Its SuperpositionedThe frustration over attempts to connect USB devices to computers has been an old joke and lampooned in various ways. USB Type-C fixes that frustration with a reversible plug that allows a device to be plugged into port either way, whether it's upside-down or right-side up - in other words, all the sides are right-side up. This ought to save precious seconds and short tempers.
Faster ChargingType-C can deliver power at up to 100 watts at 20 volts. This means that larger devices can now be charged from USB, including laptops and monitors. Say goodbye to the clunky AC adapters we've been lugging around until now.
In real world use this will mean much faster charging of compatible mobiles, tablets and now even laptops. This can be done while transferring data at the same time, something previous standards could not always manage.
This should also mean the need for a separate power port will be gone. It's also works both ways, so a device can send or receive power, making it bidirectional
Audio & video Can be transmittedUSB C can transmit audio and video using display port technology and offers support for the existing 4K, 5K, HDMI and VGA etc. This means that one port will suffice all your needs.
The DisadvantagesThere aren't any disadvantages to it except for one: its not backwards compatible. But this problem has been solved more or less by use of adapters which will allow you to connect the lower devices having USB2.0 and USB3.0. There are already a couple of adapters out there like Apple's USB-C Digital Multiport Adapter that allow you to connect an HDMI or VGA output, larger USB Type-A connector or smaller USB Type-C connector via a single port.
All the things said, USB Type C is a future proof technology that will provide support to the upcoming gadgets as well as our old gadgets. So don't think twice before shifting on USB C.
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