Genius Charging Cable Works On Both iOS And Android Devices At The Same Time

Genius Charging Cable Works on Both iOS and Android Devices at the Same Time

Before USB Type-C replaces every charging cord you have to wrangle, the LMcable promises to play nice with both iOS and Android devices at the same time. Its brilliantly engineered connector supports Lightning ports, and microUSB ports, at the same time, without the need for adapters.

Genius Charging Cable Works on Both iOS and Android Devices at the Same Time

Usually when a charging and sync cable boasts support for both iOS and Android devices, like with Tylt's Syncable-Duo, it includes an adaptor you have to stick on the end to convert it from microUSB to Lightning. If that adaptor happens to go missing, though, all you're left with is an expensive microUSB cable, which is useless for charging iPhones and iPads.

The LMcable instead features a 2-in-1 connector that fits in both Apple Lightning and microUSB ports, allowing almost any device to charge or sync data when the other end of the cable, featuring a traditional USB port, is plugged into a computer. It's as elegant a solution as anyone could ever need, before USB Type-C arrives en masse.

Genius Charging Cable Works on Both iOS and Android Devices at the Same Time

The only catch? You can't buy the LMcable just yet. It's starting life as a Kickstarter project that's already blown well past its modest $5000 funding goal. So the creators have the money they need to put it into production, but the usual risks and pitfalls of a crowdfunding project are still at play here, including unforeseen technological hurdles that have sidelined so many other Kickstarted devices.

As a public service we also feel obliged to point out that there is no mention of this cable being MFI-certified. Does that mean it's guaranteed to burn down your house or damage your phone if used to charge it overnight? Probably not, since it doesn't look like the creators of the LMcable are out to rip anyone off using cheap components. Although it's hard not to be overly-cautious given how dangerous some replacement charging cables can be.

But a single cable that works in pretty much every device you own that needs charging? That just might be worth the risk. And if you want to pre-order an LMcable for yourself, with delivery expected as early as April, all that's needed is a $21 donation to its campaign, and maybe some crossed fingers that everything goes smoothly as it moves into production.

[Kickstarter - LMcable]


Comments

    Delivery in April? I backed something back in August which was supposed to have shipped by Christmas. It still hasn't arrived. No way in hell this will make it in a month.

      Hah! 3 months over isnt too bad. I backed Planetary annihilation in September 2012 with the bundle that had physical rewards, due to ship a few months later in 2013. Abruptly late in 2015 the physical rewards arrived, about a week before I moved from that location. No updates, no notifications, just wham, random box. Most of the stuff was crap too :<

      I've mostly lost faith with kickstarter now with over 60% of the things ive backed having failed to return fruit at all.

    One side is USB-C and the other is Lightning.... so you're back to fumbling around trying to connect the damn thing, yeah nah.

      No one side is micro usb which you always have to fumble around to connect.

        Ahhhh micro, not C..... even still, what a waste of time. I guess it's a decent idea for charging stations but I wouldn't bother in the home.

    My prediction is they won't get MFI/Lightning certification

    I only just discovered these https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/1m-reversible-micro-usb-cable/

    as a micro usb only household these are awesome and i don't know why I have only just discovered them.

    @andrew-liszewski - It's now been suspended by kickstarter

    In fact, We are shocked by the suspension of our project. Kickstarter suspended our project directly without asking us to submit any evidences or giving a warning message. We only got a notification after they suspended it.
    Here, we would like to express our apologies to those who supported us through the journey. We did not take proper measures to protect the idea of LMcable and had it leaked out in the developing period. I am so sorry to make you feel disappointed. But we know that copycat is a sheer copycat. Those who have innovative ideas won’t be defeated. We won’t give up making and presenting a high quality LMcable. Besides we are still under the protection of our patent. If you like LMcable and want to support us or have any questions, please feel free to contact us

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