Why This WEIRD USB Connector Exists (Type B)

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Headset Advisor
Headset Advisor Prieš 2 dienas
Thank you for this video! We provide business grade headsets with USB A and USB C cables. I recently saw a product released that had an option accessory cable with USB B. I thought I misread the spec sheet so went searching to find out more. Your video answered my question a lot more thoroughly than I would have thought to ask.
George Davidson
George Davidson Prieš 2 dienas
I have a Type-A to Type-A cable. It was for my Archos Jukebox MP3 player way back in the day. It's the only A to A cable I've ever seen and now I really want to connect 2 computers together and see what happens.
Adam Lewer
Adam Lewer Prieš 4 dienas
What? No "USB 3 Type-B" joke?!?!? Maybe a rap??? Maybe to ridiculous??? Most likely...
Crimson Fhang
Crimson Fhang Prieš 6 dienų
And as usual the actual question is not answered and only hinted at.
Bento San
Bento San Prieš 7 dienų
“Don’t usually have any lying around” *laughs in cable hoarder*
M Zak
M Zak Prieš 10 dienų
Do we ignore the existence of mini usb
Friday Californiaa
Friday Californiaa Prieš 12 dienų
In Asia, they have the USB Taipei.
David Dylan
David Dylan Prieš 14 dienų
Oh yeah?! Oh yeah?! I'll have you know that when I bought my printer, the nice lady offered to find me a WiFi cable!
Sleepy Ancient
Sleepy Ancient Prieš 17 dienų
Nothing more infuriating than trying to get a printer to work through the router via USB... it's possible... but easier to access it through another PC through the network than directly through the network.
John Blakely
John Blakely Prieš 19 dienų
That “sparkle” sound effect is trippy. 👍
RUNNING_INTHE 90SA Prieš 19 dienų
Kitty S
Kitty S Prieš 19 dienų
Thumbnail : External USB 3 case; where you put a HDD and use it as an external HDD with USB 3.
imnotdavid Prieš 19 dienų
I mean OK but like...I've transferred data between two computers by connecting their USB-A ports. So there's that.
The Garden of Eatin
The Garden of Eatin Prieš 20 dienų
What I want to know is, why the industry isn't *actually* moving to USB-C? I wish they would deprecate USB-A ports in favor of C for all purposes; but for some reason no we can't do that. USB-C keyboards, mice, wireless dongles, thumb drives, and other such peripherals just aren't available in USB-C. So what we have is a decreasingly universal, universal standard.
kiiro Prieš 21 dieną
Type B is always used in audio gear
Geardos Prieš 25 dienų
I have like 10 of these cables
Imaginated Prieš 29 dienų
Anyone who does robotics Arduino know this is the cord we have the most of 😂
Niemand Prieš mėn
Others: Just use the Printer Me: You mean Satan?
Jwosh Prieš mėn
what happens if you plug a type a male cable into two PCs?
Ishan Singh
Ishan Singh Prieš mėn
printer is a shit it will never work when you need fucking box
Evan Trauner-Coady
Evan Trauner-Coady Prieš mėn
I have a bunch of those, arduinos and a lot of simple IO boards use those, not to mention the 3D printers, and laser cutters of the world
Baron von Quiply
Baron von Quiply Prieš mėn
My BOSS GT-1000 takes a type B cable. I don't use printers, if I hadn't had a cable in my basement from years ago I wouldn't have been able to update it.
Matías B.
Matías B. Prieš mėn
I was going to say that Ethernet Is the protocol and not the connector but... eh.
Tomaz Tannhäuser
Tomaz Tannhäuser Prieš mėn
The cable illustrated in the thumbnail never was really explained in the video.
SumeaBizarro Prieš mėn
Type B is one of more robust connectors if you feel like anything smaller is needlessly too weak for your device. Many controllers for arcade inputs to USB such as BROOK Universal fighting board and some hobbyist things use type B connectors which makes it extra fun trying to find a USB A to B cable that is satisfyingly long and also hip and cool. It is bit sad it is "The printer cable" for most people but there is some number of fun uses the connector has.
Drazen Graves
Drazen Graves Prieš mėn
My old Galaxy S5 had the USB 3 micro B connector,that thing was horrible. I just ended using regular USB 2 micro B cable
Frank Dillinger
Frank Dillinger Prieš mėn
Still don’t know what that connector does or why it’s different from type a.
Nullified Person
Nullified Person Prieš mėn
Every protogen out there: Finally a new bad dragon
TheGaming Sharieff
TheGaming Sharieff Prieš mėn
Claim your “here before a million views” ticket here
Jon Loc
Jon Loc Prieš mėn
0:41 My collection of audio interface cables would like to have a word with you.
