Tag Archive: USBC


Walmart’s new $99 Onn Pro tablet has a USB-C port and runs Android 10

The Onn Tablet Pro comes in 8-inch and 10.1-inch sizes.

What you need to know Walmart has launched new 8-inch and 10.1-inch Onn Tablet Pro models. Both variants run Android 10 out of the box and feature a USB Type-C port. The 8-inch variant is priced at $ 99, while the 10.1-inch model is $ 129.

Walmart has quietly launched two affordable new Android tablets to take on Amazon’s Fire tablet lineup in the U.S. The two  [Read More…]

Need a replacement USB-C charger for your Chromebook? Got you covered.

One of the most important upgrades Chromebooks have gotten over the last three years is the switch from old, proprietary barrel connector chargers to simple, standard, widely-adopted USB-C Power Delivery charging. Because of this, no matter how expensive or affordable, all Chromebooks releases in the last few years can use the same reliable USB-C chargers, and here are my favorite single-port and multi-port chargers.

Sleek and swift RAVPower 45W Ultrathin PD Charger

Staff pick

This Chromebook charger  [Read More…]

The EU may push iPhones to adopt the USB-C that Androids prefer

It is finally time to end the tyranny of the Lightning connector.

What you need to know The European Parliament voted to force phone manufacturers to use a common charging standard. Apple is the lone manufacturer not using USB-C for phone charging. The European Commission must now write the laws that would be enforcable in the EU.

The European Union has officially encouraged phone manufacturers to use a common standard for ports and charging cords, but one  [Read More…]

Android Central Podcast #456: S20 and Pixel rumors; USB-C law; Steam on Chr

Ara Wagoner, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Daniel Bader are here with a deluge of Galaxy S20 and more Pixel 4 mid-range model rumors. They also chat about the OnePlus Concept One phone and its invisible camera.

The EU is considering legislation that would mandate the inclusion of USB-C ports on all smartphones. Finally, the gang discuss official support for Steam on Chromebooks.

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The EU’s decision to force USB-C is attempting to fix a solved problem

This is the goal we want, but not necessarily the best way to get there.

Those of us who have been using smartphones for several years know how frustrating the transition has been from proprietary chargers to Micro-USB and finally to USB-C. And even though most phones have moved to USB-C there are still many significant holdouts with Micro-USB — to say nothing of Apple’s ongoing use of Lightning. The European Union is fed up with it,  [Read More…]

The EU wants to mandate USB-C ports on smartphones

Previously a suggestion, now heading towards a compulsion.

What you need to know The EU is moving towards mandating USB-C adoption on electronics. The bloc had previously adopted a voluntary directive back in 2014, but the results were less than satisfactory. Now, USB-C might be made a mandatory inclusion irrespective of the price-point or OEM.

USB-C is more or less a standard in 2020. Smartphones like the Pixel 4 come with it, Apple’s iPads have adopted it,  [Read More…]

Find a faster charge with Dbpower’s 45W USB-C PD wall charger down to $6

Powering up your devices could be much quicker if you had the appropriate charger. If you have any Power Delivery-compatible devices, then the Dbpower 45W USB-C PD Wall Charger is a stellar option, and today you can grab one for only $ 5.99 when you enter code IJUGGKYA during checkout. The charger usually sells for $ 17 which is already affordable, but today’s price drop takes over half off making it a total no-brainer buy. In fact, it’s probably worth  [Read More…]

Skip the Cyber Monday deals and buy this USB-C hub instead

Sometimes you have to step outside the deals section to get the best bang for your buck.

I spend a lot of time fawning over USB-C hubs because they make my life easier, and if you use a laptop that only has USB-C ports like a MacBook or a Pixelbook Go, then a USB-C hub is an absolute necessity. There are plenty of USB-C hubs scattered through the Cyber Monday sales going on this weekend, but I’m here to  [Read More…]

RAVPower’s 20,100mAh USB-C battery pack is 24% off for Black Friday

RAVPower is one of the most popular brands around when it comes to portable batteries and power-related accessories, and wouldn’t you know it — you can get one of its battery banks at a great price this Black Friday!

The 20,100mAh Portable Charger is relatively compact, with a footprint not much larger than a phone, and it has a variety of ports for charging all of your things at once. You get two USB-C ports (one for power in and  [Read More…]

Google and Yubico have come together to make a USB-C hardware key

The 2FA tool is made in collaboration with Yubico.

Google has been one of the key players in developing many of the technologies and standards relating to two-factor authentication (2FA) in recent years. Alongside allowing you to use your Bluetooth devices or even your phone as an authentication key, the company also sells dedicated security keys aimed at higher-risk users.

Now the company is announcing its embrace of the increasingly omnipresent USB-C standard for its security keys,  [Read More…]