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2-Pack of 6.6' JSAUX USB Type C to USB 3.0 Braided Nylon Cable - $7.92

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JS Digital via Amazon is offering 2-Pack of 6.6' JSAUX USB Type C to USB 3.0 Braided Nylon Cable on sale for $12.99 - $5.07 w/ promo code OZL4FI3D = $7.92. Shipping is free with prime.

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The only issue I have with braided is when they bend the wrong way you can't fix it.
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Any comments on quality?
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At what point were all the good names for brands taken, and became replaced with random strings of letters?
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4.5 stars with over 800 reviews. Shouldn't be bad I guess.
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Looks exactly like the Snowkids wires. I guess these are pretty generic. People must be buying in bulk and just slapping a brand on them and selling. I did get my Snowkids wires several days ago. Seems to be good quality.
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Are these 6' - 2m cables really popular, or is it just that there are a lot of deals on them? IME anything longer than 3' just gets in the way most of the time, unless you have a really inconvenient charging spot. For most use (car, household/countertop, battery pack) I find a 1' - 2' cable is much more convenient, but cables of this length are much harder to find.
Anyone else feel this way? Just curious why we seem to see so many deals on longer cables.
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Order Summary

Items (2): $25.98
Shipping & handling: $0.00
Promotion applied: -$3.90
Promotion applied: -$10.13
Total before tax: $11.95
Estimated tax to be collected: $0.00
Order total: $11.95
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Quote from raduland
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Any comments on quality?
for $10 you should get a 3-pack of 6' everywhere on amazon

Why is this a deal?
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Quote from x2ruff4u
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The only issue I have with braided is when they bend the wrong way you can't fix it.
it's a uniform braid... there is no "wrong way"... that's the point of the braid.
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For what it's worth:

I just issued a refund for these exact cables (literally an hour ago). One of the two cables doesn't carry any charge, regardless of the source (power brick, USB wall outlet, USB PC outlet, etc). The other fast charged my Pixel, no issue, but the 2nd is defunct. I'd buy from them again, and I'm waiting to hear if they'll directly replace the 2nd cable. Otherwise I'll just shop around.

edit: Quality is actually very good.
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Proper resistor for USB C? Benson?
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Proper resistor for USB C? Benson?
tl;dr Are these cables good or bad? Not sure, some of the description indicates it should be fine, other parts are a little confusing. Extensive past issues with USB-C to USB-A in general would give me pause. Unless I could sufficiently research the item, I would rather pay more for a known good cable, than to risk my electronic gear.

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According to the item listing, both in one of the product images and in one area of the description, it claims to have the necessary 56k resistor to protect your gear from a higher power draw than which it is rated for (apologies if I'm using the word "power" incorrectly here, hopefully my point is still understood).

That said, whether or not the cable is actually properly implemented is another thing. Given the poor track record of USB-C to USB-A implementations, I think we're still in a bit of murky water as to whether they're reliable or not. Too much actual damage occurred and too much safety risked. One thing I find confusing is when listings such as this one state support for 3 amps - my understanding is that USB-C to USB-A is not rated for that, and at most 2.4 amps is the best you'll get from a USB-A charger, and even less from a USB-A port on your computer.

It's unfortunate that I don't see these listed as being tested by Benson or Nathan K, nor do I see it listed on the USB-IF's certification document. It doesn't mean they're bad, but it's hard to feel confident about it given past issues. I could have missed it, so worth looking into further.

On the positive side, it's good to see a decent number of positive reviews in this listing, though without looking at them all, I have no idea if anyone has really investigated them from a detailed electrical standpoint. Too many issues with USB-C items to feel confident without seeing a detailed analysis first.

I've delved into this a bit over the past week, and while it seems like there has been a lot of improvement, I can't quite get a clear grasp of just how much better it is. Any comments I made apply to cables like this in general, and not necessarily this specific listing. Since I'm not an electrical engineer, nor have I had time to look up the spec's of any of the things mentioned here in absolute detail, please correct me if any of this is wrong.
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Are these 6' - 2m cables really popular, or is it just that there are a lot of deals on them? IME anything longer than 3' just gets in the way most of the time, unless you have a really inconvenient charging spot. For most use (car, household/countertop, battery pack) I find a 1' - 2' cable is much more convenient, but cables of this length are much harder to find.
Anyone else feel this way? Just curious why we seem to see so many deals on longer cables.
For the uses you mentioned I agree, but for myself the only short cords I need are for the car. Every device I have has come with a short cord over the years so I have several and with adapters they are now usb c cords. I use longer cords most of the time. At my desk at work if I used a 3 foot cord I would have to bend over to use the phone while plugged in because the outlet is 3 feet from my desk. In bed the same issue. In the living room we keep a charger by a couch, same issue. In the basement, same issue. The short cords are too short in those situations.
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Picked up 4 of the type c usb 3.0 for $11.95. Like the guy a few posts above did
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