A Google engineer by the name of Benson Leung has been testing and reviewing USB Type-C cables on Amazon to let people know which manufacturers are safe to purchase from. Most of his criticisms have been leveled at small-time resellers, but he just put a pretty big name in his sights: smartphone manufacturer OnePlus.

According to Leung, both the Type-C to Type-A cable and Type-C microUSB adapter are defective and could damage whatever device you’re using them with. The problem is that Type-C cables offer a variety of features, notably high power output for charging, but OnePlus’ cables are only Type-C in name and design. The cables don’t actually support those features. They work fine with the OnePlus 2 handset, because that phone doesn’t support those features either. OnePlus is just trying to use the Type-C popularity to sell more product without actually offering the benefits.

However, if you plug a OnePlus Type-C cable into a device that does support Type-C features, it will try to draw more power than the faulty cable can actually handle, possibly damaging not only the cable but also the device or PC it’s plugged into. So yeah, if you’re getting a OnePlus 2, the cable will work fine, otherwise don’t touch it with a ten-foot pole.

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