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USB Type-C: Explained!

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USB-C: The new industry standard for the next generation of devices. The new Macbook with USB-C: https://youtu.be/GttoIyB_lEQ The new Chromebook Pixel with USB-C: https://store.google.com/product/chromebook_pixel_2015 Google on USB-C: https://youtu.be/0-J0FWWDuRg Video Gear I use: http://amzn.com/lm/R3B571T7PT4PWM?tag=m0494a-20 Intro Track: Deadmau5 - Slow Down, Start Over ~ http://twitter.com/MKBHD http://google.com/+MarquesBrownlee http://facebook.com/MarquesBrownlee http://facebook.com/MKBHD http://instagram.com/MKBHD
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Creeper Mishra (4 days ago)
Yet iPhones still don't have type c
a moon (8 days ago)
Is it weird that its 2018 and I have yet to use the usb-c port on my computer that I've had since 2015?
Rushil Gandhi (14 days ago)
Explains every thing
Vibhor Arora (14 days ago)
watching It in 2018 still most mobile devices are still paying on USB-C
harshith thonda (16 days ago)
z
Matthew Randell (17 days ago)
I would love it if Apple dropped lighting and used USB-C for all their devices :o Meanwhile why can't I find a decent splitter
Shastha Liyanage (19 days ago)
3.33 How is type-C backward compatible? you can't use it with USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports!
stevkyt (20 days ago)
There's no doubt that USBC is the future but USB 3.1 still rules. How the Mac Book deserves the Pro in its name is beyond me. Couldn't they have put at least one legacy socket on there? I hate adaptors .
Prince Sidion (22 days ago)
The Switch has one too.
GD Duhpowah (23 days ago)
Is the Nintendo switch USB type c?
mahbub ifrad (24 days ago)
"Not from apple" :v
listerine 2010 (24 days ago)
Marques did you record your voice and then played it at higher speed?
Gandalfwiz2007 (27 days ago)
The transition to usb type C is mandatory, but it must be done accordingly and not all sudden. Apple is crap as always and only want money. Most laptops do have 1 or 2 usb type C along with the type A ones.
Ram Raj (1 month ago)
Good prediction
io (1 month ago)
my lenovo ideapad 320 has USB-C.
refugiorod (1 month ago)
Galaxy S9+ March 2018.. Your calculations were correct..
Abdulrahman Alaql (1 month ago)
Three years later, and everything you said was spot on!
mikeyb byekim (1 month ago)
how about this, "I can def appreciate technology and moving forward. But these dam phone power connectors of micro usb frkn suck. Whats the point if they only work half the time bc you need to wiggle them around and set it 'just right' so it gets charge???? Frkn annoying and pisses me off when I think my phone has been charging for an hour before I absolutely NEED to make an important phone call."?
WoWplayer527 (1 month ago)
3 years later and i just preordered my first phone with usb type c: the galaxy s9 plus
MKBHD[V] Bro (1 month ago)
Ft
BlackWing39 (1 month ago)
3 years later and every new smartphone aside from apple use USB-C
Ronnie Nguyen (1 month ago)
Almost three years later, Apple phones still don't have USB-C. Classic Apple
Roxasofmalice (1 month ago)
Thank you so much, this was a very nice and simple explanation of USB-C. Me and my brother were listening cause I’m getting a USB-C cable for my Switch. So I’m thankful for the explanation.
Ichsan kadafi (1 month ago)
Hi, can you make a video that lists and explains all the ports in laptop. For example: USB, thunderbolt, etc. Thanks.
Lokesh Karki (1 month ago)
So true in 2018
Sir Gregory (1 month ago)
Are you from the future? Is this how you knew what was gonna happen lol
Desmon10 (1 month ago)
Now my switch uses it.
Julius Torre (1 month ago)
2018. Now like usb c is common now
Sami Ghammat (1 month ago)
we are three years later, aaaaand NOPE, usb c is not taking off at all, usb 2.0 is still the master because too much things relate to it, usb consorsium made the biggest error by not making it physically compatible with previsou gen of usb...
Sami Ghammat (1 month ago)
there is a big difference between a niche market +800EUR/USD phones and the whole industry ;)
WoWplayer527 (1 month ago)
most modern flagship devices use usb c
swapnil agrawal (2 months ago)
watching this video in 2018 feels like he is some kinda clairvoyant
Zion Praise (2 months ago)
Your Smart But I'm Smarter
Flash Elite (1 month ago)
Zion Praise Ha, you wish, and it's "you're" dummy
10fantic (2 months ago)
S8+ and note 8 have 3.1
Jagroop Singh (2 months ago)
"Buy your adapters now while they're cheap... its not from apple" MKBHD Savage mode
Hassan Elkazzaz (2 months ago)
i just came from the future 2018 and you need to know guys USB-C didn't make it ..... it's just for the nerds
ElegantDesigns (2 months ago)
It did I think, all new smartphones have it, my desktop computer has 2 of them and my phone has one.
Arifuzzaman Shuvo (2 months ago)
You really saw the future!
