USB 3.2 and 3.1 Explained: What’s Gen 1, Gen 2 and Gen 2×2?

USB 3.2 Gen 2 and Gen 1
While USB 4 may be the latest and fastest generation, the most common USB ports on PCs and peripherals have a "3" in the version number, specifically USB 3.2 or USB 3.1 or even 3.0. When you're looking at spec sheets, you'll also also see generation numbers after the USB 3.2 or 3.1 so, for example, there's USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and even USB 3.2 Gen 2x2. And yet some ports with different version numbers actually have the same speed! Confused yet?Fortunately, when you get past all the confusing decimals and generation numbers, it's easy to determine what speeds you can expect from your USB ports, cables and devices. You just need to know the lingo, which we outline below.  USB 3.2, USB 3.1 and USB 3.0 Versions and Speeds USB VersionSpeedAltenrate NameConnector Type(s)Identical toUSB 3.2 Gen 15 GbpsSuperSpeed USBType-A, Type-C, Type-B,...

Best USB hub for PS4 and PS5 in 2022

Best USB hub for PS4 and PS5 in 2022
With the many accessories available today fighting for life on your PS4 or PS5, you'll find there just isn't enough USB ports to go around. If you want to avoid endless amounts of cable swapping, you can easily remedy the problem with the best USB hub for PS4 and PS5. Here are some of our favorites you can find right now.The best USB hubs available for PS4 and PS5 Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Unibody Aluminum Portable Data Hub Our pick It's our favorite USB Hub for more than just the PS4. The Anker's slim aluminum design and premium quality finish make it a great addition to your PS4 setup, and the four USB 3.0 ports give you high-speed access to more peripherals. It's perfect for your PlayStation 5 as well. Lyfnlove 7-port USB 3.0 hub Give me more If three extra USB 3.0 ports aren't enough for your peripheral crazed life, how about six more?...

ReVolt brings USB power to gadgets designed for alkaline batteries (crowdfunding)

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Have an old Game Boy, portable cassette or CD player, or other gadgets designed to run on alkaline batteries, but hate buying disposable batteries? One solution is to switch to rechargeables. Another? Switch to USB power.Of course, that second option is easier said than done. But a new Kickstarter campaign aims to make it a lot easier.The ReVolt kit from a startup called MyVolts is designed to let you use a USB power bank or wall adapter with devices that were designed for AA, AAA, C, or D batteries.Here’s how it works: the ReVolt system includes an adapter that looks like an AAA battery and which should fit into any battery compartment designed for that size. But it’s an adapter, not a battery. And there’s a ribbon cable that extends from the adapter and slides under the battery compartment door. On the other end of the cable is a DC plug...

Movo UM700 USB desktop studio microphone has adjustable polar patterns for versatility » Gadget Flow

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Enhance your creative workspace with the Movo UM700 USB desktop studio microphone. This creator’s gadget has 4 adjustable polar patterns: stereo, cardioid, omnidirectional, and bidirectional. Each provides incredible versatility to record a range of audio types. From music to conference calls, this mic ticks all the boxes. Moreover, it captures 48 kHz/16-bit broadcast quality sound with a powerful 20 Hz–20 kHz frequency response. So you’ll sound professional no matter what you’re recording. Moreover, this desktop studio microphone gives you a plug-and-play experience with its seamless compatibility via USB for Mac or Windows. With a solid metal build, you won’t have to worry about the quality of its materials. Finally, with its mute button, desktop swivel stand, and 5/8″ thread for mounting, you have all the features you need for a...

IT News Online – Vertiv Introduces New Plug-and-Play Micro Data Center System for Edge Computing in Europe, Middle East and Africa

IT News Online Vertiv Introduces New Plug and Play Micro Data
Vertiv (www.Vertiv.com/en-emea) (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today introduced the Vertiv™ VRC-S (https://bit.ly/2SXnbAi), a fully factory-assembled micro data center designed for fast, easy installation at the edge of the network and other small IT sites. Available now in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the Vertiv VRC-S incorporates a rack power distribution unit (rPDU), the Energy Star 2.0 certified Vertiv™ Liebert® GXT5 uninterruptible power supply (https://bit.ly/3wgINpM) (UPS), monitoring sensors and software, and the latest Vertiv™ VRC rack cooling system (https://bit.ly/3yjizV8) in a highly-efficient, all-in-one IT rack. “Choosing and deploying a micro data center has never been faster or easier, and it can even be experienced virtually with our new augmented...