A set of three Aukey Type-A to Type-C USB cables is just $7 today

Aukey has a nice discount on a three-pack of 3-foot Type-A to Type-C USB cords today.

Credit: Aukey

If you didn't have a USB-C powered device last year, chances are you will before the end of 2018. That means you'll need Type-A  (i.e. standard USB) to Type-C cables to make all of your devices and chargers play nice with each other. Today, Aukey via Amazon is selling a three pack of 3-foot USB 3.0 Type-A to USB Type-C for $7.

The sticker price is $10, but if you click the rebate section underneath the price, then click Redeem, you'll see an option for "30% off 1 item(s)".

These cords have not been examined by Type-A to Type-C guru Benson Leung, but they are from a known company with many happy customer reviews and the right specs. In other words, these wires should be safe for all your USB-C electronics.

These cords feature 20 AWG (American Wire Gauge) wire, which Aukey says "supports fast and efficient charging." There's also a protective aluminum shielding wrapped in an outer layer of durable PVC. On the USB-C end of the cord is the key component: a 56k Ohm resistor. That's the key value you need for a proper power transfer from Type-A to Type-C to ensure power is transferring safely.

If you have a phone that supports adaptive fast charging like the Samsung S8 or LG G5, this cord works with that. It does not, however, support rapid charging on the Nexus 6P and 5X, the Moto Z, one Plus 3/3T, Pixel devices, or the Nintendo Switch.

aukeycords Aukey

Today's deal: Three Aukey USB 3.0 Type-A to USB Type-C cords for $7 on Amazon. ]

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags USBUSB-C

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ian Paul

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?