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Don’t want to replace all of your micro-USB adapters with USB Type-C cables? I have a solution for you!
[Please note, the adapters I purchased are not available right now. I’ve replaced those links with a similar product. Based on reviews, I would expect the new product to work in a similar way to the old product.]
If you’re like me, you have phone charging cords all over the place. I have one in my bedroom, one in my kitchen, one in each bathroom, one in my car, one in my purse to use with portable chargers – I have a lot of charging cables is what I’m saying. And they’re all micro-USB. In fact, they’re all relatively new micro-USB.
A couple weeks ago I bought a Moto Z Play Droid (with the Hasselblad camera mod!). And while I love it, it is my first USB Type-C device. And other than the charging cord that came with it, I have no other USB Type-C cables.
I really didn’t want to replace all of my micro-USB cables. My son’s phone still uses micro-USB, and so do all of my headphones and speakers and some other accessories.
So, I took a chance and ordered these USB-C adapters. And they work great!
Each pack comes with four adapters and four little keychains. They’re available in four different colors.
You don’t have to attach the keychains to the adapters, but I did, immediately – before I lost one. And then I clipped one onto my kitchen charger. The adapter can stay out of the way if you’re using the micro-USB tip, and then you can attach it when you need to charge something with the USB Type-C tip!
After clipping the other three onto three more micro-USB cables, I ordered another pack. I now have an adapter on each of the micro-USB cords in my house, plus one in my car and one on my key ring.
Now, are they as fast at charging as the charging cable that came with my phone? No. But the difference isn’t huge, and if I need to charge super fast I do have that one actual USB Type-C charger that came with the phone.
Data transfer is also slower, or at least I’m guessing it is based on some transferring I did. I’m going to order one real USB Type-C cable to keep with my computer, just for faster data transfer.
But the adapter works great for almost every charging situation I find myself in! And thanks to the keychain clips, they’ll never get lost!