I've been calling on Microsoft to add USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 to its Surface PCs for years. But what if there's a better approach?
Recent USB-C Stories
Announced over a year ago, Microsoft's utterly pointless Surface-branded USB-C dongle will reportedly ship this Friday.
Microsoft's upcoming USB-C dongle has surfaced and it appears to be quite large considering it only adds a single port to the device when connected.
Perhaps stung by my overly-fawning review of the Google Headphone Adapter, Microsoft has sent an adapter of their own.
The USB 3.0 Promoters Group this week announced a new USB-C specification that doubles the performance of existing cables.
How important is Thunderbolt 3 to the future of the PC? Intel announced this week that it will integrate this versatile and powerful technology into its future CPUs.
The FUD I see around the move to USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 is overwhelming but is likewise without merit. Folks, dongles are nothing new.
USB-C is an incredibly versatile connectivity standard that is becoming pervasive on modern PCs. When combined with Thunderbolt 3, it's nearly perfect.