Anker and RavPower are making high quality Lightning and USB-C cables at the moment. Even Mophie makes some good USB-C and MicFlip makes reversible Micro-USB cables. Why dont flagship phones ship with double nylon braided, gold plated and aluminium housing cables .-., when theyr phones cost nearly 1000ÂÂ€?
There are not many good quality USB C charger along with USB C cable, all future portable devices will be coming equipped with this magnanimous and lovely port for charging and connectivity. Priceless -great work Google!!
divis200, 08 Oct 2016It was around 50 half year ago. Most phone chargers 5V 2A don't even cost 5$ and they're relia... moreThere is one included in every iPhone or iPad you buy. Apple also offers 12W ($19) and 29W ($49) and if I compare the price, I can also get it much cheaper. For example (I make the prices in Â€ because I live in Germany, but they are about the same in $) you can get the 5W one for Â€ 6 https://www.luedeke-elektronic.de/de/Netzgeraete--amp--Netzteile/Steckernetzteil-bis-6V-DC/USB-Ladeadapter-Ladegeraet-5V-max-1000mA--1A--5Watt-Weiss.html?refID=001 (and this is a reliable source because I used a price comparison which tried every reseller they link at, it's called idealo.de)
And the 2 meter cable only costs Â€ 8.69 http://www.ebay.de/itm/Original-Apple-2m-Lightning-USB-Daten-Ladekabel-MD819ZM-A-iPhone-iPod-iPad-/201541960783?clk_rvr_id=1106603290799&rmvSB=true again from that source.
And these cables broke easily, that is right. But they fixed that since 2013. I broke my first one but my second one lasts since 2014 until today with no issues.
But you don't have to buy original cables. You can also buy a MFi certified cable. On amazon, there are tons of these and you can get them as cheap as Â€ 5 for a quality one which should last long. You also don't have to buy original apple wall plugs. For example, Sony makes also good ones and pretty cheap.
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2016It's just $ 19 (so about half of this one) by the way http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD810L... moreIt was around 50 half year ago. Most phone chargers 5V 2A don't even cost 5$ and they're reliable. Apple charger charges 2x slower than regular and costs more. Compared to 18W, it charges around 4x slower. That's funny. Also, don't forget that cables break quite often. How much could a simple 1m cable cost, you might ask. 25$. Insane pricing is insane. At least google is offering something for the price, while apple gives a downgrade compared to other phones. By the way Google's charger just became available. The price will go down a lot in a month or two.
Buy Apple or Qualcomm certified charger from Amazon for far less. An Apple certified 24W dual charger is only $12 and no bigger than iPad charger
divis200, 08 Oct 2016Better than apple iphone charger. It has an output of 1A 5V, which is equal to 5W and, if I re... moreIt's just $ 19 (so about half of this one) by the way http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD810LL/A/apple-5w-usb-power-adapter?fnode=a89e1cbed08a71b4d3e542d3671d3821d2e9509ccc6c8c68e38467ca9ba0b60fc942d49a363b2a8203ccd9ebcdb3ac2fa2ee01882af8821f59bf9cfc4b49baeef4d99e1d8fe80420fdd3cbc4b28cec52163a47ea3b9a70f892dd7e199176a464
Seems like a very good push into the future, when USB C will be the only connector (so bye bye micro USB, USB A, Lightning, 3.5mm, and HDMI)
it is true that there is no comparison between Google and apple. Yes Google the company that try something new and innovative but apple try to fool the people
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2016Can somebody tell Google to stop trying to be like apple!! can't handle another Apple....
regs, 08 Oct 2016Seriously? $35 for a charger?Better than apple iphone charger. It has an output of 1A 5V, which is equal to 5W and, if I remember correctly, apple charges you 50$ or more for it.
Hi-tech, 08 Oct 2016designed by google manufactured by the htc.I know, but it says here 'designed and build' by Google.
"build by Google like everything else at the event"
Pixel phones have actually been built by HTC