In my review of my Murena Teracube 2e smartphone, I noted that I was caught by surprise by the fact that it used a USB-C charger. Had I read the fine-print of the product description more closely, I would not have been caught by surprise (a bit of a trend). Surely, I would have learned my lesson.

Of course not.

I finally opened my Pocketbook Inkpad Color e-reader after purchasing it a couple of months ago. Now I have a regular Pocketbook Color which uses a micro USB charger/cable to connect to the computer. I was about to connect my Inkpad Color to the computer for the first time to clean out the large number of foreign language ebooks that the device ships with (rest assured, you will almost certainly have something to read right off the bat if you buy a Pocketbook, no matter what language you speak). The cable did not fit. Why? Because the Inkpad, unlike its smaller color cousin, takes a USB-C. I solved the problem much like I solved the problem for my phone, by pilfering a USB-C cable from my Nintendo Switch. However, this time it was a USB-C cable that I had purchased (in a pack of two, but I did not feel like unplugging the other, which I use to charge my phone) after the near-disaster with the Teracube.

Will I read the fine print next time? (Probably not if the fine-print involves a USB-C charger.) At least I do not need to deal with USB-C hubs yet.