Why This WEIRD USB Connector Exists

12. 02. 2021
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  • It's been like 40 years and we still don't have easy to use, smart printers 🙄

    Dalton McCabeDalton McCabePřed 10 hodinami
  • "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 knaapPřed 19 hodinami
  • Some of your videos cause CSworld to crash 😔

    Samuel SeyllerSamuel SeyllerPřed 23 hodinami
  • 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 :)

    wisico640wisico640Před dnem
  • You guys.... didn't answer your own question...

    GabrielGabrielPřed dnem
  • Fry's closed!!!!!!! Where do we go, now????? I'm not shopping at, BB!!!!!

    Lip stickLip stickPřed dnem
  • I still use those

    DylanDylanPřed dnem
  • 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 AllenPřed 2 dny
  • You can transfer a pdf over it...

    shutseal7206shutseal7206Před 2 dny
  • Using printer wirelessly on PC/Notebook, uhh this gives me nightmares...

    Star LordStar LordPřed 2 dny
  • 2:03 type c can achieve this. FireWire/Thunderbolt too!

    EasonTekReviewsEasonTekReviewsPřed 3 dny
  • Me who already knew this but watched the video anyway

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

    Izzy Ace SpeedrunsIzzy Ace SpeedrunsPřed 3 dny
  • 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 SpeedrunsIzzy Ace SpeedrunsPřed 3 dny
  • How can there "only be upstream" with DC? Either I'm misunderstanding something or that was a really poor choice of words.

    ChaosSwissroIlChaosSwissroIlPřed 3 dny
  • Wow, had a genuine eureka moment.

    Tim AdamsTim AdamsPřed 3 dny
  • Do an episode on why printer are always difficult.

    yasio boloyasio boloPřed 4 dny
  • 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 4096Před 4 dny
  • HDMI carries power...

    David HaneyDavid HaneyPřed 4 dny
  • Anyone know how long Gigabyte GPU RMA is? I got a Gigabyte Windforce 2070 super and one of the fan died.

    KevinKevinPřed 5 dny
    • James sounds like Kermit the Frog and Bill Gates.

      yasio boloyasio boloPřed 4 dny
  • Do an episode on why printer are always difficult.

    qopoy dnonqopoy dnonPřed 5 dny
  • I've never plugged in a printer over USB

    tutacattutacatPřed 6 dny
  • I've used USB B for years on touchscreens and receipt printers

    TheMightyKinkleTheMightyKinklePřed 6 dny
  • I like it how you didn't actually talk about that weird USB connector in the thumbnail 🙃

    TheMightyKinkleTheMightyKinklePřed 6 dny
  • 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 CrawfordPřed 6 dny
    • another devise use it.

      qopoy dnonqopoy dnonPřed 5 dny
  • James! Where's the clickbait connector from the thumbnail?

    Jacob LongJacob LongPřed 6 dny
  • 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.

    RannonRannonPřed 6 dny
  • I learned a thing today!

    Jamie ShultzJamie ShultzPřed 7 dny
  • 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

    ASOTFAN16ASOTFAN16Před 7 dny
  • I recall reading one of the original designers of usb saying the original standard was made simpler to keep the cost down.

    Peter NichollsPeter NichollsPřed 7 dny
  • Is it really hard to figure out a printer?

    Andrew CoolAndrew CoolPřed 7 dny
  • My amp uses the USB-B connector for the DAC

    Baba GanduBaba GanduPřed 7 dny
  • wait...is this a bit? They actually ignored the USB 3.0 Type B connector in the thumbnail? ha.

    SuperWolfkinSuperWolfkinPřed 7 dny
  • 0:33 did you mean 3DS

    shotarcherZshotarcherZPřed 7 dny
  • James sounds like Kermit the Frog and Bill Gates.

    Benderdick CumbersnatchBenderdick CumbersnatchPřed 7 dny
  • The only computer hardware what i actually hate: printers! Lets burn them ALL!!!!!!!!!

    Attila DeákAttila DeákPřed 8 dny
  • 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

    TigerChuuTigerChuuPřed 8 dny
  • Yeah Type-C to be everywhere is the idea.

    StaySic4EverStaySic4EverPřed 8 dny
  • 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.

    mrbunnylamakinsmrbunnylamakinsPřed 8 dny
  • erm. Ethernet cables can carry power and have identical connectors on both ends.

    Rick HornsbyRick HornsbyPřed 8 dny
  • what about the universal transfer cable which is usb-a on both sides?

    Omni ByteOmni BytePřed 8 dny
  • 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!

    imark7777777imark7777777Před 8 dny
  • "you won't find other devices with usb B" *cries in arduino*

    Ailsa NiAilsa NiPřed 8 dny
  • 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.

    FangerZeroFangerZeroPřed 8 dny
  • 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.

    anub1s15anub1s15Před 8 dny
  • A TECH PCs. CSworld channel... Yall should check it out..

    Custom PcCustom PcPřed 8 dny
    • "Mini" connectors were't even mentioned. 'Cause those were a thing too before the "micro" connectors.

