Versatile Accell Thunderbolt 3 cable is Intel-certified, comes with 2-year limited warranty
Following up on our Accell USB-C to USB-A adapter, the manufacturer has also provided for us an Intel-certified Thunderbolt 3 cable for use in our reviews. We transfer tons of files when working with laptops, smartphones, and tablets and it helps to have a reliable USB-C to USB-C cable for that purpose.
The bi-directional Accell Thunderbolt 3 cable promises up to 100 W charging (5 A, 5 V to 20 V) and theoretical transfer rates of up to 40 Gbps between two Thunderbolt 3-enabled devices. As usual, there is backwards compatibility all way back to USB 2.0.
We put the cable through a variety of testing conditions and devices including smartphones, external monitors, M.2 NVMe adapters, and Dell XPS charging and found no issues whatsoever. It should also support docking stations and eGPUs due to its relatively short length. The real test will be to see how well it can handle the constant plugging and unplugging we have to do almost everyday between different devices. The cable isn't braided which would have given it a better sense of longevity.
See the Accell Thunderbolt 3 page below to learn more about the cable or to browse through the dozens of other accessories that Accell has to offer.