Are you looking for a new USB type-C cable for your phone? Are you appalled by the prices on Amazon for seemingly substandard cables? Well, Monoprice is here to help. They’ve recently announced a brand new line of USB type-C cables that are up to spec and USB-IF compliant!
The new Palette Series from Monoprice features cables of different sizes and colors starting from as low as $3.99. These aren’t just the same old dull black 3-foot cables. Right now you can grab cables in red, blue, white, grey, black, green, purple, and pink in 6-inch, 18-inch, 3-foot, and 6-foot lengths.
Monoprice are known for their high quality, yet fairly priced products. But, it’s nice to know that you’ll have the retailer’s lifetime warranty and tech support in case anything pops up.
Here’s a breakdown of comparable cables on Amazon. All of the Amazon cables have been reviewed by Google’s Benson Leung.
6-inch length USB type-C to USB type-A:
My Cable Mart 6-inch USB type-C to USB type-A cable: $7.87 + $3.70 shipping
Monoprice 6-inch USB type-C to USB type-A cable: $3.99 + $1.99 shipping
3-foot length USB type-C to USB type-A:
StarTech 3-foot USB type-C to USB type-A cable: $13.99 + free shipping
Monoprice 3-foot USB type-C to USB type-A cable: $4.99 + $1.99 shipping
6-foot length USB type-C to USB type-A:
iOrange 6-foot BRAIDED USB type-C to USB type-A cable: $12.99 + free shipping
Monoprice 6-foot USB type-C to USB type-A cable: $5.99 + $1.99 shipping
In this less-than-scientific test, we can see that Monoprice’s cables are coming out on top in price. Add that in with USB-IF compliance and you have a pretty unbeatable combination. Will you be picking up any Monoprice cables? Let us know down in the comments.
Very likely that I’ll buy one or two for my Nexus 5x.
Buyer beware, USB-IF compliant does not mean USB-IF certified. They are not on the USB-IF website so they are not certified. This link tells you the danger using non-CERTIFIED cables.
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