Microsoft patented magnetic connector USB Type-C
Company Microsoft has filed a patent application, which describes a magnetic connector USB Type-C. It will enable you to quickly and easily connect and disconnect the appropriate cable to the device. It is expected that this connector will appear in a future family of tablets Microsoft Surface.
According to the inventors, the presence of magnets does not require that the cable connector was inserted into the connector device. As stated, the connector can connect, «even if they are relatively large distance, without any external influence». For the separation will require more force than usual, but it will not cause any damage to the design.
Depending on the size of the device, the magnets may be located above, top and bottom or on the sides of the connector installed in the device. The return magnets embedded in the cable connector. The connector itself can be not only USB-C, but another type.
The application was filed with the US patent office in may this year and published this week.