Most charging cables included in the box when you purchase a smartphone are pretty basic and often end up breaking or at times are extremely short which makes it a pain to charge your device if you’re not stuck up near a power outlet.
To add to the confusion, most smartphones launching these days come with a USB Type C port hence you wouldn’t be able to use your trusty old Micro USB cable to charge your smartphone.
Fortunately, there are a bunch of excellent USB Type C cables available and to make things easier for you, we’ve curated a list of the best Type C cables which would serve you well and good for at least a couple of years.
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Best USB Type C Cables
Anker Powerline+ USB C Cable [2 pack]
This excellent charging and data syncing cable from Anker is one of the best Type-C cables on the list, especially when considering its price. It is available in 2 colors and is also fairly durable since the nylon braided cable can withstand everyday tugging without damaging the cable.
To add more durability, the necks have additional support to prevent the cable from snapping or wearing off over time. The cable can sync data at up to 5Gbps which is impressive. Its 6 feet length is once again perfect for those who require a long cable as to not have to stay close to a power outlet when charging the device.
Buy on Amazon: $12.99
Cable Matters USB-C Cable
If you’re looking out for an excellent budget USB Type C cable, then look no further than this charging and data syncing cable from Cable Matters. This cable does support fast data transfer speeds as well as fast charging. The USB 3.1 standard support means the device is capable of transferring files at 5Gbps.
There’s no nylon braiding here; however, the necks do have extra support to prevent them from wear and tear. Nonetheless, it’s a perfect cable to act as a backup cable or even a primary cable.
Buy on Amazon: $5.49
Belkin 3.1 USB-A to USB-C Cable
If you constantly transfer files from your smartphone to your PC or vice-versa, then we’d recommend checking out this USB A to USB C cable from Belkin since it supports transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps which is insanely quick.
It also does support fast charging with a max 3A charging output and the cable would work well with any USB C device. The cable is 3 feet long and is made with good quality materials; however, it isn’t as durable as some nylon braided cables on the list.
Buy on Amazon: $29.99
RAVPower USB C to USB C Cable [2 pack]
RAVPower produces some absolutely fantastic charging accessories and this USB C to USB C cable from the company is also worth checking out. The cable enables rapid charging and even fast data transfer between two USB Type C devices.
Of course, you would not be able to plug this into your standard wall adapter; however, if you do have a charging brick with Power Delivery via USB C port, then this cable is worth checking out.
Buy on Amazon: $10.99
Snowkids USB C Cable [2 pack]
This rugged and durable Type C cable lets you live carefree since you wouldn’t have to worry about causing damage to the cable for a long time even with rough use.
Of course, the cable is nylon-braided which boosts its durability. It does support high-speed data transfer and is capable of fast charging as well. The overall quality of the cable is on-power with any other ‘premium’ Type C cable on the list.
Buy on Amazon: $10.88
Satechi USB-C to USB-C 100W Charging Cable
This is possibly the best cable on our list since it offers just about everything a Type C cable can offer. Support for 100W charging is just the icing on the cake since it means you could use this cable to charge even your USB Type C laptop and other devices.
The braided cable is tangle resistant and is also fairly durable and the included Velco strap helps keep the cable organized since the 6.5 feet cable can get a bit difficult to manage at times. Once again the only downside with this excellent cable is the lack of USB 3.0 standard support which means you’ll be stuck with 480 Mbps transfer speeds.
Buy on Amazon: $19.99
Nekteck USB Type C Cable
Here’s another excellent affordable Type C cable which does also support fast charging at 3A and what’s even more impressive is the fact that it supports the latest USB 3.1 standards and this in-expensive cable is capable of transferring files at up to 5Gbps.
The build quality could have been better; however, for the price it is available at, we aren’t complaining. Its 6.6ft length is another bonus although you might have to take a tad more care of the cable since it isn’t as durable as we would have liked.
Buy on Amazon: $6.99
Moshi Integra USB-C Charge Cable
This Type C cable from Moshi screams premium all around as it comes with a ballistic nylon braided sleeve which makes the cable ultra-durable and prevents the cable from getting tangled.
It does support USB PD 3.0 to charge devices at up to 60W (20 V/3 A). The only possible downside to the cable is that it does not support rapid file transfer and maxes out at 480Mbps.
Buy on Amazon: $17.95
This USB Type C cable supports fast charging up to 5V/3.0A and is capable of quick data transfer as well since it can transfer data at 480Mbps max. What’s even more impressive is the durability of the cable thanks to the nylon braiding which makes it extremely tough.
The length of the cable is 6.6 feet which is just perfect for those who hate having to be stuck near a power outlet while charging their device.
Buy on Amazon: $9.99