This is why we can't have nice things
@zyk I mean, sure, but it's still better than seven *different* port shapes. At least the cables can be basically the same.
We'll get there. Step by step.
@rysiek Yeah except before I could dive into the BigBoxOfSalvagedCables™ and make a reasonable guess as to weather something would be compatible with my usecase by looking at the shape of the connector
@rysiek In my experience cables are the worst part. Finding one that supports both high voltages for charging *and* high data rates for a display was consumer hell.
those "cheap" ones actually don't work for DP/Thunderbolt and 2m is the max by the spec without resorting to optical transmission (never seen that available to be bought)
Or how about charging? trying to do 20V over your old USB-C to USB-C cable? good luck!
@drazraeltod Especially the charging!
I have a USB-C cable that came with Microsoft phone, it's not cheap looking and it is a fine cable all around, but it can't fast charge my phone, unlike the cable that came with it. The wall charger is the same, the length is approximately the same, but it does not work 🤬
@zyk Would be nice if these labels were at least on the cables themselves by default... Like this it's difficult to actually find a compatible, good cable in a pile of random USB-C cables.
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