@USBCGuy Suggested Peripherals - [Curated by Nathan K.]
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Why not Amazon links?
#1: I don't care where you buy it....... #2: No affiliate referral -- this information is a public service..... #3: I don't trust them...... #4: Product revisions change
Anonymous NyanCat count: 8
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Legend: 3 = Definitely get 2 = Good 1 = OK I guess 0 = Decline comment -1 = Would advise against -2 = It's bad -3 = Avoid / doesn't work / may cause damage
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List curation resumed 02-04-2019
List is being resumed and refreshed on a tentative basis. (Fund situation still being deliberated.)

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(may vary)
Bold = long cord
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LinkStreet PriceUSB-IF Certified?Suggested:BrandModel #TypeFeaturesSpeedRating
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https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MQ4H2AM/A/thunderbolt-3-usb%E2%80%91c-cable-08-m
$39.00Yes* (Apple)4AppleMQ4H2AM/AC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)40gbps (10gbps)5a (100w)2.60.8Nathan K.https://plus.google.com/u/0/102612254593917101378/posts/bC2TLkveKZLBest cable on the planet (2018).
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https://www.amazon.com/Thunderbolt-Certified-Nekteck-Compatible-Alienware/dp/B072HMHZ7D
$19.99Yes* (Intel)3Nekteck TB3-CAB-50CMC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)40gbps (10gbps)5a (100w)1.60.5(Intel)
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http://www.j5create.com/our-products/usb-type-c-cables/jucx01.html$24.95Yes3j5CreateJUCX01C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps5a (100w)2.30.7Nathan K.Revision 1A tested
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http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MLL82AM/A/usb-c-charge-cable-2-m
$19.00Yes* (Apple)3AppleMLL82AM/A (A1739)C-CUSB 2.0480 mbps5a (100w)6.62Nathan K.Rectangular box. #1 recommendation for a "long, charging" cable.
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https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MUF72AM/A/usb-c-charge-cable-1-m$19.00Yes* (Apple)3AppleMUF72AM/AC-CUSB 2.0480 mbps5a (100w)3.31Nathan K.https://twitter.com/USBCGuy/status/1094362517965393920Best travel cable on the planet (2018).
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https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Thunderbolt-Charging-Transfer-Compatible/dp/B076D76DRQ/
$30.00Yes* (Intel)2AnkerAK-A8486011C-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)40gbps (10gbps)5a (100w)1.60.5(Intel)
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https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Thunderbolt-Cable-USB-C-Meters/dp/B0725DW6D3/
$28.76Yes* (Intel)2BelkinF2CD084bt0.5MBKC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)40gbps (10gbps)5a (100w)1.60.5(Intel)
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-------------2v(Lintes/Sumitomo)(CLONES! All Intel TB3-40 100w)C-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)40gbps (10gbps)5a (100w)1.60.5(Intel)
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https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=24285$16.39Yes2Monoprice (CE Link)24285C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps5a (100w)3.31Nathan K.https://twitter.com/USBCGuy/status/1093681778810703872CELink in eMarker, no TID advertised?
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http://naztech.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=161&product_id=842$19.99Yes2Naztech (CE Link)13295 (U3‐CC‐5A1M C01000‐00413)C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps5a (100w)30.9Nathan K.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M011AMZ/
Bad eMarker. Missing: CertStat field, Product ID, FW, HW ver. "Vconn required".
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https://www.amazon.com/Nekteck-Certified-Thunderbolt-Compatible-Delivery/dp/B0718Z1MWF/
$11.99Yes2Nekteck USBC-C31-1M2C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps5a (100w)3.31(USB-IF)
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http://www.scosche.com/10gbps-usb-c-to-usb-c-charge-and-power-cable$29.95Yes2ScoscheCC3G23 (see Notes)C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps5a (100w)30.9Nathan K.https://plus.google.com/photos/102612254593917101378/album/6314407256219024801/6317776700109830882https://plus.google.com/photos/102612254593917101378/album/6314407256219024801/6317776700105157762
Twist ties + black text = bad eMarker. Clear pastic wrap + silver text = good eMarker
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http://targus.com/us/1-meter-usb-c-to-usb-c-cable-acc927usx$22.85Yes2Targus (CE Link)ACC927USX (U3‐CC‐5A1M ...)C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps5a (100w)3.31(USB-IF)New product, still stocking
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http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13034$17.99No-2Monoprice13034C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps5a (100w)1.50.5(by similarity)See other Monoprice
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http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13035$24.99No-2Monoprice13035C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps5a (100w)30.9Nathan K.BLANK eMarker! Claims 6ft in the tech specs? 3ft in the title? 6FT in eMarker!
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http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HKK12ZM/A/belkin-thunderbolt-3-cable-05-m$22.00Yes* (Intel)3Apple / BelkinF2CD082ds0.5MBKC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)40gbps (10gbps)3a (60w)1.60.5Nathan K.http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F2CD082/Excellent IR drop! Hindered by 3A eMarker.
