Until now, the various types of USB A and Type B have had an asymmetrical design, which means that there is a top and a bottom, which has made plugging in an USB cable by feel a little bit frustrating to some users. Also, the old USB standards are relatively slow and carry very little charging power.
USB 3.1 standard introduces the new symmetrical/reversible Type C connector:
The new connector is only slightly larger than the older mini and micro Type B connectors and, unlike the earlier use of different connectors for the host (Type A) and peripheral (Type B) devices, the Type C connector is used at both ends.
The connector is symmetrical
In addition to the new connector, the USB 3.1 standard increases the data transfer rate up to 10GBps on some devices, which is fast enough to carry full HD video and multichannel, uncompressed audio
The standard also increases the power handling capabilities to 100 watts, which means that USB C will replace existing power, video, networking, and data cables
This 3-foot USB 3.1 cable features a male Type C connector on both ends
• New reversible Type C connector
• Use a single cable for power, video, networking, and data
• USB 3.1 GEN 1 SuperSpeed+ supports up to 5Gbps data rate
• Charge and power devices with up to 100 watts of power