The way technology is changing gears these days, the swift entry and exit of multiple gadgets has almost become the norm. It wasn’t very long ago that USB Type-C had entered the smartphone market and was facing more than stiff competition from the ubiquitous microUSB 2.0 & 3.0. However, the Type-C seems to have found its mark after the constantly evolving smartphone market took after it and the major players inducted it into their devices. Today a vast array of devices including the latest Samsung Galaxy Note7, HTC 10, OnePlus 2, LG G5 and various other flagship devices employ USB Type-C.
Now a major breakthrough has entered the picture wherein USB Type-C to HDMI has been developed. This will prove to be a clean solution and (at last!) turn out to be the replacement for the tangle of wires that had to be employed if one wanted to connect their USB-C device to their HDMI supported TVs or similar devices. This will surely get rid of all the hassles of various connectors at once. All you now would need is one single Type-C to HDMI cable to enjoy the experience on your TV or other HDMI supported displays.
The new standard, dubbed “Alt Mode,” will support such features as local 4K playback, 3D and HDMI Ethernet Channel. However, it won’t support the latest HDMI 2.2 features, which means no 4K streaming or High Dynamic Range (HDR). This drawback, however, is one that people can live with as long as they have a brighter side of the product to look at: Anyone with a USB Type-C mobile device can easily connect with the HDMI supported device of their choice using one single cable and enjoy the experience.
By way of this Alt Mode, those using the modern devices such as the LG G5, OnePlus 2, Note7 or HTC 10 can directly connect to their 4K output and savour the experience. Pleasantly surprising is that the ones who own Apple’s latest 12-inch Macbook can also make use of this using the single USB Type-C port provided in their devices.
Considering the fact that most people prefer their entertainment devices to be large screen devices, this comes as a welcome move and we expect more and more devices to become compatible with this latest development in this genre.
Source: Tom’s Guide