When Apple announced that its newest Macbook will support USB Type C, the company may have done so to set a new standard, or at least a trend anyway. Early adopters of the new Macbooks will, no doubt, be disappointed by the lack of accessories to plug into the new port – and what few available will be expensive to say the least.
Still Apple may have set the trend going. Expectations are now ripe that future the Type-C connector will simplify all formats into one universal interface that will carry both data and power between devices at higher speeds.
Integral Memory says it will be launching new Fusion USB Type-C Flash Drive with compatibility between smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs.
"The Fusion USB Type-C is the first generation of a new age of connectivity that answers the demands of a multi-device world. It is well-timed to answer the demands of a data hungry age, where higher resolution media and more complex apps demand increased speed and compatibility between the workplace and the home," commented Francesco Rivieccio, senior product manager, Integral Memory.
The Fusion USB Type-C offers a handy dual interface; USB Type-A connector for all current 2.0 and 3.0 ports found in millions of devices, alongside the new future-proof USB Type-C connector, allowing for a transition between existing and future hardware.
Available in Q3 2014, the Fusion USB Type-C range provides storage of up to 64GB, delivered in a compact, low-profile, zinc alloy casing. Integral's first USB Type-C drive will support USB 3.1 Gen 1 5Gb/s bus speeds, followed in the future by USB 3.1 Gen 2 bus speeds of 10Gb/s.