Why This WEIRD USB Connector Exists

12 פבר 2021
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What's the point of the different types of USB connector?
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    digital subliminal messagesdigital subliminal messages17 שעות לפני
  • you failed to mention USB mini!

    Brian PshykBrian Pshyk18 שעות לפני
  • POE

    Aiden MacLeodAiden MacLeodיום לפני
  • USB C is great and everything, but I'm hoping there's a revision of it with the retention mechanism inside the cable itself, rather than the port.

    JoshJLMG ProductionsJoshJLMG Productionsיום לפני
  • The one in the thumbnail was never explicitly mentioned but it's the full-size B 3.0

    David CalmanDavid Calman2 ימים לפני
  • I have a 3.5 internal HDD case that uses USB 3 to USB B cable

    ANSARI5X5ANSARI5X53 ימים לפני
  • Alright LTT I'm going to have to dislike this video. Title and thumbnail are clickbait. I thought I was learning about the obscure USB 3B connector insead I got a short history of USB plugs and you never even covered the USB type supposedly being referenced in the thumbnail....

    FactorYLabSFactorYLabS5 ימים לפני
  • With USB Type C, Which you can... C here B-)

    SlovenMalaphorSlovenMalaphor6 ימים לפני
  • Suggestion for video: why do printers suck ass?

    Uthman BakshUthman Baksh6 ימים לפני
  • It's been like 40 years and we still don't have easy to use, smart printers 🙄

    Dalton McCabeDalton McCabe7 ימים לפני
  • "There aren't a whole lot of other devices that use it". WOW, you guys really dropped the ball on this one... Ahum... *clearing throat* ... Printers, scanners, external audio interfaces, monitors, mixers, usb hubs, connectivity hubs (with different ports), serial port converters (e.g. RS232), arduino microcontrollers, active interfaced speakers, home cinema sets, amplifiers, pen tablets, drum computers, literally any synthesizer (that being said, actually pretty much every device that has to do with music recording or audio, after firewire died). *pause to take breath* Routers, docking stations, camera applications, robot automations (that's right we're rhyming now). Any form of electronic interfacing (e.g. oscilloscopes, multimeters). Like really. There are a massive ton of devices that use USB-B connectors. Next to that. The thumbnail actually shows a usb 3.0 B connector, which is not the one you guys talk about. I used to like this channel. Now it just feels like a cashgrab by posting dumb video's with false information. Shame on you!

    Luca van der knaapLuca van der knaap7 ימים לפני
  • Some of your videos cause ILworld to crash 😔

    Samuel SeyllerSamuel Seyller8 ימים לפני
  • Just a note; USB B connectors are common in the Sound/Lights/DJ (dying*) industry they are used on Lights & DJ controllers. I probably have a 8+ lying arround :)

    wisico640wisico6408 ימים לפני
  • You guys.... didn't answer your own question...

    GabrielGabriel8 ימים לפני
  • Fry's closed!!!!!!! Where do we go, now????? I'm not shopping at, BB!!!!!

    Lip stickLip stick8 ימים לפני
    • Micro Center?

      Roger FosterRoger Foster3 ימים לפני
  • I still use those

    DylanDylan9 ימים לפני
  • It was universal until type C, in that the end that connects to the PC was always the same. Also any "USB" connector that has more than 2 data wires isn't technically USB, it is UPB, as it sends data in parallel, not serial.

    Franklin AllenFranklin Allen9 ימים לפני
  • You can transfer a pdf over it...

    shutseal7206shutseal72069 ימים לפני
  • Using printer wirelessly on PC/Notebook, uhh this gives me nightmares...

    Star LordStar Lord9 ימים לפני
  • 2:03 type c can achieve this. FireWire/Thunderbolt too!

    EasonTekReviewsEasonTekReviews10 ימים לפני
  • Me who already knew this but watched the video anyway

    Zach_CZach_C10 ימים לפני
  • 3:39 I feel a printer video/rant coming soon. SOOOO much wrong with printers. Someone make a good one allready

    Izzy Ace DolphinIzzy Ace Dolphin10 ימים לפני
  • 2:51 I agree. Those MicroUsb3Extended or what evet there called are terrible. My usb hub has one and it always comes loose and Im never sure if its ACTUALLY plugged in. Micro USB in general also sucks. My headphones use micro USB and it always falls out. Can EVERYTHING just be usb c allready

    Izzy Ace DolphinIzzy Ace Dolphin10 ימים לפני
  • How can there "only be upstream" with DC? Either I'm misunderstanding something or that was a really poor choice of words.

