1. Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,452
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       4 Weeks Ago #1

    Dongleworld? We’ve Always Lived in Dongleworld


    The FUD I see around the move to USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 is overwhelming but is likewise without merit. Folks, dongles are nothing new. And the benefits of USB-C/Thunderbolt are undeniable.

    Dieter Bohn just wrote about this topic for The Verge, but I thought I’d present a more PC-centric view here: Dieter is one of the good guys, but he’s also made the conscious decision to live in the future, and his Mac-centric computing ways may make his message less welcome in these parts. I want to assure those of you living in the past—that is, those still clinging to old-school PCs with non-touch screens and legacy ports—that you don’t have fear that future.

    Because you don’t.

    Granted, I just wrote about this in Welcome to the USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 Era too. But one of the issues I didn’t address there was that the worry over dongles is misplaced. There is nothing unique about the dongles you will or will not need with USB-C/Thunderbolt, but there is one thing that is quite unique about USB-C/Thunderbolt: For the first time ever, we have a single connector that replaces everything.

    But, please. Let’s talk dongles. You know, those annoyances that just make USB-C so unbearable. For some reason...


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  2. Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 7,954
    Windows 10 IoT
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    There's an APP Dongle for that, lol.

    Interesting read, thanks for the info. I bought a Raspberry Pi Zero for 5 bucks. Then spent another 10 bucks or so on dongles to make it fully usable with my other devices. It has a Mini USB and a Mini HDMI connector for a low profile.
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