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Apple has launched a #USBC  cable replacement program for their 2M C-to-C cables that came bundled with 2015 MacBooks (Retina) and sold as accessories.

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How about testing Motherboards/Cards next so we know what's good to connect the pixel to for speed and power? also MacBook connected to chromebook pixel via type-c what can be done? 
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I've done an adapter review! #USB   #TypeC  to MicroB adapter from +iOrange-E Official.
tl;dr: Good adapters!

One small problem (too long a plug), but otherwise good adapters.

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+Benson Leung I apologize for this being off topic for this specific post, but I have been trying to find a car charger for my 6p that you recommend, but my search skills may be questionable. have you reviewed and recommended any by chance?
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Here's another #USB   #TypeC  legacy adapter review. Bessky's MicroUSB to C adapter.
tl;dr : Bad adapter. No CC resistor, meaning many devices won't work. Do not buy.

Super cheap price for 5 adapters, but these are NOT compatible with many Type-C devices include Chromebook Pixel 2015, Pixel C, and Lumia smartphones.

There's better choices out there. Don't buy this one.

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My Pixel's back!

The good guys in the Pixel hardware team found a slightly older main board to swap with the one that was damaged last week. The original board is having its parts analyzed still to determine how the failure happened.

This new board is working well for me so far!

Let the #USB #TypeC reviews continue!

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Alvíssaras :)
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Here's another #USB   #TypeC  legacy cable review. Aukey's braided A to C cable.
tl;dr : Bad cable. No CC resistor, meaning many devices won't work. Do not buy.

+Aukey Official, please examine CB-CD2 closely. It is not correctly following the USB Type-C specification.

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+Benson Leung thanks

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I've posted another #USB   #TypeC  legacy cable review. Vinsic's USB3.1 A to C cable.
tl;dr : Bad cable. 10kOhm resistor, meaning advertises 3A. Do not buy.

If you have any questions, read my FAQ first! https://plus.google.com/+BensonLeung/posts/HakwCMmd346

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Nice work with the in depth reviews! - Is there one or two USBC-USBA cables you recommend specifically for USB Target Mode with 2015 MacBook's? - I have this one from last year... and it 'sometimes' works. Not sure why not always. Plus... when transferring data from a 2015 MBP - it sure doesn't seem like USB3 speeds... when both computers are all flash.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00URK1V1U?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage 4m
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This episode of TWiG is Benson-approved!

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Aaron Newcomb joins Leo and Jeff to talk about his LED cube, Twitter's curent status, Google's book scanning, Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg's India commitment, USB-C cable issues,…
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Confirmed :) 1:44:55 is right. But anyone following you won't learn anything new - purely for amusement.
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I've posted another #USB   #TypeC  legacy cable review. Kento's coiled USB 2.0 USB A to C cable.
tl;dr : Bad cable. 10kOhm resistor, meaning advertises 3A. Do not buy.

Yet another bad coiled cable. Of the coiled variety, not a single one has the correct 56k resistor yet.

If you have any questions, read my FAQ first! https://plus.google.com/+BensonLeung/posts/HakwCMmd346

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Dang. Really want a coiled cable for the car. Still waiting. 
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And also Evocel's #USB  3.1 #TypeC  legacy cable.
tl;dr: Bad cable. Do not buy this. Also false advertising.

This cable actually has a rare failure. The manufacturer chose the 1.5A configuration instead of the 3A configuration, meaning it will be less likely to damage your equipment especially if it is already rated for 1.5A or 2.0A, but it's still a bad case, as you can easily brown out chargers that are < 1A, for example.

The cable is also falsely advertised as a USB 3.1 cable. It is not. It only has a USB 2.0 Type-A connector and can only handle 480mbps High Speed USB.

If you have any questions, read my FAQ first! https://plus.google.com/+BensonLeung/posts/HakwCMmd346

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Here's another #USB   #TypeC  legacy adapter review. Bestek's MicroUSB to C adapter.
tl;dr : Bad adapter. No CC resistor, meaning many devices won't work. Do not buy.

These adapters are almost identical to the TechMatte adapters from early on that were missing CC termination too.

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+Benson Leung thanks for the clarification!
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Here's another #USB   #TypeC  legacy cable review. DHTS's 3.3ft USB3.1 A to C cable.
tl;dr : Bad cable. No CC resistor, meaning many devices won't work. Also deceitful markings; Missing SuperSpeed wires. Do not buy.

A bad cable, with false advertising.

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 I've posted another #USB   #TypeC  legacy cable review. TRADERPLUS's USB3.1 A to C cable.
tl;dr : Bad cable. No CC resistor, meaning many devices won't work. Also deceitful markings; Missing SuperSpeed wires. Do not buy.

This is another one of these generic nylon-braided cables I wrote about here : https://plus.google.com/+BensonLeung/posts/Cq8DuigqhzG

DO NOT BUY IT.

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+Sahil Manchanda CheckR only identifies one class of failure. It cannot detect cables that are broken in other ways, for example the Traderplus cable above is missing CC resistors, and is also missing 5 wires to be a true USB 3.1 cable. The Nexus phones cannot detect this.
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Cheap USB Type-C cables could end up destroying your laptop
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Not every USB-C cable is made the same: Some will charge your devices, some will nuke them.

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The mint and brownie is quite good. This microcreamery distinguishes itself from others by it's liquid nitrogen cooling technique. They've got big canisters of LN2 behind the counter, and make the ice cream on site. I think I enjoyed Tin Pot's flavors better, but this is still very good.
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