Amazon bans crappy USB Sort-C cables
One Google engineer’s quest to check USB-C cables bought on Amazon led to a catastrophe when a very shoddy one fried his devices. Fortunately, Amazon has determined to take a stance towards subpar adapters to stop extra individuals from going via the identical factor. Benson Leung, the unlucky engineer who sacrificed his Chromebook Pixel 2015 for our sake, reported on Google+ that the e-commerce web site has formally banned substandard USB Sort-C cables.
To be actual, the brand new line underneath the prohibited merchandise record reads: “Any USB-C (or USB Sort-C) cable or adapter product that isn’t compliant with commonplace specs issued by ‘USB Implementers Discussion board Inc.'” It is nonetheless very a lot potential for listings that promote offbrand (and even legit however defective) cables to undergo, although, so that you should not cease studying product evaluations due to this new rule. And in case you ever end up the recipient of a faulty adapter, do not forget you could report the product to Amazon and get it kicked off the marketplace.