Buying a new smartphone used to be just a matter of choosing which manufacturer you want or whichever style of device you like the look of. However, as the variance of smartphones has increased, the market has become a lot harder to choose from. This year, the choice is going to get even more difficult as a number of smartphones which are released in 2016 will come with a new type of USB port. This is the Type-C USB technology, or more simply, USB-C. While you might think that a port is unlikely to be a factor in whether you buy a certain smartphone, the thing to consider is that opting for a Type-C device means that the wealth of miniUSB leads you already own will no longer work. So if you are the type of person who is used to keeping one cable at home and one at work, that will no longer be an option without picking up new cables. Likewise, some devices like the Nexus 5X come with a USB cable which has a USB-C connector on both ends. So unless you are also planning on buying a new computer which also sports a USB-C port, then the in-the-box lead won't be connecting to your computer or laptop without an adapter or of course, an additional cable which sports a USB-C connector one one end and a USB-A connector on the other.
Either way and regardless of whether you already own a Type-C USB enabled device, like the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, OnePlus Two, Macbook 12-inch 2015, Google Pixel or the Nokia N1 Tablet, or are planning on picking one up, the point is that you can never have enough new USB-C cables anymore. In fact, it is probably very advisable to make sure you do have at least one additional USB-C cable on-hand. Whether for work charging or just as a spare. Luckily, there are some great options available for third-party USB-C cables and one currently worth checking out is the TechMatte USB 3.0 Type-C cable.
Being a USB-C cable, means this is a cable which makes use of USB 3.0 technology. Which will ensure that data transferring is as fast as it can be (up to 5GB/S). Not to mention, you should be able to see quicker charging as well. This is also a cable which makes use of USB-A on one end, so you will have no issues in connecting these leads to your computer, laptop, power bank, wall adapter, car charger or anything else which makes use of a USB-A port. This is also a cable which is designed with safety in mind. So as well as coming constructed with grade A materials, this is a cable which is designed to be protected from damage which can be caused by exposure to excessive current.
For those thinking about picking up a TechMatte USB 3.0 Type-C cable, there are a number of sizes to choose from. So if you're after a much smaller 'patch' lead then you can opt for the one foot option. This one is currently on sale and can be picked up for only $4.99 (down from $7.99). If you are looking for a bit more length, then there is a three feet option which is currently on sale for only $5.99 (down from $8.99). Likewise, there is a five feet option which is currently on sale for $6.99 (down from $9.99) and a 6 feet option which you can currently pick up for only $7.99 (down from $10.99). In particular, the five feet option is a great option to go for. This is a cable which is only priced at $6.99 and will ensure that you have enough to length to connect your new smartphone from a distance. With a longer cable like the five foot option, you should have all the bases covered. To find out more about the TechMatte USB 3.0 Type C cable, head through the link below.