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Why This WEIRD USB Connector Exists

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  1. Star Lord

    Star Lord

    Acum 44 minute

    Using printer wirelessly on PC/Notebook, uhh this gives me nightmares...

  2. EasonTekReviews


    Acum 4 ore

    2:03 type c can achieve this. FireWire/Thunderbolt too!

  3. Zach_C


    Acum 9 ore

    Me who already knew this but watched the video anyway

  4. Izzy Ace Speedruns

    Izzy Ace Speedruns

    Acum 10 ore

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

  5. Izzy Ace Speedruns

    Izzy Ace Speedruns

    Acum 10 ore

    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

  6. ChaosSwissroIl


    Acum 22 ore

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

  7. Tim Adams

    Tim Adams

    Acum o Zi

    Wow, had a genuine eureka moment.

  8. yasio bolo

    yasio bolo

    Acum o Zi

    Do an episode on why printer are always difficult.

  9. Frog 4096

    Frog 4096

    Acum o Zi

    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.

  10. David Haney

    David Haney

    Acum o Zi

    HDMI carries power...

  11. Kevin


    Acum 2 Zile

    Anyone know how long Gigabyte GPU RMA is? I got a Gigabyte Windforce 2070 super and one of the fan died.

    • yasio bolo

      yasio bolo

      Acum o Zi

      James sounds like Kermit the Frog and Bill Gates.

  12. qopoy dnon

    qopoy dnon

    Acum 2 Zile

    Do an episode on why printer are always difficult.

  13. tutacat


    Acum 3 Zile

    I've never plugged in a printer over USB

  14. TheMightyKinkle


    Acum 3 Zile

    I've used USB B for years on touchscreens and receipt printers

  15. TheMightyKinkle


    Acum 3 Zile

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

  16. Aimee Crawford

    Aimee Crawford

    Acum 3 Zile

    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

    • qopoy dnon

      qopoy dnon

      Acum 2 Zile

      another devise use it.

  17. Jacob Long

    Jacob Long

    Acum 3 Zile

    James! Where's the clickbait connector from the thumbnail?

  18. Rannon


    Acum 3 Zile

    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.

  19. Jamie Shultz

    Jamie Shultz

    Acum 4 Zile

    I learned a thing today!

  20. ASOTFAN16


    Acum 4 Zile

    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

  21. Peter Nicholls

    Peter Nicholls

    Acum 4 Zile

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

  22. Andrew Cool

    Andrew Cool

    Acum 4 Zile

    Is it really hard to figure out a printer?

  23. Baba Gandu

    Baba Gandu

    Acum 4 Zile

    My amp uses the USB-B connector for the DAC

  24. SuperWolfkin


    Acum 4 Zile

    wait...is this a bit? They actually ignored the USB 3.0 Type B connector in the thumbnail? ha.

  25. shotarcherZ


    Acum 5 Zile

    0:33 did you mean 3DS

  26. Benderdick Cumbersnatch

    Benderdick Cumbersnatch

    Acum 5 Zile

    James sounds like Kermit the Frog and Bill Gates.

  27. Attila Deák

    Attila Deák

    Acum 5 Zile

    The only computer hardware what i actually hate: printers! Lets burn them ALL!!!!!!!!!

  28. TigerChuu


    Acum 5 Zile

    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

  29. StaySic4Ever


    Acum 5 Zile

    Yeah Type-C to be everywhere is the idea.

  30. mrbunnylamakins


    Acum 5 Zile

    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.

  31. Rick Hornsby

    Rick Hornsby

    Acum 5 Zile

    erm. Ethernet cables can carry power and have identical connectors on both ends.

  32. Omni Byte

    Omni Byte

    Acum 5 Zile

    what about the universal transfer cable which is usb-a on both sides?

  33. imark7777777


    Acum 5 Zile

    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!

  34. Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni

    Acum 5 Zile

    "you won't find other devices with usb B" *cries in arduino*

  35. FangerZero


    Acum 6 Zile

    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.

  36. anub1s15


    Acum 6 Zile

    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.

  37. Custom Pc

    Custom Pc

    Acum 6 Zile

    A TECH PCs. ROfilm channel... Yall should check it out..

