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Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by MLSS, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. MLSS

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    I've realized that I should have a backup or 2 and was wondering what brand(s) you guys would recommend. [emoji217]
     

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    In light of the whole Note 7 ordeal; I would pay whatever the extra, for peace of mind, to get original adapters and cables from the manufacturer of your specific device. I would not go 3rd party at all, but that is just me.
    Type C is relatively new and uncharted territory and you don't want to make a mistake that puts your device, property, or family at risk.

    That being said, this guy is a man amongst boys when it comes to Type C knowledge and know how.
    https://plus.google.com/+BensonLeung
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A25GROL6KJV3QG
    He works for Google, stick to what he approves

    Google proper sells a cable. They would be a very safe bet.
    https://store.google.com/product/usb_type_c_to_usb_standard_a_plug_cable

    The USB Implementors have a Type C compliance program. Use only items that feature the 100% official USB logo, no fakes.
    http://www.usb.org/developers/usbtypec

    Not sure who runs this site, but they might be a decent source. Cannot confirm
    https://usbccompliant.com/

    I think I just saw a recent news story in the last week that had a really solid list of cables, can't find where that was...
     
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    I can't seem to find any of Bensons 'safe' cables on UK Amazon. The Belkin, Iorange-E and anker USB 2.0 cables only seem to be on the US site.

    Can anyone help with a safe legacy USB 2.0 cable which I can use safely in my car charger and existing wall chargers?

    I have managed to get the Anker micro USB to Type C adapter which Benson advises is safe.

    I don't seem to be able to see cables from any of the device manufacturers either which I'd assume would be safe?
     

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