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USB C Port orientation in 2021 MY

jammerdjc

S Owner/Member
Jun 5, 2013
128
10
San Jose, CA
Does anyone else think the orientation of the USB-C ports in the new MY would be much better if rotated 90 degrees. With the new console they are oriented horizontally, so any right angle converter you get is going either into the compartment wall or across the other port. Trying to find an adapter that would make it flush with the compartment wall is pretty much not possible. One can get USB-C to USB-C right angles, but for my existing USB-A drives I'll have to get another adapter. I'm considering trying some of the cables that are supposed to be able to handle high curves.

Is there a different solution to this? This is the same console they have been using on the M3's for a while.

for reference here are a couple adapter and cable links for context
USB-C right angle for flush on the wall --> https://smile.amazon.com/Cellulariz...+a+right+angle+adapter&qid=1615922309&sr=8-26
USB-C to USB-A converter --> https://smile.amazon.com/Syntech-Ad...+a+right+angle+adapter&qid=1615922309&sr=8-25
USB-C to USB-A Flexible cable --> https://smile.amazon.com/aceyoon-De...+a+right+angle+adapter&qid=1615922309&sr=8-35
 

iamnid

Member
Dec 4, 2019
714
681
Riverside, CA

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jammerdjc

S Owner/Member
Jun 5, 2013
128
10
San Jose, CA
It does and yet it's still an issue. I want to minimize how far anything sticks out on the ports because with the top open things will easily slide down that wall and hit what is sticking out (or fall into the hole and hit things). I want to minimize the risk of damaging the ports.

I'm probably going to go with the cables that have a "tight" 90 degree connection and then put a converter on the other end. None of the tight 90 degree cables go to female USB-A which I need to plug the thumb drive in.
 

jammerdjc

S Owner/Member
Jun 5, 2013
128
10
San Jose, CA
It does and yet it's still an issue. I want to minimize how far anything sticks out on the ports because with the top open things will easily slide down that wall and hit what is sticking out (or fall into the hole and hit things). I want to minimize the risk of damaging the ports.

I'm probably going to go with the cables that have a "tight" 90 degree connection and then put a converter on the other end. None of the tight 90 degree cables go to female USB-A which I need to plug the thumb drive in.
Unfortunately, the cable and adapter combination doesn't seem to work. The USB drive doesn't come online. I may have to go to a hub solution or similar. I have a right angle and converter combination that works, it just sticks out about 3/4" or so. I'll have to keep investigating. If only Fry's still was still around ....
 

PorthosJon

Member
May 5, 2021
102
90
Westchester, NY
Unfortunately, the cable and adapter combination doesn't seem to work. The USB drive doesn't come online. I may have to go to a hub solution or similar. I have a right angle and converter combination that works, it just sticks out about 3/4" or so. I'll have to keep investigating. If only Fry's still was still around ....
If you don't need a high speed application, this rip-off of the Apple Magsafe connector is the best "safety" connector I've found to prevent damage to ports and equipment: Amazon.com: Ansbell Magnetic USB C Adapter, 9Pins Magnetic Adapter Type C Connector Support Magnetic Charger 100W & 480Mb/s Data Transfer Compatible with 2021 MacBook Pro/Air and More USB Type C Devices: Computers & Accessories

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iamnid

Member
Dec 4, 2019
714
681
Riverside, CA
Temai makes nice cords that have the 90 degree that you are looking for. I have a USB C one but they also make a lightning one for iphones.
 

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