15 Best USB Type-C Accessories

Last Updated: February 11, 2016

Of the myriad array of ports (connection interfaces) that we see on our electronic gadgets, the USB port is arguably the most popular and well-known. From flash drives to digital cameras, and from keyboards to smartphones, just about everything uses a USB port. And because of the numerous types of USB ports out there, we often have to fiddle with different cables and adapters to interconnect our devices.

But that’s all soon to become a thing of the past, thanks to USB Type-C. Meant to be a universal connection interface for all devices (e.g. smartphones, computers), USB Type-C not only has a smaller and reversible (no more wasting time to find out which side to plug a USB device) connector design, but it also offers increased data and power transfer speeds. In fact, there are already many devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets etc.) out in the wild that feature USB Type-C. And in case you have one, you might be wondering what are the best USB Type-C accessories you should get?

Well, that’s what this post is meant to help you with. But before we get to the listing of the best USB Type-C accessories, check out the devices they are compatible with.

Some of the currently available devices having USB Type-C port(s)

  • Nokia N1
  • Apple Macbook
  • Google Chromebook Pixel
  • OnePlus 2
  • Nexus 5x  and Nexus 6P
  • Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL
  • ZUK Z1
  • Letv Le 1 Pro

Best USB Type-C Accessories

Note 1: From here onward, the terms “USB Type-C” and “USB-C” have been used interchangeably, throughout the article.

Note 2: Wherever any USB Type-C devices (e.g. Nexus 6P) are mentioned in the article, they indicate the latest versions of the said devices, as listed in the preceding sub-section, along with the buying links.

1. Yoozon USB Type-C to Type-A cable

yoozon usb c cable

Lightweight yet sturdy, the Yoozon USB Type-C to Type-A cable is perfect for connecting USB Type-C devices to computers having the conventional USB Type-A ports. The cable fully confirms to the USB Type-C specifications, and offers high data transfer rates (up to 480 Mbps). Other than that, it also includes support for fast charging. The cable is compatible with nearly all USB Type-C devices. Oh, and did we mention the lifetime product warranty, and great customer service? Here‘s another spec-compliant USB Type-C to USB 2.0 cable, from Anker.

Price: $6.99

Where to buy: Amazon.com

2 Belkin 3.0 USB-C to USB-A adapter

belkin usb c to usb a

The Belkin 3.0 USB-C to USB-A adapter provides a hassle free way of connecting USB-A devices to gadgets having USB-C ports. As an example, it can be used to connect flash drives, keyboards/mice etc to devices like new Apple Macbook and Google Chromebook Pixel. Thanks to the USB 3.0 support, the adapter offers data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps between connected devices. It fully supports all USB Type-C devices. However, the price is a bit on the higher side, especially for such a small adapter.

Price: $13.99

Where to buy: Amazon.com

3. Kingston Data Traveler USB 3C Flash Drive

kingston usb c flash drive

If you’re looking forward to adding some extra storage to your new USB Type-C laptop or smartphone (via USB OTG), the Kingston Data Traveler USB 3C Flash drive is just what you need. The flash drive offers data transfer speeds (up to 100 MB/s read and 15 MB/s write) based on the USB 3.0 standard, and is available in multiple capacities (16, 32, and 64 GB). Then there’s the fact that it comes with a five year warranty as well.

Price: $25.93 (for 64 GB variant)

Where to buy: Amazon.com

4. Anker USB-C Multiport Hub

anker multiport hub

More often than not, we need to connect so many peripherals (e.g. mice, speakers, external hard disks) to our computers, that they run out of ports. If that’s something you can relate with, the Anker USB-C Multiport Hub is perfect for you. It hooks up to a USB-C port on your computer, and in turn, lets you connect up to 3 USB-A type devices (e.g. flash drives) to the PC. Not only that, the Anker USB-C Multiport Hub has an Ethernet port as well. The device is compatible with all major Operating systems, and also includes an eighteen month warranty.

Price: $27.99

Where to buy: Amazon.com

5. Anker PowerCore+ USB Type-C Power Bank

anker powercore

Although our gadgets are getting more powerful by the day, “battery life” is something in which a needs to be done. Consequently, power banks are almost essential these days. And that’s where Anker’s PowerCore+ USB Type-C Power Bank comes into the picture. Having a behemoth 20100 mAh capacity, the Time recommended power bank can not only charge multiple smartphones simultaneously, but even laptops like the new Macbook. In addition to a USB-C port, it comes with two regular USB-A ports. And thanks to the “PowerIQ” feature, the Anker PowerCore+ USB Type-C Power Bank can automatically detect the connected devices to be charged, and regulate the charging current accordingly. How cool is that?

Price: $50.99

Where to buy: Amazon.com

6. 1byone USB 3.1 Type-C Multiple Adapter

hdmi usb type c

If you frequently use external displays with your laptop(s) via HDMI, 1byone USB 3.1 Type-C Multiple Adapter is a must have. It connects to the PC via USB Type-C connector, and provides you with a USB Type-A port, a USB Type-C port, as well as an HDMI port. The HDMI port can easily handle 4K resolution content (Of course, 720p/1080p support is there too), thus making it easy to get the best out of Netflix on a bigger display. And yes, it can charge the latest Macbook via the USB-C port as well. In addition to being compatible with Windows and Mac OS X, the 1byone USB 3.1 Type-C Multiple Adapter supports Chrome OS too.

