When his parents denied him a Super NES, he got mad. When they traded a prize Sega Genesis for a 2400 baud modem, he got even. Years of Internet shareware, eBay'd possessions and video game testing jobs after that, he joined Engadget. He helped found The Verge, and later served as Gizmodo's reviews editor. When he's not madly testing laptops, apps, virtual reality experiences, and whatever new gadget will supposedly change the world, he likes to kick back with some games, a good Nerf blaster, and a bottle of Tejava.
You would think that Microsoft would have future-proofed most of its devices with built-in USB-C ports, but you'd be wrong -- the company has generally (the Surface Book 2 being the exception) stuck with its proprietary magnetic Surface Connect port so far.
(That's not to say that Surface Connect doesn't have benefits. It's magnetic like Apple's old MagSafe connector, meaning your PC won't take a tumble if you trip over the cord.)