You don't have to look too far if you're hunting for a good but cheap USB-C to USB-C cable. The Ugreen 60W USB-C Cable doesn't cost much, but does the job well. The cable doesn't come with fancy braiding or flexible connectors. But with a starting price of S$4, why not?
- Power delivery (PD) of up to 60W
- 3A current
- 480Mbps transfer speeds
Since the cable doesn't come with anything fancy, such as magnetic connectors, there's not much to talk about. It's a simple USB-C cable can deliver up to 60W of power. My tests show that this is true using a 65W charger, but the output also depends on the device drawing the power. It was able to deliver around 57W of power while charging my MacBook Pro.
Transfer speeds also seem pretty close to the the reported specs. I was able to copy a 1.16GB file at around 32 seconds. That works out to be about 290Mbps. That's not that close to the listed specs, but bear in mind it's also dependent on the port and the device. Ugreen's specs also list support for fast charging in the form of Quick Charge 4.0. However, this is capped by the cable's 60W limit, so don't expect the QC4.0 max of 100W. I don't have any QC4.0 chargers or devices on hand to test the QC4.0 capabilities. That said, I plan on updating this review in the future if I do have the right gear on hand.
I was worried that the cable would be fragile and break, but a quick stress pull and bend test seems to show that despite the budget price, the cable is quite sturdy. Ugreen says its cable is good for up to 3,000 bends. If you do like one bend a day, that's almost eight years. Lastly, do take note that this cable doesn't do display out, and has no Thunderbolt support. So it won't work as a monitor display cable.
The Ugreen 60W USB-C Cable retails for S$4 to S$7 depending on the length. It comes in 0.5 metres, 1 metres, 1.5 metres, and 2 meters versions. There are two colors: Black or white. you can get it from Shopee or Lazada.
Note: Review cable provided by Ugreen.
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