bought this for my wife's Pixel 2 to charge from the surge protector on the floor. the phone only came w/ a short cable and this was to allow it to charge without having to put a surge protector on the nightstand. It works just as advertised. It doesn't give one of those "you need to use the cable that came with the phone" message. Just works...
I bought this cable as a replacement for the charging cable that comes with the Google Pixel 2 XL in the box. That cable is very frail, and feels like it will be easy to break wires in. This cable is much more stout, and feels like it can handle the rigors of being plugged in and unplugged repeatedly with little wear and tear. In addition, it charged the Taimen at the same speed a s the OEM cable. Win-win.
Love the look and quality feel of this cable. It's sturdy feeling and has reinforced ends. I don't see myself having any problems coming from shorts near the ends. For the price and quality you just can't beat them.
I hoped this would be a long USB-C cable that would allow my Pixel XL phone to charge rapidly from the charger that came with the phone, and the cable meets the criteria. It's a little stiffer than I'd like, but otherwise it's fine. I would recommend the cable.