Everything you need to know about the new USB Type-C input

The Type-C connector arrived in the technological world about 7 years ago and is already the favorite of large smartphone and notebook manufacturers. Soon, all devices will be type-C, as the connection offers several advantages, which exceed all expectations for a USB connection.

Reversible connector: The symmetrical connector can be connected from either side. This may not even seem like a big deal. But the fact that the user doesn't need to keep checking how the plug will fit into the USB port makes its use more practical, and if we calculate how much time we save in 1 year, for example, with this simple change we will see that it is not that expendable.

High durability: According to technical specifications the USB type C hub connection is designed to exceed about 10,000 connections. If converted to years, for a user who uses the connection once a day, we are talking about 20+ years of durability. Until then, maybe we won't need cables to connect the devices, but if you're that “old school” guy you can use your USB-C port just fine.


Supports high power loads: USB Type C supports up to an incredible 100W of power, which optimizes cell phone charging and even allows charging of larger devices such as notebooks. This capability goes far beyond other USB connections that hover around 12W.

High data transfer rate: Type-c data transmission speed is 10Gbits/s, that's enough to stream 4K video. This is possible because the USB Type-C connection uses the 24 pins of the connector, much more compared to the previous USB version, the Micro USB, which uses only 5 pins.

These and other advantages have led large companies such as Apple, Asus, Lenovo, Dell, and others to incorporate the USB type c hub into their books and Smartphones lines, as it makes it possible to increase connection and energy efficiency while reducing the size and weight of devices.

But as not everything is so perfect, the type-c port still doesn't fit most portable devices that are connected to notebooks, such as pen drives, mouse, keyboards, and other gadgets, so users need to resort to adapters.

MacBook hub – Compact, lightweight, and easy to carry design:

There are more and more electronic devices with a compact, lightweight, and easy-to-carry design. However, these models have, at the same time, a tendency to get rid of many of their entries. It's also possible that even if the device retains its four input ports, you need more. Whatever the case, a MacBook hub can be very useful for you.

The advancement of technology increasingly offers us new products to meet the needs that, contradictorily, the evolution of different models of devices generate. In this guide, we'll introduce you to the best USB hubs on the market so you can connect your electronics to all the peripheral accessories you want.

What are the best materials to manufacture USB hubs?

Considering that these devices use electrical energy, it is obvious that they will generate heat. If overheating happens, it can happen that some component melts. That's why the materials they are made from are such an important issue. If we're going to invest, it's better to invest in quality because otherwise, cheap can be expensive.

We advise you to choose a MacBook hub that facilitates cooling, that is, with materials that dissipate heat. In that case, the best option is to choose models made of aluminum instead of those made of plastic.

Also pay attention to whether the product has a solid structure to make it resistant to drops, especially if you intend to carry it with us on a daily basis.


What is the difference between a USB 2.0, a USB 3.0, and a USB 3.1?

USB stands for Universal Serial Bus. The difference between the types concerns the data transmission speed.

The USB type 2.0 has a speed that can reach up to 480 Mbps (megabits per second), but they are gradually being replaced by USB type 3.0, whose speed is much higher, reaching up to 4.8 Gbps. 3.1, in turn, reaches up to 10 Gbps.

Type 2.0 works well for accessories such as keyboards, mice, speakers, and even some flash drives. However, if you want to use devices or transfer files that require a higher data read speed, such as HD movies, it might be a good idea to invest in a 3.0 or 3.1. These are compatible with type 2.0, but the reverse is not true.

Still not sure which adapter to choose? We can help you.

Lention has several Type-C adapters, one of them is the HUB USB 3.1, which expands the USB-C port into 4 new USB ports, allowing the user to connect several devices in a single connection. Also, we have a wide range of Laptop leather sleeve at the best prices. 

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