Now available in either Black or White - The ultimate USB 3.1 Type-C Cable for transfer speeds up to 10Gbps, plus support for Data, Video, Audio and Power over the one cable on supported devices!
This USB 3.1 Type-C Cable (Type C Male to Male) lets you connect between two USB 3.1 Type-C interfaces to enjoy the very latest in data, AV and power transfer performance. The reversible plug design takes away the headache of pluging in your USB cable upside-down, while the multi-function operations allows for AV, data and power transfer over the same cable on supported equipment.
Compatibility Notice: Due to strict power requirements on Apple products these are not compatible with Macbooks and iMacs.
So, it's finally here! The latest USB 3.1 Type-C standard has arrived to revolutionise the conectivity world! "But what exactly is this new version of USB" I hear you say... well let me explain...
USB 3.1 SuperSpeed Type-C: Simplified
With the USB 3.1 Type-C plug, we get a new plug design that is reversible, meaning it inserts with either orientation (no more fiddling for the USB socket in the dark, only to find you have the connector up the wrong way). But physical differences aside, USB 3.1 can now support data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps - that's twice that of USB 3.0. Furthermore, the power and charging ability of the cables has been greatly increased... and if that wasn't enough, USB 3.1 Type-C cables can now be used natively to carry AV signals. These AV singals are natively compatible with HDMI, DisplayPort and more when using the relevant USB 3.1 cables. Therefore, a single USB 3.1 Type-C cable can be used as a data transfer cable, power cord for your laptop, and a AV cable to your monitor all at the same time! Amazing!
One cable to rule them all
So USB 3.1 sounds amazing - and it is - but most of the new features (AV functions and increased power output, plus 10Gbps speeds) are only supported when using a USB 3.1 Type-C to Type-C Cable, or a Type-C to AV (HDMI, DisplayPort etc) cable. So until the world is full of Type-C compatible devices, backwards compatibility to older USB 3.0 and 2.0 standards will be the main role of USB 3.1 cables...
...however, this 1m USB 3.1 Type C Cable is focused on the futue, rather than backwards compatibiltiy. Designed to operate between two USB Type-C equipped devices, you can enjoy the advanced operation of the new and improved USB format without being held-back by legacy USB support. Oh yeah!
We have received reports that these USB Type-C cables are not compatible with the Microsoft Lumia 950, and Lumia 950XL model smartphones. However this appears to be the only device with compatibility issues (with the reason as yet unknown).