Google Employee Wants You to Know Which USB Type-C Connector Will Harm Your Device
USB Type-C is quickly becoming popular and it is being used by many companies including Apple, Google and Samsung. Third parties have started to manufacture USB Type-C connectors and such products are available in abundance on Amazon.
However, did you know that using the wrong cable can harm your device? Do you know how to differentiate between a good and a bad USB Type-C connector? If you don’t, then one Google employee will help you out. Benson Leung has started to review and rate such cables on Amazon and is doing his part to make sure people don’t end up with the wrong cable that could potentially harm their device.
I have started reviewing USB cables on Amazon because I have gotten fed up with the early cables from 3rd party vendors that so blatantly flaunt the specification and I want to hold them to task.
You may not just get weird behavior from your devices with these bad cables… What some these vendors are doing is downright dangerous.
Leung has already reviewed some cables on Amazon and is letting people know which one should they get. This is a nice gesture but I think such steps should be taken at a larger scale by companies who create devices that support USB Type-C.