Why This WEIRD USB Connector Exists

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  • 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 :)

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

    GabrielGabriel11 órája
  • Fry's closed!!!!!!! Where do we go, now????? I'm not shopping at, BB!!!!!

    Lip stickLip stick15 órája
  • I still use those

    DylanDylan20 órája
  • 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 AllenNapja
  • You can transfer a pdf over it...

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

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

  • Me who already knew this but watched the video anyway

    Zach_CZach_C2 napja
  • 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 Speedruns2 napja
  • 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 Speedruns2 napja
  • How can there "only be upstream" with DC? Either I'm misunderstanding something or that was a really poor choice of words.

    ChaosSwissroIlChaosSwissroIl2 napja
  • Wow, had a genuine eureka moment.

    Tim AdamsTim Adams2 napja
  • Do an episode on why printer are always difficult.

    yasio boloyasio bolo3 napja
  • 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 40963 napja
  • HDMI carries power...

    David HaneyDavid Haney3 napja
  • Anyone know how long Gigabyte GPU RMA is? I got a Gigabyte Windforce 2070 super and one of the fan died.

    KevinKevin4 napja
    • James sounds like Kermit the Frog and Bill Gates.

      yasio boloyasio bolo3 napja
  • Do an episode on why printer are always difficult.

    qopoy dnonqopoy dnon4 napja
  • I've never plugged in a printer over USB

    tutacattutacat4 napja
  • I've used USB B for years on touchscreens and receipt printers

    TheMightyKinkleTheMightyKinkle4 napja
  • I like it how you didn't actually talk about that weird USB connector in the thumbnail 🙃

    TheMightyKinkleTheMightyKinkle4 napja
  • 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 Crawford5 napja
    • another devise use it.

      qopoy dnonqopoy dnon4 napja
  • James! Where's the clickbait connector from the thumbnail?

    Jacob LongJacob Long5 napja
  • 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.

    RannonRannon5 napja
  • I learned a thing today!

    Jamie ShultzJamie Shultz5 napja
  • 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

    ASOTFAN16ASOTFAN166 napja
  • I recall reading one of the original designers of usb saying the original standard was made simpler to keep the cost down.

    Peter NichollsPeter Nicholls6 napja
  • Is it really hard to figure out a printer?

    Andrew CoolAndrew Cool6 napja
  • My amp uses the USB-B connector for the DAC

    Baba GanduBaba Gandu6 napja
  • wait...is this a bit? They actually ignored the USB 3.0 Type B connector in the thumbnail? ha.

    SuperWolfkinSuperWolfkin6 napja
  • 0:33 did you mean 3DS

    shotarcherZshotarcherZ6 napja
  • James sounds like Kermit the Frog and Bill Gates.

    Benderdick CumbersnatchBenderdick Cumbersnatch6 napja
  • The only computer hardware what i actually hate: printers! Lets burn them ALL!!!!!!!!!

    Attila DeákAttila Deák6 napja
  • 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

    TigerChuuTigerChuu7 napja
  • Yeah Type-C to be everywhere is the idea.

    StaySic4EverStaySic4Ever7 napja
  • 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.

    mrbunnylamakinsmrbunnylamakins7 napja
  • erm. Ethernet cables can carry power and have identical connectors on both ends.

    Rick HornsbyRick Hornsby7 napja
  • what about the universal transfer cable which is usb-a on both sides?

    Omni ByteOmni Byte7 napja
  • 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!

    imark7777777imark77777777 napja
  • "you won't find other devices with usb B" *cries in arduino*

    Ailsa NiAilsa Ni7 napja
  • 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.

    FangerZeroFangerZero7 napja
  • 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.

    anub1s15anub1s157 napja
  • A TECH PCs. HUworld channel... Yall should check it out..

    Custom PcCustom Pc7 napja
    • "Mini" connectors were't even mentioned. 'Cause those were a thing too before the "micro" connectors.

      Ailsa NiAilsa Ni7 napja
  • James has never heard of mini hdmi

    Benjamin PadillaBenjamin Padilla7 napja
  • Hate to be that guy but what's the song in the background? Shazam didn't work with no break in talking 😅

    Nathan McintyreNathan Mcintyre7 napja
  • Dude. Why did you not explain every type of USB except the one in the thumbnail

    Garlic Bread the ProducerGarlic Bread the Producer7 napja
  • 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 Hammarlund8 napja
  • "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 Delfavero8 napja
  • 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 Bradley8 napja
  • 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 Bar8 napja
  • What you mean? I have never plugged into my printer. I wirelessly print everything for at least the last 5yrs

    Matt SpoonerMatt Spooner8 napja
  • Bur but but ethernet cable supports power. And I like my 3th option for printing, via cat5

    daniel browndaniel brown8 napja
  • (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.

