USB Type-C is all the rage right now, but as it’s a new standard of hardware, there are bound to be some teething issues for manufacturers. To uncover non-compliant cables and adaptersÂ before they potentially damage your device, Googler Benson Leung a.k.a. the USB Vigilante, has been testing every accessory available under the sun and advising whether you’ll want to risk it with your device or not. As it turns out, he has found that theÂ OnePlus USB Type-C adapter is out of spec – as Leung puts it: “it uses the wrong identifier resistor”, which can potentially damage your device while charging.
OnePlus has yet to respond toÂ Leung’s findings, butÂ while it’s understandable that being one of the first to adopt the new standard you might make some mistakes,Â it’s kind of disappointing that a manufacturer who’s own device uses USB Type-C might potentially have damaged their own devices. Regardless, if you’re looking for a cheap USB Type-C adapter forÂ your Chromebook Pixel or new Nexus 5X/6P, theÂ OnePlus USB Type-C adapter probably isn’t the way to go for you.
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