Back in October we praised Satechi for remedying the 12-inch MacBook’s shortcomings with a slim USB-C dock that expanded the laptop’s connectivity options. We also lamented the dock’s lack of a pass-through USB-C charging port, which Satechi has thankfully already fixed.
The unending march of technological progress probably left you feeling slightly confused when your fancy new 12-inch MacBook arrived with just a single USB-C port. Satechi has a solution to Apple’s oversight, though, that doesn’t compromise your new laptop’s tiny footprint.
USB Type-C is shaping up to be the holy grail of ports. It can charge your laptop, deliver 4K video, and transfer loads of USB data all over a single cable—all at the same time. What could be better? You’re looking at the answer.
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is known for surprises. When it released the One back in 2013, it was a device that redefined what it meant to mean “budget.” Now, after reportedly getting a complete overhaul with both its hardware and software, OnePlus has confirmed that USB Type-C will be coming to its next flagship.
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Intel has announced that its new Thunderbolt standard, the third iteration of the inter-connector, will use the USB Type-C connector—as well as boasting data transfer rates that allow it to drive two 4K screen simultaneously.
USB Type-C super ports go mobile, Europe finally files antitrust charges against Google, and ResearchKit arrives to bring health research into the 21st century. BitStream has all the news and rumors you missed in the last 24 hours.
Remember those rumors about a 12-inch MacBook that ditched a MagSafe connector and traditional USB ports for a single USB Type-C port? If true, SanDisk's new Dual USB Drive will be the first flash drive that's able to connect to that redesigned hardware without an ugly adapter.
While rumors of a 12-inch MacBook Air have been merrily percolating these last few months, the most interesting aspect of Apple's upcoming redesign turns out not to be the size after all. It's the apparent abandonment of ports.
In just a couple years, your MacBook Air or Surface Pro could look obsolete. Denizens of the future won't understand why you have so many gaping holes in your machine. Why would you need a full-size USB socket, a magnetic charging port, and a video output when you can cram them all into a single tiny plug? Because…