Nowadays, most Android smartphones come with a USB Type-C port to allow you to charge the device and also connect to PC, headphones, and what-not. The USB Type-C has become the standard now, for good, as it is reversible, can provide faster data transfer speeds, and also support fast charging.
Although your OEMs gives you one already, there are plenty of reasons why you may want more than one cable. Like, you may have multiple places where you charge your device or need one for PC, whatever the case may be, it’s good to have an extra cable in the house. Even when you lose one, you could use the spare one that your device remains charged up.
Thankfully, there are a lot of good quality Type C cables available in the market, and we are providing you some of the cables we think represent the best ones to invest in. While you can always buy from device’s OEM itself, which is not bad, but if you are looking for less costly, but not cheap, Type C cable, look at the list we’ve picked up for you. We’ve included 6 of the most popular and positively reviewed Type C cables that are currently available on Amazon.
Best USB Type-C Cables
BrexLink Type C Cable
This cable supports high-speed charging at 5V or 2.4A and has nylon-braided protection to keep it safe from breaking. It matches all the requirements for the USB Type-C standard and is safe to use with all the latest smartphones. You get a 24-month warranty when you purchase the BrexLink USB Type-C cable. You can get a pack of 2 for just $8.99 from Amazon. It’s not very cheap but hey, Samsung’s selling you one for $14.99, so it’s a pretty good deal. (Uh, Samsung one is available on Target for just $5.99, BTW, as on December 25, 2017.)
Anker PowerLine Type C cable (3ft)
Anker is a very well known brand in this segment, so you can pretty much buy this cable without worrying about its quality as that’s pretty good. This too features fast charge and sync support and will definitely last long thanks to Aramid fiber reinforcement. You’ll be able to purchase it from Amazon for just $6.99.
FanTEK Type C cable (3.3ft)
Another worthy USB Type C cable with fast charging and 3.0 support. It’s 3.3ft long, and features a premium PVC coating and includes a built-in resistor to keep things safe while charging. The cable also features a triple layer protection and lifetime warranty. Available on Amazon for just $4.99.
iCASEIT Type C cable (9.84ft/3m)
If you were looking for a long Type C cable, this one would help you. Coming from iCaseit, this USB 3.0 supporting cable comes in four colors, Silver, Black, Grey, and Gold. And three sizes: 1m (3.28ft), 2m (6.56ft, and 3m (9.84ft).
It features all the same speed and support that the other cables here provide, but in a nicer package. The head is made out of Aluminium and keeps things durable. This is probably the most expensive cable on this list, priced at $11.99.
AmazonBasics Type C cable
Looking for a very small Type C cable? Well, here’s one from one of the most popular brands, the Amazon. Under their Amazon Basics, they are selling you a Type C cable that is just 6-inch long. It also comes in lengthier sizes too: 3ft, 6ft, and 9ft.
We’re sure that you’ve heard of this brand before. Amazon’s in-house brand Amazon Basics has their own USB Type-C cable for sale. This is a little slower than other cables in the list, but it is pretty good nevertheless. It still does support fast charging at 5V and 3Amp, while also being USB-IF compliant. You can buy it from Amazon for $6.49.
RAMPOW Type-C cable (3.3ft)
Want one that’s very easy to bend? A cable that is easy to bend, without hurting itself, is pretty good to have. You can still use it pretty easily in small spaces. The Rampow USB Type-C cable and it looks pretty good in matte black. This cable also supports fast charging and USB 3.0 speeds. It is also made from aluminum and includes a nylon braided cable. Currently available at Amazon.com for just $6.99.
Really Cheap Type C cables
Okay, we also thought to give you some of the really cheap ones too, which don’t come from a brand, but have garnered very good reviews — so that we know that are genuine, solid, quality Type C cables we should not dismiss because of their low price (it’s a steal!).
Warning: Please note the cables are not from branded or trusted manufacturers. So, we advise caution.
Comes from China, in case you haven’t figured that out by its price. Naturally, it may take a minimum of 10 days to arrive at your doorstep. But it’s been given lots of thumbs up, so you do not need to worry about its quality. Comes in black color, only, though.
Want variety? Color choices, length options? Well, you got one for that too. This one is also from China on eBay.com but comes in 1m, 2m, and 3m options in length, while on the paint side, you have options between Blue, Gold, Gray, Green, Silver, and Red Rose.
Okay, if you are interested in bulk purchasing, here’s a listing that offers multiple packs: 3, 5, and 7. You also have color choices: Red, Blue, Gold, Silver, Silver, and Gold. Countless reviews suggest this cable is pretty good, and thus finds its place in this list.
More importantly, it being sold from within the US, so you will have delivery way quicker than those selling from China.