Microsoft is releasing a USB Type-C dongle that would slot in the Surface Connect charging port on existing devices, allowing users to connect or charge from a USB Type-C charger.
Priced at $79.99 (roughly Rs. 5,500) for commercial users, the Surface Connect to USB-C Adapter dongle would be available through “typical business purchasing channels” from June 29, The Verge reported late on Monday.
“Microsoft says ‘display output and data throughput capabilities are dependent on the USB-C docking solution used’ and that the adapter will require an external power source with a minimum power output of 27W (Watt) and 12V (Volt) to power displays and the laptop,” the report added.
Except for Microsoft’s Surface Book 2, the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop do not currently support USB Type-C. Thus, the USB Type-C dongle is mean for new Surface Pro and Surface Laptop models.
There is no word from the tech giant about the general availability of the Surface Connect to USB-C Adapter dongles in retail stores, the report added.
The Surface Connect to USB-C Adapter dongle was originally unveiled by Microsoft last year.