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Review of Choetech USB-C to HDMI Cable (4K Supported)

Krzysztof is a lifelong future tech junkie investigating the latest stories from companies like Apple, Samsung, Google, and Amazon.

Choetech 4K/60Hz USB-C to HDMI Cable

Choetech 4K/60Hz USB-C to HDMI Cable

Choetech USB-C to HDMI Cable

Choetech's USB-C to HDMI cable can mirror or extend video from your 2017/2018 MacBook Pro, Samsung Galaxy 8/9+ phones, Dell XPS 13 (9350-R1609) and 15 PCs, and even the latest iPad Pro to your big screen TV, monitor, or projector.

The cable works with standard 720P resolutions all the way to 4K, and it produces a smooth, flawless mirroring experience if your devices have the DP Alt Mode protocol. Additionally, the cable works with the Thunderbolt 3 connector for Apple products.

This future-proof cable is the next standard of multi-connectivity, and it's the perfect, low-cost alternative to physical streaming devices like the Roku, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, or Chromecast.

Updated Version

Choetech's updated USB-C to HDMI 4K cable includes a 60W PD adapter that can charge your phone or laptop while streaming.

To learn more, read section titled "Choetech USB-C to HDMI Cable with PD Adapter".

Product Specifications

Product specs taken from Amazon product page

Product Specs

Connector: Male HDMI

Resolution Support: 4K/60Hz w/Backwards Compatibility to 720P

Cable Length: 1.8M/6ft

Material: PVC - 24K Gold-plated Connector

Charging Port: Unavailable

Cable Design: Flexible w/Anti-slip for plug/unplug

Additional Support: DP Alt Mode/USB-C devices/Thunderbolt 3

Safety Certifications: CE/FCC/RoHS

What's Included: USB-C to HDMI Cable - Storage Belt - Warranty Card (18 month warranty & lifetime tech support)

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List of Supported & Incompatible Devices

It's very important that you only use this cable with the devices listed below otherwise the connector either wont fit or the connection will be unstable.

Supported Laptops

  • 2018/2017/2016 MacBook Pro
  • 2018 iPad Pro/MacBook Air
  • 2017/2016/2015 MacBook
  • 2017 iMac
  • Surface Book 2
  • Chromebook Pixel
  • Dell XPS 13-9350-R1609 (13.3")
  • Dell XPS 15

Supported Phones

  • Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+
  • Galaxy Note 8/9
  • Huawei Mate 10/10 Pro/P20/P20 Pro

Unsupported or Unstable Devices

  • Lenovo Yoga 910
  • Dell XPS 13 (9360)
  • HP Spectre x360
  • Google Pixel phones
  • iPhones

This list was taken from the Amazon product page and may not include all supported/unsupported devices.

Again please be aware that even if your gadget has a USB-C port, that doesn't mean the cable will work with it. Only purchase this product if you have one or more of the supported devices above. As of now, the cable doesn't work with any Pixel or Apple smartphones.

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Top 5 Features

In case I haven't convinced you yet, let me show you why this cable is so much more than meets the eye.

Here are my top five favorite features of Choetech's USB-C to HDMI cable.

5 Best Features

  • High 4K Resolution w/Backwards Functionality
  • No Adapters/Drivers Needed
  • Excellent Streaming Alternative + Mirroring Video Games
  • Sturdy & Travel Friendly
  • Smooth Video/Audio + Can Be Used With Headphones (Wired/Bluetooth)

High 4K/60Hz Resolution w/Backwards Functionality

USB-C is a magical thing, and in a few years, it'll become the standard connector.

It allows data to be transferred instantly at very high resolutions, and it's the perfect form factor for mirroring. But I also understand that not all of us own 4K monitors, so I'm thankful for its backwards functionality.

I'm currently using the cable with my standard 720/1080P TVs and the image is fantastic, but if you want to opt for better mirroring quality, then this is the cable for you.

No Adapters/Drivers Needed

Mirroring your phone/laptop to a monitor shouldn't have to take 10 steps and this product knows it.

You just simply plug in the USB-C to one device and the HDMI to the other and viola! The picture should sync in 8-10 seconds and you're good to go. There's no need to purchase additional hardware or download a bunch of drivers.

As long as you're using a supported device (see section above) then you should have no difficulties with the one step setup.

Excellent Streaming Alternative + Mirroring Video Games

Don't have a Fire/Apple TV, Roku, or Chromecast?

No worries...this cable can mirror your Netflix, Hulu, iTunes or Prime Video apps in seconds at more than half the cost.

I tested all four myself and was stunned at how well it mirrored those entertainment apps. But that's not all...you can also mirror video games and play them on your big screen with no lag. I've never had a cable that could do that; it's truly remarkable.

Sturdy & Travel Friendly

So I'm sure you're wondering whether the cable is sturdy enough to last.

