What? You haven't heard of microUSB? It's coming! Also known as micro-B, the USB consortium has created this new, smaller USB connector to be used primarily on small hand held device where space is a premium (think cell phones). The micro USB connector is roughly half the height of the mini USB connector allowing for thinner devices to have USB access.
A breakout board is also available for this connector!
This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.
Skill Level: Competent - You will encounter surface mount components and basic SMD soldering techniques are required.
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