The best USB-C cables

Best USB-C cables
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Discussing the best USB-C cables may not be the most exciting prospect, but this cable is an invaluable accessory. If you use Android, Apple or Windows devices, you need USB-C – a smaller, faster version of the famous USB connector that came before it. Handily, it also works both ways up, so the need to rotate your USB pen three times before managing to slot it into your laptop is a thing of the past. Hurrah.

You may need a USB-C cable for a host of reasons (see our guide to USB cables if you're still unsure which is which). Maybe you need an extra one to charge your devices, or to hook your drawing tablet up to your computer. Perhaps you've got a mix of old and new devices you need to be ale to transfer files between, and need a cable that pairs USB-C with something older like a micro USB.

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Jon Stapley

Jon is a freelance writer and journalist who covers photography, art, technology, and the intersection of all three. When he's not scouting out news on the latest gadgets, he likes to play around with film cameras that were manufactured before he was born. To that end, he never goes anywhere without his Olympus XA2, loaded with a fresh roll of Kodak (Gold 200 is the best, since you asked). Jon is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq, and has also written for in Digital Camera World, Black + White Photography Magazine, Photomonitor, Outdoor Photography, Shortlist and probably a few others he's forgetting.