This $80 USB dongle can't even make calls
Today at its "Spring Forward" event, Apple unveiled its most magical notebook yet, the new MacBook. It's ridiculously thin and light, sporting a retina display and a new pressure-sensitive touchpad. And it's also got just one port for charging and connecting other stuff — a new reversible USB-C connector.
The only problem? You'll need an adapter to connect your existing stuff — think regular USB gadgets, Thunderbolt accessories, SD cards, etc. — and according to Apple's store listing it's not included in the box. The company will, however, sell you an adapter. There are two versions — one with HDMI, the other with VGA — and both retail for $79.
Also selling for around $80 is the Verizon prepaid Moto G.
So here's how these two break down at the $80 price point.
|Category||Moto G||Apple USB dongle|
|Dimensions||129.9 mm x 65.9 mm x 6.0-11.6 mm||31mm x 50mm (estimated)|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400||No|
|Internal Storage||8GB internal||No|
|Camera||5 megapixel rear, VGA front||No|
|Connectivity||microUSB||USB-A, HDMI/VGA, USB-C|
|Is a cable||No||Yes|