Sydney based consumer electronics brand, asap Technologies, the team behind four successful crowdfunding campaigns including X-Connect, the world’s most crowdfunded cable and over 200,000 cables sold worldwide is today pleased to announce that its newest product, the UNO cable is live on Kickstarter. With guaranteed shipping in July and pledges starting at just $21/£16, the UNO has already smashed its funding goal with 46 days still to go.
The UNO cable is the world’s first cross device USB Type-C magnetic cable, allowing it to work with Lightning, Micro USB & Type-C tips giving compatibility with all smartphones, tablets and USB devices. This latest innovation in magnetic cables offers unparalleled quality, convenience and aesthetics brought by a company who believe users should be the creators and innovators of products.
The UNO cable has a USB-C connector end which is an upgrade from the current USB Type-A. This allows a higher power input and output and enables the UNO to be compatible with QC4.0 and Apple fast charge. The cable is capable of 2-way full speed USB 2.0 data transfer at 480 Mbps between any USB devices and features a reversible magnetic connection which means instant fit every single time. No more fumbling around to connect devices, even in the dark.
Each UNO cable set features two N52 grade neodymium magnets which are the world’s strongest commercial grade magnets. Unlike poor market imitations, UNO is strong enough to hold an iPad Air which is 437g (0.96lb) without dropping the device. Additionally, asap Technologies have incorporated an innovative locking mechanism, giving the cable a stronger connection and longer lifespan. This stronger magnetic strength means it can support a heavier cable than ever before with an increased length of 1.5m (4.9ft) with a 2.5m (8.2ft) cable also available for purchase separately.
Thanks to its unique bevelled and concave magnetic connector design on both the tip end and cable head end, UNO will connect correctly even if the tip is flipped 180°, due to both the strong neodymium magnets having their polarity perfectly positioned. Competitor designs require the tips to be correctly aligned inside the cable head and use weaker magnets needing expert guidance to be connected correctly if missed. The magnetic cable tips on the UNO are also just 10mm (0.39″) wide allowing them to fit perfectly into all Apple and Android devices. asap Technologies have tested the tips on over 100 phone cases and found it fit on all of them.
The UNO cable is the first in the asap Technologies range to introduce an improved anti-fray neck, meaning the cable will have increased durability and less chance of fraying or snapping at the most common weak point. This anti-fray neck significantly increases the lifespan of the cable handling everyday wear and tear offering a longer connectivity lifespan of the previous cables from 30,000 to 40,000 connections. With the improved materials and machinery used to build each UNO cable, asap Technologies are so confident in the UNO’s build quality that the company is now offering a premium 10 year warranty – designed to outlast the next decade worth of phones!
Other improvements in the UNO include the internal mold now being made out of 9T, a more temperature resistant material than LCP plastic found on the previous cable, the X-Connect. This means the cable temperature will remain lower whilst charging. asap Technologies have also listened to customer feedback and reduced the size of the LED hole by 40% from 1mm (0.04″) to 0.6mm (0.02″), which means less ambient light to keep users awake at night.
Each UNO cable comes with a complimentary cord wrap, great for shortening the length of the cable or quickly wrapping the cable away for neat and tidy storage or transportation. Also included is a bonus tip removal tool to allow users to remove the tip from all devices including those with depressed USB holes if preferred.
For those who are already proud owners of the asap X-Connect cable, the UNO cable is 100% backwards compatible with the tips and cables already owned, allowing users to easily incorporate the UNO cable into their arsenal.