AmazonBasics USB Type-C to USB 3.1 Gen1 Female

Last updated: June 12, 2020

This short connector gives you about 6 inches of distance between connected devices, making it a portable option that also provides a little wiggle room. The construction is Aramid fiber, which is a similar material to that found in bike tires, offering flexibility and heat resistance. It supports USB-C devices with power output up to 3 amps.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: If you need a Type-C to USB option, this portable cable is perfect for taking on the go.

In our analysis of 31 expert reviews, the AmazonBasics USB Type-C to USB 3.1 Gen1 Female placed 5th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Connect standard USB Type-A enabled devices and peripherals (flash drives, keyboards, mice and more) to USB Type-C enabled devices (USB Type-A cable not included). Female adapter ensures easy connections and reliable performance, supporting data transfer up to 5 Gbps. Reversible design – easily insert the connector into any Type-C enabled device (does not matter which side is up). Type-C port is half the width and one-third the height of a standard USB-A connector (slightly larger compared to Lightning or Micro-USB ports). Certified by USB-IF to be compliant with USB 3.1 Gen 1 Standard; backwards compatibility to USB 3.0 and 2.0; power output up to 5V, 3 Amp. Measures approximately 5-1/2 inches long; backed by an AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The advantage of a cable over a nub is that it moves the connected USB-A cable or flash drive away from the computer a bit—about 6 inches in this case. That extra length and flexibility can make it easier to use certain accessories, especially those with fat plugs. This adapter is USB-IF certified, it performed well in our testing, it supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 (which is another way of saying USB 3.0) data transfer, and it’s the least expensive model we tested.
They’ve constructed the cable with Aramid fiber, a special type of heat-resistant synthetic. It’s the sort of thing you see holding together a bike tire, which certainly makes it tough enough to take on the kind of forces it will see during its lifespan.
Beyond data transfer, the AmazonBasics cable supports charging USB-C enabled devices with up to three amps of power output and fast charging for any supported devices. Measuring only 2.56 inches in length, the AmazonBasics cable is a pocket-friendly solution, but can also be easily tucked away in a backpack or purse.

What reviewers didn't like

Has the shortest warranty (one year) of any we tested.
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