SarahJRandomNumbers Prieš mėn
It has nothing to do with power, otherwise your ethernet example wouldn't make sense with POE, and USB C wouldn't be a thing. IIRC, it's so you can't plug 2 USB hosts or devices together, then complain that stuff doesn't work.
TayTay Prieš mėn
Never brings up the connector in the thumbnail. Lmao 🤣
Joseph Allen
Joseph Allen Prieš mėn
You mentioned ethernet as an example of a cable that matches on both ends. While that's true, it's worth pointing out that the average ethernet patch cable can't connect two PCs together. At least, it couldn't without a feature added to network cards in the late 2000s.
Wesley Qumuaqtuq
Wesley Qumuaqtuq Prieš mėn
For a quick vid it be nice to see how far people like there monitor (you did tv but that tv not monitor) 24inch 27inch maybe 32inch and do curved any Size/ultrawide any size At same time differently to the 24/27 inch
Drifter Zero
Drifter Zero Prieš mėn
think i'm the 1% that needed this for midi and had a printer lying around
Jack Adams Daniels
Jack Adams Daniels Prieš mėn
F printer man , hate those things
Tristan Hameleers
Tristan Hameleers Prieš mėn
And the oldest and one of the best connector is the headphone jack.
Rafa Allegretti
Rafa Allegretti Prieš mėn
Printers can smell fear. The closer you are to the deadline of whatever you're trying to print, the harder it gets.
CheezeWuz Prieš mėn
I never noticed that was just a micro usb extended...
subwarpspeed Prieš mėn
Maybe a follow up on USB Type-C. And the alternate modes - Display Port, MHL (does anything use that?), HDMI and thunderbolt. Great - everything use the same connector! Now you just have to read the manual for the docking station to understand which connector you can use because on the front it's for data, on the back it's one for either DP or HMDI alt mode (which can't be used when HDMI port is used) and then tacked on the further away is the TB3 alt mode port. Talking about the Dell WD19TB. And it spawns other confusions. I had to do whac-a-mole once on people suggesting a usb-c to HDMI adapter when a person wanted to connect a raspberry pi to a screen with USB-C (turned out to be one of those smaller accessory screens from Asus, using DP alternate mode). A USB-C to HDMI adapter is first the wrong male/female for this and even if adaptered (easy if instead was a docking port screen which have type-c receptable) the fact is that one needs a special active device that takes HDMI input and outputs it to USB-C alternate mode (preferable displayport which seems more used).
subwarpspeed Prieš mėn
Recently I bought a USB 3.0 switch of amazon, it's one of those where the designers went-non standard. It's not your normal hub but instead have two inputs and 4 outputs and a micro-b receptable for extra power. So a physical button switches between the inputs and the outputs are just 4 ports out from a USB 3.0 hub. Problem is the inputs, they are type-A (full size) in both ends. This device draws power from the computers or is supplied so definitely shouldn't have type-A ports. Too thin for Type-B 3.0 but they could have used micro-b 3.0 as James showed. Finding a short short (15 cm) USB 3.0 type-a to type-a cable turned up empty. A 2 m variant would also be nice (seen 1m and 3m. If found a 2m it was probably too expensive so I bought a 1m usb 3 extension cable.
Charles Fasano
Charles Fasano Prieš mėn
I have a few HDD Enclosures 3.5 and 2.5 in both 2.0 and 3.0 that use USB-A on the enclosure so it is possible for it to work using the same connector on both ends. What gives?
aTTaX Media
aTTaX Media Prieš mėn
USB Type B is also widely used in music production equipment (audio interfaces, midi controllers)
baylinkdashyt Prieš mėn
So... misleading thumbnail: you never said why the non-Micro 3.0B connector exists.
StutZ Prieš 2 mėnesius
Am i the only one who immediately paused after he said usb turret and searched it up on Amazon?
Defence Bangladesh
Defence Bangladesh Prieš 2 mėnesius
Morning Boss
Tim M
Tim M Prieš 2 mėnesius
Not only does google (scan to email) think my hp printer is not a device to be trusted and will block it even after you allow untrusted 3rd party devices. The printer ink is a scam I have literally never printed in color but you can not print in black with out 3 different color cartridges. These cartridges literally don't last more than a couple months.
