USB-C

While PC VR headsets are fun, no one has especially enjoyed the number of cables required to hook one up. With separate video, power, and data cables, the end result has been that manufacturers have used somewhat unwieldy cables or breakout boxes. However as part of the generalized push towards the second generation of VR headsets, a new industry consortium is coming together today to reduce the requirements to a single cable. Backed by NVIDIA, AMD, Oculus, Valve, and Microsoft, the new VirtualLink standard is a USB Type-C alternate mode that will be able to supply all of the necessary power, video information, and data over a single Type-C cable and connector. Today’s announcement from the group is essentially a call for participation, announcing the...

MSI Shows Off GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Card with USB Type-C Port

Back when the VESA announced the DisplayPort alt mode for USB Type-C, one of the most common questions was whether we’d see USB ports on a video card. As...

45 by Ryan Smith on 6/4/2017

LaCie Announces 2big Dock: 2-Bay TB3 DAS with Card Reader, USB-A and DisplayPort

LaCie this week has taken the wraps off of the latest member of their family of DAS devices, the 2big Dock. The newly revealed dock is their first Thunderbolt...

11 by Anton Shilov on 4/27/2017

Pre-Orders for LG’s 32UD99 Display Available: 4K, DCI-P3, HDR10, FreeSync for $999

LG and its partners recently disclosed the complete specifications as well as the price of the LG 32UD99 flagship consumer display. The 32-inch display will feature a 4K (UHD...

44 by Anton Shilov on 4/10/2017

AUKEY’s CB-C55 USB-C Hub Now on Sale: Macbook Port Expander with Power and Ethernet

AUKEY has started to sell its latest USB Type-C hub for Apple’s MacBook laptops and other computers that need something more than USB-C and wireless interconnection technologies. The new...

34 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2017

BenQ PD2710QC Announced: 27" 2560x1440 with Integrated USB Type-C Dock

Last week BenQ introduced its new display with QHD resolution that has an integrated USB 3.0 Type-C dock. Aside from the dock, the 27” monitor's big selling point is...

27 by Anton Shilov on 1/26/2017

Fujitsu Announces 13.3" Lifebook U937/P and UH75/B1: 7th Gen Core i5, 8hr Battery, Under 1.77 lbs

Fujitsu has introduced its new Lifebook U937/P notebook that weighs under 800 grams (1.76 lbs), but offers a fully-fledged Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake-U processor as well as a...

37 by Anton Shilov on 1/19/2017

Sharkoon Launches Rapid-Case USB 3.1 Type-C Storage Device DIY Kit

Sharkoon has introduced a DIY kit that lets users build their own external storage devices with the USB 3.1 Type-C interface. The kit is not expensive and resembles similar...

7 by Anton Shilov on 12/30/2016

Lenovo Launches New ThinkPad Accessories: Docking And Displays

Along with a refresh of the ThinkPad lineup, Lenovo is also offering several new accessories to compliment the new laptops. There are two new docks, and two new displays...

6 by Brett Howse on 12/28/2016

Samsung Updates Notebook 9: Kaby Lake, USB-C, Starts at 816 Grams

Samsung this week introduced new versions of its Notebook 9 ultra-thin and ultra-light laptops. The new mobile PCs are upgraded with Intel’s new Core i5/i7 Kaby Lake processors, new...

42 by Anton Shilov on 12/23/2016

LG Announces 32UD99: 4K IPS Display with 95% DCI-P3, HDR and USB-C

LG on Wednesday announced its new flagship display with a UHD 4K resolution, DCI-P3 color gamut, as well as HDR10 support. The LG 32UD99 will be aimed at creative...

51 by Anton Shilov on 12/14/2016

Plextor Launches EX1 USB-C External SSD: Up to 550 MBps, 512 GB and LDPC

Plextor this week formally launched its first external SSD which it demonstrated back in early June at Computex. The Plextor EX1 combines low weight, high capacity, a high quoted...

10 by Anton Shilov on 11/22/2016

G-Technology G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C 500GB External SSD Capsule Review

Flash-based external direct-attached storage (DAS) devices have been rapidly evolving over the last few years. The emergence of USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C has led to external peripherals adopting...

5 by Ganesh T S on 11/16/2016

EIZO Launches FlexScan EV2780: 27” 2560×1440 Display with USB Type-C Connector

As the USB Type-C connector has become more prevalent, so have devices that support the optional DisplayPort alt mode. To that end, EIZO has introduced their first monitor that...

23 by Anton Shilov on 10/31/2016

Apple Announces 4th Generation MacBook Pro Family: Thinner, Lighter, with Thunderbolt 3 & “Touch Bar”

Much ink has been spilt over the last year on the subject of the MacBook Pro. In short, Apple hasn’t given its professional laptop lineup a real overhaul in...

284 by Ryan Smith on 10/27/2016

HP Introduces HP ENVY 13 Laptops with Kaby Lake, USB-C, New Battery, $849

HP has introduced its new ENVY 13 premium laptops based on Intel’s Core i-series Kaby Lake processors. The notebooks resemble their predecessors featuring Skylake CPUs, but naturally offer all...

36 by Anton Shilov on 10/13/2016

HP Announces The HP ENVY 27 4K Thin Bezel Display

Today HP announced an update to their product lineup, and one of the announcements that caught my eye immediately was the new ENVY 27 display. HP has packed a...

37 by Brett Howse on 10/12/2016

USB-IF Publishes Audio over USB Type-C Specifications

The USB Implementers Forum this week published the USB Audio Device Class 3.0 specification, which standardizes audio over USB Type-C interface. The new spec enables hardware makers to eliminate...

91 by Anton Shilov on 9/30/2016

LG 38UC99 Announced: 37.5-Inch Curved 21:9 Display with 3840×1600 Resolution

This week at IFA in Berlin LG introduced a new flagship UltraWide display. The new monitor is called the LG 38UC99 and it's LG's largest UltraWide display to date...

43 by Anton Shilov on 9/2/2016

HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C Announced

Over the past year we have seen an increasingly number of vendors, associations, and consortiums lay their support behind the USB Type-C port and take advantage of its alternate...

67 by Ryan Smith on 9/2/2016

Conexant Reveals CX20888: A New Chip for USB-C Headsets with Advanced Functionality

Conexant on Wednesday introduced its third CODEC for upcoming digital headsets using a USB Type-C interface. The new CX20888 chip is specifically tailored for headsets and supports a variety...

55 by Anton Shilov on 6/29/2016

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