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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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René Sprenkels (15 hours ago)
Anyone watching this in 2018?
Diamond_Pro9562 (3 days ago)
How tf did Apple make a laptop that thin?
Nelson Gj (8 days ago)
My lenovo ip 320 e hav a usb type c...is this port can be used to charge my phone fastly
Paul JJ (9 days 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.
tofylion (9 days ago)
Watching this in 2018... He's absolutely a fortune teller!
Aunshul Kulkarni (9 days ago)
@MKBHD old is gold♥️
Spinning Arcobi (10 days ago)
why does the title say usb c when there is on a thunderbolt 3 port on  a macbook...
Der Kaiser (11 days ago)
"Not from apple" Haha nice one
abdel aziz ibrahim (12 days 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 (14 days 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.👌👍
Pipon (15 days 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 (17 days ago)
you can also have a USB 3.1 Type B
Buchanan Games (18 days ago)
i feel we’re still not quite there as it being the norm.. - 2018
Jelly Fam (21 days ago)
my mackbook has 2 USB Type-C ports
Random Topics (22 days ago)
I watched this in 2017 and you are so right almost every electronics have USB c
QuantiuM AS (22 days ago)
I am from the future. And you were damn right.
Sonic Kwepile (24 days ago)
you were right. Type-C hass become more common now in smartphones
Theatre & Tech (24 days ago)
He hit it right on the head! Samsung, Google, and more have since implemented it in their phones.
Javier Cabrera (25 days ago)
3 years later and still nothing has adapted..
Javier Cabrera (24 days ago)
yeah, i wonder if they'll just come up with USB 4.0 before anyone adapts XD
Random YouTuber (24 days 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 (25 days 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 (25 days ago)
This is all wrong
CSR 2 Jr (26 days ago)
Lol no laptops have usb c fuck off please
AR 23 (27 days ago)
this happens with the computers too it not exclusive....upgrades is a form of digital cannibalism
[ Mr.G ] (28 days ago)
Will we have a USB-C on a headphone?
Raimundo Castro (28 days ago)
And watching this video 2 years & 9 months later... And the 12" MacBook still has only 1 port xD
Wael El Sanhory (30 days 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 (1 month ago)
Damn! He predicted the future!
JayJay Mallari (1 month ago)
I want
Work Hard Play Hard (1 month ago)
The Blackberry Motion has a USB-C port
maj klod (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
I love the Daft Punk poster on the wall
AnotherDisc Gaming (1 month 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. (1 month ago)
HAHAHA POEPLE FUCKS CUSTOMERS WITH EVERY DEVICE
Reko Sri (1 month ago)
This guy is a prophet
Milen Nedkov (1 month ago)
So two and a half years later, I've got my my USB-c port device.... Wow
Theng Yi Ming (1 month ago)
USB-C stands for Universal Serial Bus Type C, FYI
TheIanBot (1 month ago)
1.1GHz.... pathetic
Chris Newhouse (1 month ago)
The funny thing is apple literally kept one port on the 12" macbook even after all the backlash from it.✌🏻
Random YouTuber (24 days ago)
Chris Newhouse they knew they could make money on usb c hubs, docks and adapters
Jake Licup (1 month ago)
seems legit
Jake Licup (1 month ago)
seems legit
nolimitsREAL (1 month ago)
can you charge a macbook air using a power bank ?
who cares (2 months ago)
Watching in late 2017 ...
DANIELE TRICARICO (2 months ago)
Oh, avevi ragione...
Felicia Estrada (2 months ago)
you sound white bro
K.I.P. (2 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
Random YouTuber (24 days ago)
K.I.P. you'd need a good USB c hub
Earl Cedric Mediavillo (2 months ago)
My laptop has both USB 2.0, 3.0 and USB-C
Lassi Uusitalo (2 months ago)
You might not believe it, but my laptop from 2012 actually has 3 USB ports. Pretty crazy, huh?
BioHazarD (2 months ago)
does this charge things faster?
Vincent Andberg (2 months ago)
the honor 8 uses USB-C
Ab Ramon (2 months ago)
Great video. Thanks.
annecy49 (2 months ago)
Liked your explanation and subscribed to your channel!
Finlay Mitchell (2 months ago)
Can someone please kill Asda and Lenovo?
Ryan Powell (2 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 (2 months ago)
Is the USB type c por good to use to listen to music with the IPHONE 7 plus
Random YouTuber (24 days ago)
Carol Cellana iPhones use the lightning port which is different from usb type c
sourabh wasnik (2 months ago)
Can I connect an external monitor and charge the MacBook at the same time?
Andreas (2 months ago)
yes
God :-O (3 months ago)
2017 I'm I the only one barely finding out about this??? So much for it being popular. *LOL!!!*
MD Shack (3 months ago)
Prophetic
Albert Einstein (3 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 (2 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)
jordan samuels (3 months ago)
why don't u have a MacBook pro 2015 review
Way of life Submission (3 months ago)
the USB-C was actually approved by USB-IF back in 2014, they agreed with tech manufacturers to get rid of all other ports and bring USB-C to all devices, this act was suppose to start from that time and by 2017 it should be officially on every device, they come up with this idea to make things easy for users to have only one cable and use it for all devices they have. this is not something innovated by apple.
ballzack57 (4 months ago)
And yet, the future for the iPhone was not USB-C. Why in the hell would they not put USB-C in the iPhone X? That alone makes me not want to buy it.
