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Old 20. Jan 2015, 03:28 AM   #256 (permalink)
Jojo Yee
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Maybe it's good to find out from Ajay Bhatt, co-inventor of the USB, who works on the new design to make the cable insertable either side up. According to Wikipedia, the original design left this out to make manufacturing as inexpensive as possible.

For a standard non-reversible USB plug, the USB icon is embossed on the "topside" of the plug. But ironically, a mobile device I recently bought has a receptacle that requires the topside of the plug to face down for insertion.

Go figure.

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