This new standard is on our radar and we think it’s a great thing. However there is a lot of uncertainty as to whether it will be popularized and how long that might take. This new standard was finalised just last year, and it still needs to be rolled out to all the manufacturers who make devices containing USB ports, and it needs to be picked up by manufacturers of devices that use USB connections, then by retailers, then finally by us the consumers who will have to slowly replace our laptops, phones, TVs, gaming consols, flash drives, keyboards and countless other computer peripherals. The USB 3.1 standard, while brilliant, will break compatibility with existing USB devices and is bound to cause a bit of outrage.
We are excited about the USB 3.1 standard too - because it is a whole lot more than just a USB jack. However it could take years before we see this technology in all our personal devices and until then, the ryo adapter and kushi are there to somewhat bridge the gap.