Nomad is an accessory company that makes cables that are known for two things: being durable, and being incredibly wild looking when it comes to adding a wide variety of adaptors to the ends. But the company’s newest cable, the Universal Cable USB-C, might be the wackiest-looking one yet, with the ability to transform from a USB Type-A to Micro USB cable into a full USB-C to USB-C cable, or any combination of those four tips you can imagine.
It’s a similar concept to Nomad’s original Universal Cable, which offers a standard USB Type A plug on one end, and a three-pronged set of adaptors for Micro USB, Lightning, and USB-C on the other. But the Universal Cable USB-C seems like it’ll be more useful simply due to the fact that both ends of the cable are able to be switched up: one side between USB-C and Micro USB, and the other between USB Type A and USB-C.
The Universal Cable USB-C supports up to 100W for charging, and supports data transfer, too (although only at the slower USB 2.0 spec). And like Nomad’s other cables, the cord is made out of braided ballistic nylon, which should probably be more durable than the cable that came in the box with your laptop or phone.
The Universal Cable USB-C costs $29.95, which is definitely on the pricier side of cables — even ones with USB-C. But if you weigh it against the multiple cables and dongles that it can in theory replace, it might be worth the cost.