Amazon Basics USB 3.0 Charger Cable – A-Male to Micro-B – 3 Feet (0.9 Meters)

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Amazon Basics USB 3.0 Charger Cable - A-Male to Micro-B - 3 Feet (0.9 Meters), Black
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IN THE BOX: (1) 3 foot USB 3.0 A Male to Micro B cable

Top Positive Review

This cable failed at the one year mark, so why am I giving it 5 stars? I used this cable as my everyday cell phone charging cable, which should tell you that it took a lot of flexing and bending. As an engineering student, I was curious about what was inside. After the failure I performed a teardown to find the point of failure and determine how well the cable was made. Overall this cable was engineered ridiculously well. The point of failure was the negative power wire and it was due to excessive flexing. The heavy gauge tinned copper wire was 7-strand. I think a more finely stranded wire for the power wires would have increased its life. Everything was heavily shielded and all wire was stranded tinned copper. The power wires were a very large gauge (no smaller than 21g). All data lines were twisted pair in individually shielded pairs with a stranded line for reinforcement. The terminals had shielded covers that were soldered to the shielding braid from the cable. I could go on.
The point I’m trying to make is these are wonderful cables for a professional environment that should last forever providing there is minimal flexing in its daily use.

Top Critical Review

It is not often I have to express my disappointment with a product I buy on Amazon; and it’s even less often that I have to ding an Amazon Basics product. But here it is: these cables are junk. I cannot recommend them. I would give them 0 stars if I could.

Here’s why: when my cable arrived, it would not work on a USB 3.0 port. I tried two different ports, but it did not matter: my computer would not recognize my portable hard drive. Since the drive worked perfectly with the cable that came with it, I knew the problem was with the Amazon Basics cable, and not the drive or the USB ports on my computer.

Oddly enough, the cable did work in a USB 2.0 port. But if I had wanted to buy a USB 2.0 cable, I would not have ordered this one.

Anyway, I contacted Amazon Customer Service, and, to their credit, they promptly shipped me a new cable, at no cost to me. Big thanks to them for addressing my problem so quickly.

Unfortunately, the replacement cable performed even worse than the first one: it would not work in either a USB 3.0 port or in USB 2.0 port. This buying experience was a complete waste of my time.

I then did what I should have done in the first place: I ordered three Monoprice Select Series USB 3.0 cables and each one of them worked perfectly.

To sum this sad story up: it is not worth your time to buy this product, at least not until Amazon address their quality control issues. Note to Amazon: I still have both cables, and will be happy to ship them back to you for failure analysis.

Customer Questions & Answers

Will this cord work with my samsung note 3? does it require that i take off my utter case to charge since the end looks thick?
Answer: Hi . I bought this cable too for my note 3 . My note has an otter box defender which has a dust cover for the charging port and the charger fits in just fine .

Does this charger work for zte zmax pro
Answer:

No, it will not. The ZTE Zmax Pro requires the USB Type C 2.0 cable. You can find that on an incredible deal right here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GGKZ0V6/ref=asc_df_B01GGKZ0V65107697/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=394997&creativeASIN=B01GGKZ0V6&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167140037427&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1613806832762962026??

Will this work with Seagate Backup Plus
Answer: yes it will

Will this cord support quick charge 2.0 for my galaxy S5?
Answer: your S5 will ask the charger on the other end for 9Volt “boost” (up from regular 5V in every port) then “QC-2.0” the battery level by 50% in only about 30 minutes.

does this work with the regular kendel fire
Answer: I dont have a kindle fire but it should work if the port looks just like the one for samsung galaxy s5

Is this cable only for 3.0 usb or will it also work on 2.0 usb hard drives?
Answer: HDD side of the cable is Micro USB 3.0. This connector is larger and incompatible with Micro USB 2.0.

(Get a micro USB 2.0 cable instead.)

will this cable work on a toshiba canvio portable drive
Answer: I??m not sure. I used this cable between my lap top and my toshiba stand alone solid state hard drive. Purchased a long cable so that my personal data could be stored away from my lap top Incase of theft. He hard drive is in a secured environment. No personal data on laptop

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Expert Score 9.6
PROS:
  • 474 REVIEWS HARD DRIVE
  • 281 REVIEWS EXTERNAL HARD
  • 128 REVIEWS HEAVY DUTY
  • 121 REVIEWS SAMSUNG GALAXY
  • 121 REVIEWS STOPPED WORKING
  • 137 REVIEWS WELL MADE
  • 561 REVIEWS GOOD QUALITY
  • 145 REVIEWS DATA TRANSFER
  • 115 REVIEWS HIGH QUALITY
  • 263 REVIEWS EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE
  • 35 REVIEWS WESTERN DIGITAL
  • 93 REVIEWS USB PORT
  • 56 REVIEWS PORTABLE HARD
  • 134 REVIEWS CABLE THAT CAME
  • 66 REVIEWS BOUGHT THIS TO REPLACE
  • 60 REVIEWS MUCH BETTER
  • 58 REVIEWS GALAXY NOTE
  • 68 REVIEWS LAST LONG
  • 178 REVIEWS GREAT PRICE
  • 52 REVIEWS HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Amazon Basics USB 3.0 Charger Cable – A-Male to Micro-B – 3 Feet (0.9 Meters)
Amazon Basics USB 3.0 Charger Cable – A-Male to Micro-B – 3 Feet (0.9 Meters)
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