This minimally designed adapter literally slips into the end of a standard USB Type A Male plug, to enable that device to be used on USB Type-C sockets. It's compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices, and perfect for connecting USB peripherals of USB Drives directly to your computers USB-C port. Compatible with both Mac and PC systems.
This is a funny looking little adapter - but quite a handy one! It essentially changes any USB Type-A Male connector, to work in a USB Type-C socket. So simple, and so clever!!
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...
Given that the peripheral you'll be using with the adapter is already at the USB 1.1, 2.0 or 3.0 standard, you'll enjoy full compatibility of that USB device on your USB Type-C port. Just keep in mind that no adapter will suddenly bestow next-gen USB-C features to a legacy USB 2.0 or 3.0 device :-)
One cable to rule them all
So USB Type-C was an amazing step forward, the only problem it left us with new laptops that only featured USB-C ports, and a home or office for of USB devices which require the old Type-A sockets. Fortunately, nifty adapters like this one come along to ease our pain.