    ChaosSwissroIlChaosSwissroIl10 ימים לפני
  • Wow, had a genuine eureka moment.

    Tim AdamsTim Adams10 ימים לפני
  • Do an episode on why printer are always difficult.

    yasio boloyasio bolo11 ימים לפני
  • Interesting that apparently printer manufacturers often don’t include a cable. All three printers I have had included all of the necessary cables, power, USB, and if they were fax-capable, a phone cord. One of them even included a nice flat Ethernet cable as well. Two of them are HP, one is a Brother.

    Frog 4096Frog 409611 ימים לפני
  • HDMI carries power...

    David HaneyDavid Haney11 ימים לפני
  • Anyone know how long Gigabyte GPU RMA is? I got a Gigabyte Windforce 2070 super and one of the fan died.

    KevinKevin12 ימים לפני
    • James sounds like Kermit the Frog and Bill Gates.

      yasio boloyasio bolo11 ימים לפני
  • Do an episode on why printer are always difficult.

    qopoy dnonqopoy dnon12 ימים לפני
  • I've never plugged in a printer over USB

    tutacattutacat13 ימים לפני
  • I've used USB B for years on touchscreens and receipt printers

    TheMightyKinkleTheMightyKinkle13 ימים לפני
  • I like it how you didn't actually talk about that weird USB connector in the thumbnail 🙃

    TheMightyKinkleTheMightyKinkle13 ימים לפני
  • Luckily my printer is wireless and has worked flawlessly for 8 years... cause I can only imagine the pain of trying to find one of those cables

    Aimee CrawfordAimee Crawford13 ימים לפני
    • another devise use it.

      qopoy dnonqopoy dnon12 ימים לפני
  • James! Where's the clickbait connector from the thumbnail?

    Jacob LongJacob Long13 ימים לפני
  • Ah yes, the printer. Mine decided that there's no paper, at all, in the world. So now it's just a scanner and has been for the last 5-10 years or so.

    RannonRannon13 ימים לפני
  • I learned a thing today!

    Jamie ShultzJamie Shultz14 ימים לפני
  • Did you know you can charge your powerbank with your powerbank? You just plug a USB-A to USB-Micro B cable from a type A port to the micro B port and it will charge itself using itself! #FreeEnergy

    ASOTFAN16ASOTFAN1614 ימים לפני
  • I recall reading one of the original designers of usb saying the original standard was made simpler to keep the cost down.

    Peter NichollsPeter Nicholls14 ימים לפני
  • Is it really hard to figure out a printer?

    Andrew CoolAndrew Cool14 ימים לפני
  • My amp uses the USB-B connector for the DAC

    Baba GanduBaba Gandu14 ימים לפני
  • wait...is this a bit? They actually ignored the USB 3.0 Type B connector in the thumbnail? ha.

    SuperWolfkinSuperWolfkin14 ימים לפני
  • 0:33 did you mean 3DS

    shotarcherZshotarcherZ14 ימים לפני
  • James sounds like Kermit the Frog and Bill Gates.

    Benderdick CumbersnatchBenderdick Cumbersnatch14 ימים לפני
  • The only computer hardware what i actually hate: printers! Lets burn them ALL!!!!!!!!!

    Attila DeákAttila Deák15 ימים לפני
  • Midi Keyboards always use a weird USB connector, as a music producer it's so annoying because if I forget the cable chances are I wont find another one easily

    TigerChuuTigerChuu15 ימים לפני
  • Yeah Type-C to be everywhere is the idea.

    StaySic4EverStaySic4Ever15 ימים לפני
  • I have about 50 of USB-B in a box due to people using their old printer cable when getting their new printers and not even opening them. Besides a printer I never used or seen another devise use it.

    mrbunnylamakinsmrbunnylamakins15 ימים לפני
  • erm. Ethernet cables can carry power and have identical connectors on both ends.

    Rick HornsbyRick Hornsby15 ימים לפני
  • what about the universal transfer cable which is usb-a on both sides?

    Omni ByteOmni Byte15 ימים לפני
  • Forgot about the Mini B connector my personal favorite. And the USB 3.0 B connector in the thumbnail. There is also a bit of the standard not just for power as it had the directionality due to host and device distinctions that is until peoples mouse's started being computers on their own. Oh and you should do one on firewire and how it's nowhere near the same as USB and unofficial unstandardized FireWire to USB adapters/cables can fry things!

    imark7777777imark777777715 ימים לפני
  • "you won't find other devices with usb B" *cries in arduino*

    Ailsa NiAilsa Ni15 ימים לפני
  • All I want to know, printers have been around as long if not longer then the computer, why the hell is it so complicated. They are extremely unreliable.

