Keeping your old cables with the 2016 MBP with nonda USB-C to USB-A mini Adapter

Before the new MacBook Pro, I had a lot of standard USB cables. For years, they have been used for everything from charging to data transfer. After the new MacBook Pro launched this past fall with USB-C as the only available port, I was a bit of a loss. I wasn’t too worried because I knew that USB-C is becoming more mainstream and that cable/accessory companies would begin releasing third party options for connectivity. nonda, a company that typically focuses on developing premium auto accessories, has designed a miniature USB-C adapter to help those of us with newer laptops transition away from standard USB-A cables.

nonda USB-C to USB 3.0 Mini Adapter

The USB-C to USB 3.0 Mini Adapter is made out of aluminum alloy. It was designed in Germany and comes in three color choices – Space Gray, Silver, and Gold – to match the MacBook series laptops. I chose the Space Gray, which is a dead match for the Apple color. Even though the packaging says it’s made for the MacBook 12-inch laptop, I’ve been using it for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with TouchBar and not had any issues with it. Thanks to this simple, super small aluminum dongle, I can now work with my older USB-A cables and transfer data using USB 3.1 Gen 1 speeds.

nonda USB-C to USB 3.0 Mini Adapter

The mini adapter is as small as a quarter and only weighs 0.3 ounces. I can easily carry it around in my pocket or laptop back without ever taking up any space or adding any weight. This is one of the smaller dongles I’ve used for the new MacBook Pro. I previously had a dongle that allowed me to connect a USB-A cable to USB-C computers, but it’s almost twice the size as the nonda adapter.

The worst part about this device was getting it out of the packaging. As you can see in the photo below I had to cut the plastic open and I ended up scratching it up. Sorry, I’m a gadget geek and need my tech right now. So I just can’t deal with child-proof packaging.

nonda USB-C to USB 3.0 Mini Adapter

This is a quality accessory and one that any USB-C user should invest in.
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