Google Pixel Phone - Suggested Peripherals [Curated by Nathan K.]
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Anonymous NyanCat count: 8
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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 / causes damage
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ATTENTION: THIS LIST IS NO LONGER ACTIVELY CURATED!
Budget came from personal funds, and ran out. Unless I (Nathan K.) can find formal sponsorship of some kind, this data is purely historical. It is still valid, but outdated.
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Bold = long cord
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LinkStreet PriceSuggested:BrandModel #TypeRevisionSpeedRating
Length (ft)
(m)USB-IF Certified?Validated by?Ref 1Notes
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http://www.j5create.com/our-products/usb-type-c-cables/jucx01.html$24.953j5CreateJUCX01C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps5a (100w)2.30.7YesNathan K.Revision 1A tested
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http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MLL82AM/A/usb-c-charge-cable-2-m
$19.003AppleMLL82AM/A (A1739)C-CUSB 2.0480 mbps5a (100w)6.62NoNathan K.Rectangular box. #1 recommendation for a "long, charging" cable.
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http://naztech.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=161&product_id=842$19.992Naztech (CE Link)13295 (U3‐CC‐5A1M C01000‐00413)C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps5a (100w)30.9YesNathan K.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M011AMZ/
Bad eMarker. Missing: CertStat field, Product ID, FW, HW ver. "Vconn required".
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http://www.scosche.com/10gbps-usb-c-to-usb-c-charge-and-power-cable$29.952ScoscheCC3G23 (see Notes)C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps5a (100w)30.9YesNathan 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$22.851Targus (CE Link)ACC927USX (U3‐CC‐5A1M ...)C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps5a (100w)3.31Yes(USB-IF)New product, still stocking
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http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13034$17.99-2Monoprice13034C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps5a (100w)1.50.5No(by similarity)See other Monoprice
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http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13035$24.99-2Monoprice13035C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps5a (100w)30.9NoNathan 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$22.003Apple / BelkinF2CD082ds0.5MBKC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)40gbps (10gbps)3a (60w)1.60.5NoNathan K.http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F2CD082/Excellent IR drop! Hindered by 3A eMarker.
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http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HHSN2ZM/B/belkin-usb-c-to-usb-c-cable-usb-31$22.003Apple / BelkinF2CU023yw1M-WHTC-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)3.31TBDNathan K.
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https://store.google.com/product/usb_type_c_usb_type_c$25.003Googleusb_type_c_usb_type_c (Pixel OEM)C-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)61.8NoBensonNew version (beige + black) better engineering, thicker
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www.kanex.com/tblt3-cables-40g$24.952KanexK158-1044-BK1F / K158-1045-BK1FC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)
40 gbps (10 gbps)
3a (60w)1.60.5TBD(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$20.992Cable Matters107002-BLK-1mC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2)20 gbps (10gbps)3a (60w)3.31Yes(USB-IF)USB 3.1 Gen2 equivalent
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http://www.kanex.com/tblt3-cables-20g$24.952KanexK158-1040-BK3FC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2)
20 gbps (10 gbps)
3a (60w)3.31YesNathan K.At Walmart? Bad eMarker. Missing CertStat field. DCR a bit high.
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http://plugable.com/2016/09/21/plugables-new-thunderbolt-3-cables/$34.952PlugableTBT3-20G2MC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen1)20 gbps (5 gbps)3a (60w)6.62NoNathan K. + Joshua
USB 3.1 Gen1 equivalent -- 2m Gen1 cord IS possible with today's technology
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http://www.belkin.com/us/F2CU030-Belkin/p/P-F2CU030/$19.662BelkinF2CU030bt1M-BLKC-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)3.31YesBenson
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http://plugable.com/products/usbc-c100/$15.952PlugableUSBC-C100C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)3.31YesNathan K.Good for data, only OK-ish for charging
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http://www.xentriswireless.com/xentris-charge/sync-3-1-usb-c-to-usb-c-3-foot-cable-black/$29.992Xentris39-0707-05-XPC-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)3.31Yes(USB-IF)
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http://targus.com/us/2-meter-usb-c-to-usb-c-cable-acc928usx$25.362TargusACC928USXC-CUSB 3.1 Gen15 gbps3a (60w)6.62Yes(USB-IF)
New product, still stocking -- 2m Gen1 cord IS possible with today's technology
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https://store.google.com/?srp=/product/usb_c_usb_c$19.992Googleusb_c_usb_cC-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)61.8NoBenson + Nathan K.Old version (black + blue) no longer available
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https://www.iogear.com/product/G2LU3CCM01/$14.952IOGearG2LU3CCM01C-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)3.31Yes(USB-IF)ONLY the 1m version.
