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Plugies MagTech USB-C Cables

Plugies MagTech USB-C Cables

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The price is kind of steep compared to similar magnetic cables IMHO. I've also seen this design available on various platforms including amazon for around the same price... so not sure this is is worth it. Example: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079NJM3VS/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ^ I've got this cable above and it's served me very well for both charging and data . Build quality is impeccable too. I even picked mine up at $16.90 then.
I see all the whinging about the magnet being too weak. But I think this is just the thing for my Fuji XT3. I'd much rather that the plug fall away, then damage the USB C port on my $1500 camera!
Magnet is weak, but improves if held together for a second or two. I haven't used their V3 cable, so no frame of reference for other small connectors... But comparing to MagSafe is apples and oranges (pardon the pun).
Strain relief and creating enough slack is also key for this cable. In the car I wrap the cable around the base of my phone holder to create enough slack that the magnet stays in place. Works great.
Also picked up a few USB-C to USB-A adapters online for versatility. And it does trigger the "Rapidly charging" notofication on my Pixel when using a USB-C port... So seems to be PD compliant. Charging through the USB-A adapter does not trigger the notification, so the adapters break compliance.
Overall happy with the purchase... It works for what I need it to do on my phone. Now I need more cables (no connectors) for convenience.
there is no led indicator for this, the led indicator only exist for usb to usbc cable
Massdrop-were any of the issues for the last drop resolved, or is this the same cable with the issues mentioned in the comments
Really like the idea and concept, but the magnet is too weak. Sitting on the coach with my MacBook in my lap, even small movement result in lost connection.
what's the AWG rating of the power and data wires? I keep resisting the urge to join in on these drops as there are never any specifications.
when you say "high speed charging", please back it up by stating the AWG of the power wires inside. when you mention "transfer speeds that are just as fast", please back it up by stating the AWG of the data wires inside.
These two parameters are the only way to know for certain that the cables are suitable for quick charging (Qualcomm's Quick Charge / USB-C Power Delivery) & reliable data transfer.
LQDForce
Maybe this is apples & oranges but checking the Gen 3 page linked further down the dicussions here I see on the Pluggies web site this:
Now USB-C available (note: Not QC 2/3 compatible)
just 3 lines above:
High speed charging and data transfers.
I agree it is doubtful that this cable can be used for Quick Charge 2.x or 3.x charging of newer devices. Sigh. Perhaps in Gen 4...
I have the opposite problem of some of the commentators here, the magnetic connector is far too weak. If I simply move the cable while holding my phone the magnet will disconnect. I can't insert the cable sideways without the magnet becoming partially detached, which stops the cable from charging. Would not recommend the Plugies version of this type of cable. I have previously ordered "Magnetic Lightning/Micro USB Braided LED Cables" which still work great and have a decent magnet that does not fall off randomly.
Timothiess
You are right about better magnet om the Magnetic Lightning/Micro USB Braided LED Cables, but it doesn't give enough power to charge a MacBook.
For those wondering, this cable and tip is not compatible with their other cables... Was rather annoying when I got my order for the other cables, thinking I could use them for both my pixel and micro USB devices.
Cables themselves are great, just don't expect to be able to use the full plugies ecosystem to charge your devices.
These cables have been great, but there are 2 problems:
Most USB-C laptop chargers have a male end, so to use this cable I have to use a Female to Female adapter. The only adapter on the market is badly made and only works half the time and in one orientation, and it is also a bit bulky. Could you provide and option for a well made small F/F adapter?
Also, when you do have a USB-C male laptop charger, the cable only needs to be half the length. Could you do a half size one?
Lastly, a small power light would be great so you can see if the cable still has power (low brightness).
Koopa
I have no definitive sources for this, but I recall reading at one point that the USB-C specifications doesn't allow for a female connector on an adapter, or cable. That's why they are so hard to find, and the ones out there are poorly engineered low quality unapproved Chinese items. The lack of good quality extenders/adapters seems consistent with this.
If someone could provide a citation to an official document which proves or disproves this, many here would no doubt appreciate it.
SteveFeinstein
If that's the case my MacBook violated the specs
Is it normal for the magnetic USB-C end to fit so tight? I'm unable to remove it from my Pixel 2 XL without using needlenose pliers...
Will the snug fit work its way out, or is this going to damage the female end of the USB-C port on my phone?
Either way the tight fit makes this horribly inconvenient to use. Especially since I use the USB-C to aux adapter daily for my headphones.
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My experience with similar cables is that if the magnet is strong enough to prevent the cable from accidentally disconnecting it's strong enough to pull out the connector unless it's really tight. The genius of the original Apple mag-safe connection was that it was an integral part of the computer and couldn't be disconnected. Since a USB-C magnetic adapter is inherently disconnect-able it'll never be as good.
SteveFeinstein
Not as good implies that it works (at least some of the time). In this case it didn't work at all. Massdrop was awesome though and gave me a refund.
I wish we could get a straight variant of this... I know they have one that is regular USB to USB-C with the magnet, but not a straight C to C.
Does this support the USB c-PD standard? You know, for Google pixels, MacBooks and etc.
To anyone able to answer... Is this the kind of connection on the mini end that the note 8 uses? Thanx.
m8oman
Yeah it is.
-Fellow Note 8 owner
m8oman
Also confirming. Hail the note 8! Lol
Does this work for keyboards too?
Do you guys know where I can buy a straight C-C cable? I need it for my nexus 6p. I have a case on which cannot fit this L shape
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Sean thanks, but thats a C to USB 2.0. It wouldn't support lightning charge. It's all good. I don't think people have made it yet. I just have to wait.
