What’s The Difference Between USB, Micro USB, and Lightning?

At Premium USB, one of the most frequently asked questions we get is what is the difference between USB, Micro USB, and Lightning. It can be easy to be confused by all these different ports. On the surface, they look similar and behave in almost identical ways. But it would be a big mistake to think that they’re interchangeable! Read on as we break down the differences between these 3 formats.

USB Forum Announces New Type-C Connector

With the 2014 International CES show just around the corner, rumors are flying about what new technologies will be on display in January. At the 2013 CES show, we reported on the USB Implementer Forum’s new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 specification, with bandwidth up to 10Gbps. This year, the USB Implementer’s Forum has announced a new […]

Lightning USB vs USB 3.0

The debut of the iPhone 5 comes with something for Apple product consumers: the new Lightning USB cable. In case you were wondering, Apple designed this new connector specifically for the iPhone 5, so far the only device that is natively compatible with the USB connector. The USB’s name has got some people claiming misrepresentation. […]

How Cables and Hubs Have Changed for USB 3.0

The USB 3.0 is a high-speed transfer technology that answers to the demand for higher transfer speeds required by the greater bandwidth demand from certain devices.  Also known as SuperSpeed, it offers major improvements such as higher transfer rates (up to 4.8Gbps), increased maximum bus power, new power management features, full-duplex data transfers, support for […]

USB 3.0 Will Provide Increased Power Too

What if I told you that your laptop could be fully charged through USB? Just by connecting your laptop with USB 3.0, it will be possible! That is the promise of the USB 3.0 Promoter Group. They state, “[USB 3.0] is capable of delivering higher power to charge notebook PCs and power external hard-disk drives, […]