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USB4, The Royalty Free Thunderbolt from Intel

In the news, Intel has given their specification for its high-speed Thunderbolt technology to the USB-IF implementers forum.  This is the group which creates and manages USB technology. The USB4 specification will follow the current USB 3.2 specification, yet an exact date of release has not been defined. USB4 will double the bandwidth of USB […]

Why USB Wins Over Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt is the new technology by Apple which is claiming better performance and speed then our new USB 3 specification.  It all looks good on paper and plan, but will reality let Thunderbolt win? Thunderbolt is the copper wire version of Intel’s Lightpeak technology.  Thunderbolt will produce transfer rates equal to 10Gbps which is about […]

Will Thunderbolt Replace USB? Short Answer: Yes

Thunderbold, LightPeak and their magical 10Gpbs transfer rate have been the talk for some time.  Well, at least the LightPeak version.  Thunderbolt is just Apple’s spin on the technology.  So will these new fangled technologies replace USB one day?  Yes, I think so.  Anytime soon?  No way. LightPeak and Thunderbolt are currently designed off copper […]

What is USB4?

We answer what USB4 is. From physical size and connector type to the improved benefits of this new(er) technology. Four key points are mentioned on exactly why people will want to adopt USB4 technology.

Port Hub for MacBook Connects via USB from Satechi

Port Hub Provides Six Connection Options via USB The Satechi Port Hub adapter extends the functionality of your M1 MacBook Pro laptop. It has all of the necessary ports, including a USB4 port, Gigabit Ethernet, a USB-C data port, two USB-A data ports, and an audio jack port. The Pro Hub Mini is the only […]

USB4 Is Coming: Here Is The Speed

USB 3.2, the most recent, shipping, standard sees a maximum transfer speed of 40Gb per second. USB4 will double that. Said another way, 80Gbps is equal to moving 10,000MB in one second. Said another way, that’s about 10GBs in one second. Keep in mind, this is all theoretical, maxium speed. Real world applications will not […]

Could USB 3.x See 40Gbps?

It could be said the top five topics for CES 2018 were robots, driverless cars, virtual reality, internet of things and drones; however, we should keep our eye on less flashy topics like our beloved USB. We learned at CES the USB Implementer Forum is looking at the capability to increase data transfer rates up […]

Microsoft’s Future USB-C Surface Connector

Microsoft is creating a new connection for their tablet and laptop devices but as revealed in their newest patent filing, the working version of its Surface connector port will resemble the magnetic snap of past Apple devices while maintaining current USB-C compatibility standards.

USB To Kick Into High High Gear

You can’t help to think Apple’s push for Thunderbolt has something to do with the latest announcement from the USB-IF…in that transfer speeds via USB will double what the USB 3.0 specification currently is.  If development can stay on target, this increased speed should be seeing implementation by end of 2014. The new specification will […]

Porsche Inspired LaCie USB 3.0 Hard Drive

Just looking at the picture, wouldn’t it be a shame if the Porsche inspired USB hard drive from LaCie got a scratch on it?  Not many tech products get designed after house-hold names, like Porsche, but it seems LaCie is making a good business out of it. The exclusive design is available in 500GB and […]

Apple 30 Pin Connector Supports USB 3.0

Did you know Apple will license it’s male 30 pin connector technology to just about anyone, but they will never license the female 30 pin portion of their connector?  For most, not a big deal, for some, they’d love to have that ability. Things could get interesting down the road as Apple was just awarded […]

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