When Elgato rolled out an inexpensive teleprompter just lately for video streamers, it included a USB-C cable. No huge deal, proper? Nicely, this one bought individuals’s consideration.
Elgato reduces cable confusion by printing vital numbers proper on the connector
Cult of Mac reported on Elgato’s new teleprompter as a result of its performance at a comparatively low value of $280 will assist DIY streamers who need to look and sound extra skilled. But it surely took at least an audio engineer to note an important element within the launch.
Matt “Spike” McWilliams praised how Elgato prints the bandwidth capability and USB sort proper on the cable’s connector. It signifies help for 5Gbps knowledge switch over USB 3.0. The Verge picked up on it and stated all cable producers ought to try this.
My favourite factor about @elgato… their cables even have the bandwidth and usb sort printed on the connectors…
This must be a world customary, and but they’re the one ones I’ve seen doing this.
By no means cease being you Elgato pic.twitter.com/MIQsqDh4Wo
— Spike ️ (@JustSpike_) November 5, 2023
Easy labeling like that may be a huge assist whenever you want a sure cable for, say, quick knowledge switch, however none of your cables comes proper out and IDs itself as the suitable one for the precise job. Does it help quick knowledge switch? How about quick charging? Each? Neither?
And in Elgato’s case, this isn’t a one-off or a fluke. It’s extra of a finest apply rolling out to new merchandise.
“You’ll see spec knowledge on all Elgato USB and HDMI cables going ahead,” wrote Julian Fest, an Elgato senior vice chairman, in a Sunday publish on X (previously Twitter). “No extra guessing if the cable is the wrongdoer of a tech problem.”
Cable-makers, take discover. Everybody’s going to need you to do that, too, should you don’t already.