Now that the new MacBook Pro is out (the one without the Touch Bar, anyway), a lot of Mac nerds are about to enter the realm of dongle hell. That’s because the only connector the new MacBook Pro has is are Thunderbolt 3-backed USB-C ports.
USB Type-C is shaping up to be the holy grail of ports. It can charge your laptop, deliver 4K video, and transfer loads of USB data all over a single cable—all at the same time. What could be better? You’re looking at the answer.
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Intel has announced that its new Thunderbolt standard, the third iteration of the inter-connector, will use the USB Type-C connector—as well as boasting data transfer rates that allow it to drive two 4K screen simultaneously.