You see USB Type-C trying to gain a foothold as the next generation of chargers, but Android’s largest manufacturer, Samsung, stayed with the current charging standard in USB 2.0.
One of USB Type-C’s biggest advantages is the uniform plug and port. USB 2.0 (micro USB) on the other hand, has a plug and port which must be aligned properly due to the awkward shape. Apple standardized its chargers with the lightning plug and all third party manufacturers were forced to swap their plugs if they wanted to stay in the game.
Android on the other hand has a wide variety of manufacturers with the freedom to do what they want. That means Samsung can stick with USB 2.0 which is the current standard that most wireless headphones, speakers, battery packs, and Qi wireless charging pads are compatible with.
Fortunately there are some third party manufacturers who took the greatest feature from USB Type-C and enabled it on USB 2.0 (micro USB) by making a fully reversible plug.
Here is a roundup of cables and chargers with built fully reversible microUSB plugs.
Omaker 2 Pack Reversible Micro USB Cable High Speed USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B Sync and Charging Cord – $12.99 at Amazon.com
- Reversible: World’s first reversible Micro-USB cable. And it’s reversible at both ends, not just the USB Type-A side.
- Durable: Rugged fabric interior with soft TPE housing made this cable last several times longer than original device cables.
- Sturdier: Featuring with extra Strong Aluminum Plugs with Gold Coated Plugs ,it is corrosion resistance.
- High Speed: Industry leading high speed charging & data transfer, up to 480 Mbit/s (Use with Omaker Quick Charger 2.0 to get fastest charge speed )
SCOSCHE Eztip Car Charger for Universal/Smartphones That Use A Micro USB – Retail Packaging – Black – $19.99 at Amazon.com
- Equipped with the new SCOSCHE eztip, you can plug into your Micro USB port devices either way for the fastest charge possible across all devices including Samsung Galaxy S7, S6, LG, Nokia, HTC and more
- Flexible over-molded strain relief is super-sized for maximum bend durability and ridged for positive grip and prevents the charge and sync cable from breaking at the base
- Illuminated USB port charger has a low profile design that fits flush in most vehicles and provides a single 5V (12 watts/2.4A) power Source
- The eztip micro-USB is a new symmetrical connector cable that eliminates the hassle of worrying about finding the correct side of the micro-USB plug to prevent damaged cables
- Perfect mobile charging solution for all vehicles and provides the fastest possible charge for tablets such as Galaxy Tab 4, S2, Kindle Fire HDX, HDX 8.9, HD 10, HD 6, and other Android devices
USB Cable,iOrange-E™ 6.6 ft(2 M) Reversible USB 2.0 A Male to Micro USB Male Cable Braided, Quick Charge and High Speed Data Sync for Android, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Nokia and More,Grey – $6.99 at Amazon.com
- USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B, supports maximum 2.4A current transport and quick charge 2.0 technology, high speed data snyc at 480Mbps.
- Reversible compatible, the reversible design of the connector helps you plug into the USB port in the right way on either side all the time.
- Sturdy and Tangle-Free design, covered with braided jacket and anodized aluminum housing which is more durable and sturdier than the normal usb cable.
- Perfect 6.6 feet (2M) length, is ideal for various usage, you can still use your devices while charging in your bedroom, sofa, office, even when you are on the backseat of the car.
- Well compatibility, compatible with smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, cameras, hard drives, e-readers, external batteries, handheld game consoles and all other Micro-USB connecting devices from brands including Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Nexus, Nokia, LG, HP, Sony, Blackberry and so on.
Reversible Braided Micro USB Cable, BlitzWolf 3ft Double Sided Plugable USB Micro B Charger and Data Cord for Android Phone, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Note 5 Edge, HTC M9, Xperia Z3 Z2, Moto X (Red) – $7.99 at Amazon.com
- [Reversible for Both Heads] Leading double sided USB plug and micro plug, allow you to plug it in like an Apple cable, no need to recognize up side and down side.
- [Durable Connectors] No damage or weakening after 5,000+ times bent in the swing test, the cable that will live along with your phone.
- [Braided Construction] Skinned by high density nylon braided, 24AWG power and 30AWG data tinned copper wire cores, more durable than normal TPE jacket.
- [Deliver 3A Current] Deliver up to 3amp (Rated 2.1A), data sync up to 480Mbps to Samsung Galaxy S6, Note 5, Note 4, Sony Xperia Z4, Z4 Tablet, Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, Z2 Tablet, Motorola Droid Turbo, Moto X 2014, HTC One, HTC Butterfly 2, One Remix (Verizon Mini 2) and more.
- [Lifetime Quality Care] BlitzWolf offers 18 months warranty and lifetime dedicated consultancy to assure your long term enjoyment.