What is the purpose of magnetic cable that does not support data transfer? Do you know how annoying it is to swap the magnetic adapter when you need to use it for data or syncing? If you use this on a phone wilth a heavy duty case trust me you will get to hate swapping cables pretty damn quick.
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I read that to mean it wasn't capable of a slower (lower) charging voltage.
kauboy
Agreed. That's certainly how I understood it.
@MrDiBsIf you're gonna take written specs as gospel it might make sense to consider them in their entirety?
I'm still waiting for a company to come out with an "ultra-low profile" USB-C cable that folds back on the flat axis, rather than shooting off sideways. I want to find a USB-C cable with a flat bottom that comes out behind my Nintendo Switch , so it doesn't feel obtrusive when gaming while plugged in on handheld mode.
richfiles
for stability of the cable connections, most companies won't do this(because they'd probably have to modify and have a custom connector made for just them) Most cable companies use off the shelf connectors, from digikey and other wholesale suppliers like this one: https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/m/millmax/usb-3_1-type-c-connectors
richfiles
you'll probably have more luck just getting a stand that allows you to plug the switch in. You could always get one with integrated USB-C charging, but you'd be putting a lot of trust in a random chinese electronics manufacturer. Here's a cheap plastic stand: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2017-Universal-Playstand-Desktop-Stand-For-Nintendo-Switch-NS-Game-Console-Holder-Adjustable-Angle-Foldable-Base/32800977881.html
I understand I was refunded for the cables because of the color discrepancies (also, the red one I ordered showed up as black), but I am a little confused by the description vs the product. The description said that there would be led charging indicators, and the plugies site shows that they only make straight cables with indicators. These are 90 degrees with no indicators.
Also, I couldn't find any mention of a 90 degree version on the plugies site - I assumed when I ordered that it was something different from them since this was MD.
Now im concerned that since practically nothing matched the description, are these even safe to use? Do you have a manufacturer spec sheet that properly identifies these cables? I don’t want to damage any of my devices if these aren’t properly certified for power, and maybe since they were basically free at this point I should just toss them out?
geolchris
https://www.plugies.com/collections/frontpage/products/plugies-magtech-usb-c-to-magtech-cable I found this, and posted it on another comment. After hearing what has happened kind of glad I did not join this drop. Best of luck getting that sorted.
So, these cables look IDENTICAL to https://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-Charger-Magsafe-Charging-Breaksafe/dp/B077BQ5PMY/ref=sr_1_24?ie=UTF8&qid=1518217154&sr=8-24&keywords=87w+usb+c+charger these, but this is the only product actually advertised by plugies, https://www.plugies.com/collections/frontpage/products/gen-3-snap-charge-magnetic-cable-for-apple-and-usb-products .
Were we given a non-authentic product? No markings on the product itself to indicate that Plugies actually manufactured these.
Dagon
Im not sure what you are asking here but let me try and answer.
Were we given a non-authentic product?
This is 100% a Plugies product.
Dagon
https://www.plugies.com/collections/frontpage/products/plugies-magtech-usb-c-to-magtech-cable there is the plugies product that I think we saw on Massdrop. As you can see by the product images that they are the same. Using the website that you linked go to products then usb-c. The Gen-3 that you linked is not the same product that was offer by massdrop, but the one I linked looks the most like what Massdrop was offering.
Hello All,
We have become aware of the color discrepancy between what we advertised as silver and what was shipped.
All orders for the silver MagTech cables will be taken care of by our CS department so please be patient.
We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
I just got the cable in the mail but I think someone at MD is having trouble telling the difference between white and silver.... I ordered silver, I got snow white cable. Silver cable included in pic for comparison. Going to contact support for a refund.
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Jino74
Hi Guys,
We are aware of this color difference and are going to get you taken care of.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jaysun
Thanks for your prompt response! Hope to get this straightened out soon.
These are great, put one in each of my MacBooks and one in my phone, but now I can't get the one out of my phone. Just had to use a pair of pliers to remove one of the MacBook ones...
Convenient, but only if you're willing to permanently sacrifice that port.
where is the LED indicator? Mine just came in and doesn't seem to have one.
Also got stuck in the thunderbolt port... lol.
Does this come with other pluggie options or just USB-C to USB-C
mattysaw
It is just USB-C to USB-C for this cable but the Plugies team is always innovating and Im sure we will see more soon.
How well does the little USB-C plug stay in the MacBook Pro? The idea would be to leave it plugged in to my laptop permanently and not have it fall out when I'm moving about with it. I don't need a cable like this for data transfer, just for delivering power. Thanks.
anson
I just had to use pliers to remove mine...
How long is the cable?
chunkymunky0
80in
Looks like it would work for a Macbook pro 2016?
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Sorry, I can't tell from that answer whether you are saying that it will work with MacBook Pro or will not.
Don-N
My bad, it DOES work with the MacBook Pro.
Does this cable support the Gen 3 USB-C, MicroUSB, and Lightning plugs for charging? Or is this cable different because it supports data transfer and charging?
cdmatter
This only supports USB C, which is the same connector as thunderbolt 3.0. This is not a lightning or micro USB cable.
No website, no detail spec Seems not following usb guide and hope everyone will not damage your devices
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Website dont have this cable, not confirm the spec. But the contact pins seems not enough to usb3.1 spec.
It is not USB 3.1 spec, it was designed for charging MasBooks but can transfer data but a a slower rate than USB 3.1 spec.