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LMcable is the world's first cable that can charge both iOS and Android devices

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LMcable is the world's first cable that can charge both iOS and Android devices

If you're rocking both an iPhone and an Android tablet, or an iPad or an Android phone, then you know that charging both of your devices requires two separate cables, a USB-to-Lightning cable for your iOS device, and a USB-to-microUSB cable for your Android machine. 

If this is one problem you need a solution for, then you'll probably be interested in the LMcable, a crowdfunded cable with a 2-in-1 connector that's marketed as the "world's first iOS & Android Common Connector".

One end of the LMcable is a full USB connector that you can plug in any charger or battery pack. The other end is where the magic happens. One side of the 2-in-1 connector has the Lightning pins while the other has the microUSB pins. The LMcable is compatible with both fast data transfer and 2.4A fast charging. 

Aside from the novel 2-in-1 connector, the LMcable also includes high-quality (tangle-free) wiring as well as a stylish stitched leather cover.


The Kickstarter project launched on February 20, but with 29 days to go, the LMcable has already raised $45,855 from 1,985 backers, well above the project's goal of $3,586. The first cables will start shipping in mid-April. 

All early backer slots have been filled, but you can still pre-order the LMcable for $15 (down from the MSRP of $21) by heading over to the source link below. 

What do you guys think? Is the LMcable a solution to an actual problem?

source: LMcable

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posted on 01 Mar 2016, 16:16 10

1. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


Cleveeeer

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 16:22 10

2. PopescuRadu (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Nov 2014)


Not being reversible is not good if you are used to the lightning cable..

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 18:29 1

9. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2240; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Yeah that's lame, you would have to make sure the pins were facing the bottom every time.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 21:27 1

14. dazzmichael (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Sep 2014)


I presume you don't always do that on android devices?

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 00:07

17. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2240; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Micro usb only works one way but lightning cables and usb type c work both ways.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 10:37 1

23. Brewski (Posts: 328; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


Yes but what @dazzmichael is saying is if you own an Android device you are already used to making sure it's oriented correctly before plugging it in. The upside is now you can use the same cable for all your devices, the downside being you just have to make sure it's oriented the right way for any device you plug it into rather than only for Android devices.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 20:57

27. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2240; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


There is question mark at the end of his sentence, if he was just making a statement he shouldn't have put a question mark.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 10:42

25. Brewski (Posts: 328; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


It wasn't that long ago that Apple was not reversible. People didn't have any problem with those cables...

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 16:36

3. aleant36 (Posts: 65; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


Awesome!

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 16:45

4. TerryTerius (Posts: 1594; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


This is a fantastic fit for me. Awesome.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 17:28 1

5. redbaronk12 (Posts: 85; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)


No. Already have USB C with Nexus 6P

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 13:26

26. Kratos7 (Posts: 62; Member since: 15 May 2015)


Yeah! Can't wait til it's the standard everywhere. Already both Apple and Android products using it.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 18:01 1

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 20087; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I can mos def use that.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 18:22

7. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2367; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Hmm, could be useful in replacing that unwanted lightning cable I carry to work just in case some iPhone-using colleague wants to send my a picture (plug their iphone into my Surface Pro and retrieve the picture via iFunBox).

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 18:26

8. bucky (Posts: 2472; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


You know there's better ways than plugging in a phone right? Try email

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 18:30

10. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2240; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Or bluetooth or sms lol.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 23:01 2

16. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2367; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


iPhones are still too dumb to share files over bluetooh, and SMS degrades photo quality...

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 00:10

18. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2240; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


You could also share via cloud storage like dropbox or us email the quality want get lowered.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 00:34

19. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2367; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


True, but see post #15...

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 00:38

20. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2240; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Saw it already.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 23:00 1

15. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2367; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Wasn't clear enough, not everyone wants to use their limited data for such stuff.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 14:07

29. Phil16723 (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Mar 2016)


Too bad it won't be happening. Kickstarter suspended them

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 18:55 3

11. Af1rPA (Posts: 683; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


I'd get those cables just bc they are leather wrapped. Genius!

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 19:08 1

12. lyndon420 (Posts: 3991; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I was just watching a video on this cable that you can use to connect your different devices together (even phone to phone) and one device could charge the other.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 19:18

13. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Only 2.4A. Was hoping 3.0A+.
Sexy and class looking with gold accent.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 02:47

21. teloji (Posts: 31; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)


you are used to the lightning cable :S

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 07:56

22. kefalin (Posts: 237; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)


Really the first one? Recently i bought cable that can charge both devices with microUSB and with Lightning,you just unplug it from lightning port and got microUSB

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 10:41

24. Brewski (Posts: 328; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


Does it require an adapter or extra converter plug at the end?

I think they are saying this is the first hybrid that works natively without any extra pieces to lose.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 14:06

28. Phil16723 (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Mar 2016)


Kickstarter Suspended them. Apparently there's something unkosher about their project

Pity

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