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January 21, 2011


Imagine the connector could literally "turn itself around" in your hand according to polarity of magnetic fields. For USBs this would be awesome.

I guess the idea is that some people actually look at the back of a system when they're setting it up. That's when there's the most frustration for newbies. Though having optional methods is welcomed. Some day, wireless USB and other such technologies will eliminate this process anyways. Until then, this is at least a move forward.

If I'm reaching around the back of a iMac to plug in a FireWire or mini DisplayPort connection, having a light back there when I get close won't help as I can't see the light either. The magnetic aspect is nice to make sure I've oriented the connector the right way.

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