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Magnetic Lightning/Micro/USB-C Braided LED Cables

Magnetic Lightning/Micro/USB-C Braided LED Cables

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Please note that those only work with basic charging, no quick charge, no USB power delivery - any faster method than basic 5V requires data pins to be present.
My wife and I ordered 4 of these. 2 for her phone (MicroUSB), 2 for mine (USB-C). They arrived about a week ago and they were AWESOME!
Now, however, both of hers are broken. They both broke at the same point, where the magnet is on the phone connection bit that separates from the rest of the cable. In both cases, the Magnet itself was the point of failure. One magnet split in half, the other just fell off and has vanished (we have a kitten, so, it's possible that she took off with it).
DO NOT order these until they go through a SIGNIFICANT design change. They are NOT worth it.
They are a great idea and I definitely hope that they can fix the design and put out some better versions, but, for now, just don't.
Actual garbage. Broke in the first day.
This cable is only for charging, no USB connection!
Hm, 3 pieces 14 Euro from german amazon https://www.amazon.de/Verbinden-Magnetischer-LED-Anzeige-Ladekabel-Motorola/dp/B076CGCVTT
Mine works fine, but sadly does not fit when I have my phone case on :(
I was in that Kickstarter that wen to hell. Not the same company but a similar design. Dude took the money and ran.
ArchDill
He did ship some, just not mine ... and yours.
ArchDill
Those were supposed to be capable of data as well. This drop is more than twice that price but I'd gladly play it for a fully functioning cable.
Half price on amazon. And for canadians free shipping.
no usb c? D:
PZev
Only USB-C in one end. Can't charge a MacBook or fast charge phones
Why does Massdrop keep dropping these? Everyone I know who has bought them says they're absolute rubbish.
rooterm
I totally agree with you.
but... headphones?
BenBanjo
But.... 3.5 mm jack?
I bought some last year. Complete waste on money!
Thank goodness for the ”Discussion” feature here. I almost wasted my money on this item.
i bought 6 of these for $24 on aliexpress. they have held up well so far. and the thing about these is that you're going to want several of these. i have one for bedside, at work desk, in the car, at my girlfriend's. It would be annoying to have to take out the tiny plug in order to use a normal cable. that would cost so much if you ordered them at $26 per. I'd have $100+ in charging cables lying around. Just buy em for $4/pop on aliexpress
better yet just buy the small adapters that just turn your existing cords into magnetic cords like these
These are poorly designed. The ends that go into the phone are silicon and easily broken. I’ve had this order for two days, I’ve already broken two ends. It’s literally been in my pocket for two hours total. Save your money until a better quality item comes around.
Since this only comes in Micro USB and Lightning, it isn't really appropriate to claim that it supports "Android" phones. Newer Android phones are often coming with the new high-speed USB-C cable, and this drop wouldn't work with those Android phones.
Not a quality product... I ordered 3 Micro USB and over the next two months they all stopped charging. i was initially impressed but the durability is lacking.
I ordered 2, one micro-USB, and one lightning. The micro USB does not support fast charging or data transfer. And the lightning is horrible, looks like an afterthought piece of rubber with metal strips on one side. Way overpriced for what it delivers.
Gio_Z
Super helpful, thanks for letting us know!
Gio_Z
I have never come across any of these magnetic connectors that supports rapid charging.
its been almost 3 weeks since ive put in a support claim on not getting my item after last time this dropped, and nothing. Not a word from Massdrop at all. You're pretty close to losing a customer here.
iOS 11 is causing some of my new non Apple charging cables not to work and they are from Anker, very good cables... Just downloaded beta 3, any other feedback would be nice... A beta problem? (time will resolve that) or 🍎 just being 🍎... The cable not breaking your lighting device is 👍...
Is there an option to buy extra cables? We are interested in the magnetic cables, however when you think about it, for the typical family, we would need 4 cables per device (one bedside for night charging, one at the computer for daily use, one for work and one for the car). So for a family of 3 we would need at least 12 cables for just 3 phones (I am not counting tablets if I did that we would need 3 more connectors and cables each)....just seems to be outrageous to buy with out being able to get just the cable assembly..what happens if the cable fails for some reason? Buy a whole new setup? Crazy.
sporta
Not just that - I'd want more of the micro usb bits, too.
sporta
There are 3-Packs on german Amazon https://www.amazon.de/Verbinden-Magnetischer-LED-Anzeige-Ladekabel-Motorola/dp/B076CGCVTT
You can search for B076CGCVTT on your amazon
I believe I paid $10 for my micro USB magnetic cable on Amazon and it came with a standard lightning cable. It's great for my G403 / G900 wireless mice and my friend uses it for his G933 headset.
at $22 usually $49.99 it must be MFi certified for iPhones right? thats why so expensive because of the license you had to pay? If it's not then seriously who was dumb enough to join this drop, seems eBay AliBaba sellers have encroached on the great massdrop. Yeah you can buy these for $5 on eBay or 25x for $20 on Alibaba.
