Survey reveals individuals are nonetheless utilizing tons of micro-USB gadgets

Survey reveals individuals are nonetheless utilizing tons of micro-USB gadgets

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Micro-USB ports are very a lot nonetheless part of our lives, although USB-C has been round for a number of years now. To suppose most gadgets would have switched to the latter could be fallacious, or so proves a ballot we just lately performed on Android Authority. We obtained some attention-grabbing outcomes as to which gadgets folks use with micro-USB ports on them. There are some system classes which are clearly behind in adopting USB-C ports. Learn on for the outcomes.

Are you continue to utilizing any gadgets with micro-USB ports?


Our ballot about micro-USB gadgets gathered over 11,450 votes. We requested folks concerning the micro-USB gadgets that they’re nonetheless utilizing, and the equipment house dominated the outcomes. It’s nonetheless quite common to search out micro-USB ports on gadgets like energy banks, headphones, Bluetooth audio system, gaming controllers, and so forth. 46% of the respondents stated that they personal an adjunct with a micro-USB port.

In the meantime, some people are additionally hanging onto telephones with a micro-USB port. 13% of the ballot takers stated that they’re utilizing a smartphone with the age-old customary, which is shocking given most main OEMs have extensively adopted USB-C ports throughout funds, mid-range, and premium handsets.

Elsewhere, 12% of the respondents stated that they personal and use an e-reader or pill with a micro-USB port, whereas 17% stated that they’ve a minimum of two or extra of all of the micro-USB gadgets talked about within the ballot.

Solely 13% of our readers voted to say they aren’t utilizing any micro-USB gadgets in any respect.

Your feedback

fearlessferret: That second whenever you do not forget that tens of thousands and thousands of PS4s are nonetheless in use and people require MicroUSB. Pretending that MicroUSB is extremely area of interest in 2022 is simply too humorous. The feedback and the ballot itself actually show my level fairly dramatically. My idea is that lots of people who suppose micro-USB is previous information are solely interested by smartphones and forgot about different gadgets.

Chris53: My MX Grasp 2s mouse, small keyboard for TV and bicycle lights.All the pieces else makes use of USB-C or proprietary ports

RichSPK: Headphones, mouse, a number of rechargeable bike lights.

DarkAngelBaM: micro-USB? I nonetheless have gadgets which are utilizing Mini USB. (Use PS3 Controller for PC, Arduinos, shoot the Mega2560 utilizing a USB Kind-B.

Zagreus: Mouse, Mirrorless digital camera, Kindle, Xbox controller, Raspberry Pi (3B and Zero W). Usually, it’s stuff that doesn’t want an improve fairly often

ttguy: My model new Nextbase dashcam makes use of, await it…mini USB! However to be truthful, it stays related to its magnetic windshield dock and solely the microSD card is used to switch recordsdata to a PC within the occasion of a crunch.

Reon: I’ve waited with shopping for stuff till a USB C model was out there. Now we don’t have something aside from USB C in our home.

Shawn: The final system I purchased that had microUSB is my motorbike helmet. The Bluetooth add-ons are customized for the helmet so not a lot selection. Aside from that, just a few random stuff like Xbox One controller, previous Alexa speaker. Micro-USB positively looks like it caught round longer than say miniUSB. USB wasn’t as widespread again within the days of miniUSB however then once more, so many corporations dragged their toes shifting from microUSB to USB-C.

Billy Jo: On micro-USB, we nonetheless have two Bluetooth keyboards, two mechanical keyboards, two Kindles, two energy banks, a mouse, a pair of earbuds (their case), half a dozen sport controllers, and some sundries like a cat toy and lamp. I feel we’ve phased out all mini-USB apart from an HDD enclosure.

Mace Moneta: There’s are doubtless tens of billions of micro USB gadgets nonetheless in use. It is going to take a decade for them to age out.

Vinícius Passarella Quennehen: IMO mini-USB is much superior to micro-USB, when it comes to sturdiness and ease of use. I nonetheless have some gadgets that use it, like an iPod clone and my ps3 controller for instance, the remaining is simply USB-C, all of the gadgets that I had that used micro-USB I’ve had issues with the port. Nonetheless, micro-USB will nonetheless be round for a minimum of 5 or extra years. I actually suppose USB-C is a superb default for the longer term if we will enhance it with out altering the shape issue. Nonetheless, for those who nonetheless have micro-USB gadgets they usually didn’t fail but, there’s no purpose to improve it just for the port, aside for the posh of carrying just one cable round.

Ronson Wagner: I’ve obtained a number of gadgets that also use micro USB. My listening to assist charging case, my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier charger, my Kindle Keyboard, my Xbox Elite controller, and my oldest energy financial institution. This isn’t together with a pair previous telephones I exploit occasionally or gadgets that I’ve that I barely ever use.

Robert Pearson: Each my canon cameras (EOS M, Sl3 aka 250d), Battery chargers for cameras, fortunately Neewer began making them with each microUSB and USBC which is tremendous good for my EOS M, simply not my Sl3 but. Anker energy financial institution has each, Zoom H1n when utilizing USB audio, in all probability just a few different issues I’m not pondering of.

John Oliver Abella: I’ve 2 additional smartphones mendacity round, 2 Bluetooth headphones, and one powerbank and it’s charging port is micro USB. Some newly launched devices nonetheless use micro USB as a result of it’s cheaper than Kind-C

disqus_dSnKYymumi: My Sony XB950’s and an influence financial institution that I’ve nonetheless use micro. Till that headset and energy financial institution both breaks past restore or the batteries fail, I’m going to maintain utilizing them.

roaduardo: I’ve labored to try to scale back the variety of gadgets I’ve that also want Micro USB as a result of USB-C makes all the things simpler. The one system that also has me utilizing Micro USB are my Razer BlackShark V2 Professional headset. I’ve obtained two, one for backup. I really like them and it’s tough for me to maneuver away from them except Razer updates this sequence with USB-C charging.

Kent Seaton: I nonetheless have fairly just a few gadgets that use micro, even some that also use mini. A few the micro gadgets had been bought simply this 12 months and it wasn’t as a result of they had been what I used to be wanting, however that they had been the one possibility on the market. I feel USB-A and USB-B must be ditched in favor of USB-C throughout the board.

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