Don’t get burned (literally…) by a dodgy USB Type-C cable or adapter. Good work here protecting the ecosystem.
My team at Google has been very big proponents and innovators of USB Type-C. I’ve worked on two Pixel products now that use the connector and its related technologies (Power Delivery, Alternate Mode, USB 3.1). It really is an amazing little connector.
However, now that there are more and more Type C products rolling out from Nexus, One+, Nokia, and more, this I have found painfully true : USB Type-C will only be as good as its ecosystem, and more specifically, the worst of its ecosystem.
I have started reviewing USB cables on Amazon because I have gotten fed up with the early cables from 3rd party vendors that so blatantly flaunt the specification and I want to hold them to task.
You may not just get weird behavior from your devices with these bad cables… What some these vendors are doing is downright dangerous.
I’ve been contemplating setting up a blog where I document bad cables and perhaps give some insights into USB Type C as well.
#USB #TypeC ,
#Nexus #ChromebookPixel #PixelC
Edit : Want to help check your questionable cables, and have a Pixel 2015?
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