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ELEGIANT USB-C to USB 3.0 Cable (3.3ft) for USB Type-C Devices

https://www.amazon.com/ELEGAINT-D...B014J8QTVW

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Last Edited by skardem August 25, 2016 at 02:44 PM
Not USB Type-C Compliant. May kill laptop/phone.
Benson here again, reviewing legacy USB Type-C cables on Amazon. Today I am reviewing ELEGIANT 1m Type C Cable. I bought this cable to use various USB Type-A chargers with the Chromebook Pixel, and I found that this cable does not work to charge the Chromebook Pixel.

Upon closer inspection, this cable does NOT comply with the USB Type-C specification version 1.1. The documentation can be found at usb.org under developers/usbtypec.

Specifically, these cables do not charge the Chromebook Pixel 2015 because the cable leaves the C-C lines floating, where the specification requires a Rp pullup to Vbus to identify the cable as a legacy adapter or cable.

Please see Section 4.11 of the document named "USB Type-C Specification Release 1.1.pdf" and the following note :
1. For Rp when implemented in the USB Type-C plug on a USB Type-C to USB 3.1 Standard-A Cable
Assembly, a USB Type-C to USB 2.0 Standard-A Cable Assembly, a USB Type-C to USB 2.0 Micro-B
Receptacle Adapter Assembly or a USB Type-C captive cable connected to a USB host, a value of 56 kΩ
± 5% shall be used, in order to provide tolerance to IR drop on V BUS and GND in the cable assembly.

Since this is a USB Type-C plug to a USB 2.0 Plug assembly, the manufacturer must use a resistor of value 56kΩ as a pullup. This cable does not do this.

If you're looking for a USB Type-C cable that is compatible with Pixel and other future devices that follow the USB Type-C specification, do not use this adapter.

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Price is right, but some of the negative reviews have me worried about using this with my phone.
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What you goona loose to try it out, for $1 and prime credit for ebook make free!
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Combining the words "elegant and "ain't"... I can only assume that whomever thought up that brand name isn't too familiar with the English language.

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ry it out, for $1 and prime credit for ebook make free!
Are you actually offered the $1 credit right now? I've only been offered the $5.99 Prime Pantry credit for weeks.
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Benson Leung review:

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Benson here again, reviewing legacy USB Type-C cables on Amazon. Today I am reviewing ELEGIANT 1m Type C Cable. I bought this cable to use various USB Type-A chargers with the Chromebook Pixel, and I found that this cable does not work to charge the Chromebook Pixel.

Upon closer inspection, this cable does NOT comply with the USB Type-C specification version 1.1. The documentation can be found at usb.org under developers/usbtypec.

Specifically, these cables do not charge the Chromebook Pixel 2015 because the cable leaves the C-C lines floating, where the specification requires a Rp pullup to Vbus to identify the cable as a legacy adapter or cable.

Please see Section 4.11 of the document named "USB Type-C Specification Release 1.1.pdf" and the following note :
1. For Rp when implemented in the USB Type-C plug on a USB Type-C to USB 3.1 Standard-A Cable
Assembly, a USB Type-C to USB 2.0 Standard-A Cable Assembly, a USB Type-C to USB 2.0 Micro-B
Receptacle Adapter Assembly or a USB Type-C captive cable connected to a USB host, a value of 56 kΩ
± 5% shall be used, in order to provide tolerance to IR drop on V BUS and GND in the cable assembly.

Since this is a USB Type-C plug to a USB 2.0 Plug assembly, the manufacturer must use a resistor of value 56kΩ as a pullup. This cable does not do this.

If you're looking for a USB Type-C cable that is compatible with Pixel and other future devices that follow the USB Type-C specification, do not use this adapter.
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Quote from GaiaGeek View Post :
Combining the words "elegant and "ain't"... I can only assume that whomever thought up that brand name isn't too familiar with the English language.


Are you actually offered the $1 credit right now? I've only been offered the $5.99 Prime Pantry credit for weeks.
​Yep - I got $1 credit.
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What you goona loose to try it out, for $1 and prime credit for ebook make free!
Cheap cables have been seen to cause phones to explode or burst into flames in the past. So, you could lose your phone at a minimum, possibly your house, car, or life.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobi...-exploded/
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Cheap cables have been seen to cause phones to explode or burst into flames in the past. So, you could lose your phone at a minimum, possibly your house, car, or life.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobi...-exploded/

And that's why they should bundle these with smoke alarms.
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Quote from m00ky View Post :
Cheap cables have been seen to cause phones to explode or burst into flames in the past. So, you could lose your phone at a minimum, possibly your house, car, or life.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobi...-exploded/
wow, they should mot allow this in to the airport and plane then..
lol
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According to several reviews I'd say this isn't worth your time.
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Benson here again, reviewing legacy USB Type-C cables on Amazon. Today I am reviewing ELEGIANT 1m Type C Cable. I bought this cable to use various USB Type-A chargers with the Chromebook Pixel, and I found that this cable does not work to charge the Chromebook Pixel.

Upon closer inspection, this cable does NOT comply with the USB Type-C specification version 1.1. The documentation can be found at usb.org under developers/usbtypec.
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Will this blow up your phone/house?
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Will this blow up your phone/house?
Yes, twice.
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You really do get what you pay for with USB-C cables and chargers. Despite the great price, I would avoid these cables like the plague. Someone above said "What do you have to lose?", and obviously you have your phone/tablet to lose here. A poorly made cable that doesn't conform to the standard could burn up your device, which will no doubt cost a lot more to replace than what you're saving by buying a cheap cable.
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