Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday November 07, 2015

Google Engineer Leaves Scathing Reviews Of Dodgy USB Type-C Cables On Amazon

This is worth a look in case you missed it. It turns out that a lot of cheap cables out there are low cost for a reason.

First things first: of the ten USB Type-C products that Leung has reviewed, only three of them were fully specs-compliant and capable of charging his Pixel. The three good cables (Belkin, iOrange-E, Frieq) were invariably more expensive (about آ£15/$20) than the seven duff ones (آ£6/$10). Obviously there may be some cheap cables that do fulfil the full USB Type-C specification, but Leung hasn't found one yet.