Prin Ren TS (2 months ago)
You predicted the future very well, dude.
The ShoeIn (2 months ago)
great video, thanks!
Nipomo Beach (2 months ago)
Thank you, great explanation.  I have the MBP 2016 you were right it has 4 ports
Brock Morgan (2 months ago)
Well alrighty then....
Kenneth Hamilton (2 months ago)
Great video, Marques. Helped a lot. I'm not a MAC guy, but I am seeing this now in the Windows world. Latest Windows Laptops from Dell have this port, and they seem to be abandoning Display Port, i.e. one of their new Latitute 5580 laptops does NOT have Display port, but a USB-C port instead. And their suggested Port Replicator D6000, that has two Display Ports, 1 HDMI port, Video, stand USB 3.0 ports, you can connect all these items to the Dock, including power, and using the single USB Type C, port, power the laptop, as well as drive 3 displays, keyboard/mouse and audio. Just ordered one, and you video helped belay my fears. Thanks
Sailplane Pilot (2 months ago)
This observation is from a disillusioned Mac fanboy: So now it's 2018. I can find no appliances (i.e. external drives, printers, etc) that can be connected directly to USB-C. EVERYTHING needs an adapter. Wanna plug an SD card into your MacBook Pro or whatever other computer is USB-C? Carry an adapter. Wanna plug an ordinary USB stick into your MBP? Carry an adapter. Almost 2 decades ago, when Apple introduced the original iMac, a USB-only machine, they arranged with several manufacturers (Iomega, Epson, Imation) to release some USB devices the same day so there would be accessories to plug into the new iMac. Other manufacturers quickly adopted USB ( USB-1 at the time) and put it in their computers, printers, , scanners, external drives, etc. and it became an industry standard. I do not see that happening with USB-C, and it's been 3 years.
raZor (2 months ago)
So funny, but he has no idea what he talking about))) Most awful explanation I ever heard. Pretty much stop listening after he said: ​"USB 3.1 smaller" - USB 3.1 has three types - A, B and C.
Horus Threesixteen (2 months ago)
Dude, Thanks. My purpose to watch this video was to find out more about USB-C, because....... I just broke my smartphone today and when I went to buy a new one, it was a USB-C, and I said no I don't want another standard, having had bad experiences with Olympus Camera USB6 and all the F'n Sony products and then Mac/Apple connectors. At first kinda felt like an old fart not keeping up with the latest or greatest lemming hearding tech, BUT really just wanting what I've been whining about the last ten years and that is one F'n 2 way reversible standard which we can rely on for a decade or so for everyone and any device, from any country or corporation! Clearly, this is it. Hmmm, I guess I eat corn and go back and buy that phone tomorrow, and keep it in mind for all future devices.
Paul Brotherson (2 months ago)
Thanks mate, that was an awsome Vid. Much appreciated.
Diamond_Pro9562 (3 months ago)
How tf did Apple make a laptop that thin?
Nelson Gj (3 months ago)
My lenovo ip 320 e hav a usb type c...is this port can be used to charge my phone fastly
Paul JJ (3 months ago)
All good here, HOWEVER, you didn't explain the main thing to the people. USB C is NOT USB 3.1 -)) Oooh yeah. It CAN BE USB 3.1 but it well can be ONLY USB2 with a connector type USB C -) Another words check out Sony XZ - it has USB C, but it's just USB 2, very very slow connection, unfortunately.
Aunshul Kulkarni (3 months ago)
@MKBHD old is gold♥️
Spinning Arcobi (3 months ago)
why does the title say usb c when there is on a thunderbolt 3 port on  a macbook...
Der Kaiser (3 months ago)
"Not from apple" Haha nice one
abdel aziz ibrahim (3 months ago)
USB 2.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.1 gen 1 which is the updated USB 3.0 they called it SuperSpeed 5gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 SuperSpeed+ 10gbps which is the type C
Debra Dukes (3 months ago)
MKB Truly always love.Just saw another awesome throw back Video and absolutely loved watching them. I like watching your videos because if all are paying attention like myself always some great hints.Good Luck in the New Year.Always enjoy Deb.👌👍
PWAK (3 months ago)
i have a asus zenbook laptop i5-8250u and i have a usb c one it, but how can i see what version of usb c i have the 1, 2 or 3thunderbolt ?
Rudolf Pitschmann (3 months ago)
you can also have a USB 3.1 Type B
Buchanan Games (3 months ago)
i feel we’re still not quite there as it being the norm.. - 2018
Jelly Fam (3 months ago)
my mackbook has 2 USB Type-C ports
Random Topics (3 months ago)
I watched this in 2017 and you are so right almost every electronics have USB c
QuantiuM AS (3 months ago)
I am from the future. And you were damn right.
Sonic Kwepile (3 months ago)
you were right. Type-C hass become more common now in smartphones
Theatre & Tech (3 months ago)
He hit it right on the head! Samsung, Google, and more have since implemented it in their phones.
Javier Cabrera (3 months ago)
3 years later and still nothing has adapted..
