A new Kickstarter campaign is aiming to eliminate the need for different charging cords for Android and iOS devices by introducing a new solution that works with both.
Unlike other cords that achieve the same goal through the use of different attachments, the new cord from LMcable includes a single connector compatible with both lightning and micro USB devices.
“LMcable combines the function of lightning and micro USB together into one simple and innovative connector,” LMcable wrote in its Kickstarter description. “You can use it just simply like you use the common charging cable. One side of the connector is for device with lightning port (iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc.) Another side of the connector is for device with micro USB port (Android phone, external charger, etc.).”
LMcable’s leather-wrapped concept cord is available on Kickstarter in four colors, including white, brown, black and blue, and comes complete with a leather snap strap for neat storage.
It seems LMcable has tapped into a market with huge demand.
According to the cord’s Kickstarter page, the concept cable hit its $3,582 ($5,000 Australian dollars) funding goal within 24 hours. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, the project received more than $44,000 in funding from nearly 2,000 backers.
Though low level opportunities to support the campaign and get a cord for as little as $9 have sold out, those looking to snag a cord can get a set of all four colors for $31 or a bulk pack of 100 cables for about $994.
LMcable said it plans to spend 65 percent of funds received through Kickstarter for production of the cables.
The cords are scheduled to begin shipping in April.