Get in early on the one cable to connect them all


This cleverly designed cable includes connections for USB, Micro USB, and Lightning all in one.
This cleverly designed cable includes connections for USB, Micro USB, and Lightning all in one.
Photo: Trilobi

This post is presented by Trilobi, maker of the Trilobi Magnetic 3 in 1 MAG Cable.

With all the sleek digital devices in our lives, one thing that doesn’t seem to get more streamlined is the drawer full of cables needed to keep them charged. Thankfully, a sweet, soon-to-be-released cable is about to cure that spaghetti nightmare.

One cable for Lightning, micro USB and USB-C

The Trilobi Magnetic 3 in 1 MAG Cable is the first to support Lightning, micro USB and (with an optional upgrade) USB-C in a single, tough package. Whether you’re an iPhone or an Android user, this is the charging cable you’re looking for.

Besides the connective versatility, Trilobi Magnetic also packs a neat trick similar to one of the MacBook’s most revered features: The two-in-one Lightning/micro USB tip slides into your phone, then connects magnetically to the cable, just like the dearly departed MagSafe connections that used to come on MacBooks.

Not only does that make connecting your phone a literal snap, it protects the phone from being thrown over the side of a desk if you accidentally snag the cable.

On the other end of the cable you’ll find what looks like a standard USB connection. But flip back the top of the connector and you’ll reveal a micro USB connection hiding underneath. With the two types of USB on this end, and interchangeable connections on the other (Lightning, micro USB and the optional USB-C), you can charge any device by connecting it to a computer, a wall outlet or even straight to another device.

The hybrid cable in between the two ends is worth noting, too. Pure copper wiring — one side for charging iOS devices and another for Android — gets wrapped in an aluminum alloy casing. Then that all gets encased in a tough, nylon braided cable exterior.

The 1-meter cable is quick-charge compatible (juicing up compatible devices at two times standard speed) and supports fast data transfer. It’s also got a nice heft to it, with a built-in LED status indicator that lets you know it’s working.

Get an early-bird deal on this 3-in-1 cable

With all its advanced features, this could be the one cable you need for the gaggle of devices you use, with a tough build that means you won’t have to worry about fray and breakage. Trilobi just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund manufacturing of the Magnetic 3 in 1 MAG Cable. If you want one cable to work with all your devices, there’s still time to get in on early-bird pricing.


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