Lately, it’s becoming harder and harder to find a newer computer with USB-A ports. Of course, a few still remain in production, but least in Apple’s world, USB-A has certainly been pushed out. This fact has stirred up an extra step that Pace iLok users have to take just to connect their devices for verification. For music producers, and especially users of DAWs like Pro Tools, the iLok is quite a crucial key to have prepared as soon as possible to get to work efficiently. Now, Pace has identified the decline of USB-A connectors, and has now launched a USB-C version of its third generation dongle.
Pace iLok USB-C 3rd Generation
In comparison to Pace’s original 3rd Generation iLok, the only difference is in the connector. Its speed mimics the USB-A’s transfer speed, which Pace claims doubles that of iLok 2nd generation. Additionally, third generation iLoks hold up to 1,500 authorizations and are fully backwards compatible. Leaving your dated instrument library authorizations fully in tact, and lightning fast. Its aluminum shell stands sturdy as ever too, which was another strong improvement from the prior models.
Pace iLok 3rd Generation USB-C edition is available now online, and at retailers for $59.95. This also mirrors the same price as its USB-A format, so no change there either. Everyone who purchases an iLok in store can create an account at iLok’s website. Afterwords Pace’s free iLok Authorization App can be downloaded to monitor all of the device’s stored authorizations. Finally, since the iLok is so small in nature, it is quite prone to accidental damage or loss. Therefore, Pace offers users the option to purchase additional ‘Zero Downtime‘ for an additional $30. Beyond that, ‘Theft & Loss Coverage’ can be engaged on any ZDT plan for free as well. To read up more about iLok 3rd Generation or the new USB-C model specifically, check out the iLok website.