Apple introduced the new MacBook this year, with a single USB Type C connector which has to be used for charging and connecting other devices at the same time. Although the introduction of USB Type C has had a positive impact on the tech community, the standard is a long way from taking over. Still, most industry insiders say that USB Type C will be the norm in less than two years and most people are already sure that any device launched in the future (starting last month, actually), will have at least one USB Type C connector. Integral Memory agrees with these people and have today announced the launch of the new Fusion USB Type C drive.
The prediction that Integral Memory make is sensible, seeing as even Microsoft and Google have publicly recognized that USB Type C is the next standard, because it’s faster, better and more energy efficient than USB 2.0 or USB 3.0. Wide adoption of the new port will take some time, but it will happen, which is why Integral Memory decided that it was the opportune moment to introduce their new gadget to the world.
The Fusion USB Type C is but a portable storage drive, but the interesting part about it is that once the port becomes standard on all kinds of devices, it will be an indispensable device to many. USB Type C will be used on laptops, PCs, smartphones, tablets, convertibles and even wearable devices in the future, the industry is already convinced. With that in mind, the Fusion drive will offer compatibility with all these devices, meaning that you will be able to access the files that you will have stored on the drive at any given moment on any given device that has USB Type C.
USB Type C carries both data and power, which means that it’s a powerful tool for storing your data and accessing it under any conditions. The flash drive that Integral Memory have announced has a storage capacity of 64 GB and supports USB 3.1 Gen 1, but their next release will have even more storage space and more compatibility. The beauty of USB Type C is that it is reversible and compatible with both USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports on devices. The pricing has not been disclosed, but Integral Memory say that the Fusion USB Type C flash drive will not be more expensive than existing flash drives. The official release date is set for Q3 2015, so look out for it in the next couple of weeks.