    • Ailsa Ni

      Ailsa Ni

      Acum 5 Zile

      "Mini" connectors were't even mentioned. 'Cause those were a thing too before the "micro" connectors.

  38. Benjamin Padilla

    Benjamin Padilla

    Acum 6 Zile

    James has never heard of mini hdmi

  39. Nathan Mcintyre

    Nathan Mcintyre

    Acum 6 Zile

    Hate to be that guy but what's the song in the background? Shazam didn't work with no break in talking 😅

  40. Garlic Bread the Producer

    Garlic Bread the Producer

    Acum 6 Zile

    Dude. Why did you not explain every type of USB except the one in the thumbnail

  41. Jesper Hammarlund

    Jesper Hammarlund

    Acum 6 Zile

    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

  42. Sam Delfavero

    Sam Delfavero

    Acum 6 Zile

    "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?

  43. Clive Bradley

    Clive Bradley

    Acum 6 Zile

    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

  44. Will Bar

    Will Bar

    Acum 6 Zile

    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 ).

  45. Matt Spooner

    Matt Spooner

    Acum 6 Zile

    What you mean? I have never plugged into my printer. I wirelessly print everything for at least the last 5yrs

  46. daniel brown

    daniel brown

    Acum 6 Zile

    Bur but but ethernet cable supports power. And I like my 3th option for printing, via cat5

  47. Tyrian2k


    Acum 6 Zile

    (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.

  48. 8packK


    Acum 6 Zile

    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. 🤣

  49. alun roberts

    alun roberts

    Acum 6 Zile

    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

  50. Matt Nichols

    Matt Nichols

    Acum 6 Zile

    1:59 RAIDMAX!!! Built my first PC is that case :-)

  51. Dat Nguyen

    Dat Nguyen

    Acum 6 Zile

    My Brother printer works wirelessly amazingly well for years. It has Linux drivers and a wonderful app.

  52. nieooj gotoy

    nieooj gotoy

    Acum 6 Zile

    "Mini" connectors were't even mentioned. 'Cause those were a thing too before the "micro" connectors.

  53. Devnol


    Acum 6 Zile

    James: You probably don't have a USB-B cable lying around Arduino users: ...

  54. Jon Doe

    Jon Doe

    Acum 6 Zile

    USB - Urritating Serial Bus.

  55. Tobwa


    Acum 6 Zile

    Exceedingly civil and informative. I learned something here. Thank you very much for your clean presentation.

    • nieooj gotoy

      nieooj gotoy

      Acum 6 Zile

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

  56. Gavin Druck

    Gavin Druck

    Acum 7 Zile

    "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.

  57. Bill


    Acum 7 Zile

    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.

  58. Laurenţiu Lozan

    Laurenţiu Lozan

    Acum 7 Zile

    A lot, and I mean really a lot of external audio interfaces use USB type B. And it's pretty robust, construction-wise.

  59. newt0n


    Acum 7 Zile

    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

  60. Sanco


    Acum 7 Zile

    So i can't connect 2 computer by a USB cable?

  61. Joey L

    Joey L

    Acum 7 Zile

    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....

  62. Smile Space

    Smile Space

    Acum 7 Zile

    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!

  63. Chris Monkman

    Chris Monkman

    Acum 7 Zile

    And for funnsees I set the CC option going... apparently James is speaking Vietnamese. Who knew?

  64. Tyler Furrison

    Tyler Furrison

    Acum 7 Zile

    "you can always use your printer wirelessly" hey guess what Google killed this time

  65. rougenaxela


    Acum 7 Zile

    Poor Mini-B, being so ignored.

  66. happysmash27


    Acum 7 Zile

    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.

  67. Scott Shortland

    Scott Shortland

    Acum 7 Zile

    Got a whole box of USB B connectors, once I used for so many devices. Now just using it for laser show interface control

  68. uberfuzzy


    Acum 7 Zile

    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)

  69. the DapperFoxtrot

    the DapperFoxtrot

    Acum 7 Zile

    The NEW NERF Missile Launcher! Now with SOCIAL DISTANCE range capability! "MY EYYYYES!"

  70. DeLuca


    Acum 7 Zile

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

  71. Nicholas Lovan

    Nicholas Lovan

    Acum 8 Zile

    I have like 7 USB-B Cables

  72. That Goth Guy

    That Goth Guy

    Acum 8 Zile

    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).

