USB-C

LaCie 2big Dock detailed with Thunderbolt 3, SD Card, CF Card ports

LaCie 2big Dock detailed with Thunderbolt 3, SD Card, CF Card ports

The LaCie 2big Dock is entirely massive - not necessarily big physically by everyone's standards, but big in its capability to handle big jobs. It's made with "up to 20TB of internal storage" and connects to a wide variety of media to store data in a big way. Inside are Seagate IronWolf Pro enterprise-class drives and RAID optimization as well as a LaCie RAID Manager.

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Western Digital G-DRIVE USB-C bring 10TB storage to MacBooks

Western Digital G-DRIVE USB-C bring 10TB storage to MacBooks

The new MacBooks, especially the new MacBook Pros, are probably the most controversial MacBooks yet. The smaller models ditched all but one USB-C port while the Pros ditched all ports in favor of all Thunderbolt 3's. That said, the decision had one positive side effect on the computing industry as a whole. More and more accessory and peripheral makers are jumping on the USB-C train to become compatible with the new MacBooks. Like this G-technology G-DRIVE USB-C device from Western Digital that brings not only external storage but also power to the MacBook.

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My Passport SSD is a new USB-C portable storage drive from WD

My Passport SSD is a new USB-C portable storage drive from WD

Amongst the few brands that are making the jump - at least in one product - to USB-C for portable storage is WD. They've confirmed the creation of the "My Passport SSD", their first WD Portable SSD product. This device looks tough, can handle some drop damage, and connects to USB-C devices with swiftness.

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Spoiler Alert: Samsung Galaxy S8 event last-minute expectations

Spoiler Alert: Samsung Galaxy S8 event last-minute expectations

Everything we’re expecting at the Samsung Unpacked event this week centers on the Samsung Galaxy S8. This device has been leaked from nearly every angle and in every single way - so much so that there’s more of a question of what we don’t know than what we do. In addition to the details on the Galaxy S8 itself, there’s more we expect: a PC dock for the phone, fast charging, USB-C action, and other oddities in the mobile space.

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iPhone 8 will reportedly have curved OLED, use USB-C instead of Lightning

iPhone 8 will reportedly have curved OLED, use USB-C instead of Lightning

Get ready for another report about the iPhone 8, because The Wall Street Journal has published a doozy today. According to the paper, the next iPhone will sport a curved OLED display, though we've heard some kind of variant of that claim frequently over the past few months. What's really surprising about the WSJ's report is the claim that Apple will ditch Lightning with the iPhone 8 in favor of USB-C.

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Razer Power Bank equips Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Razer Power Bank equips Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Razer has revealed a Power Bank charging device to take control of their own laptop charging destiny. To make this happen, the Razer Power Bank rolls with several USB ports to charge not only a laptop, but smartphones and tablets as well. Inside this power bank is a massive 12,800 mAh capacity battery, made for long rides on airplanes and in the back seats of cars.

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Satechi’s USB-C Power Meter tries to make sense of the Type-C mess

Satechi’s USB-C Power Meter tries to make sense of the Type-C mess

USB Type-C may have promised to solve our cable confusion forever, but uncertainty about charging voltages and safe power delivery have left even fans of the reversible connection scratching their heads. The connector - which is used both for USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3, lending its own uncertainty to the mix - is notable because it can be used to deliver sufficient power to recharge a laptop, while simultaneously carrying data and even video at the same time. Unfortunately that flexibility has turned shopping for USB-C accessories into something of a minefield.

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Will CES 2017 bring the Mac accessories Apple can’t be bothered to make?

Will CES 2017 bring the Mac accessories Apple can’t be bothered to make?

CES 2017 is almost upon us, and while the annual Consumer Electronics Show will be dominated by vast televisions and, increasingly, car tech, it's the smaller gadgets I'm most looking forward to. If there's one thing 2016 has taught us, it's that we shouldn't get too attached to our favorite celebrities; if there's a second thing, though, it's that the brave new dongle world we live in is surprisingly poorly populated. Yes, Apple, I'm looking at you.

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Lenovo’s ThinkPad CES 2017 line-up: What you need to know

Lenovo’s ThinkPad CES 2017 line-up: What you need to know

CES 2017 is still a week away, but Lenovo hasn't been able to contain its ThinkPad excitement, revealing a fresh batch of laptops and accessories ahead of the show. As always, the Lenovo ThinkPad range is of particular interest to business users, but that doesn't stop regular consumers eyeing them up too. This time around, there are some particularly intriguing accessories like USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 docks, which might even coax some MacBook Pro owners into opening their wallets.

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Lenovo ThinkPad USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 docks unveiled

Lenovo ThinkPad USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 docks unveiled

Serious work requires a serious workspace, and what better way to set up that workspace than Lenovo's new ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C docks? The Thunderbolt 3 Dock is, obviously, powered by Intel Thunderbolt 3 tech, and it offers an extensive array of connectivity options. The USB-C dock is largely similar, featuring a USB-C port as well as USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 options. The USB-C Dock launches first next month for $199.99 USD, while the Thunderbolt 3 Dock launches in February for $279.99 USD.

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MagNeo magnetic USB-C adapter looks like something Apple would build

MagNeo magnetic USB-C adapter looks like something Apple would build

One of the things that I always thought Apple was smart for building was the MagSafe connector. Having tripped on a power cord before and broke a notebook, having a magnetic adapter that comes apart to prevent that sort of damage is a big deal. A new power adapter that is similar to MagSafe has landed on Kickstarter and it is called MagNeo.

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DART-C is the tiniest USB-C laptop charger around

DART-C is the tiniest USB-C laptop charger around

If you have a notebook computer that is able to charge via a USB-C port, you might want a charger that is smaller than what came with your computer. FINsix has a new USB-C charger called the DART-C that it claims is the smallest charger of its type in the entire world. The tiny laptop charger produces 65W of power and is four times smaller than a traditional AC adapter.

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