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