Stuffcool’s newest USB-C cables are made from 96% recycled plastic and are 65W USB PD compliant.
If you’re looking for the best USB-C cables for your phone and accessories, we’ve got plenty of suggestions. If you want long-lasting charging that consistently delivers up to 100W charging, you’ll find plenty of great options, but one area where we haven’t seen much progress is sustainable cables.
That’s why I was intrigued when Indian accessory maker Stuffcool announced an eco-friendly USB-C cable made from recycled plastic. These cables are designed for data transfer and charging of mobile phones and laptops, and can deliver up to 65W of power via USB PD. I’ve plugged cables into the Stuffcool Centurion for the last month, and during that time I’ve used them to charge my phone, wireless earbuds, power bank, and other accessories. Here are three reasons why Stuffcool Ecolo cables are a great choice for users in India.
Stuffcool Ecolo cable for 65W USB PD charging protocol
Like most charging cables designed for the USB PD protocol, the Ecolo cable has an auto-detect IC that intelligently distributes power based on the source device. So if you’re charging a phone or laptop with more than 65W, it will send the necessary power to the device. However, if you’re charging the earbuds, it will limit charging accordingly.
These cables are perfect for phones and laptops. During the month I was using the Ecolo series, I connected the cables to the Galaxy S21 FE, OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9RT and they all worked fine.
I was able to get 25W on the Centurion, then I switched to OnePlus’ wall charger to test the efficacy of these cables using the 65W Warp Charge standard, and they held a steady charge. They don’t charge as fast as the 9RT’s bundled cable, as they’re limited to 3A (OnePlus’ charging tech was originally up to 6A), but that’s not much of a difference.
Ecolo cables come in two variants: USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to Micro-USB, so if you’re using an older phone that connects via Micro-USB, you can choose the latter option. As for data transfer, they are capable of delivering speeds of up to 480Mbps.
Stuffcool Ecolo cables are good for the environment
The best feature of these cables is that they are made from 96% post-consumer recycled plastic and another 4% from polyester. The packaging is also 100% plastic-free, and the end result is that these cables have a negative carbon footprint.
Although these cables are designed to be environmentally friendly, I didn’t notice any difference in durability. They seem to be as durable as the nylon braided cables I’ve used in the past, and I can’t see any wear on these cables after a month of use.
Stuffcool Ecolo costs as much as a standard USB-C cable
The best part about the Ecolo cable is the cost: the 1.5-meter USB-C to USB-C cable costs just 499 rupees ($6.60), while the USB-C to Micro-USB variant costs 529 rupees ($7 ). This is comparable to standard USB-C cables on the market, so you don’t have to pay extra for a sustainable design.
That’s always a good thing in my opinion, and the durability of the Ecolo cables plus the fact that they’re 65W USB PD compliant makes these charging cables an easy recommendation.
Stuffcool Ecolo USB-C PD65 Charging Cable
Rs 499 at Stuffcool
Stuffcool’s Ecolo cables are designed to be durable and charge over 65W USB PD, making them perfect for the environment. Considering they cost the same as standard USB-C cables, there’s no reason not to opt for these cables if you’re in India.