As a USB-C enthusiast, you would think I would be using it whenever I can and for the most part that is true, almost every single device I own that used micro USB has been phased out in favor of a USB-C replacement. I have only one device that I have yet to replace and it is the sole reason I still own a Micro USB cable in 2018. My Corsair Void Pro 2 wireless gaming headset is the culprit. It’s probably the best headset I have ever used for gaming, but every time after a gaming session when I go to set them down and go to plug them in I feel like I am living in 2015, having to check which direction I plug the cord in. It seems to me that wireless gaming headsets are one of the most logical places to use USB-C charging. USB-C is reversible so it should be easier to use. Most gamers plug their charging cable into their desktop and don’t usually move it around very often.
I would understand if gaming brands had taken a year or two to see if USB-C as a standard was really going to be mainstream but it has definitely proven itself but still has yet to see adoption in the gaming market. For example, Dell’s Gaming brand Alienware has recently released their first wireless gaming headset, and it still uses the outdated micro USB connection to charge. It’s disappointing to see a complete lack of implementation by major brands. For a price of $229.99, you would think that they could implement USB-C in such a premium device. Alienware is not the only brand guilty of this but they are just the latest example. The closest to a gaming headset implementing USB-C is Asus’s ROG Delta Type C which is wired, but Asus still deserves credit for implementing it at all. Hopefully, within the next year, we will see a wireless gaming headset with USB-C charging.