Why This WEIRD USB Connector Exists

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  • Alright LTT I'm going to have to dislike this video. Title and thumbnail are clickbait. I thought I was learning about the obscure USB 3B connector insead I got a short history of USB plugs and you never even covered the USB type supposedly being referenced in the thumbnail....

    FactorYLabSFactorYLabSPäivä sitten
  • With USB Type C, Which you can... C here B-)

    SlovenMalaphorSlovenMalaphorPäivä sitten
  • Suggestion for video: why do printers suck ass?

    Uthman BakshUthman BakshPäivä sitten
  • It's been like 40 years and we still don't have easy to use, smart printers 🙄

    Dalton McCabeDalton McCabe2 päivää sitten
  • "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 knaap3 päivää sitten
  • Some of your videos cause FIstart to crash 😔

    Samuel SeyllerSamuel Seyller3 päivää sitten
  • 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 :)

    wisico640wisico6403 päivää sitten
  • You guys.... didn't answer your own question...

    GabrielGabriel4 päivää sitten
  • Fry's closed!!!!!!! Where do we go, now????? I'm not shopping at, BB!!!!!

    Lip stickLip stick4 päivää sitten
  • I still use those

    DylanDylan4 päivää sitten
  • 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 Allen5 päivää sitten
  • You can transfer a pdf over it...

    shutseal7206shutseal72065 päivää sitten
  • Using printer wirelessly on PC/Notebook, uhh this gives me nightmares...

    Star LordStar Lord5 päivää sitten
  • 2:03 type c can achieve this. FireWire/Thunderbolt too!

    EasonTekReviewsEasonTekReviews5 päivää sitten
  • Me who already knew this but watched the video anyway

    Zach_CZach_C5 päivää sitten
  • 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 Speedruns5 päivää sitten
  • 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 Speedruns5 päivää sitten
  • How can there "only be upstream" with DC? Either I'm misunderstanding something or that was a really poor choice of words.

    ChaosSwissroIlChaosSwissroIl6 päivää sitten
  • Wow, had a genuine eureka moment.

    Tim AdamsTim Adams6 päivää sitten
  • Do an episode on why printer are always difficult.

    yasio boloyasio bolo7 päivää sitten
  • 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 40967 päivää sitten
  • HDMI carries power...

    David HaneyDavid Haney7 päivää sitten
  • Anyone know how long Gigabyte GPU RMA is? I got a Gigabyte Windforce 2070 super and one of the fan died.

    KevinKevin7 päivää sitten
    • James sounds like Kermit the Frog and Bill Gates.

      yasio boloyasio bolo7 päivää sitten
  • Do an episode on why printer are always difficult.

    qopoy dnonqopoy dnon8 päivää sitten
  • I've never plugged in a printer over USB

    tutacattutacat8 päivää sitten
  • I've used USB B for years on touchscreens and receipt printers

    TheMightyKinkleTheMightyKinkle8 päivää sitten
  • I like it how you didn't actually talk about that weird USB connector in the thumbnail 🙃

    TheMightyKinkleTheMightyKinkle8 päivää sitten
  • 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 Crawford8 päivää sitten
    • another devise use it.

      qopoy dnonqopoy dnon8 päivää sitten
  • James! Where's the clickbait connector from the thumbnail?

    Jacob LongJacob Long8 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    RannonRannon9 päivää sitten
  • I learned a thing today!

    Jamie ShultzJamie Shultz9 päivää sitten
  • 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

    ASOTFAN16ASOTFAN169 päivää sitten
  • I recall reading one of the original designers of usb saying the original standard was made simpler to keep the cost down.

    Peter NichollsPeter Nicholls9 päivää sitten
  • Is it really hard to figure out a printer?

    Andrew CoolAndrew Cool9 päivää sitten
  • My amp uses the USB-B connector for the DAC

    Baba GanduBaba Gandu9 päivää sitten
  • wait...is this a bit? They actually ignored the USB 3.0 Type B connector in the thumbnail? ha.

    SuperWolfkinSuperWolfkin10 päivää sitten
  • 0:33 did you mean 3DS

    shotarcherZshotarcherZ10 päivää sitten
  • James sounds like Kermit the Frog and Bill Gates.

    Benderdick CumbersnatchBenderdick Cumbersnatch10 päivää sitten
  • The only computer hardware what i actually hate: printers! Lets burn them ALL!!!!!!!!!

    Attila DeákAttila Deák10 päivää sitten
  • 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

    TigerChuuTigerChuu10 päivää sitten
  • Yeah Type-C to be everywhere is the idea.

    StaySic4EverStaySic4Ever10 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    mrbunnylamakinsmrbunnylamakins10 päivää sitten
  • erm. Ethernet cables can carry power and have identical connectors on both ends.

    Rick HornsbyRick Hornsby11 päivää sitten
  • what about the universal transfer cable which is usb-a on both sides?

    Omni ByteOmni Byte11 päivää sitten
  • 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!

    imark7777777imark777777711 päivää sitten
  • "you won't find other devices with usb B" *cries in arduino*

    Ailsa NiAilsa Ni11 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    FangerZeroFangerZero11 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    anub1s15anub1s1511 päivää sitten
  • A TECH PCs. FIstart channel... Yall should check it out..

