The standard USB Type-C is the new frontier of cable connectivity which, despite the many advantages brought in terms of usability, thanks to the reversible design, and performance, with data throughput and higher current capacities, is certainly not to be considered perfect.
The problems of USB type-C not only related to the objective inconvenience, which is intended to extinguish itself with the greater diffusion of the standard, but rather to the fact that there is not yet a real process of certification of the cables.
On the network circulate different experiences of users who buying USB Type-C cables, even on data sites for reliable like Amazon, have found themselves with a computer ruined by a poorly designed cable.
The problem seems to be that poorly crafted cables do not modulate the amount of current that goes from one device to another with the risk of creating irreversible damage, except with a service repair.
In fact, to try to ensure security for this type of accessories is the USB Implementers Forum, an organization desired by the main manufacturers, including Apple and Google, which provides the modus operandi and certifications, with a lot of logo, for USB devices.
The truth is that there is still very little clarity and to date the only way to be relatively sure that a USB type-C cable is reliable seems to rely on the original accessories or, in case of new purchases, the experiences of other users.
A good starting point is the Amazon account of Benson Leung, engineer employed at Google, who is taking the trouble, for a few months now, to test the cables offered on the colossal shop to verify its safety and operation, by then an exhaustive review.