Microsoft is reportedly releasing Type C USB dongle that would slot in the “Surface Connector” charging port on existing devices, allowing users to connect or charge from a USB-C charger. Also Read - Microsoft launches cybersecurity skilling program in India to train over 1 lakh learners
Priced at $79.99 for commercial users, the dongle would be available through “typical business purchasing channels” from June 29, The Verge reported late on Monday. Also Read - Microsoft rolling out new Office UI for all Windows users: How to enable it
“Microsoft says ‘display output and data throughput capabilities are dependent on the USB-C docking solution used’ and that the adapter will require an external power source with a minimum power output of 27W (Watt) and 12V (Volt) to power displays and the laptop,” the report added. Also Read - Microsoft launches a Minesweeper inspired Christmas special sweater
Except for Microsoft’s “Surface Book 2”, “Surface Pro” and “Surface Laptop” do not currently support USB-C.
The new type C dongle would work only on the latest “Surface Pro” and “Surface Laptop” models.
There is no word from the tech giant about the general availability of the USB-C dongles in retail stores, the report added.
The USB-C dongle was originally unveiled by Microsoft earlier last year.