In 2015, Apple released its first gadget, equipped with a new and, surprisingly, the only USB Type-C port. The 12″ MacBook, in which there is only one port, caused discontent among the fans of the company.
Over time, Apple not only very successfully sells a 12-inch line of ultrabooks, but also equipped the USB Type-C MacBook Pro series, completely abandoning the classic USB 2.0/3.0, and any additional ports.
Almost four years have passed since the MacBook was released, but users still have questions about the operation of the new USB-C port. Especially important is the selection of cables and accessories.
In this article, we will deal with all the nuances of the new standard. I will try to write this article so that after reading it no more questions arise, and everything becomes known about the USB-C ports in the MacBook and MacBook Pro. Read more
Updated October, 2019
The fragility of cables for the iPhone is annoying. Wires are torn even by the neatest owners and sooner or later the question of replacement arises. The cost of original accessories by Apple surprises. Here are the top 11 most indestructible alternatives:
1. Anker PowerLine+ II Cable — one of the most popular charging cables — check the price
The first in the list and the first, according to experts. This is a really cool Lightning cable at an affordable price, which was chosen by over 10 million users. It quickly charges the phone, quickly transfers data. The cable is made of bullet-proof aramid fiber. The stress points on the ends withstand more than 5,000 bends, that is, they are much more durable than similar products.
The colors do not disappoint you: black, red, silver and gold.
2. Auraglance charging iPhone cable/Mcdodo charging cable – Check the price
I am often asked to write about cables of the Auraglance brand and here is what I managed to find out. You could see these cables on the Auraglance.com website. The strangest thing they write on the site is that it is a copy of the Spartan cable. I did a research and found a brand called Mcdodo that really makes these cables and they cost just a little more than a copy.
This model can be considered classic and the most popular at the moment. It has many positive reviews. In this case, this is a 2-pack 90-degree lightning cable, which also comes with a bag for an iPhone. Another name for these wires is Titan Smart Cable. The only difference is the blue color of the LED instead of green. If you’re looking for what is considered REAL Titan Smart cable (or Titan Power cable) – check Fuse Chicken cable below.
The cable is 6 feet long, it fits any iPhone or iPad with a lightning connector.
This nylon-braided cord with aluminum casing has tested for 5000+ bends. 90-degree design is very comfortable for gaming. Green LED has two modes – bright mode and less bright night mode. Also, Mcdodo offers free replacement send out in 24H or full refund within 12 months, which is very promising.
Last fall, we discussed the Airwheel R3+ bike. Now, we continue talking over two-wheel electric transport and there’s the time for the Airwheel Z5 scooter. In addition, we introduce Airwheel C5 smart helmet and an application to control it.
|Airwheel Z5 Tech specs
|Major Materials||Magnesium Alloy+Aluminium Alloy
|Max.Climbing Angle||About 15°(Riders weighing 60kg get up to 18°)
best at 20~30°C
|Charge Time||162.8Wh:about 120 min
|Charge Voltage||AC100-240V 50-60Hz
Updated September 2019
With the release of a new generation of MacBooks, a serious problem has emerged. You do not need to be an expert to anticipate the emergence of a huge number of accessories for the new MacBook. And since its main disadvantage is the lack of ports – it’s easily fixed by USB-C hubs, we chose the top eight of them.
1. Satechi Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub Adapter – check the price
This is a PRO version of the previous hub and difference is noticeable – it has more various ports and connects directly to MacBook without any wires!
There are only three colors: Silver, Space Grey, and Rose Gold. This product is All-in-one, it helps to work with data, video, SD and microSD cards, charges your devices, it basically fixes all Apple mistakes 🙂
- Thunderbolt 3 – up to 5k or 2x4k @ 60Hz video, up to 40Gb/s data speed
- 4k HDMI video output – 1080p @ 60 Hz up to 4k @ 30Hz
- 2 USB 3.0 ports
- USB-C port
- SD/Micro card reader