Amazon Bans Vendors From Selling Janky Non-Compliant USB-C Cables
Uplifting news for my kindred misers: Amazon will no extensive rundown those contraband USB-C links that can rotisserie your gadgets and begin fires that can bring about the passing’s of you and everybody you adore. This is tremendous news as USB-C is likely going to end up a standard for both force and information move in the following couple of years and individuals like to purchase downmarket apparatus on the web.
Amazon included rebellious USB-C links to its rundown of things that are banned from being sold through the site by outsider merchants. The links join the positions of things like pilfered DVDs, fake hardware, and different sorts of rebellious apparatus that can be risky to end clients.
The issue became known a year ago after a specialist at Google, Benson Leung, brought issue with a link he had obtained from one of Amazon’s sellers that he said bricked his Google Pixel Chromebook. He began something of a campaign to instruct different clients on the perils of knock-off and resistant links that it shows up Amazon considered very important.
It was Jeung, indeed, who evidently initially noticed the adjustment in strategy. In a Google+ post this week (and caps off to Jeung for really utilizing Google+!) he says the redesign and that while it’s awesome news, clients ought to still “keep on being careful and get out any terrible items we find on Amazon and different stores (both online and block and mortar) as we discover them.”
He is, obviously, right. I’m composing this post on a MacBook Pro that had some genuine issues after I introduced another off-brand battery in it that brought on a wide range of issues. Long story short, there was some smoke.
While I’m not in the business sector for any USB-C links at this moment it’s great to realize that I can now snatch a shabby one from Amazon and not need to feel like I’m playing a round of USB roulette. Here’s to trusting that Amazon extends this to the various things its offers can sell that cause unsafe and surprising circumstances.