USB-A vs. USB-C: What’s the difference?

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USB-A and USB-C are very different: Here's how it works.

Ports are more confusing than should need to be. With all the different USB standards out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of options.

USB “Type A” connections refer to the physical design of the USB port. Every USB connection is made of a port in the host device, a connecting cable, and a receptor device. USB-A is a traditional USB host port design and one of the easiest to recognize on devices.

USB-A and USB-C are the two most common forms of USB, and knowing the difference between the two is important for knowing what all your devices and peripherals can really do.

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