Are all USB-C to USB-A cables the same? We compare two $12 Amazon Basics cables

They look the same, and nearly cost the same, but one of these Amazon Basics cables is a dog.

If you’re asking yourself if all USB-A to USB-C cables work the same, well, the short answer is no. Not at all.

To illustrate our point, we reviewed two six-foot, gray-braided Amazon Basics USB-A to USB-C cables that look virtually identical and, surprisingly, cost virtually identical amounts. A USB 3.1 model cost $12.40 while a USB 2.0 model cost $11.90.

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