1. Italianoleone's Avatar
    Need one also for charging in the car.
    01-24-2016 09:28 PM
  2. SnailUK's Avatar
    I've got a couple of the Anker ones from Amazon. Work perfectly for me.
    01-25-2016 10:24 AM
  3. ashram's Avatar
    This gets asked a few times.... the best answer...
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A25GROL6KJV3QG/ref=cm_cr_rdp_pdp
    Benson Leung is a google Engineer that has been testing USB-C cables for 100% compatibility (with Google Products) but most importantly, that the cables are built to spec. If the cable is to spec, it will give o headaches on your 950 :)
    Joe920 and jbindel like this.
    01-25-2016 11:49 AM
  4. Italianoleone's Avatar
    Thanks. What about one of those spiral/spring looking cables for the car? I already have a charger, just need an USB-C cable for the car.
    01-25-2016 12:09 PM
  5. Joe920's Avatar
    This gets asked a few times.... the best answer...
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A25GROL6KJV3QG/ref=cm_cr_rdp_pdp
    Benson Leung is a google Engineer that has been testing USB-C cables for 100% compatibility (with Google Products) but most importantly, that the cables are built to spec. If the cable is to spec, it will give o headaches on your 950 :)
    Thanks for reminding me. I just ordered three of these, 3ft, $6 each.
    01-25-2016 12:57 PM
  6. soloist_huaxin's Avatar
    Thanks for reminding me. I just ordered three of these, 3ft, $6 each.
    Not sure if this applies to you, but I just returned 3 of the same cable today to amazon. Don't get me wrong, the cable works fine, with the 56k pull up and stuff, but my biggest issue with this particular brand is that the USB-C end doesn't hold on to my 950's USB-C socket well enough to ensure a reliable connection. From what I see, seems like there is a spring-loaded clamp-like mechanism at the very tip of USB-C plug to try hold the plug inside the socket, and this cable's clamp is barely working. The OEM cable that comes with the phone in box, on the other hand, has a more visible/tigher clamp and holds on to 950 much better. I'm going thru the painful process of trial and error to find what works for me, hopefully I can find a fit soon.
    Joe920 likes this.
    01-25-2016 02:17 PM
  7. Italianoleone's Avatar
    I'm about to buy 950. I don't know a lot about USB-C cables BUT shouldn't we be able to buy one at the Microsoft Store and avoid all this trial end error with third party cables? What prevents me to buy an USB-C cable at the Microsoft Store?

    Other question. Almost all dual car chargers with two USB outputs have one USB-A and one USB-C output. Why is there an USB-C output? Which one should I use? So should I buy an USB-C to USB-C or USB-A to USB-C cable? What's the difference in general between the two?
    01-25-2016 03:08 PM
  8. soloist_huaxin's Avatar
    update: Bought 3x GVDV cable for $5 each, and to me at least, it's a much better fit. Pretty thick braided cable, metallic-feeling plugs, and most importantly the C end holds very sturdy in 950 socket. The only downside is that they only come in bright metallic colors which is a big contrast to my black 950/black case/black battery pack, but I can live with that.
    01-28-2016 06:37 PM
  9. soloist_huaxin's Avatar
    I'm about to buy 950. I don't know a lot about USB-C cables BUT shouldn't we be able to buy one at the Microsoft Store and avoid all this trial end error with third party cables? What prevents me to buy an USB-C cable at the Microsoft Store?

    Other question. Almost all dual car chargers with two USB outputs have one USB-A and one USB-C output. Why is there an USB-C output? Which one should I use? So should I buy an USB-C to USB-C or USB-A to USB-C cable? What's the difference in general between the two?
    sure you can get one at MSFT store, but I'd rather not pay $20 for a cable.

    I'm not sure you can say "almost all" car chargers comes with A+C output. a lot of them still have only A. To me, the main *potential* benefit is that if you have a C-C cable that supports high power output you might be able to charge your phone faster than ever, provided that BOTH your phone and your charger supports it.
    01-28-2016 06:43 PM
  10. Italianoleone's Avatar
    You are right, most of them have only A.

    Anyway, I just bough two car chargers. Both have A+C output.

    - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018TGAGX...pUvbUpU3390310
    - Car Charger, Vinsic High Speed Car Charger with Type C: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    I will test them next month with both 950 and 950 XL when I'll travel a lot with my car.
    01-28-2016 09:55 PM
  11. Joe920's Avatar
    Not sure if this applies to you, but I just returned 3 of the same cable today to amazon.
    Just received them. They work perfectly for me, snug, not too snug. Of course they jumped from $6 to $9 since I bought them.. ugh. So maybe just look at all cables reviewed by Leung, see if they get 4.5+ stars, and get the best price.
    01-28-2016 11:27 PM

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