Thanks to the all-new Apple MacBook, USB-C is now officially official, which means we are going to see its adoption fairly quickly. LaCie has already tout USB-C on its high-end Porsche Design Mobile Drives and now, Belkin is also offering a bunch of different USB-C cables that will work with the all-new MacBook, as well as other USB-C devices. These cables include the standard USB-C cable, USB-A to USB-C charge cable, USB-A to USB-C cable, USB-C to micro USB-B charge cable, USB-C to micro USB-B cable, USB-C to mini USB-B charge cable, USB-C to USB-B charge cable and USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter.
For those who don’t already know, USB-C is a new USB standard that aims to reduce the cable clutter that kind of overwhelms at this point, by putting three functions, namely data transfer, video output and charging. Doing all those while providing offering charging capability and the speed and reliability of USB 3.0. But the one most significant enhancement over its predecessor is, reversibility. Finally, the days of inserting the USB the wrong way is over because this new cable doesn’t care. Whichever way you insert it, it will be the right way.
And oh, did we mention that the charge cable variant is able to charge up to 20V at up to a 3A? Which means, charging for hours, at least in the future, will be history. Pretty neat, eh? The USB-C Cables by Belkin is expected to be available “early summer” through Belkin online store for between $19.99 and $29.99 a pop.