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Monoprice Select Series Portable Cell Phone Charger for Universal/Smartphones, USB-C 10,000mAh Power Bank
USB 2.0 USB-C Male to USB-A Male Cable, 3ft
USB-C is here and it is a real game changer!
- New reversible Type C connector plugs in the first time, every time!
- Use a single cable for power, video, networking, and data
- USB 3.1 SuperSpeed+ supports up to 10Gbps data rate
- Charge and power devices with up to 100 watts of power
Until this point we've had to deal with a number of different USB connector types with different shapes and sizes. One thing that is common among all the various USB Type A and Type B connectors is that they are all asymmetrical, which means that there is a top and a bottom, as anyone who has fumbled around trying to insert a USB cable by feel can attest. The old USB standards are also relatively slow and can carry very little charging power.
The USB 3.1 standard introduces the new symmetrical/reversible Type C connector. The new connector is only slightly larger than the older mini and micro Type B connectors, which means that it can be used on mobile devices, replacing the existing use of mini or micro connectors. Also, unlike the earlier use of different connectors for the host (Type A) and peripheral (Type B) devices, the Type C connector is used at both ends. Best of all, the connector is symmetrical, which means no more fumbling around to figure out which side is supposed to be on top. Just grab either end and plug it in!
In addition to the new connector, the USB 3.1 standard increases the data transfer rate to 10GBps, which is fast enough to carry full HD video and multichannel, uncompressed audio. The standard also increases the power handling capabilities to 100 watts, which means that USB C will replace existing power, video, networking, and data cables. Apple is taking this to the extreme, with the latest MacBook Air® featuring only a single USB C port for charging, video, and connecting peripheral devices.
This 3-foot USB 2.0 cable features a male Type C connector on one end and a male Type A connector on the other end.
|Cable Length||3 ft. (1m)|
|USB Standard||USB 2.0|
|Type||USB Type C male to USB Type A male|
|Power Rating||Up to 3A|
|Housing||PVC Mould, Full metal jacket assembly|
|Data Transfer Speeds||Up to 480Mbps|
Questions and Answers
PROS: Good quality, great for what it is intended for.
CONS: Conflicting descriptions suggest that this may support USB3.1, but it is in fact only USB 2.0 and thus will not work for Targeted Disk Mode for the 2015 Apple MacBook.
PROS: - High quality
- Charges the device well
- Data transfer with PC/MAC works well
CONS: - Though USB-C, this is a "charging cable" that supports only USB 2.0 so max transfer rate is 480mbps. The new Nexus 5X and 6P only support USB 2.0 transfer speeds so not an issue for those devices.
For more info on USB-C issues: https://usbccompliant.com/
PROS: Excellent construction, works perfectly, reasonable price.
PROS: Worked great to plug USB-C to my laptop USB-A port. Perfect length for my desk. Perfect length to use in car, for same purpose.
CONS: None yet
PROS: Standard cable. Doesn't feel cheap. Gives the same satisfying click as the stock USB-C cable that came with my Nexus 5x
PROS: Well made
CONS: none...it's a cable
PROS: Looks sturdy.
Cheapest for the quality.
CONS: USB-C end sticking.
Didn't get a chance to test charging speed/reliability d/t sticking phenomenon.
PROS: Build Quality
Charges MacBook One