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Why even bother with Micro USB. The part price of a USB-C is just a few cents apart from the Micro USB. It would make them unbeatable on the market...sad
- USB-C connector all together on product like this is more than just few cents. If you’re not a mobile phone manufacturer using USB-C is tricky at this point. Situation will be better in future though.
- Water resistance is easier to build around Micro USB especially when you don’t have the scale of a mobile phone manufacturer.
- With USB-C the remote would be bigger. Antennas are inside the remote and it is properly built to stand sweat, water and rough use.
- While USB-C is the connector of future there are still plenty of customers using micro USB with their older smartphones and other devices.
All is well, thank you for your response. I know I am not a market standard, but I will wait for the future variant with a USB-C, since I have built my tech gear around it (phone, laptop, chargers, etc.)
Best of luck, and looking for the future products with USB-C :)
USB-C is a physically larger connector. I'm actually glad you went with micro USB. I carry enough stuff while travelling and keeping these IEMs light and small is welcome.
I just want to chime in and say I'd be willing to pay the difference for USB-C, though I'm obv not sure if many others feel the same way.
You might consider including a charging cable with micro USB on one side and USB-C on the other. Given the size issues with the remote, wouldn't offering such a cable (or an adapter) bridge both worlds?
Perhaps Massdrop could include a color-themed cable with midnight blue ends as a purchase option in a future drop of the Strides. That, or people who participate in the first drop could receive credit or a reduced-price option for such a cable.
Or else a cable-building MD vendor could create a color-themed cable in a separate drop, though that seems elaborate for an ordinary BT earphone accessory.
I actually have a charging cable and wall plug (from MD) that has a combo micro USB/USB c termination. It's nice to have, but I don't get the same fast charging (as C to C) thru the A to C port despite what it says. Look forward to the days when I don't need a dang combo cable at all.
Naztech QC 3.0 + USB-C Wall Chargerhttps://www.massdrop.com/buy/maztech-qc-3-0-usb-c-wall-charger#overview
Interesting feedback and could be worth considering. Thank you. I´ll raise the point to Massdrop. In the end, this is a Massdrop product so its up to them if they want to add extra accessories.