Valdas (4 months ago)
Is it just me, or everyone sees black screen?
Vincetagram (4 months ago)
I hope Apple puts it on the iPhone next ear
Bhargav Mitty (4 months ago)
One of the 1st Usb c ports in smartphones were in microsoft lumia 950 n 950xl
Zach Henkels (4 months ago)
MKBHD, What USB type C external drive(s) would you recommend?
John Smith (4 months ago)
for now USB 3 is good enough.
p3tr0114 (4 months ago)
Would have been better if it was also compatible with USB 1.
Jason Weber (4 months ago)
Does any laptop that contains a USB 3.1 type c port allow it to be charged via usb c 3.1?
liam glub (4 months ago)
THANKYOU this video was so helpful!
Spotted Dog Studio (4 months ago)
The MacBook has 2 USB c
Ujjval AKA THE *B.A.A.P* (4 months ago)
You are So Awesome
Anubiz (4 months ago)
Even Nintendo put this on their Switch console
grdoje1 (4 months ago)
Very good explained. Thanks a lot.
ed man (4 months ago)
I just got a 2017 macbook pro. Which usb type C hub do recommend for light editing under $100?
frosty1982 (4 months ago)
Hi ..are the 2 pors enough for macbook pro 13" 2017 or should i go with 4? I dont like the idea of the touchbar though...
eliJ (4 months ago)
Is this imPORTant? xD
Haptic (5 months ago)
collab with Tailosive tech!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KH T (5 months ago)
would there be any problem on the battery if i power the laptop (acer s13) with usb typc C and using the apple adaptor instead of using the power cable from ACER (it is kind of loose when charing)?
Lauren C (5 months ago)
I come from the future. The Macbook still uses only the sole USB-C port. Overused memes ftw
Nicolas Scott (5 months ago)
Huawei honor 8 Smart phone has a usb type C charging port.
Nicolas Scott (5 months ago)
So the Mac book isn't the first device .
Iluvcok inass (5 months ago)
Yes
Young Alwyn (5 months ago)
On the topic of USB-C reversibility: I have a four port USB-C hub that will only be recognized by my DELL XPS 9365 if it's plugged in one way. Turned over and reinserted, it won't be recognized and it won't transmit power or data. Go figure this one out!
roguecactus7 (5 months ago)
Ahhh, USB-Compact? Thanks for the info! 🤙
Jack Soan (5 months ago)
2 yrs in the future : the new MacBook pro
ninh s (5 months ago)
One charging cable to rule them all...? 🤔 I'll see myself out. 🤣
_Sanitarius_ (5 months ago)
Lol it still not everywhere...
Jasmine Ju (5 months ago)
USB Type-C is screwed. What year is it? 2017, almost 2018, and there are still no Type-C hard drives, Type-C keyboards, Type-C mice, Type-C microphones, Type-C drawing tablets, Type-C speakers, Type-C iPhone, Type-C consumer PC, Type-C consumer laptop, Type-C flash drive, Type-C printer, Type-C scanner, Type-C game controllers, Type-C smartphones (Type-C to Type-A cables don't count, what even is the point?), and etc etc...
Retro Gamer (5 months ago)
ever since Steve died, Apple has lost its way to the corporate bean counters
Sticks En entertainment (5 months ago)
No type c is the type of port it could be 2.0
Moustachio (5 months ago)
Fuck this, what was wrong with USB mini?? I could go anywhere and someone would have a charger for me. Now this shit. We have enough USB connection types as it is!
Zachary Weinstein (5 months ago)
In 2017 the MacBook still has only one USB-C port.
Camelia McGill (5 months ago)
So Marques Brownlee can tell the future....👌
Pryce (5 months ago)
nice top mate
Killa Bee (5 months ago)
Dude know his shit!
Linksdagger (5 months ago)
I mean, I have hepatitis c, does that count?
Xi Le (5 months ago)
USB-C speeds varies depending on the Mac model you choose: Some computers, which have USB-C ports, support ONLY USB 3.0 at 5 Gbps. Some computers, which have USB-C ports, support BOTH USB 3.0 at 5 Gbps and USB 3.1 at 10 Gbps. Some computers, which have USB-C ports, support ALL USB 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2 (Thunderbolt 3.0 at 40 Gbps) When you buy a new computer, you make sure to look for the right USB-C ports speed you want for your needs. USB-C is backward compatible to old USB 2.0 & 1.0.
Najeeb Yusuf Lawal (5 months ago)
Spot on, new macbook is exactly what you predicted
What (5 months ago)
Can you charge your Micro USB port with USB C?
Sven AERTS (5 months ago)
? And the magsafe fuction?
Zack West (5 months ago)
Of coarse the real reason why Apple only gives you one USB-C port is so that way you have to buy apples dongles to use the damn thing. Not to be innovative. They just looking to increase profits with accessories.

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