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j5create - USB 3.1 Type-C Charging Bridge - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 195 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It Sorta Works - But the Design Covers Up Too Much

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    TimELiebe
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    I bought this hoping to use it as an charging bridge for my new Macbook Pro w/USB-C ports only, and a USB-A port for my legacy devices. Unfortunately, the device plugs in flush against the side of my laptop, covering the OTHER USB-C port, and doesn't work right if you flip it around so it's not doing that. (I thought a big selling point of USB-C was that you could plug it in from either direction...?) It also only has one USB-C and one USB-A 3.1 port, so it doesn't offer a lot of expandability. j5 makes other products that I'm using and like, so I think this one was an idea they had which just didn't work out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Performs as advertised

    Posted
    atlharry
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    It does everything in the description. Power passthrough works, all my USB-A peripherals work and it's relatively compact. My only issue is that depending on what you're using it for, it could apply excessive torque to the USB-C connector. I didn't measure it or anything, and maybe I'm overly cautious, but when I see it flex out of alignment with the rest of the laptop, I get nervous. That said, it hasn't caused any issues. If I were to do it again, I'll just get a more expensive expansion dock with more ports and a corded connector.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Little loose feeling

    Posted
    BubbaND
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    I purchased this as something for on the go as I really didn't want to have to get more dongles for my MBP but I don't like that it crowds the 1st thunderbolt port when you have it plugged into my MBP. I feel like it should be a little bit smaller. Also the bottleneck on it is CRAZY. I have some USB 3 SSD's and thunderbolt external drives that when I run a read write test on it it SLOWS WAY down! I don't off the top of my head remember the exact numbers but it was significant enough that I now no longer use it. I went and got yet another dongle that didn't have as much bottlenecking.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't recommend this product!

    Posted
    horaciom61019

    Within 10 minutes of using the USB 3.1 Type-C Charging Bridge, I have experienced extreme heat when touched. The heat that is being released when using the product has grown my concerns towards this product. Not only that, but I have two problems with the JCH349 which involves a device being plugged in. When I plug in my iPhone 7 Plus, my MacBook disables the JCH349 because it uses to much power. When I also plug in my iPhone I hear a noise coming out from the JCH349, which is odd because an adapter does not have to make noises.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have for MBP user

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    techybabyfromLA
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    I just got my MBP 13 and here comes the dilemma of having dongles. I am not used to it coming from iMac and MBP. I originally purchased the Hyper Drive as it was recommended by the guy from Best Buy but sadly, it didn't work. This dongle worked as soon as I plug it in and it was super fast. I was contemplating between this and belking USB C to USB port which was $5 less but when I saw that the data rate is double, I immediately decided and boy, it was the best decision. Go grab this now and save some bucks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Buy for apples new format

    Posted
    rogerwilco357
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    Well apple has done it again . Making me buy more items to work on new gear from the phones new headphones to the computers new one and only port on this Mac the usbc. which is needed to connect all my usb regular stuff ..this piece here will keep charging your Mac while utilizing the usbc port to charge my phone or watch or whatever I have hooked up to the unit while working and also to transfer pics or whatever from ext.drives.under 20 bucks is allso nice compared to the 40 plus price I have seen on other usbc to usb converters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Indispensable

    Posted
    HighTeK
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    This is a critical item when using a tablet as an auxiliary cabled monitor with one of the apps that lets you use a tablet as a secondary monitor over a USB cable. Just run a data/charge cable from your tablet to the USB 2 port on the bridge and plug your wall power brick into the USB C port in the bridge and you can simultaneously charge your laptop & tablet while using the tablet as an external monitor. This dongle should be bundled with every one port USB-C machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not qualified for 2016 MacBook pro

    Posted
    Will

    I am very disappointed with this product. I purchased this product to use with my new MacBook pro. I plugged it in and was running the duet program with my iPad as well as charging through the USB-C port and the device began to overheat and smell as if it was burning. I took it out and the upon doing so realized the device was extremely hot. I am very unsatified with the product. Would not reccoment purchasing it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Using with SanDisk Ultra 128GB USB 3.1 Flash Drive

    Posted
    zpdd03
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    Bought the j5create - USB 3.1 Type-C Charging Bridge to go along with a SanDisk Ultra 128GB USB 3.1 Flash Drive. No troubles at all with Windows 10 Home recognizing the drive. Didn't do actual transfer speed tests, but I was in the middle of working on several different brand laptops that had Type-C and had no issues with those laptops either, so I am HAPPY :-).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay adapter!

    Posted
    Dollyee225
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    I bought this adapter to use with my new MacBook Pro 2016. Since the machine uses type c connectors I thought I would give this a try at the recommendation of a Best Buy employee. After I got home I learned that this adapter does not fit with a MacBook case on it. I tried but it’s a very loose connection. I ended up exchanging this for the Apple adapter which I am very pleased with.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as described

    Posted
    Druskey
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    I've had it about a week and it works great with a few issues: -Seems a little loose fitting in the USB C port on my Samsung Galaxy TabPro S. Other USB C adapters I've tried fit fine. Doesn't seem to effect performance, but could be an issue down the road. -Adds quite a bit of bulk to my device, but mileage will vary depending on the device used.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t work for what I needed it for

    Posted
    Julie
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    I just wanted an adapter that I could use to charge my computer at the same time as syncing my phone to my computer and this didn’t work. It was loose in the port and when both were plugged in one would constantly shut off. I had to return and buy the apple version instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    useful

    Posted
    smiley
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    I found the design to be lacking due to the shortness of the connection device when used with my ASUS C302 chromebook. The device struggles to find room to stay attached to the CB and ends up at an odd angle to the CB,causes some worry that its going to break the port

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work consistently

    Posted
    FrequentShopper
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    We purchased this adaptor to use a mouse with a new MacBook Pro and took it on vacation with us, but it only worked about 30% of the time. Sometimes would have to re-insert the mouse connection 10 times before it would "connect" and then it would disconnect whenever the car hit a bump. Returned it and bought an Apple one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's good for what it does.

    Posted
    hamz9562
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    I was hoping this allow enough current through with the charger plugged in to run a portable hard drive, but it doesn't and I don't think it is the fault of this device, but that of the tablet that it's plugged into. It does allow me to use a USB 3 thumb drive at full speed at the same time it is charging.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Force multiplier

    Posted
    Excellent
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    The new MacBook Air only has two ports, and they a re both USB 3.1. Either one can be used for charging, leaving only 1 for everything else. This device allows the MB Air to charge AND provide the second port for use as well. Makes "hooking up" easy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Life changing

    Posted
    Nate
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    Before I purchased this adapter, I lived in a van down by the river and aimlessly wandered the streets unsure about what would fill the small rectangular void in my life. Well, thank you, j5create. Thank you. The moment I locked my eyes on this item I knew my life was complete.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Get the Apple brand instead.

    Posted
    Bestbuyer
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    I thought it was a great buy and I’d recommend this to anyone through Best Buy locations near them but the only problem come in when you have a case on your computer, plus it then to heat up with the ac plug inserted.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Useful add-on but not working properly.

    Posted
    Jesse
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    Purchased this product with a Chromebook Plus. I utilize a flash drive for work so this product was useful for a while but then stopped recognizing the flash drive after a while. Unfortunately, this product was the only one of its kind available at the time so I had to settle.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    not as convenient as i thought

    Posted
    nickG
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    I bought this because I need a USB type A port and thought it was convenient that this adapter also has a type C port so I wouldn't lose one of two on my device while using the adapter. It turns out that the C port is not usable for anything more than passthrough charging.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend