Wireless Charging is So Wasteful, Right? USB-C is Better! Or is it?
Wireless Charging is So Wasteful, Right? USB-C is Better! Or is it? Anthony Lawrence Too many cables — photo by author Cables, cables, everywhere. Aside from what I’ve shown in the photo above, I have a similar rat’s nest of dissimilar cables in another part of the house: Lightning, USB-A, USB-C, USB Micro and Mini , and more— it drives me nuts. Feeling similar pain, the European Union wants to force all tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers and handheld video game consoles to use USB-C charging connectors. As I am plagued by my cables, you might expect that I’d be an enthusiastic champion of this idea and would love all my devices to be USB-C. Nope. Forcing manufacturers to use USB-C is idiotic. USB-C is not the bee’s knees Like Lightning, USB-C has no right-side up requirement. You can’t plug it in upside down. That’s nice, but in dim light or when you cannot see the charge port at all, both Lightning and USB-C can be difficult to insert. That’s annoying. Apple had a