6 USB Type-C cables you can buy right now

6 USB Type-C cables you can buy right now
This isn't the first post of ours revolving around USB Type-C, and it surely won't be the last. After all, that's shaping up to be the USB connector of the future, and while it has not reached the point of mass adoption yet, it is definitely headed in that direction. The reason? USB Type-C has a number of benefits over the well-known Micro USB connector – it is reversible, it can carry a wider range of signals, and it allows power to flow in either direction.  

But there's this one thing about USB Type-C that's pretty annoying – the connector is incompatible with existing Micro USB cables. In other words, if you need a spare cable for a gadget that has a Type-C connector, you'll likely have to buy a new cable. The good news is that USB Type-C cables can be easily bought online. Here are some of the better options if you're in need of a spare USB Type-C cable.

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12 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

A Thunderbolt 3.0 USB Type C port is all I await for in the Surface Pro before I consider upgrading my Pro 2...perhaps as a replacement for the Mini DisplayPort. Until then, every generation is a little sugar coating for the big upgrade...

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Benson Leung, the guy from the Chromebook Pixel team that's been reviewing Type-C connectors gave the Spigen cable a bad review and said it may damage the buyer's products. might want to re-evaluate this list.

7. EnigmaticPsychotic

Posts: 70; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

I read his reviews. In fact I bought the Choetech one based on his input. Seems goo so far, but I've mostly used just the one that came with my 6P.

8. RonaldSimatupangJohanius

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

Phone Arena is NOT a good website to read. They just browsing the web, and put some item into recommendation.

12. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 965; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Except that the Belkin cable is a great recommendation. They have a great warranty on their cables, usually 2 years.

3. Acer_Predator unregistered

Why those connectors are like 10cm long? It must be heavy as hell.. Fkin micro usb conector is tiny.. These HUGE conectors in usb c will snap port on phone and you can go whistling and complaining to fkin nobody !!

11. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

What...

4. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 715; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

How much is this gonna be since its much different from previous usb types? $50? $60? or $99? Just like what happen in transition from type a to b.

5. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Price ????

6. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

There are way more than 6 USB Type C cables out there for sale. The issue is, as KingKurogiii alluded to, is that some of the Tye-A to Type-C cables are not compliant with the spec and can damage the charger and/or the device being charged. It's not an issue with Type-C to Type-C cables, only for legacy Type-A to Type-C cables and microSD to Type-C adaptors. You guys should really put a bit more effort into your research or you're gonna end up with people who damage their stuff based on using gear you recommend.

9. steelew

Posts: 219; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

...and the only reasonably priced cable is number 5. If you search amazon, jusy look for Benson Leung's positive review. These are all really expensive.Yoozon also has some good and way less expensive cables. They passed the checkr test.

10. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

i still dont understand how these cable work from type A to C or C to C.

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