USB-C

As the tech industry gears up for the launch of the new USB4 standard, a few more parts first need to fall into place. Along with the core specification itself, there is the matter of alternate modes, which add further functionality to USB Type-C host ports by allowing the data pins to be used to carry other types of signals. Keeping pace with the updates to USB4, some of the alt modes are being updated as well, and this process is starting with the granddaddy of them all: DisplayPort Alt Mode. The very first USB-C alt mode, DisplayPort Alt Mode was introduced in 2014. By remapping the USB-C high speed data pins from USB data to DisplayPort data, it became possible to use a USB-C...

BenQ Unveils SW321C: A 32-Inch Pro Monitor with Wide Color Gamuts & USB-C

BenQ has introduced a new 32-inch professional-grade display designed for photographers and post-production specialists. Dubbed the SW321C, the monitor is for professionals who need wide color spaces like the...

26 by Anton Shilov on 3/23/2020

EIZO Launches ColorEdge CS2740: A 27-Inch 4K Professional Monitor with USB-C

USB Type-C is slowly but surely taking over the display market as the connector of choice. At first, it was added primarily to mainstream office models, but recently manufacturers...

15 by Anton Shilov on 3/17/2020

Sonnet Unveils Solo5G: A USB-C to 5 GbE Network Adapter

Sonnet has started sales of its Solo5G, their first 5 Gigabit Ethernet USB-C dongle. Designed to quickly and easily add support for faster networking to any laptop or desktop...

5 by Anton Shilov on 2/28/2020

Philips’s 243B1: An Inexpensive Monitor with USB-C Docking & Presence Detector

USB Type-C connectors on displays and docking capabilities for modern laptops are extremely convenient, but up until recently monitor manufacturers have treated USB-C as a premium feature. This is...

16 by Anton Shilov on 2/20/2020

MinibeaMitsumi Launches IP68-Rated USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 Connector

MinibeaMitsumi has unveiled the industry’s first dustproof and waterproof USB Type-C connector that is certified for Thunderbolt 3 speeds. The connector can be used for a variety of applications...

21 by Anton Shilov on 2/10/2020

Acer Launches Cheap USB-C Monitor for Laptops: The 15.6-Inch Acer PM1

Joining the growing market for portable external displays, Acer has started selling its first USB-C based external display for laptops. The no-frills Acer PM1 is aimed at the entry...

15 by Anton Shilov on 2/3/2020

CES 2020: HP Unveils Advanced Docking Monitors w/ Webcam, GbE, USB-C PD

HP has introduced a new series of displays with docking capabilities that have been developed with corporate and business customers in mind. The HP E24D G4 and HP E27D...

5 by Anton Shilov on 1/16/2020

Kensington’s SD5500T TB3/USB-C Hybrid Docking Station: Titan Ridge Inside

Kensington has introduced its new Thunderbolt 3 dock that is guaranteed to work with all USB Type-C hosts. The SD5500T docking station has nine popular ports, which woukd be...

21 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2019

Crucial Introduces X8 Portable SSD

Micron's consumer brand Crucial is entering the portable SSD market with the new Crucial X8 Portable SSD. The X8 has a USB-C 10Gb/s (USB 3.1 Gen 2) connection and...

7 by Billy Tallis on 10/24/2019

Philips Brilliance 272P7VUBNB: A Sub-$350 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor with 65W USB PD & GbE

In previous years monitor capabilities such as 4K resolutions, USB-C docking, and GbE connectivity have been premium features that have only been available in high-end monitors. However the price...

20 by Anton Shilov on 10/24/2019

Philips Reveals 346B1C 34-Inch 100 Hz Curved UltraWide Monitor with USB-C Docking

Philips has introduced its new 346B1C ultrawide curved monitor, which is designed for business and professional users looking for a large display offering USB Type-C docking. The Philips 346B1...

35 by Anton Shilov on 10/17/2019

HP’s E344c: A 34-Inch Curved Ultra-Wide Productivity Monitor

Having launched a variety of curved ultrawide displays for gamers in the recent years, HP is rolling out similar monitors for business and professional users from many industries who...

7 by Anton Shilov on 9/20/2019

HP Launches Their S430c 43.4-Inch Ultrawide Curved Display

Along with their new Elite Dragonfly notebook, today HP is also rolling out its first ultra-wide curved display, which is being aimed at replacing dual-display setups used by business...

20 by Anton Shilov on 9/18/2019

CRU ioSafe Solo Hawk Rugged SSD Review

ioSafe's disaster-resistant solutions cater to an important niche in the storage market. In mid-2018, the company was acquired by CRU. The Solo Hawk Rugged SSD is one of the...

13 by Ganesh T S on 9/4/2019

Club 3D’s CSV-1562 USB Type-C Dock Has Three 4K Display Outputs

Club 3D has announced its new 15-in-1 USB Type-C docking station which has a total of five display outputs that can drive up to three 4K Ultra-HD monitors. The...

13 by Anton Shilov on 7/17/2019

Dynabook’s USB-C Dock Has 10 Ports & an SD Reader

Dynabook Americas (former Toshiba) has introduced its new multi-port USB-C docking station. The USB-C Dock is designed to bring 10 ports and an SD card reader to ultra-portable laptops...

12 by Anton Shilov on 7/12/2019

Philips Brilliance 329P9H: A 4K IPS Monitor with USB-C Dock, GbE

Philips has introduced its new 31.5-inch display aimed at a broad set of professional workloads. The Brilliance 329P9H is a 4K LCD that has a USB Type-C port and...

23 by Anton Shilov on 4/8/2019

Lexar SL100 Pro Portable USB 3.1 Gen 2 External SSDs: Fast and Up to 1 TB

Lexar this week introduced its first external SSDs featuring a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C interface. The SL100 Pro drives are lightweight, miniature, and offer a read speed of...

3 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2019

Silicon Power Unveils Mobile C10 USB Type-C Flash Drives

When the USB Type-C interface was introduced several years ago, it took quite some time for the industry to adopt it, which is why makers of USB flash drives...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2019

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