Well so far it hasn't let me down, and you can thank the study PVC material, anti-slip design, and 24K gold-plated connector for that. According to Choetech, the cable was designed for maximum conductivity and stability, and I buy it.

I've never once had the connection drop or glitch out, and the cable felt well insulated/sturdy. As an added bonus, it also came with a storage belt that allowed me to package it neatly and take it on trips.

I highly recommend it if you travel a lot; it should make your tiresome hotel stays a lot more entertaining.

Smooth Video/Audio + Can Be Used With Headphones (Wired/Bluetooth)

My biggest gripe with mirroring is the often unsteady, lagging, and mismatched audio/video, so I was surprised to see that this product had none of that.

The video never buffered, the visuals played smoothly, and the audio matched perfectly. I was also thrilled that you could listen to the audio through wired or Bluetooth headphones. As a late night movie watcher this feature was a plus for me.

I've only had this cable for less than two months so I can't say for sure the quality will last, but that's still longer than anything else I've tried.

5 Biggest Complaints

I love this product, but I know it's not perfect. However don't let that deter you from trying it because the positives far outweigh these complaints.

Note: Several complaints were taken from Amazon product reviewers.

Top 5 Complaints

  • No Charging Function
  • Lack of Major Device Support
  • Didn't Work With Certain Gadgets
  • Stopped Working After a Short Time
  • Defective Items

No Charging Function

This is the only personal complaint that I've had with it but it's a pretty big one. Unfortunately you cannot charge your phone while the cable is in use.

The cable serves as a transmitter, not a charger, which can be problematic if you're watching a lot of content. Choetech does have another cable that includes a PD powering adapter (see section below), so I would strongly consider looking into that.

Lack of Major Device Support

The lack of Pixel or iPhone support is a big complaint, but that's not this product's fault. Either those phones haven't adopted the USB-C standard or they're adaptability is not up to par with items like this.

Luckily there are other cables that offer similar accessibility so hope is not lost.

Didn't Work With Certain Gadgets

Reviewers have complained that the product didn't work with certain monitors, projectors, or devices.

I looked through their complaints and the majority of them were using an unsupported device. Like I stated earlier, it's very important that you use this cable with the compatible devices shown. If you try to use it with other phones or laptops, then it may not work properly.

Stopped Working After a Short Time

I've read reviews from users that stated the product stopped working after a few weeks worth of use.

I can only speak from personal experience but after two months of use, I haven't witnessed any deterioration yet. If something does go wrong, then I'll be sure to update this page and let you know.

Defective Items

The reason for the complaint above could be tied to this one. If your cable keeps glitching, feels unstable, or stops working after a few day/weeks, then you might've received a defective item.

If this happens to you, then please contact Amazon using their customer service page. You can also contact Choetech directly by visiting their website or emailing them at support@choetech.com

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Choetech USB-C to HDMI Cable With PD Adapter (4K Supported)

If the battery life of your devices is a concern when using the the standard Choetech USB-C to HDMI cable, then their updated version may be the one for you.

Choetech's USB-C to HDMI with Power Delivery Adapter ($23.99) has all the capabilities of their original cable plus a powerful 60W PD adapter that can fast charge your phone or laptop at the same time.

This eliminates the battery life struggle during streaming, and due to its stunning 3840 x 2160P/60Hz resolution projection, you won't experience any lag or audio/video buffering.

And the best part is that this item only costs a few dollars more than the non-PD version.

However just be aware that the PD adapter uses a USB-C port and it doesn't come with a USB-C cable and/or charging adapter/plug, so if you lack those, then it'll cost you more.

Still, this is a fantastic investment if you own a compatible device and want easy, lag free streaming without all that extra hardware or battery life issues.

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Final Review

I'm glad that I've taken the time to thoroughly test this product before writing this review because you just never know what could go wrong.

I will give the Choetech USB-C to HDMI Cable (4K/60Hz) 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The simplicity, smooth connection, cable build, and all around functionality was fantastic. Honestly I've been using this item more than my Chromecast because of the app & phone screen mirroring capabilities. I also really liked that I could use my headphones.

Now there are some negatives depending on who you are. For me the one complaint was the lack of a charging adapter, but that's not something to be taken lightly. Perhaps I'll purchase Choetech's other cable that solves this misstep.

Other than that I have no reason not to recommend this cable. It's an extremely functional, low cost option that can turn any monitor into a big screen streaming device. The apps/games mirror perfectly, and with the 18 month warranty, there's no risk to you.

To learn more about USB-C to HDMI cables, please visit the Choetech official website.

Your Turn!

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Comments

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on January 28, 2019:

I agree, it should've had more backwards capabilities. It's also a shame that it doesn't support more Apple products.

Liz Westwood from UK on January 09, 2019:

This is a very thorough and useful review. I find it frustrating though that it won't work across all devices.

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