ColdfeetMc.Cheems Prieš 2 mėnesius
I like how this video came out right as I got one to update my monitor
Loïck Dirøll - Unkorneglosk
Loïck Dirøll - Unkorneglosk Prieš 2 mėnesius
Surprisingly, you put the USB 3.0 B connector on the thumbnail, titled "Why THIS connector...." but you don't put it in your video ? 😅 Actually I managed to have one. It's on m'y 3.5/2.5' HDD/SSD dock ^^ Oh and printing over wifi is far simpler from Linux/Ubuntu than from Windows. At least with Epson printers.
digital subliminal messages
digital subliminal messages Prieš 2 mėnesius
S R B If I had done I l legally / yeah , that's the problem , ain't / y'all didn't care about doing it legally / don't know as much / ....there ya go / us had to illegally manipulate the court system / .... nope / the system is still stack against me / more so than yourself/ and you can still afford an attorney/// ... / I still won't buy a jurry // but , fine ,
Brian Pshyk
Brian Pshyk Prieš 2 mėnesius
you failed to mention USB mini!
Aiden MacLeod
Aiden MacLeod Prieš 2 mėnesius
JoshJLMG Productions
JoshJLMG Productions Prieš 2 mėnesius
USB C is great and everything, but I'm hoping there's a revision of it with the retention mechanism inside the cable itself, rather than the port.
David Calman
David Calman Prieš 2 mėnesius
The one in the thumbnail was never explicitly mentioned but it's the full-size B 3.0
ANSARI5X5 Prieš 2 mėnesius
I have a 3.5 internal HDD case that uses USB 3 to USB B cable
FactorYLabS Prieš 2 mėnesius
Alright LTT I'm going to have to dislike this video. Title and thumbnail are clickbait. I thought I was learning about the obscure USB 3B connector insead I got a short history of USB plugs and you never even covered the USB type supposedly being referenced in the thumbnail....
SlovenMalaphor Prieš 2 mėnesius
With USB Type C, Which you can... C here B-)
Uthman Baksh
Uthman Baksh Prieš 2 mėnesius
Suggestion for video: why do printers suck ass?
Dalton McCabe
Dalton McCabe Prieš 2 mėnesius
It's been like 40 years and we still don't have easy to use, smart printers 🙄
Luca van der knaap
Luca van der knaap Prieš 2 mėnesius
"There aren't a whole lot of other devices that use it". WOW, you guys really dropped the ball on this one... Ahum... *clearing throat* ... Printers, scanners, external audio interfaces, monitors, mixers, usb hubs, connectivity hubs (with different ports), serial port converters (e.g. RS232), arduino microcontrollers, active interfaced speakers, home cinema sets, amplifiers, pen tablets, drum computers, literally any synthesizer (that being said, actually pretty much every device that has to do with music recording or audio, after firewire died). *pause to take breath* Routers, docking stations, camera applications, robot automations (that's right we're rhyming now). Any form of electronic interfacing (e.g. oscilloscopes, multimeters). Like really. There are a massive ton of devices that use USB-B connectors. Next to that. The thumbnail actually shows a usb 3.0 B connector, which is not the one you guys talk about. I used to like this channel. Now it just feels like a cashgrab by posting dumb video's with false information. Shame on you!
wisico640 Prieš 2 mėnesius
Just a note; USB B connectors are common in the Sound/Lights/DJ (dying*) industry they are used on Lights & DJ controllers. I probably have a 8+ lying arround :)
Gabriel Prieš 2 mėnesius
You guys.... didn't answer your own question...
Lip stick
Lip stick Prieš 2 mėnesius
Fry's closed!!!!!!! Where do we go, now????? I'm not shopping at, BB!!!!!
Roger Foster
Roger Foster Prieš 2 mėnesius
Micro Center?
Dylan the Indonesian
Dylan the Indonesian Prieš 2 mėnesius
I still use those
Franklin Allen
Franklin Allen Prieš 2 mėnesius
It was universal until type C, in that the end that connects to the PC was always the same. Also any "USB" connector that has more than 2 data wires isn't technically USB, it is UPB, as it sends data in parallel, not serial.
shutseal7206 Prieš 2 mėnesius
You can transfer a pdf over it...
Star Lord
Star Lord Prieš 2 mėnesius
Using printer wirelessly on PC/Notebook, uhh this gives me nightmares...
EasonTekReviews Prieš 2 mėnesius
2:03 type c can achieve this. FireWire/Thunderbolt too!
Zach_C Prieš 2 mėnesius
Me who already knew this but watched the video anyway
Izzy Ace Dolphin
Izzy Ace Dolphin Prieš 2 mėnesius
3:39 I feel a printer video/rant coming soon. SOOOO much wrong with printers. Someone make a good one allready
Izzy Ace Dolphin
Izzy Ace Dolphin Prieš 2 mėnesius
2:51 I agree. Those MicroUsb3Extended or what evet there called are terrible. My usb hub has one and it always comes loose and Im never sure if its ACTUALLY plugged in. Micro USB in general also sucks. My headphones use micro USB and it always falls out. Can EVERYTHING just be usb c allready
ChaosSwissroIl Prieš 2 mėnesius
How can there "only be upstream" with DC? Either I'm misunderstanding something or that was a really poor choice of words.
