Remember the horror stories we’ve carried about USB-C cables that could potentially brick your e-reader? Happily, Amazon has finally taken notice. TechCrunch and various other sites are reporting that Amazon has tightened up its regulations on USB-C cables, so it will no longer carry products that are not compliant with standard USB specifications.
The announcement was spotted by Google engineer Benson Leung, who has become known for meticulously reviewing USB-C cables on Amazon after one destroyed his Pixel C tablet. Leung cheers the news, but reminds us that we need to “continue to be vigilant” for bad products, both on Amazon and in brick and mortar stores.