    FangerZeroFangerZero15 ימים לפני
  • i'm using my printer wirelessly over wifi and it tends to work fine (there was a period where windows was REFUSING to recognize it untill i uninstalled the driver and had windows look for the printer...every damn time i used it) but when i got the printer and for the last i wanna say 8 month's or so it's been ez. turn on printer, open scan or send whatever you want to print to it and it does it's thing.

    anub1s15anub1s1515 ימים לפני
  • A TECH PCs. ILworld channel... Yall should check it out..

    Custom PcCustom Pc15 ימים לפני
    • "Mini" connectors were't even mentioned. 'Cause those were a thing too before the "micro" connectors.

      Ailsa NiAilsa Ni15 ימים לפני
  • James has never heard of mini hdmi

    Benjamin PadillaBenjamin Padilla15 ימים לפני
  • Hate to be that guy but what's the song in the background? Shazam didn't work with no break in talking 😅

    Nathan McintyreNathan Mcintyre16 ימים לפני
  • Dude. Why did you not explain every type of USB except the one in the thumbnail

    Garlic Bread the ProducerGarlic Bread the Producer16 ימים לפני
  • who cares? we have USB C now. so we dont need USB A and B anymore why even make this video with USB C u can plug in the hosts in both ends

    Jesper HammarlundJesper Hammarlund16 ימים לפני
  • "This is a type B connector [...] there aren't a whole lot of other devices that use it" Music Equipment: Am I a joke to you?

    Sam DelfaveroSam Delfavero16 ימים לפני
  • So where is the strange connector you reeled me in with? I hate this type of scam so I'll never watch one of yours again

    Clive BradleyClive Bradley16 ימים לפני
  • you skipped right over mini USB and when straight to micro USB. Im still rocking mini USB since both my dash cams use it, my usb hub, my harmony one remote ( yah I know its a old model ).

    Will BarWill Bar16 ימים לפני
  • What you mean? I have never plugged into my printer. I wirelessly print everything for at least the last 5yrs

    Matt SpoonerMatt Spooner16 ימים לפני
  • Bur but but ethernet cable supports power. And I like my 3th option for printing, via cat5

    daniel browndaniel brown16 ימים לפני
  • (1:59) USB host-to-host www.datapro.net/products/usb-2-0-host-to-host-cable.html#:~:text=The%20USB%202.0%20host%2Dto,have%20a%20free%20USB%20port www.amazon.de/Goobay-Aktives-USB-Data-Link-Kabel-Daten%C3%BCbertragung/dp/B00PI7ZB9U Not a normal a-to-a cable tho, it's a crossover cable. But it can be done.

    Tyrian2kTyrian2k16 ימים לפני
  • I've had so many fights with my printers in the past that I still tend to avoid trouble shooting them. Whenever a less techsavvy friend/family member asks for my help. I usually say, I don't understand printers. 🤣

    8packK8packK16 ימים לפני
  • You are so wrong I have a type A to A lead for a web cam also a A to A with a box in the center that is for PC to PC

    alun robertsalun roberts16 ימים לפני
  • 1:59 RAIDMAX!!! Built my first PC is that case :-)

    Matt NicholsMatt Nichols16 ימים לפני
  • My Brother printer works wirelessly amazingly well for years. It has Linux drivers and a wonderful app.

    Dat NguyenDat Nguyen16 ימים לפני
  • "Mini" connectors were't even mentioned. 'Cause those were a thing too before the "micro" connectors.

    nieooj gotoynieooj gotoy16 ימים לפני
  • James: You probably don't have a USB-B cable lying around Arduino users: ...

    DevnolDevnol16 ימים לפני
  • USB - Urritating Serial Bus.

    Jon DoeJon Doe16 ימים לפני
  • Exceedingly civil and informative. I learned something here. Thank you very much for your clean presentation.

    TobwaTobwa16 ימים לפני
    • So the thumbnail is a USB 3.0 type B yet they never even mentioned it...

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoy16 ימים לפני
  • "You probably don't having one lying around" laughs awkwardly while looking at my multiple boxes of random cords from the 90's to today.

    Gavin DruckGavin Druck16 ימים לפני
  • i have a usb-a to usb-a somewhere. never known what it's for. probs gonna bin it next time i see it now.

    BillBill17 ימים לפני
  • A lot, and I mean really a lot of external audio interfaces use USB type B. And it's pretty robust, construction-wise.

