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StarTech Wants Transition To USB Type-C And Thunderbolt 3 To Be As Seamless As Possible

StarTech specializes in making hard to find cables and adapters for all sorts of unique computing needs. To help transition to USB 3.1 Type-C connectors and the Thunderbolt 3 specification, StarTech created a line of USB Type-C products to meet almost any need.

The company's new products all make use of Type-C connectors in one way or another. There are display adapters available that convert USB Type-C to VGA or DVI outputs, a USB hub that splits a single Type-C port to one Type-C and three USB 3.0 ports, and the company is offering four different network adapters, one of which offers an extra USB 3.0 port.

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StarTech is also well known for making cables, many of them otherwise hard to find. The company has continued that trend with Type-C connectors, stating that it wishes to aid the transition to the new format by making it easy to use legacy devices on Type-C ports. StarTech offers USB Type-C to USB-A and USB-B cables in both USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 speeds, among others.

Display AdaptersCDP2VGAUSB-C to VGA
USB Type-C CablesUSB2CUB1MUSB-C to Micro-B Cable - M/M - 3ft - USB 2.0
USB2CB1MUSB-C to USB-B Cable - M/M - 3ft - USB 2.0
USB2AC1MUSB-C to USB-A Cable - M/M - 3ft - USB 2.0
USB31CAADPUSB-C to USB-A Adapter Cable - M/F - 6in - USB 3.0
USB31CC1MUSB-C Cable - M/M - 3ft - USB 3.1 (10 Gbps)
USB31AC1MUSB-C to USB-A - M/M - 3ft - USB 3.1 (10 Gbps)
USB31CUB1MUSB-C to Micro-B Cable - M/M - 3ft - USB 3.1 (10 Gbps)
USB31CB1MUSB-C to USB-B Cable - M/M - 3ft - USB 3.1 (10 Gbps)
USB HubHB30C3A1CFB4-Port USB 3.0 Hub - USB-C to 1x USB-C and 3x USB-A
Network AdaptersUS1GC301AUUSB-C to Gigabit Network Adapter with Extra USB 3.0 Port
US1GC30AUSB-C to Gigabit Network Adapter - Silver
US1GC30BUSB-C to Gigabit Network Adapter - Black
US1GC30WUSB-C to Gigabit Network Adapter - White

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  • RyanArr
    "to meet almost any need"

    Really? Is this news or a press release? How about a USB-C hub with an upstream USB-C PORT instead of a three inch cable? USB-C has been on the market for 10 months and STILL nobody can make a hub that isn't a dongle. I can't be the only one that would like my hub on the back of my desk or undr my desk rather than dangling from my laptop.
  • Altheran
    I sooooooo agree .. can't I have a 10-15ft between my computer and that hub ???
  • Covaylent
    What StarTech hasn't yet released is an adapter that includes HDMI 2.0. /still waiting
  • thdMoss
    Are there USB 3.1 type A male to USB 3.1 type C female adapters?

    This would be for motherboards that support USB 3.1 type A, but do not come with a USB-C port. I'm not technically knowledgeable enough to know if more hardware is required to support this (maybe a "chip/hub" is needed for proper support, amount of power available is probably an issue, not sure about number of contacts)? I know there are 3.5" bay brackets that provide USB 3.1 type C female ports off of an internal SATA Express connection, but don't know if this is possible using external USB 3.1 type A female ports.