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The OnePlus USB-C cable doesn't meet the latest standards. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The OnePlus USB-C cable doesn’t meet the latest standards. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

OnePlus has asked fans to stop using its official USB-C cable with third-party devices.

The cable doesn’t properly conform to version 1.1 of the USB Type-C standard, and using it with anything but the OnePlus 2 could result in damage to your power source.

The OnePlus 2 was the first Android device with USB-C. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The OnePlus 2 was the first Android device with USB-C. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Just because that USB-C cable you bought fits your new smartphone, it doesn’t make it a good USB-C cable. As Googler Benson Leung points out, there are a lot of bad USB-C cables out there that not only cause your devices to exhibit “weird behavior,” but are also “downright dangerous.”

To help users buy better USB-C cables, Leung has begun reviewing those available on Amazon to help you decide which you should buy, and which you should avoid.

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We’ve all experienced the frustration of searching around for an electrical outlet to charge a dying device, only to realize that your short charging cable can’t reach far enough. It’s annoying, and it sucks. But with this handy 6-foot long, MFi-Certified charging cable, this scenario becomes a thing of the past.

Compatible with both Android, iOS, and other platforms — with both Lightning and micro USB connections — this cable has you covered no matter where you are or what you need to charge. And for a limited time only, you can get 50% off its regular price tag through Cult of Android Deals.

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OnePlus 2’s new USB-C cable. Photo: OnePlus

The new OnePlus 2 is the first Android-powered smartphone to adopt USB-C technology, which means all those micro-USB cables you have stuffed in a drawer somewhere aren’t going to work with it.

You’ll get a USB-C cable with your OnePlus 2, of course, and OnePlus says you’ll be able to buy more separately for “about $5.”

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Don’t you just hate tangled wires? These flexible and twistable micro USB cables, featuring soft yet protective jackets to guard cable and connector housings, are far more resilient than your average charging cable — and they’ll never tangle. And thanks to Cult of Android Deals, you can get three for just $13.99 — down from $42 — for a limited time.

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