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USB-C audio: Everything you need to know

The port on the phone isn’t the only difference, but some things are the same as they have always been.

There’s a good chance the next phone you buy will support USB-C audio, even if it still has a “regular” 3.5mm headphone jack. That means we’ll soon be seeing more headphones that have a USB-C connector because that’s how this circle works — support a thing and companies will make the things. But there’s a lot of  [Read More…]

Essential Earphones HD review: $99 USB-C headphones that make the best of an awkward situation

USB-C headphones need a guiding light.

Essential is riding a mixed bag of press over the past 6 months, but you can’t argue it’s had a good run of being able to stay in the news cycle one way or another. Between sales, software news, and accessories, it’s the little company that just won’t quit. Its latest announcement is on the accessory front: the “Earphones HD” USB-C headphones, a $ 99 pair of in-ear buds sold directly  [Read More…]

Dell’s new 2-in-1 Chromebook has USB-C and stylus support

Pricing starts at $ 289.

Devices like the Pixelbook help Chrome OS be more appealing and attractive to general consumers, but in addition to this, there’s a giant slew of Chromebooks that are targeted specifically at schools. The Dell 5190 is the latest education-focused Chromebook to come to market, but even if you aren’t a student, there’s enough here that makes it worth checking out nonetheless.

The 5190 is Chromebook with an 11-inch screen, and it’s available  [Read More…]

Get two 6-feet USB-C to USB-A Anker Powerline+ cables for just $9

Keep some spare cables around the house. Can’t hurt!

This 2-pack of Anker USB-C to USB-A 2.0 6-feet cables is down to $ 9.49 on Amazon. It normally sells around $ 12 and has never dropped this low through a direct price drop before.

It’s definitely worth pointing out that these are USB 2.0 cables, not the more modern 3.0. While that might mean some slower transfer speeds for whatever you use these for, they’re still high  [Read More…]

Score a free set of USB-C cables with the purchase of this $12 wireless charger

Here’s a combo you won’t want to miss.

RavPower currently has its fast wireless charger on sale for just $ 11.99 when you use a coupon code during checkout. To sweeten the deal a little more, the company is also bundling in a free set of Micro-USB cables or USB-C cables, depending on your preference. All you have to do is add the wireless charger and the cables of your choice to your cart, then enter the coupon code.  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s new USB-C DAC aims to bring Hi-Fi audio to smartphones

During its Tech Summit this week, Qualcomm unveiled more than just the high-end Snapdragon 845 chipset for smartphones. In an attempt to cure the missing 3.5 headphone jack blues, the chip maker also announced its first dedicated USB-C Hi-Fi DAC, titled the AQT1000. Qualcomm already makes DACs and audio codes, but this is its first […]

Pick up two of these ultra-strong USB-C to USB-A charging cables from $11

Amazon has two-packs of Anker’s PowerLine+ USB-C to USB-A 2.0 cables discounted by up to 25% off currently. You can grab two 3ft cables in red or black for $ 10.49 when you enter promo code ANKB8265. If you would rather have two 6ft cables instead, use code B8266EDM to pick them up in red for just $ 12.79. Separately, just one of these cables would normally cost you around $ 10.

Anker’s PowerLine+ cable is beloved for  [Read More…]

Grab three of these USB-C adapters for just $4 right now!

Aukey is currently offering a three-pack of USB-C adapters for just $ 3.96 with coupon code AUKCBMAA, a savings of over $ 5 off its average price. This pack includes two USB-C to Micro USB adapters and another one which is USB-C to USB 3.0.

With these adapters, you can turn those old cables you have laying around into something that can charge your new Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, Google Pixel or another compatible phone. The adapters are quite  [Read More…]

These USB-C to Micro-USB adapters are great for your legacy devices

Transitioning between standards can be tough, but you can make it easier on yourself.

We’re roughly two years into the major transition to USB-C as a standard port on computers and phones. It’s pretty tough to buy a new high-end device today that doesn’t have a USB-C port, and most new laptops have at least one USB-C ports for charging and data.

But of course we don’t all refresh every device we own every year — there  [Read More…]

These cheap adapters let you use your old Micro-USB cables with USB-C

They’re not expensive, but it would be a good idea for more companies to bundle a USB Type-C adapter in the box.

Unless you’re rocking a budget phone from Motorola, most companies have transitioned their device lineups from Micro-USB to USB-C. The change is ultimately good, both for charging speeds and convenience. But what about all those old Micro-USB cables you have in a drawer somewhere? Should you just throw them away? No, you need a USB  [Read More…]