USB-C is a hot mess of confusion that can leave even the savviest tech geek scratching their head. Some cables are good for charging laptops while others will only work with phones. What's going on? Here are all the facts in one place.
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USB Type-C, or simply USB-C, sounds fine in theory -- a single port to handle charging, data transfer, video output, and more, and one that's reversible too. Three years down the line from its introduction, you'll find it on most smartphones and many laptops, but its apparent simplicity isn't the whole story. Here's what you need to know about USB-C in 2018.
I bet you own a few cords. You might have so many cords that they burst out behind your TV stand or below your desk. Play video games for any length of time and you'll acquire all sorts of cords you don't know what to do with. For just a few bucks you can rein that mess in though and make some sense of the cyberpunk sprawl lurking behind your TV or monitor.
Power strip are a large, awkward, and difficult if you need to use your gadgets while you charge them. The PowerCube ditches the bulk, and gives you plenty of outlets in a compact package, making it easy to plug in your devices while you use them around the house. Here's why I love it, and why I think you will, too.
Did you know there's a special way to wrap your cables that not only keeps them neat and tidy, but also makes them perfectly unfurl without tangling when you're ready to use them? It's the de facto way to store cables in the video, film and music industries, and it can also help lengthen the life of all your cords.
I'm in the process of upgrading my antique PC from six years ago. Progress is slow but I've started to dismantle parts for replacement. It's at this time that I'm forced to reassess the way I've approached cable management -- something that is easily neglected -- inside my PC. Armed with more insight than my inexperienced past self, here are some tips you may find useful in keeping your PC cables neat and tidy.
Long, multi-outlet powerboards are usually found in tech-heavy places like IT department workbenches and server rooms, but there's no reason you can't buy and install them on the underside of your desk at home. I have one, they're relatively cheap, and they offer a slim, minimal profile that's easy to corral cables around.