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Accell USB-C to USB-A 3.1 Gen. 2 adapter costs $14.99, feels better and of higher quality than cheap eBay alternatives

Accell USB-C to USB-A 3.1 Gen. 2 adapter costs $14.99, feels better and of higher quality than cheap eBay alternatives (Image source: Accell)
Accell USB-C to USB-A 3.1 Gen. 2 adapter costs $14.99, feels better and of higher quality than cheap eBay alternatives (Image source: Accell)
The manufacturer offers a wide range of computer accessories and docking stations that might come in handy especially for ultra-thin laptops where port options are becoming increasingly limited.
Allen Ngo,

More and more laptops these days are shipping without any USB-A ports. Even the 17-inch Dell XPS 17 comes with just USB-C ports despite being such a large system. Such laptops are essentially forcing owners to invest in USB-C to USB-A adapters to connect common devices like USB drives or mice.

At Notebookcheck, we run into this problem a lot when testing the latest laptops or smartphones and so we frequently rely on USB-C to USB-A adapters to get the job done. Accell, a manufacturer of cables, adapters, docking stations, and other electronic accessories, was aware of our struggle and kindly sent us a USB-C to USB-A adapter for us to use in our tests.

The 3.1 Gen. 2 adapter promises up to 10 Gbps transfer rates and compatibility with Windows, Mac, Chrome, and Android devices including smartphones and tablets. We tried it out on our Surface Laptop 3 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro with no plug-and-play issues. We like the metal design and the miniature size for easy carrying in the pocket or bag.

Catch the link below for the adapter or to browse other accessories from Accell. At $14.99, it's pricier than the questionable overseas adapters you'd find on eBay, but at least Accell throws in a one-year warranty.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-07-28 (Update: 2020-07-30)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.