Choetech USB Type C Products Review

Choetech was kind enough to provide me with these review items at a reduced cost in return for my honest review… and I am sure glad that I am able to take a look at these products!

First of all, the cables have good build quality with nice connectors and tight fit into the device. The length of these cables is 1m and the USB A to USB-C cable is approved via CheckR. This means that it follows proper USB Type C Spec (1.1) and will charge at a max of 2.4A over a USB A charger.

The USB C-C cable is well-built and supports 5V/3A fast charging. The best part is that the Choetech AC charger is great quality and supports 5V/3A charging over USB Type C. In fact, USB Type C is the only output on this charger!

Take a look at the photos below and head on over to Amazon to purchase these quality products (links below).

  1. USB A to C cable
  2. USB C to C cable
  3. USB Type C AC Charger

There are all sorts of options for cable lengths (.5m, 1m, 2m, 3m). Take a look and enjoy!

Choetech USB Type C Products Review

Anker Cables: Quick Hit Gallery

The Anker cables are well-known for good build quality and have been approved by Benson Leung. I have included a quick gallery, below, showing the connectors.

If you own these cables, please share your thoughts in the comments. I am happy with the quality of the connectors, the cables are “approved” by Benson Leung, and they check out with CheckR. The connectors form a snug fit with USB Type C devices. The wire looks a little thin but these cables are used for data transfer and charging, unlike some USB Type C cables which can be used for video output, etc.

Anker Cables: Quick Hit Gallery

Google Form: USB Type C User Submissions

Hey All,

By now, I am sure you are well aware of the Google Sheet I created to track USB Type C cables, chargers, power banks, and adapters. I hope you have found this to be a valuable resource to the community. I have enhanced the sheet a couple times to add additional fields and sheets (e.g. accessories for N5X and N6P). I am also updating the sheet on a daily basis to ensure information is accurate.

Community feedback and submissions are extremely valuable to ensure this sheet remains accurate. In order to streamline this process, I have created a Google Form for User Submissions of USB Type C cables/accessories.

 

Hope you all find this useful. Please let me know!

-bmcclure937

Google Form: USB Type C User Submissions

iOrange-E Cable Review

We are all aware that the iOrange-E is one of the first cables that Benson Leung stamped with approval! I finally got my hands on some of these cables and can attest to their build quality. The cable is braided and has a nice, clean connection to the USB A and USB C plugs on each end. The quality of the plugs is fairly nice (with stamped connectors) and they fit tightly into USB A and USB Type C plugs.

This cable comes in a few different colors and lengths (from 1ft – 10ft). See more details at the 2 Amazon listings below:

Thanks for checking out the review. Be sure to keep updated with the latest USB Type C cables and accessories on the Google Sheet.

 

iOrange-E Cable Review

Nomad Roadtrip: Product Review

The following information is based upon personal experience with the Nomad Roadtrip. This product is a USB Type C car charger and power bank (3000 mAh) in one device! There is also a USB A connector if you come across the need to charge a device without USB Type C.

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The Nomad Roadtrip charges from the 12V outlet in your car and can provide 5V/2.4A (max) charge to connected USB Type C devices. This achieves quick charging for the Nexus 5X/6P!

If you arrive at your destination and would like to continue charging your connected device, simply take the Roadtrip along with you and use the 3000 mAh power bank! This is enough juice to fully charge most modern smartphones. For comparison, the Nexus 6P has a 3450 mAh battery and the Nexus 5X has a 2700 mAh.

The build quality of the Nomad Roadtrip is great and the packaging is clean and professional. There are LED lights to indicate the charge of the power bank. My only small complaint is that there was no USB Type C cable included in the package.

Summary: I rate this product highly and recommend this device for purchase! The combination of USB Type C car charger and power bank is very practical for those who are on-the-go and need extra juice for their device!

Product Link: Amazon

Nomad Website

Nomad Roadtrip: Product Review

Cable Matters: Now Approved

The Benson Leung stamp of approval has been granted to Cable Matters. Some of you may be confused because the Cable Matters USB 3.1 Type C cable was originally out of spec and rated poorly by Benson Leung. Kudos to Cable Matters for taking the USB Type C Specification seriously and revising their product.

The following Cable Matters products are now approved by Benson and have been added to the Google Sheet.

Other Enhancements to the Google Sheet (from 11/19 and 11/20)

Cable Matters: Now Approved

Latest Google Sheet Updates

Here is a quick update on some of the Google Sheet additions over the past couple days. Some of these items are new, some have changed status, some are still in testing (TBD).

  1. Anker PowerDrive 2 – previously recommended as a 2.4A (max) car charger but changed to TBD because Anker PowerIQ may throttle back the power and not deliver a full 2.4A for quick charging.
  2. iKNOWTECH KiDiGi Dock – tested using proper methods, not approved
  3. GMYLE AC Charger – USB A and USB C charger will provide 2.1A (max) charging
  4. New Orzly Cables – the old Orzly 4-pack was not approved. The new cables are still TBD but indications look good that these are using proper pullup resistor now. Stay tuned for updates on this TBD product.
  5. Cambond USB A to C cable – new cable options from Cambond are approved!

 

Latest Google Sheet Updates