Type C, iOrange-E™ 6.6 Ft (2M) Braided Cable with Reversible Connector for New Macbook 12 inch, ChromeBook Pixel, Nokia N1 Tablet, Asus Zen AiO and Other Devices with Type C USB, Black – $10.99 at Amazon.com
- Conforms to the USB Type C Specification version 1.1, standard 56kilohm identification resistor, which ensures a safe charging at 2.4A Maximum and the speed of data sync up to 480 Mbps. No damage to your legacy USB hub.
- USB C to USB A cable, universal charging with your legacy USB Hub, PCs and chargers, no need to change another charger adapter for your new USB C devices.
- Compatible with the new USB C devices such as the Apple New Macbook 12 Inch (2015), OnePlus Two, Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, New Nokia N1 tablet, Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL, ChromeBook Google Pixel, Asus Zen AiO, Lenovo Zuk Z1, HP Pavilion X2, ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 and other devices with USB C connector.
- Premium Aluminum housing and sturdy nylon fiber jacket adds the durability of the cable and reversible design of the USB C helps you insert the connector to your devices in a right way all the time.
- 6.6Ft long Cable, you can lie on the couch and use your devices while you are charging at the same time. And you can still use freely in in your bedroom, office and even in the backseat of your car. One year warranty and friendly easy-to-reach customer service available.
Type C Cable, Cambond 1ft Short Braided Reversible USB C Cable for LG G5, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, OnePlus Two, New Macbook 12 inch, Google ChromeBook Pixel, Lumia 950 / 950XL, Pixel C, More (Gray) – $10.99 at Amazon.com
- Reversible Type C Connector: USB C with a reversible design lets you insert the connector the right way, every time.
- Within Spec for CC Termination: 1.Voltage: 5V; 2. Voltage Drop < 0.55V; 3. Pullup Resistor: 56k ohm; 4. Support fast charge with max 2.4 amp charging capabilities from the 2.4A output USB port on wall chargers or car chargers.
- Stylish Design: High quality stylish nylon fiber jacket makes it stand out from bunch of cables and provides higher durability and increased flexibility with tangle-free.
- Compatible Devices: Latest style USB Type C to Type A Male can connect the new Apple MacBook (12 inch, 2015), Nokia N1 Tablet, the Google ChromeBook Pixel (2015), OnePlus 2, Asus Zen AiO, LG G5, Google Nexus 5X, Google Nexus 6P, Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL, Lenovo ZUK Z1, HP Pavilion x2, New Apple TV 4 with App Development, ASUS Zenpad S 8.0 and Other Devices with Type C USB for transferring data or charging.
- Warranty: At Cambond, we believe in our products. That’s why we back them all with an 12-month warranty and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support. Kindly Remind: If you need extra long USB C Cable, you can search “6.6ft USB C Cambond” or “10ft USB C Cambond”.
KMASHI 15000mAh External Battery Power Bank, Portable Charger Backup Pack with Powerful Dual USB Output and 2A Input For iPhone 6s 6 Plus, iPad and Samsung Galaxy and More (Black Red) – $16.99 at Amazon.com
- 15000mAh Power bank Monster capacity (15000mAh) 2A input significantly shortens charging time for your iPhone with ultra high capacity Lithium battery charging two mobile devices conveniently
- Super-fast charge output through dual USB ports (5V / 2A and 5V / 1A) allows for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at high speed.
- Smooth, classical black design allows you to power up in style, while 4 status LEDs keep you informed of remaining capacity.
- Very Practical Charger: Perfect for indoor or outdoor activities like travel, camping or hiking, emergencies, commuters and families.
- Package contents: 1*Kmashi 15000mAh External Battery, 1*Micro USB cable,1*instruction manual,1 year warranty.
KMASHI 10000mAh External Battery Power Bank, Portable Charger Backup Pack For iPhone 6s 6 Plus, iPad and Samsung Galaxy and More – $13.99 at Amazon.com
- 10000mAh Power Bank :Smooth varnish allows you to power up in style, while 4 status LEDs keep you informed of remaining capacity.
- Ultra-high density battery cells make this compact 10000mAh external battery. Use a 5V adapter (not included) for fastest charging.
- Super-fast charge output (5V / 3.1A total) through dual USB ports (5V / 2.1A and 5V / 1A) allow for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at high speed.Input: 5V/ 2A.About 6.5 hours fast charging.
- Intelligent power manage IC, overcharge protection, short circuit protection.With such massive capacity, in such a compact package,perfect for flights, road trips or just any time you’re away from an outlet.
- Package includes: 10000mAh 2A input Fast Charger External Battery,1 Micro USB charger cable(iPhone/Samsung Galaxy S5 Note 3 cable not included),1 user manual.
KMASHI 20000mAh Quick Charge 2.0 Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank Backup Battery Fast Charger (LG Polymer Li-ion Battery, Dual USB) for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and More – $32.98 at Amazon.com
- Advantage: 20,000mAh Polymer Li-ion LG battery provides enough and stable power to your devices; Quick Charge 2.0 output port charges smartphones which support QC 2.0 tech 75% faster; Dual USB output ports charge two devices simultaneously; Flashlight for emergency situation.