Javier Cabrera (3 months ago)
yeah, i wonder if they'll just come up with USB 4.0 before anyone adapts XD
Robert Bouknight (3 months ago)
Javier Cabrera ikr. Cameras still have SD cards, most monitors are still HDMI, speakers are not usb type C, wireless mice and keyboards are usb type A etc. 3 years later and it's not that versatile.
IT WAS I DIO ALL ALONG (3 months ago)
fucking hate USB C my new motherboard only comes with 2 normal USB ports and 4 fucking type C ports I MEAN COME ON MSI I HAVE A KEYBOARD AND MOUSE A HEADSET A CONTROLLER AND A CHARGER TO PLUG IN NIBBA BETTER MISS ME WITH THAT TYPE C SHIT
Shoham Naani (3 months ago)
This is all wrong
CSR 2 Jr (3 months ago)
Lol no laptops have usb c fuck off please
AR 23 (3 months ago)
this happens with the computers too it not exclusive....upgrades is a form of digital cannibalism
Marc Angelo Gallos (3 months ago)
Will we have a USB-C on a headphone?
Raimundo Castro (4 months ago)
And watching this video 2 years & 9 months later... And the 12" MacBook still has only 1 port xD
Wael El Sanhory (4 months ago)
Hay MKB, what about the fact that we have the third generation now of this super thin and light MacBook but yet to have only one USB-C port ? 😄. You said quote me ! 😄
HyperCrack (4 months ago)
Damn! He predicted the future!
JayJay Mallari (4 months ago)
I want
Work Hard Play Hard (4 months ago)
The Blackberry Motion has a USB-C port
maj klod (4 months ago)
when you go against apple and with google just because you hate an american based company and then you figure out that the competition is local and tthey are winning both ways while you 're in europe being a toxic shit kid and spam on YT comment sections smh
Dada Dave (4 months ago)
I love the Daft Punk poster on the wall
AnotherDisc Gaming (4 months ago)
"In fact I can pretty much guarantee the second generation of this thin and light new MacBook will have more than one USB port, quote me." Quoted
Tomas Av. (4 months ago)
HAHAHA POEPLE FUCKS CUSTOMERS WITH EVERY DEVICE
Reko Sri (4 months ago)
This guy is a prophet
Milen Nedkov (4 months ago)
So two and a half years later, I've got my my USB-c port device.... Wow
Theng Yi Ming (4 months ago)
USB-C stands for Universal Serial Bus Type C, FYI
TheIanBot (4 months ago)
1.1GHz.... pathetic
Chris Newhouse (4 months ago)
The funny thing is apple literally kept one port on the 12" macbook even after all the backlash from it.✌🏻
Robert Bouknight (3 months ago)
Chris Newhouse they knew they could make money on usb c hubs, docks and adapters
Jake Licup (4 months ago)
seems legit
Jake Licup (4 months ago)
seems legit
nolimitsREAL (4 months ago)
can you charge a macbook air using a power bank ?
who cares (5 months ago)
Watching in late 2017 ...
DANIELE TRICARICO (5 months ago)
Oh, avevi ragione...
Felicia Estrada (5 months ago)
you sound white bro
Vive Wolf (5 months ago)
Only 1 USB Type C port sux...what if i want to charge and listen songs using earphone and also transfer data while using 2 display with my 2 joystick controller connected...can that possible to connect only from 1 USB Type C port...of course no way
Robert Bouknight (3 months ago)
K.I.P. you'd need a good USB c hub
Earl Cedric Mediavillo (5 months ago)
My laptop has both USB 2.0, 3.0 and USB-C
Lassi Uusitalo (5 months ago)
You might not believe it, but my laptop from 2012 actually has 3 USB ports. Pretty crazy, huh?
BioHazarD (5 months ago)
does this charge things faster?
Vincent Andberg (5 months ago)
the honor 8 uses USB-C
Ab Ramon (5 months ago)
Great video. Thanks.
annecy49 (5 months ago)
Liked your explanation and subscribed to your channel!
Finlay Mitchell (5 months ago)
Can someone please kill Asda and Lenovo?
Ryan Powell (5 months ago)
So everyone that has a DJ controller that uses USB are they going to make a cable that will go from the controller to the laptop and will it be compatible or will i have to but another dj controller
Carol Cellana (5 months ago)
Is the USB type c por good to use to listen to music with the IPHONE 7 plus
Robert Bouknight (3 months ago)
Carol Cellana iPhones use the lightning port which is different from usb type c
sourabh wasnik (5 months ago)
Can I connect an external monitor and charge the MacBook at the same time?
Andreas (5 months ago)
yes
God :-O (6 months ago)
2017 I'm I the only one barely finding out about this??? So much for it being popular. *LOL!!!*
MD Shack (6 months ago)
Prophetic
Wyatt Earp (6 months ago)
im sick of this.. make a decision and keep it forever now i need 3 types of cables for all my stuff its a conspiracy to get you to buy cables and products to keep up
Andreas (5 months ago)
the purpose of usb-c is that you only need one cable (but apple got that kind of wrong since iphones still use lightning)

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