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Amazon Bans Sale of Potentially Dangerous USB-C Cables - Mac Rumors

Amazon has tightened restrictions on the sale of USB-C cables and adapters on its online store in an effort to protect customers from risky substandard products (via The Verge). The online retailer added non-compliant USB-C cables to its list of ...and more »

Best USB Type-C cables - Android Authority (blog)

With LG, HTC, Huawei, and even Samsung making the switch to USB-C, micro-USB Android smartphones are clearly out their way out. The hot new USB Type-C standard is here to stay. Google, its partners and even Apple are starting to put this port ...and more »

Amazon Is Banning Cheap, Unsafe USB-C Cables - Gizmodo

A cheap USB-C cable can fry your phone or computer. So it's nice to see that Amazon is taking action, clamping down on the sale of poor-quality USB-C cables that don't make the grade. Amazon has added “non-compliant” USB-C cables to its list of items ...and more »

Amazon bans the sale of rogue USB-C cables - TechCrunch

There's good news in the fight against rogue USB-C cables, some of which have caused major problems with smartphones and laptops, after Amazon tightened the regulations around the type of cables that it sells. The online retail giant has added ...and more »

Amazon threatens to banish anyone selling dodgy USB-C cables - CNET

USB-C cables, like this one from Griffin, are making life a little easier for all tech users. Griffin. Amazon apparently doesn't want to stand in the way of a major improvement coming to computer cables. USB cables for charging your phone and ...and more »

Amazon Is Cracking Down on Cheap USB Cords That Could Fry Your Gadgets - Popular Mechanics

Amazon is on the hunt. Its prey? Cheap USB cables. Its weapons? Permabanning of cables that don't adhere to the strict standards of the USB-C format. For good reason too; bad ones can seriously mess up your gadgets. A cheap cable may sound like a ...and more »

A Google engineer spent months reviewing bad USB cables on Amazon until he forced the site to ban them - Business Insider

Amazon has changed the rules around the sale of USB cables after a Google engineer spent months reviewing the cables available through the site, The Next Web reports. Google engineer Benson Leung noticed that Amazon changed its rules to prohibit the ...and more »

Amazon puts shonky USB-C cables in a noose - Inquirer

This marks the culmination of a campaign by Google engineer Benson Leung, who sacrificed his own Chromebook Pixel machine in the quest to test for the best and the rest. Leung has systematically bought and reviewed USB-C cables on Amazon for some ...and more »

Amazon Bans Non-Compliant USB-C Cables, Should Make For Safer Buying - Lifehacker

For a few months now, we've known that some USB Type-C cable manufacturers are making cables so poor they could damage your hardware. Now, Amazon is finally banning them. As Google software engineer and product review hero Benson Leung ...and more »

Amazon to shoddy USB-C cable sellers: 'You're banned' - ZDNet

The higher complexity of USB-C cables means non-compliant products pose a risk to devices. Image: Josh Miller/CNET. As Google engineer Benson Leung recently demonstrated, shoddily made USB-C cables available on Amazon can have disastrous ...and more »