usb symbol on charger [not relevant]

asked 2013-12-25 15:05:24 +0200

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updated 2014-01-10 21:20:55 +0200

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I noticed that other than the quasi industry standard, on the stock charger usb cable, the usb symbol is on the bottom of the connector. Is there a special reason to it? #unlike

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I second that, it is really silly :-( It's difficult enough to attach a microUSB cable, and now I cannot even rely on the USB symbol anymore...

CsTom ( 2013-12-25 18:39:45 +0200 )edit

ancient usb logic: just turn the connector thrice and it will fit

Low ( 2013-12-27 04:42:01 +0200 )edit

i feel around for the teeth on the plug to figure out orientation.

ShadowJK ( 2013-12-28 16:06:09 +0200 )edit

I bought a thinner replacement cable anyway, as I felt that the original was thick and cumbersome, and I feared for the USB port.

jsiren ( 2013-12-28 20:00:46 +0200 )edit

I was about to ask the same question.

The USB symbol being on the wrong side of the connector is confusing.

I checked on "Icon design recommendation for Identifying USB 2.0 Ports on PCs, Hosts and Hubs", available on, and it says the USB symbol "should be placed such that it is likely to be seen by a user viewing the PC or host port from normal vantage points, given typical use-environments and conditions."

It's not critical, but Jolla should ship better cables.

N-Mi ( 2014-02-17 17:13:31 +0200 )edit