I've been wanting to get some USB-C magnetic charging/data cables
(or magnetic adapter-tips that can go on the end of a normal USB-C cable), but I hear there can be some surprisingly tricky gotchas making sure you get cables with the full power/data capabilities for anything you might want to use them for?
I'd mostly be using them for a phone in a couple different locations,
and also some headphones (that can do bluetooth / wired-use-while-charging by USB-C). Both applications that you want nice long cables for. But ideally I'd like to make sure I'm getting cables that are relatively future-proof for whatever else I might want to use them for...
So is there a good guide/cheatsheet for the different specs a cable can have, and the key terms for them?
Assuming sellers actually consistently use the key terms they should...?
Also, if anyone happens to know if there are any relevant pros/cons for different styles/designs for how the magnetic connection itself works...?
eg, from just an initial look, there are apparently "flat" connectors with the same two-way reversible connection as a normal USB-C,
and "circular" connectors which apparently have 360-degree rotation...?
And I vaguely remember hearing ages ago that the availability of magnetic connectors was kind of screwed up due to some patent-trolling,
but I don't know if that's still actually relevant...