I bought my last Micro-USB device yesterday. A travel router as I will be travelling overseas this month. Now, I am officially done. I almost didn’t buy the travel router just because it was Micro-USB, but the price was so low that it got me. Going forward, I don’t care if a “$500 item” is on sale for $10, if it uses Micro-USB only, then I’m not buying it. Lightning also, bye-bye.
I only want USB-C for my portable devices. Smartphones, tablets, computers, battery packs, etc. No more iPhones unless they start using USB-C. My last 3 Android phones have already been USB-C. My iPad Pro is already USB-C. My Amazon Fire 8 is Micro-USB, and I almost upgraded to the Fire 10 over Black Friday just because it had USB-C, but my wife stopped me.
I think most NEW Anker devices are now USB-C. Thank you for that!
I agree with your point here @onstar all the manufacturers should think about it and there may be a cost saving for them as well by doing this way…
I am not there yet, as my iPhone is lightning port, Anker 26800+ uses micro USB, Spirit X uses micro… and several others…
I may try to give preference to “C” going forward though…
I’m not fully there either. I meant “officially done” as in officially done BUYING them. I still have too many devices that rely on Micro-USB, although I’m slowly purging them. In fact, I just gave away an Anker 6700 this morning because I got frustrated with the Micro-USB my friend needed one. I think 3 out of my 12+ Anker batteries use USB-C for input; I plan on giving away all the Micro-USB Anker batteries by the end of this year.
Cool, £99? Given most of their life I’ll be using 1 bud as 1 bud will fall out and get lost, I figured paying £33 for the Life P2 is better. USB-C, but not wireless Qi case charging (don’t own any wireless charging phones, no wireless chargers yet here)
I thought I was done buying Micro-USB & lightning devices. But then I bought a bunch of Eufy cameras (Micro-USB) when I moved in May. And last week, I bought the iPhone 12 (lightning). I’m hoping I’m really done this time.
I’m starting to feel about USB-A in the same negative way that I feel about Micro-USB. For 2021, I will aim to not buy devices that rely on USB-A or any cables with a USB-A plug. My desktop has 1 USB-C port, and my Pixelbook only has USB-C ports. I’m definitely not buying any battery packs or chargers that don’t support USB-C PD.
You should be able to get near to it by making all charging ports to be USBC and the other end being Lightning or MicroB. C to L cables are easily available., C to MicroB harder to come by.
Anker is holding us back, I can easily get a 2 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 10 port USBA charger but can’t really get more than 2 USBC port charger and not more than 1 USBC powerbank. Anker is still selling, forcing us, to get USB A charging ports other than in the 1 or 2 port chargers.
I agree if they sold chargers with more than two USB c ports I’m sure some people such as myself would buy them. It really does feel like they are forcing me to not let go of USB A but you got to make the jump eventually. I am really really hoping more and more devices start having multiple USB c ports. The announcing and release of the 63W slim felt like a step in the right direction but still a long way to go