- Quick Charge: Quick Charge 2.0 output port compatible with all Qualcomm QC 2.0 devices to reach at the fastest charging speed, supports 5V/2.4A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A output. Automatic detection: QC 2.0 indicator light shows orange if your device supports QC 2.0 tech.
- Excellent Design: Ultra-slim body – only 0.63in thickness easy to carry and store. Cool black and exquisite style perfect for business trip or outdoor using.
- Full Compatibility: For all Quick Charge 2.0 compatible devices, iPhone 6 6s Plus 5S, iPad, iPod, Samsung, HTC, Sony, Nexus, LG, Tablets, digital cameras, bluetooth speaker and more digital devices.
- What You Get: 1*Kmashi Quick Charge 2.0 20000mAh External Battery, 1*Micro USB Cable, 1*VIP Card, 1*User manual. 1-Year Warranty and Friendly Customer Service.
KMASHI External Battery, Compact 5000mAh Portable Charger Power Bank Pack for iPhone 6S 6 Plus iPad Nexus Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphones – $8.59 at Amazon.com
- Ultra Compact: The 5000mAh power bank is stylish and small, but fully functional, pocket-sized and slim design fits easily into any bag, or your pocket. Best for travelor outdoor.
- High Capacity: Provides almost two full charges for an iPhone, and a one-plus charge for a Samsung Galaxy S4. Fast charging: 5V/2.1A(MAX) output and 5V/2A(MAX) input to deliver the fastest charging speed to your devices and portable charger.
- Superior Quality: Constructed using Grade A cell to ensure the highest quality and safety, and worry-free operation. 5000mAh capacity, it may be a necessary assistance to keep your phone active for as long as possible.
- Save Time Recharge: KMASHI 5000mAh Portable Charger can be recharged approx 3 hours.
- What You Get: 1*Kmashi 5000mAh External Battery, 1*Micro USB cable, 1*User Manual. 1 Year Warranty and Friendly Customer Service.
Unifun 10400mAh Waterproof External Battery Power Bank Charger with Strong LED Flashlight and Strap Hole for Tablets, Smartphones and 5V Devices – $16.99 at Amazon.com
- Creative design: Waterproof (IP66 rating), dustproof, anti-shock, skid resistance. Perfect for campers, hikers, skiers, construction workers, and many other outdoor enthusiasts.
- 10400mah of capacity charges all iPhone 5 times or large-capacity phones like the Galaxy S4 more than three times.
- Dual USB output: Fast charge two devices simultaneously (USB Output 1: 5V/1.0A, USB Output 2: 5V/2.1A). Input 5V/2A
- 4 Integrated LED Power status indicator. Auto power-off no energy loses when not in use. Reliable lithium polymer core ensures quality and supplies up to 1000 lifetime charge cycles
- Package include:1xUnifun 10400mAh Heavy Duty Waterproof LED Torch Power Bank,1xMicro USB charge cable ,1xUser guide
Anker PowerCore 13000 Portable Charger – Compact 13000mAh 2-Port Ultra Portable Phone Charger Power Bank with PowerIQ and VoltageBoost Technology for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy (Black) – $25.99 at Amazon.com
- The Anker Advantage: Join the 10 million+ powered by our leading technology.
- Upgraded Capacity: The successor to PowerCore 10400-identical compact size but packed with even more power. Charges an iPhone 6s 5 times, a Galaxy S6 3.5 times or an iPad Air 2 once.
- Light and Compact: A super-high 13000 mAh capacity with two fast-charging USB ports is all contained in a portable charger smaller than a wallet.
- Fast Charging Technology: PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to deliver a max speed charge to any device (up to 3A – Qualcomm Quick Charge not supported). Input: 5V / 2A.
- What You Get: Anker PowerCore 13000 Portable Charger, Micro USB cable, travel pouch, welcome guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.
[Upgraded Capacity] Anker Astro E7 Ultra-High Capacity 26800mAh 3-Port 4A Compact Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank with PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad, Samsung and More (Black) – $49.99 at Amazon.com
- The Anker Advantage: Join the 10 million+ powered by our leading technology.
- Exclusive PowerIQ Technology: Detects your device to deliver its fastest possible charge speed up to 3 amps per port or 4 amps through three ports.
- Giant Capacity: Charges the iPhone 6 ten times, the iPhone 6 Plus or Galaxy S6 over six times or the iPad Air twice. Safely recharges with a 2 amp or higher output charger (please note most phone chargers only have 1 amp).
- Superior Quality: Premium cells, cutting-edge circuitry and a sturdy gloss exterior ensure reliability and safety. To activate the LED flashlight, hold or double click the power meter button.
- What You Get: Anker Astro E7 Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank, Micro USB cable, travel pouch, welcome guide, our fan-favorite 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.