  73. Chad McKean

    Chad McKean

    Acum 8 Zile

    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

  74. Rory Walter

    Rory Walter

    Acum 8 Zile

    You left out the mini B

  75. cedric simon

    cedric simon

    Acum 8 Zile

    And what about the mini usb connector?!

  76. Danny


    Acum 8 Zile

    you didn't even address the connector you used in the thumbnail

  77. Γιάννης Παναγιώτης Τζανάκος

    Γιάννης Παναγιώτης Τζανάκος

    Acum 8 Zile

    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.

  78. Jan Vollmer

    Jan Vollmer

    Acum 8 Zile

    Nice! After this video I will start powering my gaming pc with my USB-C powerbank

  79. Diego Steffaloo

    Diego Steffaloo

    Acum 8 Zile

    You guys should rise the teleprompter a bit higher, so his eyes don't look like watching the floor all the time.

  80. DJ ESKY


    Acum 8 Zile

    I have a whole bunch of USB A to A cables for keyboard switches. THEY DO EXIST!!!

  81. Nick Goblirsch

    Nick Goblirsch

    Acum 8 Zile

    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

  82. TheeTurkey79


    Acum 8 Zile

    My Roland drum machine and Boss katana amp use USB-B

  83. MPG187


    Acum 8 Zile

    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....

  84. MPG187


    Acum 8 Zile

    Reminds me of the USB Rant

  85. sunny steve

    sunny steve

    Acum 8 Zile

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

  86. Rick94rr


    Acum 8 Zile

    The teleprompter distracts me sooooo much

  87. TheExileFox


    Acum 8 Zile

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

  88. Dan Phillips

    Dan Phillips

    Acum 8 Zile

    Ethernet cables carry power, or at least are capable of carrying power.

  89. denis_a


    Acum 8 Zile

    This video explains nothing! Why this connector exists if we already have mini usb and micro usb. Dislike!

  90. Aleksandr Kamarov

    Aleksandr Kamarov

    Acum 8 Zile

    I have one of those for the integrated USB 3.0 hub in my monitor

  91. to_ sc

    to_ sc

    Acum 8 Zile

    i use type B for microphone

  92. r00lz


    Acum 9 Zile

    USB 3.0 A to A is standard. When I see it the first time I'm confused, but that cable didn't use power lines.

  93. J. David Goodman

    J. David Goodman

    Acum 9 Zile

    Great, easy to understand overview James. Thanks. PS. I keep ALL the cables on-hand. PPS no one talks about how the little retention pins on usb micro-B must have beendesigned to wear out / break before the cable does.

  94. Emerald


    Acum 9 Zile


  95. Andrew Watts

    Andrew Watts

    Acum 9 Zile

    Nice clickbait...

  96. C


    Acum 9 Zile

    Okay, thank you for this video. I've been wondering what would happen if I spliced a USB type A the the end of another USB cable and see what would happen if I connected two computers together. I'm glad that I haven't been curious enough to do it before watching this.

  97. Alan Jagroop

    Alan Jagroop

    Acum 9 Zile

    Watch Mr.Whosetheboss Arun video about chargers and Join the movement.We want chargers in the box again(Remain) for all phones. We want chargers in the box We want chargers in the box . We want chargers in the box . To hell with samsung, apple xiomi etc. We want power bricks in the box We want power bricks in the box. We want power bricks in the box . Leave the power bricks alone in the phone box. Leave the power bricks alone Leave the power bricks alone Leave the power bricks alone. STRIKE! STRIKE! STRIKE!STRIKE!STRIKE! 👍👍 It does nothing for the environment . Check out arun video for proof that it doesnt help the environment by taking it out. Of the phone box.

  98. NineEyeRon


    Acum 9 Zile

    TiL literally everything in this video.

  99. Ayu Natsume

    Ayu Natsume

    Acum 9 Zile

    2:50 AFAIK that microUSB "lobe" is actually the Japanese micro-B connector commonly found in Nikon DSLRs

  100. Alperen Alperen

    Alperen Alperen

    Acum 9 Zile

    They are rugged. Great for industrial use.