USB 3.1 Type C: Still Confused?

USB 3.1 Type C

Over the last year, there have been many achievements in the USB world, an example for Apple: Apple is challenging laptop users to adapt  fewer ports with the new design of its new Mac Book in USB 3.1 port, but when USB 3.1 Type C became famous and common in 2015, it gained both attention and confusion. Do you really know USB 3.1? Do you understand the difference between USB Type-C and USB 3.1? What benefits can USB 3.1 bring? Well, let’s find these answers together!


USB  3.1 Type C

What is USB Type C?


USB  3.1 Type C



Physically, the USB Type-C port and connector is about the same size with USB 3.1 which means it’s small enough to work for even the smallest devices.
Starting at 2015, USB Type-C can get well with USB 3.1 at great speed of 10Gbps.


What is USB 3.1?

USB Type-C 3.1 can be divided in two types, USB 3.1 Gen. 1 and USB 3.1 Gen. 2.

USB  3.1 Type C



USB 3.1 Gen.2 can offer speed at 10 Gbps, while Gen.1 could peaks at 5 Gbps. Obviously, it’s much better than USB 3.0.


What’s the Relationship between USB 3.1 and USB Type-C?

There would be a lot of person who asked questions like “I am confused about USB Type-C and USB 3.1! I don’t know what ‘s the main difference between them!”
Well, here is the answer!
It’s easy to trouble in USB Type-C and USB 3.1. The main difference between them is that USB Type-C is designed to support USB 3.1 signals. Some devices may have Type-C connectors, however, it’s may only support the older USB standards such as USB2.0 and USB 3.0.

Nowadays, more and more devices are getting equipped with USB Type-C connectors which also combined with USB 3.1 support. Obviously, it means the latest smartphones batteries can be charged faster.


What are advantages of USB 3.1 Type C?


USB  3.1 Type C

1. Faster Speed:
USB 3.1 includes efficient encoding. It’s lowers overhead and allows data transfer to occur at an improved rate.

2. Reversible Connectors
USB 3.1 connectors will be available in slim form with reversible ports.

3. More Power Options
Capacity and flexibility makes USB 3.1 a very attractive universal power source or charging ports for electronic devices.


What External Devices do we have in USB 3.1?
1.  Apple New MacBook


USB  3.1 Type C

Recently, Apple launched USB 3.1 port with the bold design of its new 12-inch MacBook which means it can connect to a variety of peripherals such as monitors, printers and cameras.


2.  USB Type C Power Bank

USB 3.1 Type C
USB Type-C with a universal connector is also capable of twice the theoretical throughput of USB 3.0 and can provide far more power. So the USB Type-C Power Bank
with high capacity and high charging speed will be definitely popular.


3. USB Type-C Cables


USB 3.1 Type C

A thing can brings you High transfer speed, reversibility and capability for your devices.


4. USB Type-C Adapter


USB 3.1 Type C


A thing can let you connect  devices and many of your standard USB accessories to a MacBook with USB-C port.


USB 3.1 Type C

USB 3.1 is an exciting new standard, and with Google and Apple backing it hard you had to expect accessory makers to offer more surprised products. We can just look forward to more USB 3.1 devices!

USB 3.1 Type C: Still Confused?》有2个想法

  1. The length thing is not a problem. We always use those kind of devices close to our laptop.


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