      Ailsa NiAilsa NiPřed 8 dny
  • James has never heard of mini hdmi

    Benjamin PadillaBenjamin PadillaPřed 8 dny
  • Hate to be that guy but what's the song in the background? Shazam didn't work with no break in talking 😅

    Nathan McintyreNathan McintyrePřed 9 dny
  • Dude. Why did you not explain every type of USB except the one in the thumbnail

    Garlic Bread the ProducerGarlic Bread the ProducerPřed 9 dny
  • 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 HammarlundPřed 9 dny
  • "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 DelfaveroPřed 9 dny
  • 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 BradleyPřed 9 dny
  • 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 BarPřed 9 dny
  • What you mean? I have never plugged into my printer. I wirelessly print everything for at least the last 5yrs

    Matt SpoonerMatt SpoonerPřed 9 dny
  • Bur but but ethernet cable supports power. And I like my 3th option for printing, via cat5

    daniel browndaniel brownPřed 9 dny
  • (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.

    Tyrian2kTyrian2kPřed 9 dny
  • 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. 🤣

    8packK8packKPřed 9 dny
  • 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 robertsPřed 9 dny
  • 1:59 RAIDMAX!!! Built my first PC is that case :-)

    Matt NicholsMatt NicholsPřed 9 dny
  • My Brother printer works wirelessly amazingly well for years. It has Linux drivers and a wonderful app.

    Dat NguyenDat NguyenPřed 9 dny
  • "Mini" connectors were't even mentioned. 'Cause those were a thing too before the "micro" connectors.

    nieooj gotoynieooj gotoyPřed 9 dny
  • James: You probably don't have a USB-B cable lying around Arduino users: ...

    DevnolDevnolPřed 9 dny
  • USB - Urritating Serial Bus.

    Jon DoeJon DoePřed 9 dny
  • Exceedingly civil and informative. I learned something here. Thank you very much for your clean presentation.

    TobwaTobwaPřed 9 dny
    • So the thumbnail is a USB 3.0 type B yet they never even mentioned it...

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoyPřed 9 dny
  • "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 DruckPřed 9 dny
  • 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.

    BillBillPřed 10 dny
  • 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 LozanPřed 10 dny
  • 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

    newt0nnewt0nPřed 10 dny
  • So i can't connect 2 computer by a USB cable?

    SancoSancoPřed 10 dny
  • 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 LPřed 10 dny
  • 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 SpacePřed 10 dny
  • And for funnsees I set the CC option going... apparently James is speaking Vietnamese. Who knew?

    Chris MonkmanChris MonkmanPřed 10 dny
  • "you can always use your printer wirelessly" hey guess what Google killed this time

    Tyler FurrisonTyler FurrisonPřed 10 dny
  • Poor Mini-B, being so ignored.

    rougenaxelarougenaxelaPřed 10 dny
  • 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.

    happysmash27happysmash27Před 10 dny
  • 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 ShortlandPřed 10 dny
  • 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)

    uberfuzzyuberfuzzyPřed 10 dny
  • The NEW NERF Missile Launcher! Now with SOCIAL DISTANCE range capability! "MY EYYYYES!"

    the DapperFoxtrotthe DapperFoxtrotPřed 10 dny
  • So the thumbnail is a USB 3.0 type B yet they never even mentioned it...

    DeLucaDeLucaPřed 10 dny
  • I have like 7 USB-B Cables

    Nicholas LovanNicholas LovanPřed 10 dny
  • 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 GuyPřed 10 dny
  • 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 McKeanPřed 10 dny
  • You left out the mini B

    Rory WalterRory WalterPřed 10 dny
  • And what about the mini usb connector?!

    cedric simoncedric simonPřed 10 dny
  • you didn't even address the connector you used in the thumbnail

    DannyDannyPřed 10 dny
  • 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 ΤζανάκοςPřed 11 dny
  • Nice! After this video I will start powering my gaming pc with my USB-C powerbank

    Jan VollmerJan VollmerPřed 11 dny
  • You guys should rise the teleprompter a bit higher, so his eyes don't look like watching the floor all the time.

    Diego SteffalooDiego SteffalooPřed 11 dny
  • I have a whole bunch of USB A to A cables for keyboard switches. THEY DO EXIST!!!

    DJ ESKYDJ ESKYPřed 11 dny
  • 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 GoblirschPřed 11 dny
  • My Roland drum machine and Boss katana amp use USB-B

    TheeTurkey79TheeTurkey79Před 11 dny
  • 0:07 I always wanted the USB Christmas tree, but never had the space on my desk. Although it seemed like a novelty to have something that can only be basically powered by a computer. Hold on I gotta be a Grinch and restart and turn off the tree. But now they have wallplugs with USB built in and I wouldn't be surprised if they put them right into electrical sockets....

    MPG187MPG187Před 11 dny
  • Reminds me of the USB Rant

    MPG187MPG187Před 11 dny
  • I'm still using that connector for my slightly older usb3.0 hdd dock

    sunny stevesunny stevePřed 11 dny
  • The teleprompter distracts me sooooo much

    Rick94rrRick94rrPřed 11 dny
  • I hate type-A-to-type-A cables required by some external hard drives used by Western Digital

    TheExileFoxTheExileFoxPřed 11 dny
  • Ethernet cables carry power, or at least are capable of carrying power.

    Dan PhillipsDan PhillipsPřed 11 dny
  • This video explains nothing! Why this connector exists if we already have mini usb and micro usb. Dislike!

    denis_adenis_aPřed 11 dny
  • I have one of those for the integrated USB 3.0 hub in my monitor

    Aleksandr KamarovAleksandr KamarovPřed 11 dny
  • i use type B for microphone

    to_ scto_ scPřed 11 dny