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NOT Quick Charge!!!!
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Bought some of these last time. They are VERY slow. Do not recommend at all.
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I found out how expensive USB-C 3.1 cables are the other day. Spent $12 for 1 cable. Since the high powered USB-C cable can fry your electronics, its a good thing to buy a certified cable. I did hours of research on it. They made the USB-C standard so darn confusing.

If you have a phone with Power Delivery you need a USB-C 2.0 or higher cable. USB-C 3.1 cables are backward compatible and have the ability to transport 4K video. You can future proof yourself by buying one. The problem is that all of the certified cables are not cheap and its not something worth skimping on since there have been too many reports of bad USB-C cables ruining expensive electronics.

If you want to read some USB-C literature, this post by Google's own USB-C engineer is probably the best post you will ever read explaining USB-C. Every video or tutorial online doesn't explain it nearly as good as him:
https://plus.google.com/+BensonLe...BWyVBmdVzw

It doesn't seem like this cable even meets the USB-C 2.0 specifications since it doesn't not charge quickly.
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Bought a couple of these a few months ago. As mentioned earlier, they charge VERY slow and aren't really worth even a dollar.
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Yeah this is probably not Benson approved.
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I found out how expensive USB-C 3.1 cables are the other day. Spent $12 for 1 cable. Since the high powered USB-C cable can fry your electronics, its a good thing to buy a certified cable. I did hours of research on it. They made the USB-C standard so darn confusing.

If you have a phone with Power Delivery you need a USB-C 2.0 or higher cable. USB-C 3.1 cables are backward compatible and have the ability to transport 4K video. You can future proof yourself by buying one. The problem is that all of the certified cables are not cheap and its not something worth skimping on since there have been too many reports of bad USB-C cables ruining expensive electronics.

If you want to read some USB-C literature, this post by Google's own USB-C engineer is probably the best post you will ever read explaining USB-C. Every video or tutorial online doesn't explain it nearly as good as him:
https://plus.google.com/+BensonLe...BWyVBmdVzw

It doesn't seem like this cable even meets the USB-C 2.0 specifications since it doesn't not charge quickly.
It's not that the USB C standard is confusing, it's that so many manufactures don't follow the spec and sell substandard cables. Unfortunately there's no good way to know just by looking if a cable meets spec. Most don't even pay the licensing fees to use the official logo.

There is also the same problem with cheap micro USB cables, so it's not limited to type C. It's just more of a problem now because type C requires a 56K resistor to work with higher voltage charging.

Apple has also had the same problems with substandard cables, which is why they came up with MFi (Made For iPhone) certification.

Either way, if you want a good cable you're going to have to pay for it, but until people stop buying substandard ones manufactures will continue to them.
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I will always TD this deal every time it's posted. These are NOT fast charging 3A cables. Phone charges very slowly with this cable.
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It's not that the USB C standard is confusing, it's that so many manufactures don't follow the spec and sell substandard cables. Unfortunately there's no good way to know just by looking if a cable meets spec. Most don't even pay the licensing fees to use the official logo.

There is also the same problem with cheap micro USB cables, so it's not limited to type C. It's just more of a problem now because type C requires a 56K resistor to work with higher voltage charging.

Apple has also had the same problems with substandard cables, which is why they came up with MFi (Made For iPhone) certification.

Either way, if you want a good cable you're going to have to pay for it, but until people stop buying substandard ones manufactures will continue to them.
But it really is confusing for consumers. The Google engineer even admits it. If you polled most people and said: "Is a USB-C cable and a thunderbolt 3 cable different?" I'm sure you'd get a lot of confusion. The fact is that a USB-C cable is the same as a thunderbolt cable. It uses the same connector. But if you wanted to use thunderbolt it would have to comply with the higher USB-C 3.1 standard. Now THAT'S confusing.

The fact that USB-C is simply the connector and they are using the same terminology as USB-A cables (2.0, 3.0, etc) is confusing because most consumers associate 3.0 with the USB-A cables with the blue connector. Yet they haven't done that with USB-C 3.0 and above. Cables that comply with the USB-C 3.1 standard have to have the SS 10 trident on one of the connectors. More confusion occurs if someone were to hand you a bunch of USB-C cables and said: "What version of the cable are these!" if they don't have the SS10 trident on them, how are you going to figure it out? There are a bunch of sellers on ebay selling "USB-C 3.1 cables" that aren't certified with the SS10 on the connector. You'd have to plug the cable into devices to figure out the difference. Even the "SS 10 trident" is difficult to see. There's no bright blue color or anything. Furthermore (and you can see this in the Amazon reviews for USB-C cables) don't know the difference between the cables. They know that their computer has a USB-C port on it, they go on Amazon to search for USB-C cables and think they are all the same. They see cables being sold cheaper than other cables, so they buy the cheapest one. Then they leave 1 star reviews stating: "This cable did not allow me to charge quickly" because they don't understand the difference between the cable standards.

The USB-C standard is really a disaster from a marketing standpoint. They really need to color coat the cables and make it easier for consumers as a whole to understand exactly what cable they need. I saw some youtube videos of people who THINK they know the USB-C standard trying to explain the USB-C standard, the differences between the cables, and in the comment section people are saying: "You have no idea what you are talking about, all of this information is wrong" and the video has thousands of thumbs down. That's how much confusion there is that people who think they understand the standard, really don't. That's a problem.
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I tried cables from this site before. It is useless very slow. Not recommendated
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After reading the comments, I went and got the real deal: Belkin - USB cable - USB Type A (M) to USB-C (M) - USB 3.1 - 3.3 ft - black

Buying these cheap USB C cables is a risk for your device.
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Wasted buying last time .doesn't workfor data too.
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they charge too slow to use during the day though-- but I bought a few to keep on hand just in case.
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The fact that USB-C is simply the connector and they are using the same terminology as USB-A cables (2.0, 3.0, etc) is confusing because most consumers associate 3.0 with the USB-A cables with the blue connector. Yet they haven't done that with USB-C 3.0 and above.
They use the same terminology because they carry the same protocol. To take advantage of a blue USB-A 3.0 port, you need a USB-A to USB-C 3.0 cable. USB-C 3.0 ports are the replacement for USB-A 3.0 ports.

But I agree that there should be a way to obviously distinguish these cables. With the USB-A connectors, we had an obvious plastic part that could be colored. Perhaps here they could color the plastic housing of the connector, or at least have some sort of colored markings like rings.
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Forget the steel embargo... We need a crappy stuff embargo.
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