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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28 Comments

1. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Cleveeeer

2. PopescuRadu

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 03, 2014

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

9. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

14. dazzmichael

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

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

17. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

23. Brewski

Posts: 697; Member since: Jun 05, 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.

27. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

25. Brewski

Posts: 697; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

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

3. aleant36

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Awesome!

4. TerryTerius unregistered

This is a fantastic fit for me. Awesome.

5. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

No. Already have USB C with Nexus 6P

26. Kratos7

Posts: 62; Member since: May 15, 2015

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

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31108; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can mos def use that.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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).

8. bucky

Posts: 3786; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Or bluetooth or sms lol.

16. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

19. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

True, but see post #15...

20. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Saw it already.

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

29. Phil16723

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

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

11. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

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

13. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

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

21. teloji

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

you are used to the lightning cable :S

22. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 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

24. Brewski

Posts: 697; Member since: Jun 05, 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.

28. Phil16723

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

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

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