Tim Adams
Tim Adams Prieš 2 mėnesius
Wow, had a genuine eureka moment.
yasio bolo
yasio bolo Prieš 2 mėnesius
Do an episode on why printer are always difficult.
Frog 4096
Frog 4096 Prieš 2 mėnesius
Interesting that apparently printer manufacturers often don’t include a cable. All three printers I have had included all of the necessary cables, power, USB, and if they were fax-capable, a phone cord. One of them even included a nice flat Ethernet cable as well. Two of them are HP, one is a Brother.
David Haney
David Haney Prieš 2 mėnesius
HDMI carries power...
Kevin Prieš 2 mėnesius
Anyone know how long Gigabyte GPU RMA is? I got a Gigabyte Windforce 2070 super and one of the fan died.
yasio bolo
yasio bolo Prieš 2 mėnesius
James sounds like Kermit the Frog and Bill Gates.
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon Prieš 2 mėnesius
Do an episode on why printer are always difficult.
tutacat Prieš 2 mėnesius
I've never plugged in a printer over USB
TheMightyKinkle Prieš 2 mėnesius
I've used USB B for years on touchscreens and receipt printers
TheMightyKinkle Prieš 2 mėnesius
I like it how you didn't actually talk about that weird USB connector in the thumbnail 🙃
Aimee Crawford
Aimee Crawford Prieš 2 mėnesius
Luckily my printer is wireless and has worked flawlessly for 8 years... cause I can only imagine the pain of trying to find one of those cables
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon Prieš 2 mėnesius
another devise use it.
Jacob Long
Jacob Long Prieš 2 mėnesius
James! Where's the clickbait connector from the thumbnail?
Rannon Prieš 2 mėnesius
Ah yes, the printer. Mine decided that there's no paper, at all, in the world. So now it's just a scanner and has been for the last 5-10 years or so.
Jamie Shultz
Jamie Shultz Prieš 2 mėnesius
I learned a thing today!
ASOTFAN16 Prieš 2 mėnesius
Did you know you can charge your powerbank with your powerbank? You just plug a USB-A to USB-Micro B cable from a type A port to the micro B port and it will charge itself using itself! #FreeEnergy
Peter Nicholls
Peter Nicholls Prieš 2 mėnesius
I recall reading one of the original designers of usb saying the original standard was made simpler to keep the cost down.
Andrew Cool
Andrew Cool Prieš 2 mėnesius
Is it really hard to figure out a printer?
SuperWolfkin Prieš 2 mėnesius
wait...is this a bit? They actually ignored the USB 3.0 Type B connector in the thumbnail? ha.
shotarcherZ Prieš 2 mėnesius
0:33 did you mean 3DS
Benderdick Cumbersnatch
Benderdick Cumbersnatch Prieš 2 mėnesius
James sounds like Kermit the Frog and Bill Gates.
Attila Deák
Attila Deák Prieš 2 mėnesius
The only computer hardware what i actually hate: printers! Lets burn them ALL!!!!!!!!!
TigerChuu Prieš 2 mėnesius
Midi Keyboards always use a weird USB connector, as a music producer it's so annoying because if I forget the cable chances are I wont find another one easily
StaySic4Ever Prieš 2 mėnesius
Yeah Type-C to be everywhere is the idea.
mrbunnylamakins Prieš 2 mėnesius
I have about 50 of USB-B in a box due to people using their old printer cable when getting their new printers and not even opening them. Besides a printer I never used or seen another devise use it.
Rick Hornsby
Rick Hornsby Prieš 2 mėnesius
erm. Ethernet cables can carry power and have identical connectors on both ends.
Omni Byte
Omni Byte Prieš 2 mėnesius
what about the universal transfer cable which is usb-a on both sides?
imark7777777 Prieš 2 mėnesius
Forgot about the Mini B connector my personal favorite. And the USB 3.0 B connector in the thumbnail. There is also a bit of the standard not just for power as it had the directionality due to host and device distinctions that is until peoples mouse's started being computers on their own. Oh and you should do one on firewire and how it's nowhere near the same as USB and unofficial unstandardized FireWire to USB adapters/cables can fry things!
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni Prieš 2 mėnesius
"you won't find other devices with usb B" *cries in arduino*
FangerZero Prieš 2 mėnesius
All I want to know, printers have been around as long if not longer then the computer, why the hell is it so complicated. They are extremely unreliable.
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