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http://www.nativeunion.com/belt-cable-usb-c-to-usb-c/$29.992Native UnionBELT-C-ZEBC-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)82.4Yes(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$17.991Cable Matters107002-BLK-0.5mC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)40 gbps (10gbps)3a (60w)1.60.5TBD(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/$24.951PlugableTBT3-40G50CMC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)
40 gbps (10 gbps)
3a (60w)1.60.5NoJoshua HenryUSB 3.1 Gen2 equivalent
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https://www.startech.com/Cables/thunderbolt-3-cables/thunderbolt-3-40gbps-usb-c-cable~TBLT34MM50CM$20.131StarTechTBLT34MM50CMC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)
40 gbps (10 gbps)
3a (60w)1.60.5NoNathan 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/$29.951PlugableTBT3-20G1MC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2)
20 gbps (10 gbps)
3a (60w)3.31NoJoshua HenryUSB 3.1 Gen2 equivalent
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http://www.cablematters.com/pc-859-118-20-gbps-thunderbolt-3-cable-usb-31-gen-2-compatible.aspx$25.991Cable Matters107002-BLK-2mC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen1)20 gbps (5 gbps)3a (60w)6.62No
Nathan K. (+pending)
USB 3.1 Gen1 equivalent -- misadvertised in Amazon by mfg.
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https://www.anker.com/products/A8181011$10.991AnkerA8181011C-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)30.9NoNathan K.
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https://www.iogear.com/product/G2LU3CCM02/$19.951IOGearG2LU3CCM02C-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)6.62TBD(USB-IF)2m version may not be USB-IF Certified (G2LU3CCM04=4m?? WTF)
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https://www.anker.com/products/A8183011$14.99-1AnkerA8183011C-CUSB 3.1 Gen15 gbps3a (60w)30.9No(by similarity)Sister model to "bad" one. Why risk?
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https://www.anker.com/products/A8187091$11.59-1AnkerA8187091C-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)30.9NoNathan 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
$29.00-1AppleMJWHT2AM/A (A1646)C-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)6.62No--https://www.apple.com/support/usbc-chargecable/Square box. Those missing serial # on cable are being recalled. (Ref1)
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http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HKK22ZM/A/belkin-thunderbolt-3-cable-2-m$70.00-2Apple / BelkinF2CD083ds2M-BLKC-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)
40gbps (480mbps)
3a (60w)6.62NoNathan 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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https://www.akitio.com/portable-storage/neutrino-u31$49.99-2AKiTiOSK2-U31AS-AKT (enclosure)C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)0.50.2NoNathan K.Missing eMarker. Quality control errors.
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https://www.amazon.com/review/RVAYTOLD8QCAB/$12.95-2BlacksquidBSQ_USB_CC_1-1-3C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)30.9NoBenson + Nathan K.Fails SI at 10Ghz
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https://www.amazon.com/Certified-CHOETECH-E-marker-Delivery-ChromeBook/dp/B01N8U9075/$14.99-2ChoetechB01N8U9075C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)3.31YesNathan K. + BensonFails SI at 10Ghz. BLANK eMarker. Bad Vconn req'd.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270658$14.99-2ByteCCU3CC-1MMC-CUSB 3.1 Gen15 gbps3a (60w)3.31NoNathan 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/$7.99-2AUKEYCB-C19C-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)6.62NoNathan K.Has intermittent/no shield connection. High DCR.