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www.kanex.com/tblt3-cables-40g$24.95Yes* (Intel)2KanexK158-1044-BK1F / K158-1045-BK1FC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)
40 gbps (10 gbps)
3a (60w)1.60.5(USB-IF)?Certified "by similarity"? K158‐1040‐BK3F (1m) listed
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http://www.cablematters.com/pc-859-118-20-gbps-thunderbolt-3-cable-usb-31-gen-2-compatible.aspx$20.99Yes2Cable Matters107002-BLK-1mC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2)20 gbps (10gbps)3a (60w)3.31(USB-IF)USB 3.1 Gen2 equivalent
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http://www.kanex.com/tblt3-cables-20g$24.95Yes2KanexK158-1040-BK3FC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2)
20 gbps (10 gbps)
3a (60w)3.31Nathan K.At Walmart? Bad eMarker. Missing CertStat field. DCR a bit high.
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http://www.cablematters.com/pc-859-118-20-gbps-thunderbolt-3-cable-usb-31-gen-2-compatible.aspx$25.99Yes* (Intel)2Cable Matters107002-BLK-2mC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen1)20 gbps (5 gbps)3a (60w)6.62
Nathan K. (+pending)
USB 3.1 Gen1 equivalent -- misadvertised in Amazon by mfg.
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http://plugable.com/2016/09/21/plugables-new-thunderbolt-3-cables/$34.95Yes* (Intel)2PlugableTBT3-20G2MC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen1)20 gbps (5 gbps)3a (60w)6.62Nathan K. + Joshua
USB 3.1 Gen1 equivalent -- 2m Gen1 cord IS possible with today's technology
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http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HHSN2ZM/B/belkin-usb-c-to-usb-c-cable-usb-31$29.95Yes* (Apple)2Apple / BelkinF2CU023yw1M-WHTC-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)3.31Nathan K.
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http://www.belkin.com/us/F2CU030-Belkin/p/P-F2CU030/$19.66Yes2BelkinF2CU030bt1M-BLKC-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)3.31Benson
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http://www.xentriswireless.com/xentris-charge/sync-3-1-usb-c-to-usb-c-3-foot-cable-black/$29.99Yes2Xentris39-0707-05-XPC-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)3.31(USB-IF)
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http://www.cablematters.com/pc-743-118-40-gbps-thunderbolt-3-cable-usb-31-gen-2-compatible-05m.aspx$17.99Yes* (Intel)1Cable Matters107002-BLK-0.5mC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)40 gbps (10gbps)3a (60w)1.60.5(USB-IF)?
USB 3.1 Gen2 equivalent -- Missing CertStat field. "Golden Sample". 100w??
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http://plugable.com/2016/09/21/plugables-new-thunderbolt-3-cables/$24.95Yes* (Intel)1PlugableTBT3-40G50CMC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)
40 gbps (10 gbps)
3a (60w)1.60.5Joshua HenryUSB 3.1 Gen2 equivalent
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https://www.startech.com/Cables/thunderbolt-3-cables/thunderbolt-3-40gbps-usb-c-cable~TBLT34MM50CM$20.13Yes* (Intel)1StarTechTBLT34MM50CMC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)
40 gbps (10 gbps)
3a (60w)1.60.5Nathan K. + BensonUSB 3.1 Gen2 equivalent -- misadvertised in Amazon by mfg.
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http://plugable.com/2016/09/21/plugables-new-thunderbolt-3-cables/$29.95Yes* (Intel)1PlugableTBT3-20G1MC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2)
20 gbps (10 gbps)
3a (60w)3.31Joshua HenryUSB 3.1 Gen2 equivalent
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http://plugable.com/products/usbc-c100/$15.95Yes1PlugableUSBC-C100C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)3.31Nathan K.Good for data, only OK-ish for charging
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http://targus.com/us/2-meter-usb-c-to-usb-c-cable-acc928usx$25.36Yes1TargusACC928USXC-CUSB 3.1 Gen15 gbps3a (60w)6.62(USB-IF)
New product, still stocking -- 2m Gen1 cord IS possible with today's technology
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https://www.anker.com/products/A8181011$10.99No1AnkerA8181011C-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)30.9Nathan K.
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https://store.google.com/?srp=/product/usb_c_usb_c$19.99No1Googleusb_c_usb_cC-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)61.8Benson + Nathan K.Old version (black + blue) no longer available
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https://store.google.com/product/usb_type_c_usb_type_c$25.00No1Googleusb_type_c_usb_type_c (Pixel OEM)C-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)61.8BensonNew version (beige + black) better engineering, thicker
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https://www.iogear.com/product/G2LU3CCM01/$14.95Yes1IOGearG2LU3CCM01C-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)3.31(USB-IF)ONLY the 1m version.
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http://www.nativeunion.com/belt-cable-usb-c-to-usb-c/$29.99Yes1Native UnionBELT-C-ZEBC-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)82.4(USB-IF)
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https://www.anker.com/products/A8183011$14.99No-1AnkerA8183011C-CUSB 3.1 Gen15 gbps3a (60w)30.9(by similarity)Sister model to "bad" one. Why risk?
