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  1. Android News

    Test shows USB Type-C connectors last longer than USB-Micro B

    Linus just uploaded a video that shows the progress of his month long durability test of both USB-Micro B and USB Type-C. After 8,000 insertions, the Micro B connection broke the connector while the USB Type-C continued working.
  2. Android News

    There are USB Type-C dongles that split to a 3.5mm headphone port

    More and more smartphone OEMs are switching to USB Type-C and leaving out the 3.5mm headphone port. This has made a lot of headphone users angry, but there are dongles/splitters that will let you charge your phone and use your 3.5mm headphone port too.
  3. Android News

    DEAL: Get an Anker PowerLine USB Type-C cable 3-pack for $14

    Amazon is currently offering a 3-pack of Anker PowerLine USB Type-C cables for just $14.
  4. Android News

    Deal: Up to 35% off Cheotech's USB-C cables

    Cheotech's multi-pack USB-C cables are up for sale on Amazon with various coupon codes. You can get them for as low as $9.99, with savings on some of the packs reaching as high as 35%.
  5. Android News

    According to Nathan K's testing, the 60w NewerTech NuPower USB Type-C chargers are unsafe

    Nathan K. is still testing USB Type-C accessories and his tests have uncovered a new piece of unsafe equipment. This time around it's the 60w NuPower USB Type-C chargers that are at fault for breaking a number of his testing devices.
  6. Android News

    DEAL: Get a two-pack of Anker USB Type-C to MicroUSB adapters for just $5

    Amazon currently has the two-pack of Anker USB Type-C to MicroUSB adapters on sale for just $5.
  7. Android News

    DEAL: Get some Benson-approved USB Cables for just $8

    CHOETECH currently has a 6-pack of USB Type-C to USB Type-A charging cables for just $8, a savings of about $3 when compared to their current pricing on Amazon.
  8. Android News

    Sony will be releasing a USB Type-C charging dock next month

    Sony has announced it will be releasing its own USB Type-C charging dock for $49 and it will be available starting in February.
  9. Android News

    Deal: Save $5 - $7 off the Choetech and Tronsmart USB Type-C 2-packs

    Both Choetech and Tronsmart are offering discounts on some 2-pack USB Type-C to USB Type-A cables. You must - Choetech 4' Type-C to Type-A 2-pack (black and white): $6.95 using code "ORUXPKJG" - Choetech 4' Type-C to Type-A 2-pack (blue and orange): $6.95 using code "HDQSIH5K" - Tronsmart 6'...
  10. Android News

    Qualcomm announces Quick Charge 4 which supports USB-C

    Aside from debuting the Snapdragon 835 chip at its event in New York, Qualcomm also debuted Quick Charge 4. Qualcomm says the new technology can provide up to 20% faster charging and 30% higher efficiency over Quick Charge 3. The biggest change is that Quick Charge 4 is now compatible with the...
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    Here's a list of the "Benson-approved" chargers and cables for the Pixel and Pixel XL

    Benson Leung is known for providing users quality reviews of USB Type-C chargers and cables for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Now, Nathan K has worked with Benson to release a list of chargers and cables that will not harm your new Pixel and Pixel XL when the devices are released.
  12. Android News

    Google just released an 18W USB-C charger in the Google Store for $35

    Google has just released a new USB Type-C charger to coincide with the upcoming release of their Pixel phones. This charger delivers up to 18W and also conforms to the USB Power Delivery spec as well.
  13. Android News

    Google WiFi is powered by USB Type-C

    If there weren't enough reasons to switch to USB Type-C yet, Google is about to add another to the list. Benson Leung has just confirmed the Google WiFi routers will be powered by USB Type-C.
  14. Android News

    Audio over USB-C specifications revealed

    This week the USB Implementers Forum published the specifications for delivering audio over a USB-C interface. This new spec makes it possible to eliminate the 3.5mm jacks from devices and use USB-C ports to connect headsets and other equipment.
  15. Android News

    You can now purchase the Belkin USB Type-C car charger from the Google Store

    Google has added a new Belkin 27W USB Type-C car charger to its online store, but it is priced at $45. The charger supports your Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, as well as your Chromebook Pixel or Pixel C tablet.
  16. Android News

    The HDMI Alt Mode spec has been announced, allowing for USB Type-C to HDMI cables to be made

    The two groups in charge of the HDMI and USB spec have been working together and today they've announced a new cable that can connect your USB Type-C phone to a TV, monitor, projector or anything else with an HDMI port.
  17. Android News

    Anker issues recall for PowerLine USB Type-C cables

    Anker has issued a recall for its PowerLine USB Type-C cables after a researcher found that these cables sent "unsafe voltages to devices that aren't designed to accept them". Anker is also offering to replace any of these cables once the issue is fixed with the cables in a future release.
  18. Android News

    Intel talks about how USB Type-C is far better than the 3.5mm headphone jack

    With some new smartphones replacing the 3.5mm headphone jack with the USB Type-C port, some people have been very upset about the change. Intel says this change is actually good for the consumer (once people get over the initial barrier) because the analog signal can disrupt other electronics...
  19. Android News

    The USB Implementers Forum announces a certification program for USB chargers

    USB Type-C was supposed to extend the universal connectors and improve upon them in many ways. Sadly, we're seeing multiple issues where USB Type-C chargers just aren't compliant with the standard. To resolve this, the USB Implementers Forum has announced a certification program that will allow...
  20. Android News

    Nathan K claims the stock Nexus 6P and 5X chargers could be dangerous

    An independent USB-C tester, Nathan K, recently released a video that claims the stock chargers that come with the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P could be dangerous. In his tests, some (not all of them are shipping as defective) of the 5X and 6P chargers are not built to spec. While the big charger...
  21. Android News

    Google's Benson Leung is not happy that the OnePlus 3 doesn't support Android's USB host properly

    Benson is Google's go-to guy when it comes to USB Type-C compliance and he is not happy with how OnePlus has handled the spec over the last 2 years. Since the OnePlus 3, at least in its current form, does not support Android's USB host in the correct way, then you can run into issues where the...
  22. Android News

    Video claims to show off the Samsung Galaxy Note 7′s official USB Type-C cable

    With all Galaxy Note 7 rumors indicate that the phone will be the first device in Samsung's lineup to support USB Type-C, we're finally getting our first look at the cable which is expected to be included with the phone.
  23. Android News

    New images reveal USB Type-C port on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

    The image of a tempered glass screen protector meant for the Galaxy Note 7 reveals the USB Type-C port on the bottom along with a bottom-firing loudspeaker, an S-Pen slot, and a headphone jack. The screen protector from Olixar also has openings for the front-facing camera, iris scanner, an...
  24. Android News

    Huawei does not use USB Type-C Power Delivery to charge the P9, limits it to 2A

    The USB Type-C standard has a feature called Power Delivery, that will increase its charging speed and this is something we see in the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Even though the Nexus 6P is made by Huawei, the company has limited the charging speed of the P9 to only 2A. So you won't be able to get...
  25. Android News

    LG G5's cable can be used as a DisplayPort cable when used with LG USB-C monitors

    It has recently been discovered that LG's USB-C monitors can be used to mirror the LG G5's display. All you need to do is connect the LG G5 to the LG monitor using the standard USB-C cable that ships with the phone. Unfortunately, LG doesn't allow this feature to work when using third-party cables.