    Laurenţiu LozanLaurenţiu Lozan17 ימים לפני
  • Love how the thumbnail cable was never mentioned. Pretty sure it's usb B 3.0. He did show usb B 2.0 however. Not the same cable

    newt0nnewt0n17 ימים לפני
  • So i can't connect 2 computer by a USB cable?

    SancoSanco17 ימים לפני
  • it's pretty damn annoying that my DAC/amp takes that USB B connector. I don't really care that much when used from y PC, I'll just use optical anyway, but I had to get a usb B to lightning cable from my phone, and a usb B to type C for my iPad. Just make everything C already....

    Joey LJoey L17 ימים לפני
  • Even better is the Type B USB used on the XBOX Kinect 2. It has an additional power line and therefore a weird hump on it making it propietary. To use it with your computer, you have to solder in your own power to the Kinect 2 and then use a normal type B plugged into the Kinect to type A for your OC. It's a mess!

    Smile SpaceSmile Space17 ימים לפני
  • And for funnsees I set the CC option going... apparently James is speaking Vietnamese. Who knew?

    Chris MonkmanChris Monkman17 ימים לפני
  • "you can always use your printer wirelessly" hey guess what Google killed this time

    Tyler FurrisonTyler Furrison17 ימים לפני
  • Poor Mini-B, being so ignored.

    rougenaxelarougenaxela17 ימים לפני
  • 0:39: My monitors actually use them too. I had to buy an extra one, but I believe one of the ones I have was just lying around with a bunch of other cables. I want to buy a midi adapter which uses this type of cable too. So, there are a few uses of it other than just printers.

    happysmash27happysmash2717 ימים לפני
  • Got a whole box of USB B connectors, once I used for so many devices. Now just using it for laser show interface control

    Scott ShortlandScott Shortland17 ימים לפני
  • Whats nice about the devices that have that 3.0 micro B+ with the extra bit to make more data lanes to make them 3.0 speed, is that the non-extra bit is just a normal micro-B, and in a pinch, you can use a normal micro on that side (careful plugging it in), and it will still work, just slower. This is very critical to know if you have external hard drive (or thin enclosures) with that micro-B+ and dont have/cant get the 3.0 "+" cable and really need the data off it (or moved onto one)

    uberfuzzyuberfuzzy17 ימים לפני
  • The NEW NERF Missile Launcher! Now with SOCIAL DISTANCE range capability! "MY EYYYYES!"

    the DapperFoxtrotthe DapperFoxtrot17 ימים לפני
  • So the thumbnail is a USB 3.0 type B yet they never even mentioned it...

    DeLucaDeLuca17 ימים לפני
  • I have like 7 USB-B Cables

    Nicholas LovanNicholas Lovan17 ימים לפני
  • My boss rammed a standard USB-B connector in to a USB-B 3.0 socket, you can guess what happened (he sheered the pin completely off).

    That Goth GuyThat Goth Guy17 ימים לפני
  • wireless printing.. no, just no. why do i have to pay extra to get a network jack on a printer, but not wifi,i do not want or care for wifio n a printer, just a network jack i'd use a raspberry i zero if i could get arm linux drivers for printers

    Chad McKeanChad McKean17 ימים לפני
  • You left out the mini B

    Rory WalterRory Walter17 ימים לפני
  • And what about the mini usb connector?!

    cedric simoncedric simon18 ימים לפני
  • you didn't even address the connector you used in the thumbnail

    DannyDanny18 ימים לפני
  • The last time I watched Techquickie was when Linus had the FUCKING CRINGE INTRO FOR SUBSCRIBING AT THE VERY BEGINNING. Now that it's long gone the channel is finally quality.

    Γιάννης Παναγιώτης ΤζανάκοςΓιάννης Παναγιώτης Τζανάκος18 ימים לפני
  • Nice! After this video I will start powering my gaming pc with my USB-C powerbank

    Jan VollmerJan Vollmer18 ימים לפני
  • You guys should rise the teleprompter a bit higher, so his eyes don't look like watching the floor all the time.

    Diego SteffalooDiego Steffaloo18 ימים לפני
  • I have a whole bunch of USB A to A cables for keyboard switches. THEY DO EXIST!!!

    DJ ESKYDJ ESKY18 ימים לפני
  • Used to be a computer tech.. Printers are a big reason why I am no longer in the field. Idk what it is about printers either, but I hate them

    Nick GoblirschNick Goblirsch18 ימים לפני
  • My Roland drum machine and Boss katana amp use USB-B

    TheeTurkey79TheeTurkey7918 ימים לפני