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You know the score when it comes to having the right cable.
You need to charge something or move data to or from something, but you need a specific cable. Maybe it needs to be USB-A on one end and USB-C on the other. Or USB-A to microUSB. Or, worst of all, you need to connect something that has a microUSB connector to a charger that only has USB-C.
At its core, this cable is a USB-C-to-USB-C that supports up to 100W PD (Power Delivery) charging protocol, making this perfect for everything, from smartphones to laptops.
But there's more!
At one end, there's a USB-C to USB-A adapter, and on the other a USB-C to microUSB adapter.
That's four cables in one!
This cable is primarily aimed at those wanting to charge devices, but if you want to use it for data transfer, be aware that in order to offer this in long lengths – up to 3 meters/10 feet – performance is limited to USB 2.0 speeds of 480Mbps.
To keep the cable from getting all tangled and out of control, this cable comes with a nifty, easy-to-use Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) cable tie, which is far better than the velcro ties seen on many cables.
And to top it all off, this cable is covered in super-tough, double-braided Kevlar. You know, the stuff they make bulletproof vests out of.
While I don't expect this cable to ever stop a bullet, Kevlar offers a high degree of abrasion resistance and is still soft to the touch and flexible.