Flashback: micro-USB brought order to charging and data transfer cables

We scoff at micro-USB today, but it was the best connector ever made – at least until USB Type-C, aka USB-C showed up. We’re more than ready to wave goodbye to it, but it does deserve a look back at what made it so good.

If you don’t think micro-USB was ever particularly good, then you don’t remember the days of proprietary connectors – you can check out our extinct connectors write-up for the frustrating, incompatible mess that we had to deal with before USB took over. Remember, the U is for “universal”.

First, let’s clear up this “micro” and “Type” business. Originally, USB had a…

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