Today we’re going to be taking a quick look at a USB-C to USB-A cable from the folks at ADATA! USB-C is becoming more popular and one of the many reasons is for the fact it doesn’t matter which way you plug it in, it will fit! Have you ever tried to plug a normal USB cable in and it didn’t work? So you flip it over and it still doesn’t fit! Only to flip it a 3rd time before you can insert it properly? Well, this doesn’t happen with USB-C which is amazing. More and more phones these days are making use of USB-C connectors for charging and data transfer and it is only a matter of time before more devices start to use it. Currently, you can also find USB-C ports on some PC Motherboards. USB-C will also allow for faster transfers of data between two devices that can utilize USB-C.

Specifications

InterfaceUSB-C and USB-A 3.1
ColorsWhite
Length100cm
TextureAluminum-Casing+Plastic
Performance5Gbps
Warranty1 year

 

Closer Look

The cable itself is 1M long or about 3ft 3inches long. This should be plenty long enough to plug your favourite device into an outlet/PC to charge and still be able to use it.

The cable itself features a PVC jacket for protection while the connectors themselves are made from aluminium and plastic.

The other end of the cable looks similar but features the USB-A 3.1 connector. This is where the limitation comes in as this will allow for data transfer speeds of up to 5Gb/Sec. Now, if both ends feature the USB-C connector the transfer speed would double and allow for speeds of up to 10Gb/Sec. That is a pretty significant jump especially when you consider the connector is smaller! USB-C may soon be the way forward and we can only hope to see it become a universal standard in the years to come.

The cable seems to be well built and while it can be bent to fit in where needed, it doesn’t seem frail or fragile. Adata have done a good jump and delivering a quality cable that is durable and looks as good as cable can.

Final Thoughts

Personally, I am all for the USB-C revolution to start taking place as soon as possible. It’s also worth mentioning that ADATA has released a version of this cable that features the USB-C connector on both sides and can be found HERE. For those of you who have a USB-C connector on your phone but may not have one on your PC or a compatible charger, the USB-C to USB-A cable as seen above is a great offering. This will allow you to get your foot in the USB-C door and to start making the most of what it has to offer while waiting for everyone else to catch up. ADATA have a great product here and is well worth checking out if you are in need of such a cable.

Many thanks to ADATA for sending in one of their USB-C to USB-A 3.1 Cables for us to look at!