MagiCable review: Charge Micro-USB devices over USB-C connection

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If you’ve fully embraced the new USB Type-C specification and have moved over to USB-C chargers and devices but still have a few Micro-USB devices kicking around, you’ll no doubt be carrying around multiple types of cables. Our Innergie MagiCable review takes a look at the MagiCable USB-C Connector to Micro-USB cable which allows you to charge Micro-USB devices from your USB Type-C chargers.

Specifications

The Innergie MagiCable has the following features and specifications:

  • Charge Mobile Devices by USB-C Adapter
  • Smart Device Detection for High Speed Charging
  • Light and Compact
  • 1 year warranty
  • $1 million USD product liability insurance

What’s in the Box

  • 1x Innergie MagiCable USB-C Connector to Micro-USB cable

Design

The Innergie MagiCable has a pretty simple design. It’s a short white cable 20cm (just under 8″) in length with a female USB Type-C connector on one end and a male Micro-USB connector on the other end. Each end is pretty sturdy and thick, and the cable itself is well constructed.

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The Innergie MagiCable USB-C Connector to Micro-USB cable.

Ease of Use

The MagiCable USB-C Connector to Micro-USB is just as easy to use as one could imagine. Simply plug the Micro-USB connector into the device you want to charge and plug a USB Type-C adapter or cable into the other end. Plug your adapter into the wall, a USB Type-C device that supports charging, or USB Type-C battery pack and your Micro-USB device will start charging.

Performance

The MagiCable works and performs as expected. I tested it on my Nexus 5, and even though the “Charging rapidly” message didn’t appear on the screen when charging from the wall or a battery pack with a USB Type-C cable, it definitely was charging quickly as it took about 20 minutes to go from 0 to 50% battery. I was also able to successfully charge the Nexus 5 from my Nexus 6P and a Moto Z Play using a USB-C cable and the MagiCable.

Price/Value

With an MSRP of $14.99USD, the Innergie MagiCable USB-C Connector to Micro-USB cable is currently on sale for $9.99USD on Amazon. It’s definitely a small price to pay to reduce the number of different long cables you need to carry around.

Wrap-up

If you’ve got a few Micro-USB devices around and rely mostly on USB Type-C chargers, the Innergie MagiCable USB-C Connector to Micro-USB cable should do the trick for you.

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*We were sent a review sample of the Innergie MagiCable for the purposes of this review.

Last Updated on October 10, 2016.

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