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For those of you who are interested in buying the USB-C (2.0) version of these cables and using them with your CTRL keyboards I can confirm that they will work with the assistance of a powered USB hub.
I had purchased these cables directly from MechCables who I must mention make excellent cables. Just thought it was worth mentioning for those who were curious if these cable work with the CTLR keyboard.
They only will work with a powered hub? :/
What's with all these nice fancy cables not being able to deliver.
Well, that's just it. They aren't nice, or fancy. They are poorly made, using the cheapest materials possible and priced in attempt to achieve insane, borderline insulting profit turning. USB 3.1 (gen 2 even) aren't that hard to make by hand. It's not hard to shrink braided nylon sleeving to a tube. You can buy literally hundreds of color options directly from suppliers. It's also very easy to create a nice, uniformly sized coil segment by using a hand cranking jig that's also very easy to make by hand. These are not hard things to do, it's just that most people would rather pay for what *looks* cool, but falls flat on its ass in actual coolness. These cables are not cool, they are gimmicky, overpriced garbage that offers technological capabilities from items you'd find at a 7-11 checkout counter.
Not to mention the fact that when I was drinking the koolaid on these cables early on, the cables that I did get reeked of cigarette smoke, and they took freaking forever to show up. It was not a feel good moment to open that delivery. Yes, my drop for the cable that was marketed to match my MiTO Laser ALT special edition keyboard couldn't even have bothered the DIY supplier to put in the effort and obtain an actual good match for the color palette on the cable itself, so it looks slightly off when plugged into the keyboard and in general the whole purchase just looks and feels half-assed all the way through. I hope this doesn't hurt the feelings of anybody that might be sensitive to such things, but yeah, step your shit up. if it takes you over 4-5 months to deliver a cable, then you've been getting the same demands thousands of times from customers for at least 2 or 3 years now. Stop being cheap, and build something that meets the bar of your ridiculous pricing.
I should have also been a bit more explicit in my explanation for they key reason as to why power delivery has to be driven by an outside unit. Within the connector head on each end of a USB-C to USB-C, when actually manufactured correctly, contains a little micro controller that automatically adjusts the power channels supplied to the charging end of the cable so that it matches the power requirement as requested from the device that’s is plugged in for charging. Without this key piece of the technology stack that makes gen2 of USB-3.1 a new and special generation to begin with, the full amount of power will be passed from the source into your device, which could accidentally and permanently destroy the circuit board of said device, or cause any internal batteries of the device to detonate due to circuit overloading. In other words they can’t make these because only a few retailers sell actual true USB-C 3.1 gen 2 cables with these power regulator chips, and the most well known retailer among them being Adafruit. No big surprise there.