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As you may well know, the USB has upgraded yet again. However, unlike a lot of technology made in recent years, the USB hasn't just regurgitated an old product under a new name. If anything, this may be their biggest upgrade yet.

This upgrade comes under the name of the USB 3.1 Gen 2. It's only been out for short while now, yet it's taking the take world by storm - and it's even taking over the  USB 3.1 Gen 1.

So what's so special about the USB 3 Gen 2? Keep reading on and you'll find out.

All About the USB 3.1 Gen 2

The newest USB port gives you nothing but the good stuff. Find out what you can expect from this new tech.

It Is Much Faster

The biggest thing that separates the USB 3.1 Gen 1 vs Gen 2 from Gen 1 is that it's much faster - in fact, it's twice as fast.

The USB 3.1 Gen 1 was already fast enough, with the ability to move at speeds of up to 5 gigabytes per second (Gbps). This is seriously good stuff, but the tech industry thought that they could do even better than that and created the Gen 2.

The Gen 2 USB has the ability to be push speeds of up to 10 Gbps. This means twice the streaming, so you can transfer files twice as fast, charge twice as fast, and share twice as fast.

It's Backwards Compatible

Often, when companies upgrade their technology, they make it so that the newest goodies aren't available for use on the older devices. That way, the only way that you can use the tech is to buy the new stuff.

That's pretty ridiculous if you ask us. The USB industry agrees, and that's why their newest edition is backward compatible.

The USB Gen 2 has the ability to work with the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 editions, so most of your older devices can work with it. This is great because you still get great transfer speeds even on your older tech.

More Connection Options

The newest edition allows more connections than ever.

These days, there's a letter for every type of connection: Type-A, Type-B, Type-C, and so on. The USB 3 Gen 2 can cover basically every type of connection currently on the market, so you can use it on any computer platform.

In short, the USB is better than ever before, and it's well worth your time to get your own. Make sure to check it out.

We Can Get You All the Cool Gear

When it comes to getting the USB 3.1 Gen 2, You only want to get the best there is for the right price. Luckily, we have you covered.

Here at Cool Gear, we have you covered with all of the latest tech for the best price. Check out our selection of adapters, cables, USB hubs, USB cables, and so much more.

Have a question about a product we sell? We'd love to hear from you. Just give us a call and we'll be more than happy to help you with any concerns you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.