Tronsmart USB-C Accessories Review: Compliant Cables For Peace Of Mind

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With USB-C gaining popularity, it’s only a matter of time before it’s the new standard. As we’ve discussed previously, non-compliant USB-C cables can destroy your valuable devices, so it’s important to be aware of what you’re purchasing. Our Tronsmart USB-C accessories review takes a look at some compliant USB-C cables, Micro-USB adapters, and a USB-C/USB-A car charger.

Specifications

The Tronsmart USB-C accessories have the following specifications:

Tronsmart USB-C 30W Dual USB Car Charger

  • USB-A Port (Non-Quick Charging Port) : Output: 5V/2.4A (Max). Smart detect technology patented by Tronsmart, offers the fastest charging speed for many other non-Type C devices.You may be unable to get rapid charging speed, when charging a Type C device with a Type A male to Type C male cable.
  • USB-C Port (Quick Charge 3.0) : Output: 5-6.5V/3.0A, 6.5-9V/2.0A, 12V/1.5A(Max). Custom made for LG G5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P(5V/3A), Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL, OnePlus 2, Meizu Pro 5, ZUK Z1, LeTV One Max, LeTV One Pro
  • Premium materials, ultra-compact design and precision crafting seamlessly combine for an essential, on the road travel companion
  • Safety Guarantee: Built with Industry grade materials and premium circuitry, fully protect against over-current, overcharging and overheating for safe and fast charging.
  • What You Get:1 x Tronsmart C2PTE Car Charger; 1 x Welcome Guide; 18 Month Worry-free Warranty

Tronsmart USB-C to USB-A Cable

  • 56k ohm pull-up resistor
  • USB-C Syncing: Transfer data between your USB-C devices such as your new Macbook, Chrome Pixel, LG G5, Nexus 6p/5x (up to 480Mbps)
  • Fast Charging: Replace your original cable to charge your New Macbook, Chrome Pixel, LG G5, Nexus 6p/5x
  • Flexible USB-C to USB-A cable with sturdy construction has connectors with molded strain relief for frequent unplugging and durability
  • Compatible models: LG G5, HTC 10, Nexus 5X / 6P, Lumia 950 / Lumia 950XL, 2015 Macbook, Google Pixel C and more USB-C devices.
  • Package content: 2 x Tronsmart USB 2.0 USB-C to USB-A Cable (6 Feet) , 18 Months worry-free warranty
  • Benson Leung Approved

Tronsmart USB-C to USB-C Cable

  • USB-C Syncing: Transfer data between your USB-C devices such as your new Macbook, Chrome Pixel, LG G5, Nexus 6p/5x (up to 480Mbps)
  • Fast Charging: Replace your original cable to charge your New Macbook, Chrome Pixel, LG G5, Nexus 6p/5x
  • Flexible USB-C to USB-C cable with sturdy construction has connectors with molded strain relief for frequent unplugging and durability
  • Plug and unplug easily without checking for the connector orientation
  • Package content: 2 x Tronsmart USB-C to USB-C Cable (6 Feet), 18 Months worry-free warranty

Tronsmart USB-C to Micro-USB Adapter

  • 56k ohm pull-up resistor
  • Tronsmart USB-C to Micro USB Adapter meets all USB-C technical standards for use with all USB-Type C products; including laptops and phones.
  • With a Tronsmart USB-C to Micro USB Adapter, you can sync, charge and transfer data from your USB-C devices; (No OTG compatibility) including phones and tablets, using your standard Micro-USB cable.
  • To use the USB-C to Micro USB Adapter, plug a standard Micro USB cable into end (female connection) of the Adapter, then place the Type C male connection (the other end of the Adapter) into a Type C port.
  • Support data transfers of up to 480Mbps transferring speed. Max electric current allows 2.4A
  • Package content: 2 x Tronsmart USB-C to Micro USB Adapter (Black,White); 18 Month worry-free warranty
  • Benson Leung Approved

Design

Tronsmart USB-C 30W Dual USB Car Charger

The Tronsmart USB-C 30W Dual USB Car Charger is constructed of black plastic and has an oval design on the end with the ports. The Tronsmart logo is on the top side, and there is one USB-C port with a single USB-A “Smart Detect” port beside it. It’s a pretty standard design for a dual-port car charger and fits nicely into your DC outlet in your vehicle, and it should fit no matter where your outlet is.

