Aukey USB Type-C adapters For DTEK60

We all have choices. When I got the new BlackBerry DTEK60 I wasn’t necessarily prepared for the fact that it uses a new USB form factor instead of the standard/ubiquitous USB micro that we’ve pretty much become accustomed to.

The choices are new cables, or try some adapters.


As you can see, I opted for USB micro to USB type-C adapters. I realize that we are in a transitional phase. Newer phones such as the Moto Z and DTEK60 employ the new standard, but we all have numerous devices that have USB micro.

Like I said, we have choices. I could have purchased additional USB type-C cables to replace the USB micro cables I have in my home, car, and work. Somehow that didn’t sit right with me. What was to happen with all the cables I’ve accumulated? Hmmm…

I have USB micro in 4 locations. Home, office, car, and portable battery. I NEVER want to be without access to power.


These Aukey adapters let me be very versatile. I can use any USB micro cable to charge or get data from any device. My car can charge both my Moto Buds Bluetooth earphones, or in a split second can be charging my DTEK60.


Maybe it “seems” like a dongle to some, but to me it’s just an extension to an existing cable.

Now I get to use any cable anywhere, even those charging stations in pubs and airports.

I now have one on my TPLink 10,000mah portable battery, one on my car charger, and one at work. I use the cable that came with the phone mostly at home.

I do not have any affiliation with this product or company. I just found them on Amazon.

What do you think? Cables or adapters?

Dave out.



Dave Matthews here. I'm a phone guy by trade supplying VOIP systems for business and industry. BlackBerry devices, playing PRS guitars in my band, golf, and RC flight are my current passions.

  • fahedalderbi

    Thanks Dave currently I think adapter it’s more convenient because we still need our old cables for USB micro devices

  • Alan

    Adapters get my vote as well.

  • robthebold

    Sorry to ask, but what was wrong with the micro-USB slot? Or perhaps, what does the new connector offer that is far superior or next generation? I can’t help but wonder how loud BlackBerry fans cried when the iPhone 5 changed connections, and the iPhone 7 lost one.
    How is this different?

    • Canuckvoip

      It’s a reversible plug, meaning it can be plugged in either way, and can deliver at least double the speed along with more power as well.
      Also, this is a standard across numerous manufacturers as opposed to the closed nature of Apple’s proprietary Lightning port. Soon all your new gadgets will have Type-C.
      Thanks for reading Rob!

  • robthebold

    Thanks for the constant education. If th PlayBook I gave my wife had a reversible connector, it would be alive today!

    • Canuckvoip

      Glad I could help. My PB USB port suffered a similar demise when at a company fishing trip an inebriated co-worker stomped on the cable by mistake. Good thing it has the 3 contact magnetic charge port!

  • Madge

    Once upon a time one left all the techo stuff to the techos, and the plumbing to the plumbers. Not in today’s world, every woman in the street now needs to know all the techo stuff, and enough plumbing to get by, lol. (I use the word ‘woman’ to include male and female)

    • Canuckvoip

      Right you are Madge!