USB-C cables are oval-shaped, and easy to plug in.
Engineers felt it would replace other connectors on the market to become the one universal connector so they named it Universal Serial Bus widely known as USB.
Unfortunately, things didn't work out so neatly. Over the years, dozen variations of USB have emerged.
And the main USB connector style called USB-A, has many flaws. Almost-but-not-quite proportioned, it's difficult to insert properly on the first try.
Now, the latest version of the USB standard is the USB-C. Unlike the other USB connectors, USB-C might be good enough.
Here's what you need to know about USB-C
Unlike the older USB-A, the USB-C connector is faster to be recognized because it has an oval shape and has a rectangle corners smoothed into a curve. It's completely proportion, so it's impossible to insert incorrectly.
USB-C is narrow enough that fits on phones with no problem. This means that it can be used as a connector for computers, laptops, mobile devices, and other devices like game consoles.
The Nintendo Switch, MacBook Pro, and Samsung Galaxy line of phones are some popular devices that use USB-C cables.
USB-C connectors are the fastest USB out there with the right setup
USB-C is a smart connector because it's perfectly proportioned — you can insert it blind-folded.
It can be used to transfer data, power, even video and audio.
It's fast but it depends on what you're connecting it to.
Different devices have different types of USB ports. There are three types: USB 3.1, USB 3.2, and Thunderbolt 3 (mainly found on Apple computers). By checking your device's manual, or contacting the manufacturer, you can see what type do you have.
By default, a USB-C cable can transfer 10 gigabytes of data per second when plugged into a USB 3.1 port. You will get 20 gigabytes per second by plugging it into a 3.2 port. And it allow USB-C cables to carry a substantial 40 gigabytes per second by plugging it to a Thunderbolt 3 ports.
USB-C is much faster than any other sort of USB connector.
These cables are also used to transfer power to charge portable devices, smartphones, laptops, and even security cameras.
You can transfer both data and power by using USB-C connectors.
A normal USB-C connector can provide 2.5 watts of power, which is the same as most USB-A connectors. USB-C cable deliver up to 100 watts to many devices that uses a Power Delivery (PD) protocol.
PD cables is used to charge laptops and other high-wattage devices, something impossible for the older USB standards.
In short: USB-C cables are far better than other types of USB cables. More devices will start using USB-C as time goes on.