If you feel that the USB cable seems to be bulging from the bottom of your smartphone when you are using, you probably want to get this UGREEN 180-degree U-shaped USB-C Cable.
They are selling for about S$8.90 at the Shopee Mall and Lazada Mall. The cable is built of high quality aluminium head shell, thick reinforced silicone at the joints, and nylon-braided jacket. This model supports 3A fast charging in USB 2.0.
The more common alternative design is the L-shaped cable, but the advantage of this 180° angle cable is that the cable runs behind the smartphone and upwards which keeps the cable tidy.
The USB-C connector has a 5mm clearance, which means the thickness of your device from the bottom of the USB-C connector to the body must be smaller than 5mm. That does not mean that your device must be thinner than 10mm. The width of the USB-C connector is about 2mm, so assuming the connector is symmetrically positioned on the smartphone, it means your smartphone must not be thicker than 12mm. For normal think silicone casings, that should not be a problem.
The major disadvantage is that the cable works only on smartphones, tablets and handheld devices. It cannot be used for devices like wireless earbuds or charging pads where there is no clearance to insert the connector. The other minor thing is that removing the cable is not as easy as the normal cable since there is little room to grab and pull out.
The Ugreen U-shape 180-degree cable keeps unsightly cables behind when charging your smartphones and tablets at your desk. The cable is well-built and designed to withstand daily use. Make sure your device has sufficient clearance to plug the connector. It’s not easy to search them in the online sites, so here’s the direct link (non-affiliated) to purchase from Shopee Mall and Lazada Mall.