Amazon bans cheap, non-standard USB-C cables
March 30, 2016 - Uncategorized
Like it or not, USB-C cables will be everywhere in the future. A significant number of smartphones, tablets and laptops out this year will be following in the footsteps of Apple, whose 2015 MacBook comes with a single USB-C port.
But that future needn’t include cheap, low-quality cables, which are potentially hazardous to your gadgets. On Wednesday, Google engineer Benson Leung noticed that Amazon has banned USB-C cables that don’t comply to industry standards.
“Any USB-C™ (or USB Type-C™) cable or adapter product that is not compliant with standard specifications issued by “USB Implementers Forum Inc,” says a notice on Amazon’s list of prohibited items. Read more…