Benson Leung has started testing some car chargers. I am sure you have seen products on Amazon that look similar to what Benson is testing.
I will be sure to update the blog and Google Sheet as soon as updates are available on USB Type C car chargers! Stay tuned and thanks for your patience.
NOTE: these car chargers are still in testing and listed on the Google Sheet as TBD!
There seems to be plenty of 1m and 2m cables available on the market but what about those short 1 footers (or less) for use with a power bank or connecting to a PC for data transfer?
There are a couple approved options on my Google Sheet, which I have listed below:
- iOrange-E – 1ft USB A to C ($12.99)
- Cambond – 1ft USB A to C ($11.99)
As always, let me know what you guys think of these products!
The Google Sheet has been updated and enhanced.
- USB-C Tab: Updated Tronsmart Listing (new version coming soon)
- USB-C Tab: Nomad Roadtrip – added placeholder for upcoming product review
- All N5X and N6P Cases/Screen Protector Tabs:
- Updated the Amazon Review Score (11/17/2015)
- Sorted data by Rating column (highest to lowest)
- Added Notes column
- Added Cutouts column (for sensors/ports)
- Added conditional formatting (good/bad)
- N5X/N6P Cases Tabs:
- Added Buttons column (to indicate if buttons work properly with the case)
Continue reading “Google Sheet: Enhancement List”
The Tronsmart USB Type C car charger has been a hot topic for debate. The famous Benson Leung, Google Pixel Engineer and USB Type C crusader, has deemed this product “not approved” after testing. His Amazon review states that the built-in USB Type C cable is out of spec for USB Type C 1.1 power delivery.
Others online have tested the cable with Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P devices and are stating that the car charger is working just fine. The conflicting information has caused confusion and arguments. My recommendation would be to err on the side of caution and avoid this specific Tronsmart car charger. Benson has a solid track record, so I will stick by his testing methods.
That being said, the good news is that I have been in contact with Tronsmart and they are launching a brand new car charger. The new charger will be Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 with USB Type C (3A/5V). I am hoping to get my hands on one of these new chargers within the next week and will report my findings on the cable. Stay tuned for an upcoming review… once the product is available!
I am looking forward to upcoming product reviews on the site… hopefully you will also be interested! I have a wide range of products I am planning to review with hopefully even more to come down the road (as time allows).
- Anker PowerCore+ 10500
- Anker PowerCore+ 20100
- Anker PowerPort+ with USB-C
- intelliGLASS for Nexus 5X and 6P
- Nomad Roadtrip
- CHOETECH USB-C Products (3A/5V AC Charger, USB-C cables)
I will be sure to add these items to the Google Sheet as they are reviewed and tested! Let me know if you have any USB-C products you would like to see reviewed and I will add them to my list and see what I can do.
Wow, this product looks awesome! I really love the creative design and the two-in-one form factor. I do not own the Nomad Roadtrip (yet) but am hoping to get my hands on one as soon as possible to write a review. In the meantime, fellow redditor /u/ThatNolanKid has written a review on reddit.com/r/nexus5x.
Technical Specs / Product Information
- Two Output Ports: USB-C and USB A
- 5V / 3.0amp (1.5amp per port) USB Type A and USB Type C (out).
- 3000 mAh backup battery
Nomad has a unique and creative line of products available on their website, if you would like to see their other offerings.
Note: this information was written without any sponsorship, affiliate/associate fees, or referrals.
The Amazon Storefront and Google Sheet have both been updated this morning. Please be sure to check these sources for the most current product recommendations for USB-C, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P.
Coming Soon: I will be reviewing the intelliGLASS screen protectors for both Nexus 5X and 6P. I am hoping to purchase some USB-C chargers as they become available as well!