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April 07, 2015 11:03 ET

Monoprice Unveils USB-C Solutions, Delivering Superior Performance and Durability

Cables and Adapters Offer Unmatched Charge, Sync and Transfer Speeds at Unbeatable Price Points

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA--(Marketwired - April 07, 2015) - Living up to its reputation as the industry's leading provider of first-to-market, high-quality, and affordably priced electronics and accessories, Monoprice today announced the availability of an assortment of USB-C cables and adapters compatible with the latest MacBook and other USB-C devices slated to be released this year. The cables, available now on Monoprice.com and starting as low as $9.99, support all features of USB 3.1. Monoprice has also created a microsite to educate consumers on USB-C's biggest benefits with a comprehensive field guide. To learn more about USB-C, please visit http://www.monoprice.com/pages/usb_31_type_c.

With nearly 3 billion devices housing USB ports shipped each year, USB is by far the most utilized type of peripheral connection. USB-C solves consumer frustrations by now allowing the connection of USB devices to computers with a universal connector that's capable of twice the theoretical amount of speed of USB 3.0 and provides far more power. USB-C supports a top speed of 10Gbps; and with a power output of up to 20V (100W) and 5A, consumers can power most small notebook computers similar to the way tablets and smartphones are now charged. With USB-C, consumers now have the freedom to own one type of cable for all of their devices -- both current and future iterations -- and they can purchase solutions from the brands they trust most.

"Not all cables are created equal. This will become more apparent as consumers begin to discover that in a new era of faster access, more storage and more power with USB-C technology, it will be hard to find a cable that stands the test of time and is affordable," said Bernard Luthi, president of Monoprice. "Because of our nimble and flexible manufacturing process, we are among the first providers of USB-C connectivity solutions that offer exceptional performance, quality and durability."

Features and benefits of Monoprice's USB-C line of cables and adaptors include the following:

  • Realize full data and power capabilities, and minimize insertion loss with reinforced zinc-alloy connectors
  • Assure the highest signal integrity and maximize connector strength with a full metal jacket wrapped around a quad-shielded and braided cable
  • Buy with confidence with a lifetime warranty on all of Monoprice's cables

The current USB-C collection consists of the following variations, with more becoming available soon:

  • 3.1 USB-C to USB-C Cable - connect and charge between two USB-C ports ($24.99)
  • 2.0 USB-C to USB-A Cable - connect and charge between the new USB-C port and an existing USB-A 2.0 port ($9.99)
  • USB-C to USB 3.0 A/F - enables USB 3.0 A to connect to a USB-C port ($11.99)
  • USB-C to DisplayPort Cable - connect a USB-C device to a high resolution display via DisplayPort ($34.99)
  • USB-C to HDMI® Adapter - connect to a high resolution HDMI display via USB-C ($34.99)

For more information on Monoprice's product offerings, please visit Monoprice.com.

About Monoprice, Inc. (DBA Monoprice.com)
Located in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Monoprice, Inc. is an e-commerce leader specializing in providing more than 6,500 high-quality yet affordable electronics and tech products. As an industry innovator, Monoprice fills a void in the consumer technology market by delivering exceptional products that are on par with the best known national brands at prices far below the retail average with incomparable speed and service. Maintaining a business philosophy that focuses on the needs of its customers, the company strives to bring simplicity, fairness and confidence to consumers and businesses shopping for big-ticket electronics and tech accessories. For more information about Monoprice, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube. Monoprice is a business unit of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOR).

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