It’s a small annoyance, but it’s going away. The days of trying to attach a USB cable and discovering you need to flip the plug over are rapidly coming to an end.
That’s just part of the good news as USB-C® connectivity becomes standard. In addition to gaining traction as one of the most popular means of connectivity (even replacing HDMI® connectivity in most devices), USB-C cabling has a broad range of other benefits to boot: It’s a terrific single-wire solution for audio and video (and even power), and USB-connected devices (including mics, cameras, collaboration bars, and more). As the hybrid workforce expands, demand for wired bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and bring-your-own-meeting (BYOM) solutions grows, too — and USB-C connections fill that bill.
The problem, though, is one of range. Without assistance, the maximum cable length for USB 2.0 is just four meters.