Key Takeaways for ZDNET
- Only the Baseus Mini 100W Retractable USB-C to USB-C Cable is available $18.
- Compact, well-made and durable cable, solid drag reel and four different drag settings.
- The cable only supports data transmission and does not support video transmission.
My laptop bag is a rat’s nest of tangled cables, even though I try to do a decent — or at least half-decent — job of putting it away.
But they always seem to get into a huge tangle. And don’t get me started about the cables on my desk!
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Now, at least my USB-C cable is in order, thanks Baseus 100W Mini Retractable USB-C to USB-C Cable.
Baseus 100W Mini Retractable USB-C to USB-C Cable
Put an end to tangled cables and a messy charging environment with this amazing retractable USB-C cable.
Technical Specifications of Baseus 100W Mini Retractable USB-C to USB-C Cable
- Length 3.3 feet.
- Maximum load capacity 100W.
- Retractable reel with four locking lengths – 1.1, 1.9, 2.7 and 3.3 feet.
- It weighs only 50 grams.
- Four colors: black, white, blue and purple.
I’ve tried a lot of retractable cables in the past, and most of them ended up being disappointing, with the cable or reel being of poor quality, and the whole thing falling apart in no time.
However, this is not the retractable cable from Baseus. Everything about this product is quality, from the flat ribbon cable used to the drag reel, and is designed for regular use.
The first thing that struck me about this reel was the size–I was expecting something larger and bulkier, not something that could fit in the palm of a hand or slip into a pocket unobtrusively.
Don’t let the small size of the reel fool you. It is very well designed and sturdy enough to withstand a lot of use. The retractable reel has four different length settings – 1.1, 1.9, 2.7 and 3.3 feet – and to pull the cable back, simply pull on the ends and the spring quickly and neatly returns the cable to the reel.
The flat ribbon cable is strong and flexible, and the connectors Baseus uses are of the highest quality. The cable is equipped with an electronic tag chip, which means it will be able to deliver the full 100W of power to all devices and ensure it does so safely.
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I tested the cable under a variety of loads, and it had no problem delivering 100 watts continuously, either when fully extended or fully pulled into the reel.
ZDNET Buying Advice
to $18This is a great USB-C cable.
Built to the highest standards with high-quality materials, this is a retractable USB-C cable that will last you a long time, and will help keep your desk or laptop bag clutter-free.