LMcable is the world's first cable that can charge both iOS and Android devices
posted by Mihai A. / Mar 01, 2016, 4:11 PM
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?
Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 03, 2014
Not being reversible is not good if you are used to the lightning cable..
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 4:22 PM 10
Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2014
I presume you don't always do that on android devices?
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 9:27 PM 1
Posts: 655; 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.
posted on Mar 02, 2016, 10:37 AM 1
Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013
No. Already have USB C with Nexus 6P
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 5:28 PM 1
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).
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 6:22 PM 0
Posts: 3765; Member since: Sep 30, 2009
You know there's better ways than plugging in a phone right? Try email
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 6:26 PM 0
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
posted on Mar 02, 2016, 7:56 AM 0
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