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orientation agnostic

Not needing to precisely line up two objects that interact with each other. See reversible plug.



reversible plug

A plug that can be inserted into its socket in either orientation. It has a "symmetric pinout," which means the contacts are duplicated on both sides of the plug and inner sides of the socket. Examples are the Apple Lightning and USB 3.1 Type-C connectors, which superseded their non-reversible predecessors. See Lightning connector and USB Type C.




Reversible Type A USB Cable
Introduced in 2015, the TYLT FLYP-DUO reversible Type A plug has an ultra-thin middle layer with contacts on both sides. For Apple devices, the user inserts the Micro USB plug into the back of the Lightning plug.






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