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http://www.cablematters.com/pc-835-118-cable-matters-40-gbps-thunderbolt-3-cable.aspx$55-65-3Cable Matters107012-BLK (1-3m variants)C-CvThunderbolt 3 (Gen2+)40gbps (NONE!!)3a (60w)3.3 - 9.81 - 3NoNathan 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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-----3AnkerA8185011C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)30.9YesNathan 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$19.99-3j5CreateJUCX03 (see Notes)C-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)30.9YesNathan 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$14.95-3PPA Int'l4104C-CUSB 3.1 Gen15 gbps3a (60w)3.21NoNathan 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$16.95-3PPA Int'l4128C-CUSB 3.1 Gen15 gbps3a (60w)6.52NoNathan 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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http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HHSM2ZM/B/belkin-usb-a-to-usb-c-cable-usb-31$29.953Apple / BelkinF2CU022yw1M-WHTA-to-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)3.31NoNathan K."Apple-cerified" to 10gbps?
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https://store.google.com/product/usb_type_c_usb_type_a$25.003Google
usb_type_c_usb_type_a (Pixel OEM)
A-to-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)3.31NoBensonNew version (beige + black) better engineering, thicker
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https://www.anker.com/products/A8168091$13.992AnkerA8168091A-to-CUSB 3.1 Gen15 gbps3a (60w)30.9NoNathan K.Very nice packaging.
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http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F2CU032/$10.992BelkinF2CU032bt06-BLKA-to-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)61.8Yes(USB-IF)
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https://www.insigniaproducts.com/pdp/NS-MCAB4/5439801$19.992Insignia (BestBuy)NS-MCAB4A-to-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)41.2Yes(USB-IF)House brand
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https://www.anker.com/products/A7131011$9.991AnkerA7131011A-to-CUSB 3.1 Gen15 gbps3a (60w)3.31NoBenson
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https://www.anker.com/products/A8163011$11.991AnkerA8163011A-to-CUSB 3.1 Gen15 gbps3a (60w)30.9NoBenson
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https://www.insigniaproducts.com/pdp/NS-MCAB10/5439703$29.991Insignia (BestBuy)NS-MCAB10A-to-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)103Yes(USB-IF)House brand
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/platinum-3-3-usb-type-c-to-usb-type-a-charge-and-sync-cable-white/4803400.p?skuId=4803400$24.99-1
Platinum (BestBuy)
PT-MCAWA-to-CUSB3.1 Gen110 gbps3a (60w)3.31NoNathan K.House brand
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https://www.iogear.com/product/G2LU3CAM02-WT/$17.95-1IOGearG2LU3CAM02-WTA-to-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)6.62Yes(USB-IF)Reversible Type-A connector (G2LU3CAM04‐WT = 4m??)
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https://www.iogear.com/product/G2LU3CAM01-WT/$12.97-1IOGearG2LU3CAM01-WTA-to-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)3.31Yes(USB-IF)Reversible Type-A connector (G2LU3CAM04‐WT = 4m??)
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http://www.nekteck.com/74-nekteck-35-25-inch-usb-type-c-30-external-hdd-hard-drive-disk-enclosure-case-with-usb-c-interface-for-35-25-sata-hdd-and-ssd.html$19.99-3Nekteck (Orico)BC79455 (enclosure)A-to-CUSB3.1 Gen15 gbps3a (60w)0.50.2NoNathan K.Physically miswired SSTX+/- pair. Additional errors likely.
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http://www.nekteck.com/hard-drive-enclosure/64-5-inch-usb-type-c-30-external-hdd-hard-drive-disk-enclosure.html$24.99-3Nekteck (Orico)LYSB01GH5QPXC (enclosure)A-to-CUSB3.1 Gen15 gbps3a (60w)0.50.2NoNathan K.Physically miswired SSTX+/- pair. Additional errors likely.
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http://inlandproduct.com/usb31standard-aplugtousbtype-cplugcable3foot.aspx$9.99-3Inland9727A-to-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)30.9NoBenson + Nathan K.3a resistor
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http://ppa-usa.com/computer-products/cable/type-c-usb-3-1/3-2ft-usb-3-1-type-c-to-usb-am-data-and-charging-cable.html$12.95-3PPA Int'l4067A-to-CUSB 3.1 Gen210 gbps3a (60w)3.21NoBenson + Nathan K.3a resistor
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https://www.wish.com/m/c/57027c8f37c44705e1212357$1.00-3WishMalleStore USB3.1A-to-CUSB 2.0480 mbps3a (60w)30.9NoNathan K.Not USB3.1. Overmolding errors. No shield connection.
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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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