Caveat emptor: Wirecutter-recommended J5Create USB-C doesn't fit


(David Glasser) #1

I bought the Wirecutter-recommended J5Create USB-C cable for my MacBook and was disappointed to learn today that it doesn’t fit snugly into the Model 01 port due to having a large, um, whatever you call the plastic part.

Fortunately I can just swap it with my power cable, but just wanted to warn other folks.


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(tiltowaitt) #2

Thanks for the heads up. Is it possible you simply got a bad cable?

The weird cable situation (or at least, what I perceive to be a weird cable situation) has me leery of USB-C in general. I’m happy the Model 01 uses it, because I’ll likely be getting a new Macbook in a year or two, but I hope that things aren’t quite as confusing by then.


(David Glasser) #3

I can try again later but it sure seems like the plastic just doesn’t fit into the recessed port on the Model 01.


(Jesse) #4

I can believe that. Our port size is a little narrow for some cables third-party. If I could do it over, I’d make that area a bunch bigger.