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Microsoft’s Surface USB-C dongle will launch later this year

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Microsoft first revealed a Surface USB-C dongle nearly a year ago, promising a release before the end of 2017. The software giant has missed that release schedule, and it’s now promising the adaptor will launch by the end of 2018. A Microsoft spokesperson says the USB-C Surface dongle is “on the roadmap for later this year,” in a statement to The Verge.

The dongle will plug into the new Surface Pro and Surface Laptop devices, and provide USB-C support for accessories. It slots into the Surface Connector on existing devices. “If you want to charge a device with a Type-C charger, you can. If you want to put data back and forth with a Type-C peripheral, you can,” said Surface chief Panos Panay last year. Panay also joked that the Surface…

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