USB Type A

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USB Type A

The common rectangular USB plug and socket. Type A is the port on the computer (the host). The ports on the peripheral or mobile device are Type B, Mini USB, Micro USB or Lightning. Before USB-C was introduced, Type A ports were found on every computer. Today, laptops are increasingly using only USB Type C, which is expected to eventually replace all USB connectors. See USB and USB Type C.


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M2 PRESSWIRE-September 3, 2019-: New Universal Docking Stations Help Bridge Technology Gap and Eliminate Compatibility Restraints; New docking stations offer a truly universal solution with USB-C and USB-A compatibility, flexible monitor connections, and industry wide laptop compatibility
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