USB-C is all over eBay

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  1. mikeray macrumors regular

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  3. mikeray thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lol yah I just noticed that. Too expensive
     
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  5. saifrc macrumors member

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    How much should I trust that USB-C to Lightning cable? I don't want to fry either my MacBook or my iPhone/iPad. Maybe I'll wait until they show up on Monoprice...
     
  6. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    This!!

    Its great to see that there are $5-6 cables to buy at ebay. But I am not sure if those cables are really working.

    Look at all those lightning cables sold at Ebay with the iPhone 6 release. There are tons of cables who will stop working after a couple weeks.

    I bought some of those cheap lightning cables of Ebay (from China) in the past for my iPhone 6. About 6 or 8 cable stopped working after a few weeks
     
  7. No-Me macrumors 6502a

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    I've bought a micro-usb (or is it mini-usb) cable from ebay and I'm using that tiny apple adapter to convert it to lightning.
     
  8. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    i'd be hesitant too, I prefer apple cables or certified/with some name brand backing like Monoprice. Still loving my 10' Lightning MFI certified cable for my 6+, I can charge from ways away from the wall outlet.

    I suppose the electronic thrill seekers won't mind giving it a whirl though :p
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I am surprised that Apple did not make the cables in a way that only an official Apple cable would work;)
     
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    That would have been a nasty thing to do, but would not have been their first time. I remember the usb extension for the wired apple keyboard was designed in a way that it would only work with the apple keyboard.
     
  11. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Amazon has some supplies, too. I picked up a USB-C to USB-A cord, and have a USB-C to 4-port USB-A hub (similar to the one on eBay) that should arrive in late May.
     
  12. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    They can't that'd defeat the compliance with the USB-C standard.
     
  13. Freyqq macrumors 601

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    Someone needs to sell a hub. Maybe 4 USB 3.0 ports, audio out, displayport out, and power.
     
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    What you are describing would be a docking station and not a hub.
     
  16. Jefe's MacAir macrumors 6502

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    Picked up a male USB to USB-c on Amazon for about $10. Plugged it into the rMB and a portable lithium ion battery. It charges/powers the rMB.

    I have no longterm usage reports, just wanted to confirm that in indeed charges from a portable battery.

    On a side note, I'm showing 99% charged and 7:51 remaining. I'm at 2 bars below full brightness and keyboard backlighting at 1 bar.

    Web surfing only.
     
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    I have a $12 USB-C to USB3-A cable and a $20 USB3-A to Ethernet with a 3-port USB3 hub that works really well. Got one off Amazon and one off of eBay.
     
  18. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    I don't get it. Why do people get this laptop if they're going to plug 2 dongles and a hub into it to get it to do what they need? The whole point of this model is you just need one dongle at most, or it's not really the laptop for you.
     
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    LOL, I laugh whenever I see this stuff. USB-C is the future. What 4 USB A things would you possibly have plugged in at the same time?

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    I just don't trust charging my $900 phone with a chinese knock-off cable, sorry.
     
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    I laugh whenever I see someone who doesn't comprehend that their usage case is not everyone's usage case.

    Currently, I have 2 USB 3 external hard drives, a USB flash drive, a mouse, a keyboard, a printer, and a xbox 360 controller plugged in.

    Yes, alternatives exist to make all those peripherals use bluetooth and wifi, but why limit your options when you can just get a USB dock to restore all that functionality?
     
  22. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    You sound like a hoarder. Do you have 17 cats too?
     
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    How's that make him a hoarder? My PC has 3 external drives plugged in, keyboard, mouse, monitor, and card reader.
     
  25. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Definitely seems wasteful. Get rid of the 3 and get the appropriate size drive.
     

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