Microsoft to launch pricey USB-C dongle for Surface

Photo credit: The Verge
Photo credit: The Verge

The cost of having thinner and lighter devices can be really high. The compromise is the absence of jacks and ports that users often take for granted. To get that needed port, users have to pay a hefty price. In the case of the Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface laptop, a soon-to-be-launched USB-C dongle will cost US$79.99, according to The Verge.

Worst yet is that consumers may have to wait a little longer because the dongle will only be available to business customers later this week.

The large looking dongle can be slotted into the Surface Connector charging port but has only one USB-C port. US$79.99 for one port. Wow!