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"USB-C: Who's got anything that actually uses it?"


          

So , I got the new 2017 MacBook Pro 15" with 4 USB-C ports (3 really because one is needed for charging.)

I have ZERO things that have USB-C connectivity.

The USB-C hub market/market of dongles is pretty bad right now.

Looking for connectivity options I see Apple doesn't really offer much - and never does Dell or Google.

I ended up buying a USB 3 port hub + ethernet adaptor from Amazon Basics, and a USB-C to display pot cable from Cable matters which is something Apple does not offer and Dell wants $32 for.


Questions?
Why aren't there more things using USB-C?

Where are the good USB-C hubs/dongles at? There's either a technical problem - or this is proof that capitalism+innovation don't really work perfectly!

Why when something comes out without USB-C do people complain - I can't think of anything that requires it yet.

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Subject Author Message Date ID
why are you looking for a hub if you don't have any devices?
Jun 25th 2017
1
My cell phone is USB-C
Jun 26th 2017
2
Using a Google Pixel, so same. n/m
Jun 26th 2017
3
Nintendo Switch, dock station for my mac and work comp have one
Jun 27th 2017
4
Just phones. No computer items that use it.
Jun 28th 2017
5
Just the Switch
Jun 30th 2017
6
There's plenty of uses for it
Jul 03rd 2017
7

Rjcc
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Sun Jun-25-17 06:13 PM

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1. "why are you looking for a hub if you don't have any devices?"
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Sun Jun-25-17 06:16 PM by Rjcc

  

          

on the one hand you're upset about nameless other people complaining when "something" doesn't come out with USB-C, but on the other you're just creating a search for something that you don't need and then complaining when you don't find it?

I don't know who needs a USB hub of any kind these days

if you're trying to use your laptop as a desktop, many of the high-end monitors have hubs built in.



as far as why people want USB-C, it's not because "oh my god the world doesn't work without it" it's because the more things that use it, the fewer other cables and ports you need.

glad I could help!

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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2. "My cell phone is USB-C"
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It's becoming more popular. It's not a necessity, but it does make live easier. And the plug doesn't have a up or down side, so it doesn't matter how you plug it in.

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Mon Jun-26-17 07:40 PM

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3. "Using a Google Pixel, so same. n/m"
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4. "Nintendo Switch, dock station for my mac and work comp have one"
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Dr Claw
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5. "Just phones. No computer items that use it."
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6. "Just the Switch"
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I like that there is no wrong side for it and wish more things used it.

  

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Kira
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7. "There's plenty of uses for it"
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>Questions?
>Why aren't there more things using USB-C?

The spec is relatively new and Intel just dropped fees for using it in devices. Intel updates the spec far too quickly is another reason.

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>Where are the good USB-C hubs/dongles at? There's either a
>technical problem - or this is proof that
>capitalism+innovation don't really work perfectly!

https://www.amazon.com/Satechi-Aluminum-Thunderbolt-Pass-Through-Charging/dp/B06XRVX3XM/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1499091518&sr=8-7&keywords=usb-c+dongle

Monitors:

https://www.amazon.com/AOC-i1601fwux-Extremely-Portable-1920x1080/dp/B06Y8SSQG5/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1499090231&sr=1-1&keywords=usb+-c+powered+monitor&refinements=p_n_feature_keywords_two_browse-bin%3A6570747011

https://www.imore.com/best-usb-c-monitors-mac-so-far

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https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Charging-Delivery-Specific-Thunderbolt/dp/B01FKTZLBS/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1499090084&sr=1-6&keywords=usb+-c+monitor

There are headphones, upcoming speakers, a Samsung hard drive you can buy right now, and Samsung Dex uses USB -C as well. VR headsets use USB -C.


  

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