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Let’s be honest, working out the different types of USB connections can be a nightmare. From charging your phone to connecting a laptop and monitor, it can be tricky to know exactly what you need.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Most modern phones will have either a USB-C or a micro-USB charging port. Whichever one you need, you can get a USB charging cable with either a USB-A or USB-C connector at the other end, which can be connected to your computer, powerbank or wall charger.
Most cables that can charge your devices quickly will definitely mention this. Look out for terms like "fast charging" or "Quick Charge" (sometimes shown as QC).
Apple devices use Lightning connectors which are different to USB. You'll need a cable with a Lightning connector at one end, and a USB-A or USB-C connector at the other.
The Lightning end will go into your iPhone or iPad. while the USB end can be plugged into a computer, powerbank or wall charger.
A braided cable offers greater durability so your cable will last longer. It also makes it less likely to tangle, which is always a huge plus!
As a general rule, the higher the number, the better the performance. For example, HDMI 1.3 is only capable of streaming Full HD content at 60Hz, whereas HDMI 2.0 can deliver 4K Ultra HD visuals at 60Hz. So, if you’re after top quality, make sure to go for HDMI 2.0 and beyond.
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