USB Power Delivery is the latest “standard” of quick charging. However, this specification comes directly from the USB-IF and many of the big players are using it instead of Qualcomm’s Quick Charge. This applies to the Google Pixel lineup, the Essential Phone, the ... Read More »
Power banks are a common accessory, and most support Qualcomm Quick Charge these days. But some companies love to use proprietary charging methods. Huawei is one of them, and devices like the Honor 8 and Mate 9 require FCP to charge quickly. Thankfully, Tronsmart has created ... Read More »
We previously reviewed the MicFlip reversible microUSB cable, and it performed great. A reversible microUSB plug was a huge convenience for a port that stuck around a little too long.
The new version of the cable uses the same winning formula and takes it a little further. ... Read More »
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Google has updated the Android Compatibility Definition Document with a new clause about USB charging methods over USB Type-C. The company strongly recommends not using proprietary charging methods that modify Vbus voltages.
It’s no secret that USB Type-C has brought with it many problems. Non-standardized cables, missing resistors, and standard-breaking quick charging have all caused ... Read More »
The USB Implementers Forum, or USB-IF, has announced the new standard for audio over USB Type-C. This means that the much loved 3.5mm jack is this much closer to disappearing for good.
Two manufacturers have removed the headphone jack so far, though Apple wasn’t kind enough to use the USB Type-C ... Read More »
Desktop chargers can be an invaluable part of your desk setup. Instead of having a power strip full of individual wall warts with cables running from the floor to your desk, a desktop charger can give you multiple USB ports from one outlet in a convenient place.
The Chetech 6 port USB charger ... Read More »
TYLT is no stranger to crowdfunding, having a proven record of successful campaigns. When I first heard of TYLT in 2013, they were Kickstarting their TYLT VU wireless charger and they immediately caught my eye. I loved the design of the TYLT VU and still think it’s one of the best wireless chargers you can ... Read More »
It’s now evident that many USB Type-C cables are just plain dangerous. It’s not just that they don’t work right, they might even damage your device, as Benson Leung unfortunately learned with his Pixel C. It’s ... Read More »
USB Type C is an awesome new technology, with a reversible cable and higher speeds for future proofing devices for many years. The reversible part is quite useful in particular, as micro USB orientation can be a pain. But all new technology suffers from growing pain, and USB Type C is no exception. The problem ... Read More »
Devices are getting more and more power hungry, so batteries are growing in size. But charging has long remained fairly slow. If your phone is dead midday, you’ll be stuck by a charger for quite a while before it’s ready to go for a few more hours. But Quick Charge changed that, allowing devices to ... Read More »