USB connector Type-C: The Standard of the future?

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Do you also have a smartphone with USB type C? We find out what it is and the different differences with the past connection standards.

Every year, in the realization of a new device, brand manufacturers aim to introduce technologies that lower the time of recharging or transferring files: The whole can be summarized in the fourth generation of USB (Universal Serial Bus).

USB Type-C connector

The USB is a standard of connection between electronic devices that allows a transmission of data and electrical current. The first two types (type A and B) consist of 4 pins. With the latest arrival, the-C type, each cable has 24, offering high power and speed.

It is easy to see how the C-type USB 3.1 cables support huge amounts of energy compared to predecessors.

As all new technologies need time to find diffusion and be fully integrated, the rest is just over a year that is present on the market, but it is assumed that by 2020 all electronic devices, even appliances, can be Equipped with this type of standard.

The USB-type C then offers several advantages in terms of speed and power. Also you can plug the cable into both sides, resulting in being comfortable if you try to put the smartphone under charge in the dark.

But you have to be also critical, and report some drawbacks of the USB type C connector:

Not all brand manufacturers are adapting to the new standard, making it still unobtainable and even quite expensive. A nice problem if you were to forget at home the cable in case of need.

Beware of the cheap cables! Protests run in cables with type-C connector but with USB 2.0 technology, which in paired with your device with USN 3.1 could make a “paperweight” your smartphone. Always carefully check the technical specifications and the supported charge!

Poor compatibility with old accessories: Another problem is the possession of a few accessories compatible with this connector, making it necessary to purchase an adapter to convert the old standard into the new-C type. How would we otherwise use the much desired VR viewers?

And what do you think about the USB Type-C connector? Is it really a future-proof how it was defined?

QacQoc GN30H Premium USB-C Hub for MacBook

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If you are an owner of the popular MacBook, you will probably know that one of the biggest complaints is that it does not have enough doors. This has left many owners looking for a good quality USB C hub to connect that gap and give their machine the functionality and connectivity it deserves. We have taken a look at a number of these hubs and while some are pretty good, we still have to find one that provides as much as what the QacQoc GN30H does and is built as high quality. This short review will take you through the features, benefits and qualities that we feel make the QacQoc an excellent choice of USB hubs for your MacBook.

After testing the device widely ourselves and having used and tested many of its direct competitors, we believe that we can provide an authoritative and honest review that will stand there. Anyway, continue reading and find out exactly what we think of the imposing GN30H.

Design and Features:

7 Functional Parts (1 x HDMI, 1 x 1GB RJ45, 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x SD card slot, 1 x MicroSD card slot).
Full USB-C functionality allows a MacBook to load while using the other slots.
Ethernet Port allows a wired connection to the Internet, rather than just wireless on the MacBook
High-speed USB that can move data at speeds up to Gbps.
HDMI adapter that can give your MacBook dual-monitor capability that supports resolutions up to 4k.
Four fashionable colors to choose from to match your MacBook.
Possibility to be used on Apple OS X Yosemite, Apple OS X ei Capitan, Windows 10, and Google Chrome OS.

Pro:
Wide variety of functional doors
Color options to allow you to match your MacBook color
1 year Warranty
Good quality construction
Super fast transfer rate
Stable connection in all ports
High quality movies and audio streaming for HDMI TVs and monitors
Charge your MacBook when using
Small and compact makes it ideal for travelling
Easy to set up and use
Without a doubt, the number of functional ports that can be found on the GN30H is the biggest Pro at this USB C-Hub. The fact that you can connect simultaneously to the Internet via Ethernet, to HD devices such as the TV via HDMI, and the extra USB ports and SD card slots, makes this one of the best hubs on the market right now. All this can be done as your MacBook is charging as well, giving you an extra benefit to the use of QACQOC.

 

In addition, with each port providing a stable connection and high speed transfer rate, you have a C-Hub that not only provides functionality, but also high performance as well. Also, with the QACQOC being very easy to install and use, very small and compact, and light in hand, makes it an excellent companion to take with you during your travels. Just for things at the top, the GN30H can be purchased in the same color as your MacBook and comes with a 1 year warranty in case you have problems.

 

All in all, there are tons of pros for this device with those above just being the most impressive of many others.

 

Against:

There have been complaints of previous models in which the USB hub can get a bit on the hot side while running. However, the producers themselves have talked about this and have put aside security concerns in this regard. They admitted that the device can get quite hot, but claimed that rather than isolating the device and then trapping the heat inside, they let the heat radiate outward. They claim that this will prevent overheating and ensure that the device has a long life. While making it clear the device is perfectly safe, QacQoc have made changes in subsequent models (including this) to greatly improve their thermal irradiation system. They did also offer a full refund to customers who were concerned about the heat of the device while running.

Aside from this slight concern, there are no note cons with this USB-C HUB that we found with our test or through reading reviews of others who bought and used the QacQoc. With a 1 year warranty in both cases, you are more than covered if any problems do not come.

Conclusion:

The MacBook is known to have very few ports, something that most consider to be a defect in product design. However, it was actually designed to focus mainly on providing wireless technologies such as WiFi and Bluetooth. Despite this, many of you simply want to have the ability to connect devices through other methods. If you want to connect via USB, SD card slot or HDMI and Ethernet, the GN30H allows you to do it effortlessly. There are a number of similar hubs on the market, but no one offers the amount of doors that the GN30H does or the amount of features and benefits. Specifically, any USB C HUB that is located other than the QacQoc is unlikely to offer Ethernet and HDMI connectivity. Combine all these features with a good build quality and a 1 year warranty and you have an excellent product.

All in all, if you are looking for a good quality USB hub for your MacBook that provides all the features you need, the QacQoc GN30H in our opinion, is up there with the best on the market right now.