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

Low ( 2013-12-27 04:42:01 +0200 )edit
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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
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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 http://www.usb.org/, 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