This one ingenious magnetic cable will charge all of your mobile devices


Charging cables are a nuisance: they are often flimsy made and they tend to be not as durable as one would like. A new Kickstarter project wants to make a cable that is extremely durable and also one that you can use with all your devices.

The Anchor Cable still has a few days to live on Kickstarter before its creators start producing the durable cables, and you can still back the project and get one for a cheaper price.

The signature feature of the Anchor Cable is its magnetic end: you can simply attach a USB-C tip, a microUSB tip, or a Lightning tip to transform it into the cable you need. On the other end, you have a standard USB-A plug that is not interchangeable.

The other important thing here is durability: the stainless steel construction and the use of copper cables make it more likely to withstand the test of time.

It's not the cheapest of cables: it will cost you £27 (around $35) to get a 4-foot cable with two connectors, and estimated delivery is in January 2018. But if you are looking for that one cable to replace all of your other cables, the Anchor look like a worthy candidate.

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9 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 766; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

My cables are always lost ! someone takes them and never returns !!! aaarrh !

2. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Such cables already exist on amazon.

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I've had ones like these for months. Just got 2 two meter cables for 20 pounds.

3. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1079; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Are these people speculating the new iPhones will be using USB-C? Ha good one

4. j_grouchy

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

So...anyone here burned by the ZNAPS Kickstarter? Yeah...I may have only lost $9, but it sure has made me mistrust crowdfunding in general. Call me when they're selling this in stores.

8. jmonteiro829

Posts: 264; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Same here except I bought one for each car and the whole family... PISSED!

5. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

That Kickstarter campaign may be a fraud. They keep making the backers flood the comments with senseless promo post to drown relevant questions. The box they used is a rip off from Le Cord cables.

6. DFranch

Posts: 555; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Gee if only this has been available for a while now. https://www.chargeasap.com/xconnect/

9. audibot

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

got these early this year from last years Kickstarter problem is the magnets are not strong, the 1 cable is light weight and is fine but the adapter tips for other cables was a waste of money, i would have liked to see all phones have a magnetic charge base but since they are taking phone jacks out that cant be done know

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