The Best USB-C Cables and Adapters

The Best USB-C Cables and Adapters

Cables we recommend Connector types USB-IF certified Length Estimated peak power Charges USB-C laptops Charges phones and tablets Can carry video Maximum data transfer rate
Anker PowerLine II USB-C to USB-C 2.0 Cable USB-C to USB-C   6 feet 60 W USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
Cable Matters USB-C to USB-C Charging Cable USB-C to USB-C 6.6 feet 100 W USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
Anker PowerLine II USB-C to USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 Cable USB-C to USB-C   3 feet 100 W USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
Anker USB-C Thunderbolt Cable Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) 1.6 foot 100 W Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps)
Belkin USB-A to USB-C Charge Cable USB-A to USB-C (cable) 6 feet 15 W USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
AmazonBasics USB Type-C to USB Type-A Cable USB-A to USB-C (cable) 3 feet 15 W USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
Aukey USB-C to USB 3.0 Adapter USB-A to USB-C (adapter) Nub 15 W ✅ With additional cable USB 3.1 Gen 1 / USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
AmazonBasics USB Type-C to USB 3.1 Gen 1 Adapter USB-A to USB-C (adapter) 6 inches 15 W ✅ With additional cable USB 3.1 Gen 1 / USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
AmazonBasics USB Type-C to Micro-B 2.0 Cable USB-C to Micro-USB (cable) 3 feet 15 W ✅ Micro-USB only USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
Aukey Type C to Micro USB Adapter Micro-USB to USB-C (adapter) Nub 15 W ✅ With additional Micro-USB cable USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
Anker PowerLine II USB-C to Lightning Cable (3ft) USB-C to Lightning MFi certified 3 feet 18 W ✅ iPhone and iPad only USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
Anker PowerLine II USB-C to Lightning Cable (6ft) USB-C to Lightning MFi certified 6 feet 18 W ✅ iPhone and iPad only USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
Nomad USB-C to Lightning Cable (3.0m) USB-C to Lightning MFi certified 10 feet 18 W ✅ iPhone and iPad only USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)

Source: NY Times – Wirecutter

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