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Ubs hell (rant)

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by inthefrey, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. inthefrey

    inthefrey Moved on...

    Jul 3, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    Yes, the title should have been USB - But this is such BS!

    I guess the TeckTalk section is the best place for this so here goes...

    Can anyone tell me why there are 20 (just a guess) different types and styles of frigging USB connectors?!:steamed:

    I just got another new cell phone HTC Touch Pro2. It TOO has a different style of USB/power plug.

    You think this is it?!!! WRONG!

    I get this new phone and it has this goofy USB/Power connector and adapter. This means NONE of my gadgets from ANYTHING I owned before will work.

    There should be a STANDARD! You know like, how many ways can you build a AA battery!!

    Good Grief!:upeyes:

    That is all.....***static***
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2010
  2. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

  3. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

    Jan 19, 2009
    Arlington, VA
    yeah...USB has a lot of crappy connectors.. wait till they come out with USB 3, i wonder if that will change anything?

    I dont understand why blackberry keeps slapping different connectors on their phones. It basically makes all the other power and computer cables worthless!
  4. StuntPilot


    Oct 22, 2006
    DFW, TX
  5. whoflungdo


    Jul 15, 2008
    I think you just answered your own question.
  6. want the "Universal Serial Bus" system to be.....truly universal?

    Um, how would manufacturers screw us by making us buy all new accessories for our stuff all the time, huh?

    Apple is the king at this kind of stuff.....
  7. rscottk90


    Mar 11, 2010
    I agree, they need to pick on a stick with it. But atlas that will never happen. Ive got a usb cable that is usb on one end and has a standard connector on the other that hooks up to their adapters so it will work for everything. But u have to keep track of all the ends and what not.

    +1 for sticking with one
  8. Patrick Graham

    Patrick Graham Footlong Jr.

    Sep 7, 2001
    Kokomo Indiana
    And now, with USB 3.0.. even more different stuff..
  9. ChristopherBurg


    Dec 18, 2009
    The best part about standards is there are so many of them!

    I feel your pain though. Every device I own seems to have a USB connector but they are all different types of USB connector. There's USB A, B, mini, micro, super-tiny-nano-micro-uber-small-atom-sized, etc.

    That is the one thing I liked about FireWire, there was one connector (until Sony of course made their own called i.Link) for each type. FireWire 400 had a single type (minus Sony's), and FireWire 800 had a single type.
  10. srhoades


    Jul 14, 2000
    I have a Plantronics bluetooth headset that I absolutely love and it's not even charged by USB, some little pin connector. Good grief.