If those nesting USB plugs look familiar, you’ve been reading Gizmodo for a long time. Back in 2010, the stackable USB plug wasn’t much more than a big-spoon/little-spoon concept, but now it’s almost real — by which I mean it’s on Kickstarter.
The idea behind Infinite USB is simple: plug one USB cable into your computer, another into the back of that, another into the back of that and repeat until you run out of desk space, devices or cables. The Kickstarter claims you’ll never run out of ports, but there’s probably a limit to how any devices can be piggybacked across one port (electrical engineers, help me out). At least they’re compatible with almost everything, too — cables will be sold with MicroUSB, Lightning and female USB connectors at the end. Neat.
Infinite USB promises to ship out a cable to any backer that pledges $US15 or more, although there are a few $US10 cables left for “early bird” supporters. Oh, and if you’re hoping to use the cable to solve to make up for the new Macbook’s connectivity limitations, you’ll have to wait: the creators say USB Type C won’t be available until they make the next version. [Kickstarter]