Samsung to release a multi-charging USB cable – charge up to 3 devices at once

Samsung to release a multi-charging USB cable – charge up to 3 devices at once
We are all familiar with the "I only have only one power outlet next to my nightstand" case and everyone who owns a smartphone and a tablet has had a schedule to charge them on different times at least once in their life. Of course, this not always works out, and we are still sometimes forced to pick one device to charge over the other.

Samsung, having already made a foray into smartwatches and wireless headphones, understands that its users may be suffering from a similar problem, only multiplied by two. To help alleviate such problems, Sammy will be releasing a multi-charging cable. It's a piece of kit that plugs via USB into a wall charger on one end and has 3 micro-USB plugs on the other – allowing one to charge up to three mobile devices simultaneously.

The cable is said to distribute the 2 A of power that come from the wall charger evenly across 3 devices. This means that if you have a tablet, a smartphone, and a smartwatch plugged in, each will receive around 0.667 A. This will make them charge slower than usual; however, it shouldn't be a problem if you just plug your devices in for the night. If you wish to speed charging up a bit – you'd have to unplug one of the devices, giving the other two 1 A each. Naturally, leaving just one plugged in will give it a full 2 A charge for a normal charging time.

Sammy claims that the cable will be portable and "a perfect accessory for the on-the-go mobile device user". The shop page lists it as “coming soon” with no concrete release date, its price is pegged at $39.99.


source: Samsung via SlashGear

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12 Comments

1. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Too expensive for a charging cable Sammy

3. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Anyway very nice idea, I think you can get one for leess than 10 bucks on ebay so no probem

5. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Bought this kind of cable for less than $2...

6. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

does it work good ? any issues so far ?

10. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Will surely work. Problem will be charging time since you're more or less splitting the current.

12. timepilot84

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

It bursts into flame every now and then, but you can buy another one. $2!!! (Seriously, I buy a lot of stuff off of DX.com and have never had a problem with a cable.)

8. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Chinese products will make your phone explode

11. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

And that kind of frugality is the reason phones catch on fire, explode, and/or kill people. Using unlicensed aftermarket chargers to save a dime.

9. Daniel.95

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Should bring a minimum 3A charger too.

2. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

too messy, don't need it.

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Really because it's from Samsung? Sorry to say these cables are already on the market for some time! PA do some research!

7. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

more expensive than the charger itself

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