    Custom PcCustom Pc11 päivää sitten
    • "Mini" connectors were't even mentioned. 'Cause those were a thing too before the "micro" connectors.

      Ailsa NiAilsa Ni11 päivää sitten
  • James has never heard of mini hdmi

    Benjamin PadillaBenjamin Padilla11 päivää sitten
  • Hate to be that guy but what's the song in the background? Shazam didn't work with no break in talking 😅

    Nathan McintyreNathan Mcintyre11 päivää sitten
  • Dude. Why did you not explain every type of USB except the one in the thumbnail

    Garlic Bread the ProducerGarlic Bread the Producer11 päivää sitten
  • 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 Hammarlund11 päivää sitten
  • "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 Delfavero11 päivää sitten
  • 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 Bradley11 päivää sitten
  • 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 Bar11 päivää sitten
  • What you mean? I have never plugged into my printer. I wirelessly print everything for at least the last 5yrs

    Matt SpoonerMatt Spooner11 päivää sitten
  • Bur but but ethernet cable supports power. And I like my 3th option for printing, via cat5

    daniel browndaniel brown11 päivää sitten
  • (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.

    Tyrian2kTyrian2k11 päivää sitten
  • 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. 🤣

    8packK8packK11 päivää sitten
  • 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 roberts12 päivää sitten
  • 1:59 RAIDMAX!!! Built my first PC is that case :-)

    Matt NicholsMatt Nichols12 päivää sitten
  • My Brother printer works wirelessly amazingly well for years. It has Linux drivers and a wonderful app.

    Dat NguyenDat Nguyen12 päivää sitten
  • "Mini" connectors were't even mentioned. 'Cause those were a thing too before the "micro" connectors.

    nieooj gotoynieooj gotoy12 päivää sitten
  • James: You probably don't have a USB-B cable lying around Arduino users: ...

    DevnolDevnol12 päivää sitten
  • USB - Urritating Serial Bus.

    Jon DoeJon Doe12 päivää sitten
  • Exceedingly civil and informative. I learned something here. Thank you very much for your clean presentation.

    TobwaTobwa12 päivää sitten
    • So the thumbnail is a USB 3.0 type B yet they never even mentioned it...

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoy12 päivää sitten
  • "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 Druck12 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    BillBill12 päivää sitten
  • 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 Lozan12 päivää sitten
  • 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

    newt0nnewt0n12 päivää sitten
  • So i can't connect 2 computer by a USB cable?

    SancoSanco12 päivää sitten
  • 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 L12 päivää sitten
  • 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 Space12 päivää sitten
  • And for funnsees I set the CC option going... apparently James is speaking Vietnamese. Who knew?

    Chris MonkmanChris Monkman12 päivää sitten
  • "you can always use your printer wirelessly" hey guess what Google killed this time

    Tyler FurrisonTyler Furrison12 päivää sitten
  • Poor Mini-B, being so ignored.

    rougenaxelarougenaxela12 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    happysmash27happysmash2712 päivää sitten
  • 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 Shortland13 päivää sitten
  • 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)

    uberfuzzyuberfuzzy13 päivää sitten
  • The NEW NERF Missile Launcher! Now with SOCIAL DISTANCE range capability! "MY EYYYYES!"

    the DapperFoxtrotthe DapperFoxtrot13 päivää sitten
  • So the thumbnail is a USB 3.0 type B yet they never even mentioned it...

    DeLucaDeLuca13 päivää sitten
  • I have like 7 USB-B Cables

    Nicholas LovanNicholas Lovan13 päivää sitten
  • 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 Guy13 päivää sitten
  • 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 McKean13 päivää sitten
  • You left out the mini B

    Rory WalterRory Walter13 päivää sitten
  • And what about the mini usb connector?!

    cedric simoncedric simon13 päivää sitten
  • you didn't even address the connector you used in the thumbnail

    DannyDanny13 päivää sitten
  • 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 Τζανάκος13 päivää sitten
  • Nice! After this video I will start powering my gaming pc with my USB-C powerbank

    Jan VollmerJan Vollmer13 päivää sitten
  • You guys should rise the teleprompter a bit higher, so his eyes don't look like watching the floor all the time.

    Diego SteffalooDiego Steffaloo13 päivää sitten
  • I have a whole bunch of USB A to A cables for keyboard switches. THEY DO EXIST!!!

    DJ ESKYDJ ESKY13 päivää sitten
  • 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 Goblirsch13 päivää sitten
  • My Roland drum machine and Boss katana amp use USB-B

    TheeTurkey79TheeTurkey7913 päivää sitten
  • 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....

    MPG187MPG18713 päivää sitten
  • Reminds me of the USB Rant

    MPG187MPG18713 päivää sitten
  • I'm still using that connector for my slightly older usb3.0 hdd dock

    sunny stevesunny steve13 päivää sitten
  • The teleprompter distracts me sooooo much

    Rick94rrRick94rr14 päivää sitten
  • I hate type-A-to-type-A cables required by some external hard drives used by Western Digital

    TheExileFoxTheExileFox14 päivää sitten
  • Ethernet cables carry power, or at least are capable of carrying power.

    Dan PhillipsDan Phillips14 päivää sitten