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USB C will replace all your old USB cords. Here's what it is and why you should look forward to the replacement.

What do you know about the USB C cord? If you're reading this article, we can assume that it's not very much.

There's nothing wrong with this, of course. Type C cords have only been around for a few years, and they've just started to really gain popularity in the tech world. Trust us when we say you're not alone.

That being the case, you should know that the new USB Type C is the best version of USB transfer hardware to date - and it's only going to get better from here.

So what is a USB C, exactly? The answer lies in this article. Keep reading to find out more.

All About the USB C

The USC C is probably one of the greatest things to ever hit the tech market, with many adaptations created for technological use - and you'll agree once you find out why.

The first thing you'll notice is that it's shaped to be reversible. Back in the day, Type A and Type B cords were shaped to only fit in one way. This would cause a lot of fumbling around just to plug in your stuff.

The USB C connector does away with all of that. The new technology allows you to plug it in successfully no matter which way you plug it in, and it snaps in without any difficulty.

The next thing that makes it so revolutionary is the pin count. Technically, each pin in a connector does something specific, but for the most part, the more pins you have, the better.

The humble Type A connector has 4 pins, while the Type B has anywhere from 8 to 10. The Type C connection takes things to a whole new level: it has 24 pins.

This is more than double the number in a Type B connector, which means you can carry out more than double the things.

Finally, there's the power. The Type C's build allows for more power and speed than anything before it, so you get what you need done faster.

The USB Type C has more fibers and pins running through it, which allows it to haul tons of data at high speeds. And we do mean high - up to 10 gigabytes per second.

The Type C is also backward compatible, so it can work with systems that run a Type A or Type B cord. This keeps you from having to look around for an older cord to fit your older system.

Do you want to know the coolest thing? There's a special feature called the Thunderbolt 3 Standard which allows your Type C adapter to reach speeds of up to 40 gigabytes per second. You really can't get any faster than that.

Lesson of the day: The Type C USB cord is the greatest connector on the tech market right now. Do yourself a favor and get one of your own.

The Place to Get the Latest Tech

Now that you know all about the USB C cord, you need to know where to go to get the right one for the best price. Don't worry - we've got you covered.

At Cool Gear, we offer the best tech hardware for a price you can afford. Check out our selection of Type C USB cords, USB chargers, power adapters, USB hubs, and so much more.

We know that our site offers a ton of good stuff, and it can get to be a little confusing. We're happy to help you. Just give us a call and we can answer any questions you might have.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.