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Tronsmart USB-C Dual Port Car Charger

Tronsmart USB-C Cables

The Tronsmart USB-C cables are also pretty standard fare, and are constructed with a flexible cable with molded connectors at each end. The one detail that I really liked about the USB-C connectors was the tapered ends — the end towards the actual connector is narrower than the end connected to the cable itself, which gives you a better grip when disconnecting it from your smartphone or other USB-C device. The Tronsmart logo is printed on one USB-C connector end of each cable, and is pretty small and barely noticeable. The cables come in black or white, and when you order you get one of each, it would be nice to be able to specify 2x black or 2x white cables instead of one of each. The USB-C cables are also available singly as well if color really is a concern, but you’re definitely saving with the 2 cable packs.

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Tronsmart USB-C cables with car charger and Micro-USB adapters.

It would also have been nice to see a braided cable, as that seems to be the route other companies are taking, but that’s more of a personal preference and I had no issues with the design of the Tronsmart cables themselves.

Tronsmart USB-C to Micro-USB Adapter

The Tronsmart USB-C to Micro-USB Adapters are pretty simple as well. One end consists of the male USB-C end, while the other end houses the female Micro-USB end with the Tronsmart logo printed on one side. Micro-USB cables fit snugly into the adapter, and the adapter features the same tapered design as the USB-C ends on the Tronsmart cables, although not quite as pronounced. It’s still enough to notice and give you an extra grip when removing the adapter from your USB-C devices. As with the cables, these come in a two pack with one being black and the other white.

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Tronsmart USB-C to Micro-USB Adapter

Ease of Use

All of Tronsmart’s USB-C accessories were simple to use. There’s not much more to do than to plug them into the proper port and plug your smartphone or other device to them.

Performance

Tronsmart’s USB-C accessories worked as expected. The only thing I found was that when using the USB-A port on the car charger, I wasn’t getting a rapid charge to my Nexus 6P but that is something that the company does indicate in the product description. I had no issues getting a rapid charge when using a USB-C to USB-C cable in the charger. The cables worked fine for transferring data, and the Micro-USB adapter worked great for letting me use older Micro-USB cables with my Nexus 6P.

Price/Value

All of Tronsmart’s items are on sale on Amazon, as is often the case. The USB-C Dual Port Car Charger normally retails for $39.99USD and is currently selling for $17.99; the USB-C to USB-A cables are $11.99 for a pack of 2 (1 black and 1 white) 6′ cables (regular $24.99); the USB-C to USB-C cables will set you back $15.99 for 1 black and 1 white 6′ cable (regular $29.99); and finally the Micro-USB Adapters are on sale for $6.99 (regular $12.99) for a pair (again, 1 black and 1 white). At the sale prices, the Tronsmart USB-C accessories are reasonably priced.

You can also purchase a 3′ 2 pack of the USB-C to USB-A and USB-C to USB-C cables as well.

Wrap-up

If you’re looking for affordable, compliant USB-C accessories for your devices, you really can’t go wrong with Tronsmart’s USB-C offerings.

Tronsmart USB-C Car Charger
4.9 Out of 5
Nailed It
Fairly standard design, rapid charging from USB-C port, extra USB-A port is handy. Good price on sale currently.
Needs Work
Be nice to get rapid charging from USB-A port as well.
Bottom Line
A solid USB-C and USB-A car charger.
Design5.00
Ease of Use5.00
Performance4.50
Price/Value5.00
  Purchase from Amazon
Tronsmart USB-C Cables
4.9 Out of 5
Nailed It
Flexible, really like the tapered USB-C connector end for the added grip when removing from device. Great price for a 2 pack.
Needs Work
Would be nice to see braided cords. Some users might prefer a 2x white or 2x black package option instead of one of each.
Bottom Line
Tronsmart's USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables are a great choice considering the price and the fact they are USB-C compliant.
Design4.50
Ease of Use5.00
Performance5.00
Price/Value5.00

  Purchase USB-C to USB-A from Amazon  Purchase USB-C to USB-C from Amazon

Tronsmart USB-C to Micro-USB Adapter
5 Out of 5
Nailed It
Easy to use, nice tapered design for better grip. Great price for two adapters.
Needs Work
Some users may want a 2x white or 2x black purchase option instead of one of each.
Bottom Line
Great, affordable adapter for making use of the many Micro-USB cables most people have laying around.
Design5.00
Ease of Use5.00
Performance5.00
Price/Value5.00
  Purchase from Amazon
*We were sent a review samples of the Tronsmart USB-C products listed above for the purposes of this review.
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