    Tyrian2kTyrian2k8 napja
  • 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. 🤣

    8packK8packK8 napja
  • 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 roberts8 napja
  • 1:59 RAIDMAX!!! Built my first PC is that case :-)

    Matt NicholsMatt Nichols8 napja
  • My Brother printer works wirelessly amazingly well for years. It has Linux drivers and a wonderful app.

    Dat NguyenDat Nguyen8 napja
  • "Mini" connectors were't even mentioned. 'Cause those were a thing too before the "micro" connectors.

    nieooj gotoynieooj gotoy8 napja
  • James: You probably don't have a USB-B cable lying around Arduino users: ...

    DevnolDevnol8 napja
  • USB - Urritating Serial Bus.

    Jon DoeJon Doe8 napja
  • Exceedingly civil and informative. I learned something here. Thank you very much for your clean presentation.

    TobwaTobwa8 napja
    • So the thumbnail is a USB 3.0 type B yet they never even mentioned it...

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoy8 napja
  • "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 Druck8 napja
  • 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.

    BillBill8 napja
  • 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 Lozan9 napja
  • 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

    newt0nnewt0n9 napja
  • So i can't connect 2 computer by a USB cable?

    SancoSanco9 napja
  • 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 L9 napja
  • 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 Space9 napja
  • And for funnsees I set the CC option going... apparently James is speaking Vietnamese. Who knew?

    Chris MonkmanChris Monkman9 napja
  • "you can always use your printer wirelessly" hey guess what Google killed this time

    Tyler FurrisonTyler Furrison9 napja
  • Poor Mini-B, being so ignored.

    rougenaxelarougenaxela9 napja
  • 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.

    happysmash27happysmash279 napja
  • 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 Shortland9 napja
  • 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)

    uberfuzzyuberfuzzy9 napja
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    the DapperFoxtrotthe DapperFoxtrot9 napja
  • So the thumbnail is a USB 3.0 type B yet they never even mentioned it...

    DeLucaDeLuca9 napja
  • I have like 7 USB-B Cables

    Nicholas LovanNicholas Lovan9 napja
  • 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 Guy9 napja
  • 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 McKean9 napja
  • You left out the mini B

    Rory WalterRory Walter9 napja
  • And what about the mini usb connector?!

    cedric simoncedric simon9 napja
  • you didn't even address the connector you used in the thumbnail

    DannyDanny9 napja
  • 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 Τζανάκος9 napja
  • Nice! After this video I will start powering my gaming pc with my USB-C powerbank

    Jan VollmerJan Vollmer9 napja
  • You guys should rise the teleprompter a bit higher, so his eyes don't look like watching the floor all the time.

    Diego SteffalooDiego Steffaloo10 napja
  • I have a whole bunch of USB A to A cables for keyboard switches. THEY DO EXIST!!!

    DJ ESKYDJ ESKY10 napja
  • 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 Goblirsch10 napja
  • My Roland drum machine and Boss katana amp use USB-B

    TheeTurkey79TheeTurkey7910 napja
  • 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....

    MPG187MPG18710 napja
  • Reminds me of the USB Rant

    MPG187MPG18710 napja
  • I'm still using that connector for my slightly older usb3.0 hdd dock

    sunny stevesunny steve10 napja
  • The teleprompter distracts me sooooo much

    Rick94rrRick94rr10 napja
  • I hate type-A-to-type-A cables required by some external hard drives used by Western Digital

    TheExileFoxTheExileFox10 napja
  • Ethernet cables carry power, or at least are capable of carrying power.

    Dan PhillipsDan Phillips10 napja
  • This video explains nothing! Why this connector exists if we already have mini usb and micro usb. Dislike!

    denis_adenis_a10 napja
  • I have one of those for the integrated USB 3.0 hub in my monitor

    Aleksandr KamarovAleksandr Kamarov10 napja
  • i use type B for microphone

    to_ scto_ sc10 napja
  • 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.

    r00lzr00lz10 napja
  • 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.

    J. David GoodmanJ. David Goodman10 napja
  • bahaha

    EmeraldEmerald10 napja