This version is the very first generation of these. I have like third generation that is way smaller and doesn't have that giant round port. much better over all Also, why is this $24.99?!? you can get one on amazon for $10 http://amzn.to/2ryXaFI The ones listed here are 3.6 foot, but if you want 6 foot and better design http://amzn.to/2sslKYL there's others like that in the 3 foot range, but i like more slack.
Jollyriffic
So glad I read the comments. I just picked up a 2-pack of Gen 4 cables for $17 on Amazon, and I'll have it by tomorrow lol.
Had I ordered this one, it would have been 1 Gen 1 cable for %50 more, and I wouldn't have gotten it for weeks.
berwaldd
Which brand did you go with, can you provide a link? Thanks.
Why do we never get any USB-C cables dropped?
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Macbook 2015+, Moto phones 2016+, Samsung GS8 and Note 8, HTC Phones 2016+, LG phones 2016+, most newer Asus tablets and phones, Nexus/Pixel devices 2016+, Chromebooks that follow Google's latest standard, etc. I mean, it's not really new and it's not really limited anymore especially with Apple on board and almost all new Android phones being equipped with it.
Krazy2much
i'm talking about the vast majority of devices people own not having it. like the Macbook usb-c adapters you have to buy since apple hates their customers, i have those listed on ebay cheaper than massdrop, they are $1 less than mine, but i have free shipping and same day or 1 day turn around till shipped. They don't sell too quickly. standard hubs sell very quickly. but really with the prices massdrop has going on, would simply be easier to just shop on amazon for cords. The one listed here is the very first version of these and is garbage, listed above amazon price. this usb-c magnetic is $14 https://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-NXET-Samsung-Nintendo-1pack-Black/dp/B073WXMD5S I honestly don't understand how MD does any business with their prices. I guess people just simply don't know how to use amazon.
Just a note, I didn't really pay attention to the listing when I bought it, but it is power only, there are not enough pins for data. So if you need it for anything more than charging, you will need a different cable.
ch4rd
Thanks for calling that out. I regularly use my USB cable to transfer data or test out my mobile apps so it would have been a rude surprise if I had gotten one. I'll be sure to double check this on whatever magnetic USB cable I finally get.
Worked brilliantly until it didn't! Set it on my desk a little too aggressively and the magnet on the phone-side USB snapped in two. Good cable if you're gentle I guess?
Just thought I should post a quick little review of this product. I purchased this a couple months back, and here are a few things I've personally noticed: The light on the end of the cable is fantastic. It's quite bright, but it is aimed out the end. When your device is plugged in, it isn't as bright (but still glows quite nicely through the clear plastic before the magnet).
The magnet is very strong; it's fantastic. It will "snap" to my device's port if it is within 3/4". If you were to pull your device straight away from the cable, you're more likely to pull the magnet adapter out of your device than you are to disconnect the magnets (hence the instructions to "peel away" the magnet to disconnect. Very easy). EDIT: As a prime example of my laziness (and the magnet's strength), I shall admit to most regularly stretching my arm over the edge of couch (tablet in hand) and waving it around near the cable. Successful connection everytime haha
I have NOT measured how much power is going through the cable, but I don't really care. I plug my devices in at night and whenever I'm using it for extended periods of time. I look at this from the point of view as: slower charge is better for batteries, faster is better for time. So, as long as it is charging faster than I'm using, I'm pretty content. I am primarily using this cable with my Nvidia Shield Tablet (old style with the stylus still).
I DO have one issue with this cable though... I somehow managed to let my tablet slide off my bed (measured drop of 25"), and the little plug that goes into the micro usb slot extends just slightly out of the case I have... somehow it got bent, and no longer works. So, to crudely summarize, I dropped my tablet two feet, it managed to land on the perfect angle to bend the magnet-microUSB adapter, and now one of my cables has no pair ^_^ Perhaps an option to buy extra cables or extra little adapters separately? I'm currently fine because I purchased multiple of these cables, so I just have one cable in two rooms for the same device currently. EDIT: Also, being able to buy an adapter of a different style for the same cable would be nice. It's not like you have to have all your devices plugged in at the same time, after all.
Anybody know where I can just buy the adapter for the phone? I need a lightning cable adapter.
I want a Usb-C type :(
Sloblo
Look up "Wsken Round USB-C" on Aliexpress or. Wsken is probably the OEM or at least the originator of these types of cables since they always have the newest version. Much cheaper as well if you don't mind a month long wait.
Do note that the round version sold here is only 2-pin so it can only charge. The Wsken Mini 2 (5-pin) model supports USB transfer but it isn't 360 degrees for easy attach and detach and most importantly isn't available for USB-C yet.
bubbly
fwiw wsken type c cables don't fast charge. no data pins on type c = no fast charge. my v20 will only pull 5V .7A or so with it.
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iTKe2k
You don't have to care about direction with this one
Chat
video @ 3:08 you dont have to care about the orientation, the magnets do it for you and you can use it for data... which means you only need 1 cable to do everything only 2 pins with the massdrop one.... you will need 2 cables, 1 for charging, one for everything els...