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https://www.anker.com/products/A8187091$11.59No-1AnkerA8187091C-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)30.9Nathan K.Excessive IR drop. (~.30v vs oem n6p ~.10v)
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https://web.archive.org/web/20160930070010/http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MJWT2AM/A/usb-c-charge-cable-2-m
$29.00No-1AppleMJWHT2AM/A (A1646)C-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)6.62--https://www.apple.com/support/usbc-chargecable/Square box. Those missing serial # on cable are being recalled. (Ref1)
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https://www.iogear.com/product/G2LU3CCM02/$19.95Yes-1IOGearG2LU3CCM02C-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)6.62(USB-IF)2m version may not be USB-IF Certified (G2LU3CCM04=4m?? WTF)
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http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HKK22ZM/A/belkin-thunderbolt-3-cable-2-m$70.00Yes* (Intel)-2Apple / BelkinF2CD083ds2M-BLKC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)
40gbps (480mbps)
3a (60w)6.62Nathan K.http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F2CD083/
Active cable. Not compliant? (Only USB2.0, no DP altmode support.) High IR drop
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http://www.cablematters.com/pc-835-118-cable-matters-40-gbps-thunderbolt-3-cable.aspx$55-65Yes* (Intel)-2Cable Matters107012-BLK (1-3m variants)C-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)40gbps (NONE!!)3a (60w)3.3 - 9.81 - 3Nathan K.https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Thunderbolt-40Gbps-compatible/dp/B01H5QF2TK/https://plus.google.com/102612254593917101378/posts/JNyvMJjEyeJDoes not support USB data!! Violates USB-C Managed Active Cable spec.
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https://www.akitio.com/portable-storage/neutrino-u31$49.99No-2AKiTiOSK2-U31AS-AKT (enclosure)C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)0.50.2Nathan K.Missing eMarker. Quality control errors.
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https://www.amazon.com/review/RVAYTOLD8QCAB/$12.95No-2BlacksquidBSQ_USB_CC_1-1-3C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)30.9Benson + Nathan K.Fails SI at 10Ghz
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https://www.amazon.com/Certified-CHOETECH-E-marker-Delivery-ChromeBook/dp/B01N8U9075/$14.99Yes-2ChoetechB01N8U9075C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)3.31Nathan K. + BensonFails SI at 10Ghz. BLANK eMarker. Bad Vconn req'd.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270658$14.99No-2ByteCCU3CC-1MMC-CUSB 3.1 Gen15 gbps3a (60w)3.31Nathan K. + Bensonhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270658Bad eMarker data. Bad Vconn req'd, claims Gen2 when sold as Gen1
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https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-USB-C-Cable-MacBook-Google/dp/B019SZDTNW/$7.99No-2AUKEYCB-C19C-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)6.62Nathan K.Has intermittent/no shield connection. High DCR.
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----Yes-3AnkerA8185011C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)30.9Nathan K.Anker recalled these after I showed they were dangerous
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http://www.j5create.com/our-products/usb-type-c-cables/jucx03.html$19.99Yes-3j5CreateJUCX03 (see Notes)C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)30.9Nathan K.http://gtrusted.com/are-the-j5create-usb-type-c-cables-sold-at-best-buy-really-compliantSold at Best Buy. Don't even work 80% of the time. (Revision 1A, 2A, or 3A)
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http://ppa-usa.com/computer-products/cable/type-c-usb-3-1/3-2ft-usb-3-1-type-c-to-type-c-data-and-charging-cable.html$14.95No-3PPA Int'l4104C-CUSB 3.1 Gen15 gbps3a (60w)3.21Nathan K. + Bensonhttps://www.amazon.com/PPA-3-2ft-Type-C-Charging-Cable/dp/B016J20SO0/Wires both C-C lines through. Missing eMarker
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http://ppa-usa.com/computer-products/cable/type-c-usb-3-1/6-5ft-usb-3-1-type-c-to-type-c-data-and-charging-cable.html$16.95No-3PPA Int'l4128C-CUSB 3.1 Gen15 gbps3a (60w)6.52Nathan K. + Bensonhttps://www.amazon.com/PPA-6-5ft-Type-C-Charging-Cable/dp/B016J2A96C/Wires both C-C lines through. Missing eMarker
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Sort order:^ keep clear ^31a524
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I focus on USB3.1 (Gen1/Gen2), USB-IF Certified (A-to-C/C-to-C) cables, and USB-PD Chargers [i.e. the fancy stuff]
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Benson's numerous A-to-C + charger reviews may be found here:
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A25GROL6KJV3QG/ref=cm_cr_dp_pdp
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BMcClure's spreadsheet of (USB 2.0) A-to-C cables + non-PD chargers may be found here:
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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wJwqv3rTNmORXz-XJsQaXK1dl8I91V4-eP_sfNVNzbA/edit#gid=0
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