USB Type-C: Is it necessary to flee the cable from all dangers?

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the cable from all dangers?
USB 1, 2 and 3, Mini, Micro and now Type-C, in the big world of cables, the client sometimes struggles to find it. In order to be the future reference for recharging its smartphone, the USB Type-C still has difficulty imposing itself on the manufacturers. Some cables are even accused of damaging computers.

Reversible, allowing ultra fast transfers when it is to the USB standard 3.1, capable of delivering an electric power of 100 Watt, but also versatile able to send video for example: the USB port Type-C cumulates The advantages in front of its big brothers . Moreover, the only way to plug it in both directions makes it the perfect companion to recharge a smartphone without having to fumble. Despite these qualities, the USB port Type-C hardly still has to impose more than a year and a half after the validation of its specifications.

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, smartphone manufacturers did not show a great enthusiasm for the new take. The famous Samsung Galxy S7 is always equipped with a micro USB plug, officially for it to be compatible with some accessories like the virtual reality helmet Gear VR. Others have chosen to quickly bet on the USB Type-C in the image of the LG G5, OnePlus 2. or Nexus 5 x and 6 p. On the computer side, Apple, big accustomed to proprietary cables has yet chosen the universal cable C as the only connection of its 12 inch MacBook. But not everything is pink in the cable kingdom. At the beginning of February, the Apple firm launched a reminder of some Type-C load, supplied with its computers until June 2015 and “likely to present a failure due to a design problem”. This reminder of Apple is not the first controversy that touches USB type C.

When the cable kills the computer

Since late 2015, Benson Leung, an engineer at Google, publishes on his page opinions on USB cables Type-C. According to him, the cable provided by OnePlus, used with another smartphone, would present a danger to the computer on which it is plugged or the charger. In theory, it should only deliver 2.2 amps, but would go up to 3a. OnePlus immediately responded by explaining that there was no problem when the cable was used with a OnePlus, while reimbursing some customers.

Since then, the engineer has been in the lead to test several Type-C USB cables, including low-end models, and puts its own devices at risk. During an operation, a cable for example damaged its Chromebook while it was however announced as compatible. He then discovered that the resistance present inside the cable was not the right one: 10kΩ while it must be 56kΩ. This cable did not have superspeed wires, which does not really make it a model C. Benson Leung continues his experiments today, advising or not the products he can find and not hesitating to publish his opinions on Amazon.com to alert the Consumers. The balance sheet is not very glorious for the builders: The models below $10 are often to flee.

Dry failure and undetermined ecological impact

Another problem, from the order of practice, smartphones with USB-C require their owner to always have a charger and a compatible cable on them to avoid the dry failure. Still uncommon, it is sometimes difficult to find one in the office or at the hotel. Another question that has not yet been addressed is: what is the ecological impact of this change in standards? We sometimes have a dozen micro USB cables in the drawers, are they, eventually, all doomed to finish in the trash? Same fate for micro USB accessories, fortunately more rare than those compatible with IPhone or IPad sockets.

Beyond these considerations and limitations, the USB Type-C is not to run away for as much and its benefits are very real. The most important thing is probably this reversible aspect that will avoid damaging the fragile grips of our smartphones. In any case, it will be necessary to simply choose the right cable, with the resistance 56kΩ and avoid the Type-C low cost. The next few months will allow for more models tested by users like Benson Leung and above all more transparency on the part of the manufacturers. These are today the essential conditions to consider serenely the future of the USB Type-C.

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QacQoc GN30H Type C Hub Aluminum Multi-Port RTPE C HUB Adapter Reviews

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If you are an owner of the popular MacBook, you will probably know that one of the biggest complaints is that it does not have enough doors. This has left many owners looking for a good quality USB C HUB to connect that gap and give their machine the functionality and connectivity it deserves. We have taken a look at a number of these hubs and while some are pretty good, we still have to find one that provides as much as what the QacQoc GN30H does and is built as high quality. This short review will take you through the features, benefits and qualities that we feel make the QacQoc an excellent choice of USB hubs for your MacBook.

After testing the device widely ourselves and having used and tested many of its direct competitors, we believe that we can provide an authoritative and honest review that will stand there. Anyway, continue reading and find out exactly what we think of the imposing GN30H.

Design and Features:

7 Functional Parts (1 x HDMI, 1 x 1GB RJ45, 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x SD card slot, 1 x MicroSD card slot).
Full USB-C functionality allows a MacBook to load while using the other slots.
Ethernet Port allows a wired connection to the Internet, rather than just wireless on the MacBook
High-speed USB that can move data at speeds up to Gbps.
HDMI adapter that can give your MacBook dual-monitor capability that supports resolutions up to 4k.
Four fashionable colors to choose from to match your MacBook.
Possibility to be used on Apple OS X Yosemite, Apple OS X ei Capitan, Windows 10, and Google Chrome OS.

 

Pros:
Wide variety of functional doors
Color options to allow you to match your MacBook color
1 year Warranty
Good quality construction
Super fast transfer rate
Stable connection in all ports
High quality movies and audio streaming for HDMI TVs and monitors
Charge your MacBook when using
Small and compact makes it ideal for travelling
Easy to set up and use
Without a doubt, the number of functional ports that can be found on the GN30H is the biggest Pro at this USB C-Hub. The fact that you can connect simultaneously to the Internet via Ethernet, to HD devices such as the TV via HDMI, and the extra USB ports and SD card slots, makes this one of the best hubs on the market right now. All this can be done as your MacBook is charging as well, giving you an extra benefit to the use of QACQOC.

 

In addition, with each port providing a stable connection and high speed transfer rate, you have a C-Hub that not only provides functionality, but also high performance as well. Also, with the QACQOC being very easy to install and use, very small and compact, and light in hand, makes it an excellent companion to take with you during your travels. Just for things at the top, the GN30H can be purchased in the same color as your MacBook and comes with a 1 year warranty in case you have problems.

 

All in all, there are tons of pros for this device with those above just being the most impressive of many others.

 

Against:

There have been complaints of previous models in which the USB hub can get a bit on the hot side while running. However, the producers themselves have talked about this and have put aside security concerns in this regard. They admitted that the device can get quite hot, but claimed that rather than isolating the device and then trapping the heat inside, they let the heat radiate outward. They claim that this will prevent overheating and ensure that the device has a long life. While making it clear the device is perfectly safe, QacQoc have made changes in subsequent models (including this) to greatly improve their thermal irradiation system. They did also offer a full refund to customers who were concerned about the heat of the device while running.

Aside from this slight concern, there are no note cons with this USB C hub that we found with our test or through reading reviews of others who bought and used the QacQoc. With a 1 year warranty in both cases, you are more than covered if any problems do not come.

 

Conclusion:

The MacBook is known to have very few ports, something that most consider to be a defect in product design. However, it was actually designed to focus mainly on providing wireless technologies such as WiFi and Bluetooth. Despite this, many of you simply want to have the ability to connect devices through other methods. If you want to connect via USB, SD card slot or HDMI and Ethernet, the GN30H allows you to do it effortlessly. There are a number of similar hubs on the market, but no one offers the amount of doors that the GN30H does or the amount of features and benefits. Specifically, any USB-C hub that is located other than the QacQoc is unlikely to offer Ethernet and HDMI connectivity. Combine all these features with a good build quality and a 1 year warranty and you have an excellent product.

All in all, if you are looking for a good quality USB-C HUB for your MacBook that provides all the features you need, the QacQoc GN30H in our opinion, is up there with the best on the market right now.

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