Google engineer leaves scathing reviews of dodgy USB Type-C cables on Amazon

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Google engineer leaves scathing reviews of dodgy USB Type-C cables on Amazon

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Google engineer leaves scathing reviews of dodgy USB Type-C cables on Amazon | ArsTechnica

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/11/google-engineer-leaves-scathing-r...

 

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When I learned Google was switching to type C cables as the ‘new standard’ for this latest generation of Nexus devices I was annoyed.
All these cables I have now would suddenly no longer be useful…. More plastic consumer crap on it’s way to the landfill….
Is the standard microUSB really so bad that Google had to make a change to type C?

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USB C can handle more current, is reversible and has the same connector on both ends. This is probably worth the breaking change in design.

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zak.wilson wrote:
USB C can handle more current, is reversible and has the same connector on both ends. This is probably worth the breaking change in design.

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I definitely welcome the new standard. I'm not a fan of Apple products and their proprietary designs but I do have a newer iPad for my flying and their plug design is a breeze to work with as it fits either way you plug it in. I've been wishing they were all this way and with the new USB-c design it is. Hopefully this change will be the last one for a long time and is certainly over due. 

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I learned a long time ago when using type A USB connectors to just before you plug in the connector to reverse it… works every time. Type A connectors emit a psychic field that causes you to get it wrong… unless you are on to their evil ways.

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texaspyro wrote:
I learned a long time ago when using type A USB connectors to just before you plug in the connector to reverse it... works every time. Type A connectors emit a psychic field that causes you to get it wrong... unless you are on to their evil ways.
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Ormbett wrote:
!{width:30%}http://www.lolroflmao.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/usb.jpg![/quote]Every other time I plug my phone in!  XD
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BlitzWolf™ 2.1A Reversible Micro USB Cable Double Sided USB A Male to Double Sided Micro B 3.3ft/1m for QC2.0

I like the idea but wonder how reliable this type if connector will be, and how the female side will hold up after many insertions?

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mapache wrote:
how the female side will hold up after many insertions?

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dad always said that the male side wears out long before the female side

What I do