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I've posted a review of IOGEAR's Gen 2 100W C-to-C cable:
https://www.amazon.com/review/R3I108G87O0H2N/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

tl;dr: Excellent USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C cable. Supports 100W and 10gbps operation.

This cable's another Full-Featured USB Type-C cable, but also has 5A support, which is important for >60W power supplies and power sinks, such as the new MacBook Pro. All the wires are here on this one, and it works for DisplayPort Alt Mode well at 4k60.

Also, good use of the official USB logos on both the cable and prominently on the box.

#USB #TypeC #USBC
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+Samsung USA  and my team, the +Google Chrome OS team , has collaborated on the Samsung Chromebook Pro, which is about to go on sale on May 28th.

This convertible laptop has two #USB   #TypeC   ports for charging and power delivery, USB 3.1 Gen 1 data, and DP Alternate Mode! Its Type-C and PD support is based on Google's Intel Skylake-Y reference implementation.

I've been using this Chromebook for a little while, and it's a good one.

#USBC  

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I've done a #USB   #TypeC  cable review. Aukey's CB-D36 USB 3.1 cable.
tl;dr: Bad cable. Missing 6 data wires. Missing e-marker. Won't work for video out.

(NOTE: This cable is similar to the CB-CD8 I reviewed a few days ago. It's safe to assume that Aukey has made this error on all of their "Fully-Featured" USB 3.1/3.0 C-to-C cables)

This cable claimed to be a USB 3.1 cable, but upon closer inspection, it has a bunch of serious problems. It's 6 wires short of being a true USB Full Featured cable, meaning it fails to support Alternate Modes that take advantage of ALL of the wires in the cable, for example, using DP Alternate Mode to display 4k60 video.

What likely happened here is that Aukey designed a decent A-to-C USB 3.1 cable and decided to make it a C-to-C cable by swapping the A plug for a C plug. They didn't read the spec on the section that describes that cable, which would have told them that they needed to design the cable with 15 wires through, not 9.

Aukey didn't read the spec, but I did. Bad cable.

It also fails signal integrity tests at 10gbps, so Aukey's claim that this is a USB 3.1 Gen 2 cable is flatly false advertising.

Also, the cable is missing an e-marker chip, and is missing proper USB logos to top it off.

I'll be contacting Aukey, and try to pursuade them to pull the cable, destroy their inventory, and offer refunds to every customer they sold one of these to...

#USBC  

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I've done a #USB   #TypeC  cable review. Aukey's CB-CD7 USB 3.0 cable.
tl;dr: Bad cable. Missing 6 data wires. Missing e-marker. Won't work for video out.

(NOTE: This cable is practicaly identical to the CB-CD8 I reviewed a few days ago. It's safe to assume that Aukey has made this error on all of their "Fully-Featured" USB 3.1/3.0 C-to-C cables)

This cable claimed to be a USB 3.0 cable, but upon closer inspection, it has a bunch of serious problems. It's 6 wires short of being a true USB Full Featured cable, meaning it fails to support Alternate Modes that take advantage of ALL of the wires in the cable, for example, using DP Alternate Mode to display 4k60 video.

What likely happened here is that Aukey designed a decent A-to-C USB 3.1 cable and decided to make it a C-to-C cable by swapping the A plug for a C plug. They didn't read the spec on the section that describes that cable, which would have told them that they needed to design the cable with 15 wires through, not 9.

Aukey didn't read the spec, but I did. Bad cable.

Also, the cable is missing an e-marker chip, and is missing proper USB logos to top it off.

I'll be contacting Aukey, and try to pursuade them to pull the cable, destroy their inventory, and offer refunds to every customer they sold one of these to...

#USBC  

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Here's another of the same kind of #USB   #TypeC  adapters.
tl;dr: Bad charger. Won't work with e-marked cables.

Yet another clone of the BOLWEO, Soulbay, iVAPO, and HOOKE chargers. Avoid whoever this common supplier is...