Price: $43.99

Where to buy: Amazon.com

7. iClever USB Type-C Car Charger

iclever charger

Car chargers offer a convenient way of juicing up your devices when you’re driving, and the iClever USB Type-C Car Charger is perfect for charging your USB Type-C smartphone while on the move. The charger features a “SmartID” technology, which automatically identifies the connected devices, and charges them optimally for maximum efficiency. In addition to the USB-C port, the charger also has a regular USB-A port for charging non USB-C gadgets. Oh, and you also get a 30-day money back and lifetime support guarantee.

Price: $16.99

Where to buy: Amazon.com

8. JOTO USB Type-C to Micro USB Adapter

joto usb

Normally, when you buy a USB Type-C device, you also get a USB Type-C cable for the same. However, many of us have one or more spare Micro USB cables from our other devices lying around. And the JOTO USB Type-C to Micro USB Adapter lets you use those cables with your USB Type-C devices. Just plug-in your old Micro USB cable into the adapter, and you’ve got a USB Type-C cable. Thus, you can have one charging/sync cable for multiple devices. The adapter is compatible with nearly all USB Type-C devices, such as Nokia N1 and OnePlus 2. And when you buy the adapters, you get not just one, but two of them.

Price: $8.99

Where to buy: Amazon.com

9. NXET Type-C Charging Dock

nxet usb c dock

The NXET Type-C Charging Dock offers an elegant solution for charging up your USB Type-C smartphone on the desk. The dock is compatible with almost all USB Type-C smartphones, such as the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and OnePlus 2. It comes with an adjustable USB-C connector, so you can charge your smartphone, even if it’s in a thick case. Not only that, dock’s cable comes with a USB-A plug, so it can even be used for syncing and transferring data, while connected to the computer. However, the dock doesn’t come with an AC adapter, which is a bummer.

Price: $27.99

Where to buy: Amazon.com

10. Vinsic USB Type-C Car Charger

vinsic charger

Given its tiny size, the Vinsic USB Type-C Car Charger packs in quite some goodness. It can be used for conveniently charging almost all USB Type-C devices, including even bigger ones such as the Nokia N1 and Apple Macbook. The smart identification chip automatically detects connected devices to regulate charging speeds for better efficiency. And the built-in over-voltage protection, short-circuit protection, and input over-current protection functions make it perfectly safe for all your devices. It even has a standard USB-A port for charging older devices.

Price: $12.90

Where to buy: Amazon.com

11. RAVPower USB-C to USB-C Cable

ravpower usb c to usb c

It’s not every time that you’d want to connect a USB Type-C device to a regular USB-A port on your computer. What if you want to connect two USB-C devices (e.g. a Macbook and a Nexus 5X) with each other? This is where the RAVPower USB-C to USB-C Cable is going to help. It has the reversible USB-C connectors on either end, and the connectors’ aluminum casing ensures better heat dissipation. The cable is compatible with all USB Type-C devices, and comes with a 12 month limited product warranty.

Price: $15.99

Where to buy: Amazon.com (select the RP-TPC001 product variant)

12. Otium Braided USB Type-C to Type-A Cable

otium usb c

Generally, charging/syncing cables have to withstand a lot of twisting, and general rough usage. And that’s why the Otium Braided Type-C to Type-A Cable is designed to take some heavy beating. The 1 m long cable is fully fabric braided, thus making it more sturdy and resilient to wear and tear. It’s compatible with all USB Type-C devices (e.g. Lumia 950/950 XL, Google Chromebook Pixel). All said, it’s a great companion to USB-C devices. Want something similar? Take a look at the great braided USB Type-C cable from Ankovo.

Price: $12.99

Where to buy: Amazon.com

13. F-Color Micro USB Type-C Convert Connector Cable

usb c micro usb convert connector

What if you have a USB Type-C and a Micro USB device, and you don’t want to carry separate cables for the two? Use the F-Color Micro USB Type-C Convert Connector Cable. The uniquely designed cable has a regular USB-A port on one end, but two connectors (one USB Type-C and one Micro USB) on the other. The default connector is Micro USB, but if you want to use this thing with USB Type-C devices, simply plug-in the attached USB Type-C connector to the Micro USB port, and you’ve got a USB-C cable. Being fabric braided, it is pretty strong, and comes with a 12 month warranty.

Price: $14.99

Where to buy: Amazon.com

14. TechMatte USB-C to Micro USB Adapter

techmatte usb c micro usb

Providing an easy and quick way of converting your old Micro USB cable to a USB Type-C one, the TechMatte USB-C to Micro USB Adapter is light yet sturdy, and has been professionally tested to confirm to the USB Type-C standards. Compatibility isn’t an issue either, and the adapter works with all USB Type-C devices such as the Nokia N1, Apple Macbook, and the Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL. You can buy either a single adapter, or in packs of 2 or 4.

Price: $7.99 (for a pack of 2 adapters)

Where to buy: Amazon.com

15. Orzly USB-C to USB-A Cable Multipack

orzly multipack

The Orzly USB-C to USB-A Cable Multipack is a great accessory kit for all USB Type-C devices. The pack includes a total of four cables in different colors, with each being certified with the USB 3.0 standard. They are also fully compliant with the USB Type-C standards, so you can safely use them with all your devices. There’s also a 12 month replacement warranty, so that’s a good thing as well.

Price: $19.99

Where to buy: Amazon.com

SEE ALSO: 10 Best Google Pixel C Accessories

Get more out of your USB Type-C devices

The accessories discussed above are perfect companion(s) for all your USB Type-C devices, helping you connect/use them with older devices without any compatibility issues. Check them all out, and let us know your favorites in the comments below.


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    can u help me to make this configuration, and i want use only my letv one pro, but how show the screnn of the phone on my screen ?

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