What you need to know
- OWC announced a new Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C cable.
- The cable supports Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, USB 4, USB 3.2, USB 3.1, USB Power, and more.
- It's available for order for $28 from MacSales.
OWC announced a new Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C cable that's designed to be "universal for everything making it the only cable you will ever need." The 0.8 m (2.62') cable has USB-C on both sides and is certified for Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, USB 4, USB 3.2, USB 3.1, USB Power, and more. It can connect to USB-C displays with up to 8K HDR resolution, and it supports power delivery of up to 100W and data transfer speeds up to 40Gb/s. You can order it now from MacSales for $28.
The USB-C port was supposed to clear up confusion. It's a port that works both ways, so you can't plug something in upside down. It also appears on all sorts of devices. Many modern laptops, smartphones, accessories, and headphones have USB-C ports. The issue is that not all USB-C ports are the same. Some support quick charging; others don't. Some can be used for an external GPU; others can't. OWC aims to clear things up with a single cable that can do it all.
OWC says regarding the cable:
OWC might be recognized by many for its cables for Macs, but the Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C cable also works on PCs. It's not the only cable on the market with these specs, but it should cover just about any device you can throw at it now that has a USB-C port.
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I remember when Apple pitched that lie with their 2013 Mac Pro computer with 6 Thunderbolt 2's. How did that work out for everyone? Never believe that kind of rhetoric.
Gonna wait for reviews to see if the cable lives up to OWCs claims and price tag.
If it does, the price isn't out of line.
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