USB-C cable with built-in LED Display lets you see your device’s power consumption in real-time

The clever little charging cable comes with its own built-in wattage meter that lets you know if your phone is, in fact, fast-charging or not!

Thanks to a nifty LED display built right into Chipofy’s USB-C jack, the cable effectively allows you to measure your device’s power consumption as it charges. The display provides different readings for different devices, with larger gadgets like laptops and tablets pulling significantly more power than phones, power banks, and other Type-C peripherals. Is it supremely useful? Well, Marques Brownlee doesn’t seem to think so, but it’s a handy tool that lets you really see whether your smartphone’s 60W fast charging capability actually pulls off what it promises. Now if only the cable could show me my phone’s battery level without me having to wake up the screen!

Designer: Chipofy

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Designed to be more than just a cable with a gimmick, Chipofy’s USB-C cable is actually a pretty handy, durable, well-rounded little accessory. The cable itself measures 2 meters or 6.6 feet and comes with a braided exterior that makes it much more durable than those flimsy rubber cables that come pre-packaged with your gadgets (I’m looking at you, Apple). The housing around the port’s designed to be robust too, with a flexible protective sleeve that ensures your charging cable doesn’t break or fray with regular use.

And the Chipofy cable isn’t simply limited to power delivery. It handles data transfers too, although the LED display on the cable doesn’t really do much when you’re transferring data. That being said, the very presence of the LED display itself is captivating enough to make this a compelling impulse purchase. Roughly in the $20 ballpark, Chipofy’s cable is far more interesting than anything any of Silicon Valley’s finest have pushed out. I mean it’s 2022, shouldn’t all cables have miniature displays on them by now?!

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