Apple’s patented technology has saved many laptops from falling over tables and allowed users to charge in two orientations, no trying multiple times to charge your computer. Seeing much success in this area, the people behind Znaps, the Magnetic Adapter have envisioned the same but for your mobile devices.
Consisting of two magnetic parts: the adapter (plugs into your existing cable’s connector) and the connector (stays in your device’s charging port). A simple solution that will attempt to lessen fraying, tripping and fiddling with your cables. Built initially for Micro USB and iOS’ lighting adapter only, the company has added a stretch goal of future-proof USB Type-C. All aforementioned goals have already been reached, with the company raking up an excess of $2.5 million Canadian Dollars so far in funding.
One would wonder why Apple didn’t bother capitalising and licensing this technology much earlier but the folks at Znaps have refuted claims of patent infringement and possible suing – saying that this is why they didn’t create a cable mechanism, instead deploying custom adapters and connectors.
Znaps aims to provide support for Quick Charge 2.0 giving it future-proofing factors in the long run. The nifty add-on will also let data transfers to function normally, as per usual cable and is seemingly compatible with other devices that use a Micro-USB, lighting and USB Type-C ports (power banks, laptops using USB Type-C, and other peripherals that require charging/data transfers)
Cross-cable swapping (if that’s even a term) will be made easy – so basically you won’t be dictated by what cable you have, simply as long as you have the right adapter and the right connector to your device. Their pledging system has been plagued with complains, so Znaps has come up with a custom pledge calculator that’ll do the work for you. Prices will be reflected below ($1 CAD = RM 3.01)
Delivery of the said product is estimated to arrive in November 2015 but as Kickstarter projects have flopped and been delayed before – like these cases: OUYA, Coolest Cooler, DASH Wireless Smart in Earphones. You should always consider a risk when pledging and foresee delays and possibilities of a dud product, especially many concerns have been brought to light in the comment section of the Kickstarter page.