There was much griping when Apple replaced its old dock connectors with the reversible Lightning cable, but the wee connectors have made life infinitely easier for iOS users. So the MicFlip, the world’s first reversible micro-USB cable, promises to do the same for Android (and other smartphone) users.
Have you ever tried plugging a micro-USB cable into your phone, tablet, ereader, or other mobile device in the dark of night? You have a 50 per cent chance of getting the connector the right side up, but in reality you usually get it wrong 100 per cent of the time. Not with the MicFlip. It works either way so every time you attempt to plug in a micro-USB device, it’s guaranteed to work.
The MicFlip’s creators have gone the Indiegogo crowdfunding route to help bring the cable to the confused charging masses, but as of last week it’s actually already reached its funding goal. When available sometime next month (assuming everything goes smoothly moving into product testing and production) the MicFlip will sell for about $20 (£12.79), but early bird pre-orders are still available so you can buy one now for just $15 (£9.59) and save yourself a few quid.
Or, buy ten because you’re probably just going to want to go ahead and replace every annoying micro-USB cable in your house. [Indiegogo]