#USBC  

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Yet another #USB   #TypeC power supply review. HOOKE's 61W AC adapter.
tl;dr: Bad charger. Don't buy this, won't work with advanced cables.

This is identical to the iVAPO, BOLWEO, Soulbay chargers I reviewed before, and identically bad. One by one I'm going to review all of these until the underlying supplier gets the message.

Hey, Ecosystem.... Make compliant products, please. And get USB-IF certified...


#USBC  

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I've done a #USB   #TypeC  cable review. Aukey's CB-CD8 USB 3.0 cable.
tl;dr: Bad cable. Missing 6 data wires. Missing e-marker. Won't work for video out.

This cable claimed to be a USB 3.0 cable, but upon closer inspection, it has a bunch of serious problems. It's 6 wires short of being a true USB Full Featured cable, meaning it fails to support Alternate Modes that take advantage of ALL of the wires in the cable, for example, using DP Alternate Mode to display 4k60 video.

What likely happened here is that Aukey designed a decent A-to-C USB 3.1 cable and decided to make it a C-to-C cable by swapping the A plug for a C plug. They didn't read the spec on the section that describes that cable, which would have told them that they needed to design the cable with 15 wires through, not 9.

Aukey didn't read the spec, but I did. Bad cable.

Also, the cable is missing an e-marker chip, and is missing proper USB logos to top it off.

I'll be contacting Aukey, and try to pursuade them to pull the cable, destroy their inventory, and offer refunds to every customer they sold one of these to...

#USBC  

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I've done a USB-C charger review. iVAPO's 65W charger.
tl;dr: Bad charger. Bad cable. Avoid this.

NOTE: This charger is nearly identical to the BOLWEO charger I reviewed last week and the two Soulbay listings I reviewed a couple days ago, down to the serious spec violation. Common suppliers, after all... so this review is the same as the others.

This charger has some serious Type-C spec violations, most pressing of which is that the manufacturer tried to save a few cents (if even) by tieing together the two CC pins in the connector instead of using two separate resistors.

That means that this charger won't work with e-marked cables at all, such as the one that comes with Apple's MacBook Pro, or other USB-IF certified cables.

Also the 2M cable they shipped with this charger also violates the spec too with too high IR drop on GND.

iVAPO needs to fix this immediately... I should also mention that this product is listed on Amazon, which has a strict policy against selling noncompliant USB Type-C products.

Look elsewhere for a USB-C and PD charger...

#USB   #TypeC   #USBC  

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I've done a USB-C charger review. Soulbay's 65W charger.
tl;dr: Bad charger. Bad cable. Avoid this.

NOTE: This charger is nearly identical to the BOLWEO charger I reviewed last week and the other Soulbay listing I reviewed a couple days ago, down to the serious spec violation. Common suppliers, after all... so this review is the same as the others.

This charger has some serious Type-C spec violations, most pressing of which is that the manufacturer tried to save a few cents (if even) by tieing together the two CC pins in the connector instead of using two separate resistors.

That means that this charger won't work with e-marked cables at all, such as the one that comes with Apple's MacBook Pro, or other USB-IF certified cables.

Also the 2M cable they shipped with this charger also violates the spec too with too high IR drop on GND.

Soulbay needs to fix this immediately... I should also mention that this product is listed on Amazon, which has a strict policy against selling noncompliant USB Type-C products.

Look elsewhere for a USB-C and PD charger...

#USB   #TypeC   #USBC  

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I've posted a review of CHOETECH's #USB 3.1 Gen2 #TypeC cable.

tl;dr: Excellent Certified SuperSpeed+ cable with 60W power support

This is another C-to-C cables that comes certified by USB-IF. It supports 10gbps operation (backward compatible with 5gbps and 480mbps of course), and supports 3A operation, for up to 60W charging.

It also comes with the required e-marker identification chip, which provides vital data that helps corroborate that this cable is indeed USB-IF certified.

In my review, I use a tool to read and decode the e-marker, and cross reference the XID field with one listed on USB's web site.

Another good offering that went through certification!

#USBC  
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