widespread support from these market-leading manufacturers, it is only a matter of time before the new standard becomes the norm.

The idea of considering new future-proof technologies for environmental reasons is groundbreaking. At Belkin, we are proud to be part of this groundbreaking initiative toward an environmentally sustainable, technology-friendly future.

Is USB TYPE-C the same as USB 3.1?

USB-C and USB 3.1, while developed at the same time, are not the same thing.

USB 3.1 is an upgrade to the familiar USB 2.0 and the newer USB 3.0, offering significantly faster data transfers.

USB-C is not backwards compatible, but we offer USB-C cables and adapters to meet your every need.

USB 3.1 is a new technology, and USB-C connectors enable features that support the new technology.

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