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Micro-Flip: a reversible microUSB cable (not USB-C)
It’s the little things that excite tech enthusiasts. When Apple’s lightning adapter was introduced, everyone went nuts over its reversible plugging capabilities. Then USB-C launched, giving users the same feature. Forget that the thing supports power, data transfers, many accessories and all kinds of hardware – we no longer have to think about plug orientation!
Sadly, it’s taking a while for all manufacturers to adopt USB Type-C, and many of us will keep our “archaic” microUSB-powered handsets for a while. Still want reversible plugs? Don’t worry, Codistas is making it possible for regular microUSB users to have reversible plugs, thanks to its new Micro-Flip cables and adapters.
The idea is simple: these guys came up with a microUSB plug that fits in any direction and has pin connectors facing both up and down. This way, no matter how you plug in your smartphone, the cable will stick right in. It’s freaking genius, and we have no idea how no one came up with it until now!
Want in on the action? Micro-Flip is currently on Kickstarter. The project has 11 days to go and has already surpassed its $15,000 funding goal. You can get your own cable by pledging as low as $15, but that will only grant you one cable and one adapter. You can also get 3 cables and 3 adapters for $39, or you can buy 8 of each at $99. Backers also have the option of paying $3 per cable to make them 2 meters long, as opposed to 1 meter.
It’s pretty simple, and shipments begin on September 9, 2015, so you won’t have to be waiting around for long! Are any of you signing up?