The micro-USB connector from Dueltek Computer Products is one of the smallest of all USB interconnects.
At half the height of the mini-USB connector, the new slim design of micro-USB connectors is better suited to increasing consumer demand for compact lightweight mobile devices.
Micro-USB connectors are designed to be more robust to endure the constant plug-and-play usage of handheld OTG (On-The-Go) mobile devices such as MP3 players, cameras, PDAs, GPS systems and mobile phones.
Micro-USB technology was developed by the USB Implementers Forum, Inc. (USB-IF), an independent non-profit group that advances USB technology.
Micro-USB connectors allow manufacturers to push the limits of thinner and lighter mobile devices with sleeker designs and greater portability.
A USB micro port will allow over 10,000 insertion cycles compared to the mini-USB at 5,000. Standard USB offers approximately 1,500 to 2,000 insertion cycles depending on the manufacturer.
All active USB devices are required to offer 1,500+ insertion cycles across connects and disconnects. Passive USB products such as cables and thru adapters do not have this limitation.