No hassle micro USB cable

July 5, 2016 OpenSystems Media

Every once in a while, you come across a product that’s so simple, you say, “Why didn’t somebody think of that before?” A perfect example of that is the MicFlip USB cable. It’s a high-quality cable, using ultra-strong braided nylon lead, an aluminum shell, and gold plated plugs to prevent corrosion. But the real beauty of this cable is that the micro USB plug is reversible.

How often do you fiddle with a micro USB adapter, trying to figure out which way is up? In a very simple format, the MicFlip removes that issue completely. Rather than risk damaging components by accidentally forcing standard micro USB plugs in the wrong direction, the MicFlip can be seamlessly inserted at any angle. Two versions are available, 1 or 2 m.

The product began its life as a crowd-funded project, and seems to be doing quite well. That’s no surprise, as it seems to work exactly as advertised. And at somewhere in the $10-$15 range, it’s easily accessible.

Rich Nass, Embedded Computing Brand Director
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