When I wrote up Google’s Nexus event that took place just a few days ago, I mentioned that USB-C was quickly becoming standard. Well apparently it isn’t happening as quickly as Google would like as the Nexus 5 – the very phone I was writing about – ships with a USB-C cable that doesn’t fit into most computers.

The picture below is from Google’s online store and you can clearly see in the “What’s in the box” section that the phone comes with a USB Type-C to Type-C cable, which means that unless your computer or laptop has a USB-C port (it likely doesn’t), you’ll have to fork over the $12.99 for the circled adapter. Of course, you could always get the adapter elsewhere, and probably for cheaper.

Google's Nexus 5 Comes with a USB-C Cable that's Incompatible with Most Computers

I don’t like it, but I get it. Google wants you to take advantage of Android Marshmallow’s lightning-fast data transfers and charge times and plugging your USB-C cable into a standard USB port really puts a damper on that. However, one could justifiably point out that Google is getting a little ahead of themselves by embracing a technology that hasn’t been widely adopted yet. They should also take some flack for forcing most consumers to shell out extra money for a piece of hardward that the Nexus 6P provides in the box.

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