The Vergecast USB-C Holiday Spec-tacular

The Vergecast USB-C Holiday Spec-tacular

Happy holidays! Here is The Vergecast’s gift to you: over 90 minutes of audio content dedicated to USB-C.

The Verge’s Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz start the final show of 2023 with some chat about the state of USB-C: the ups and downs of charging gadgets, the ubiquity of one cable, and what the future looks like for gadgets with ports.

After that, the crew competes in a few rounds of USB-C Price is Right, a game we made up to show how confusing USB-C and its specs can be. Nilay, David, and Alex each play for a Vergecast listener to win an awesome Verge swag basket from our merch store.

David and Nilay end the holiday show with Noah Dentzel, the CEO and co-founder of Nomad Goods, to talk about how USB-C on the iPhone has changed his business, the challenges of building cables, and what tech accessories he’s most excited about in 2024.

Thank you so much to everyone who listened to the show this year, we really appreciate it. Have a happy, safe, and fast-charging holiday. We’ll see you in 2024!

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