Kudos Tech Put a USB Port on an Android Power Cord

December 16, 2014

10:00 am

After 18 months of development, Max Tseng, the founder of Kudos Tech, has officially launched a new Indiegogo campaign to fund Kudos Tech’s newest addition to their family of hardware. In short, the new PowerOTG Cable integrates USB connectivity with the everyday power and sync cable.

Using the PowerOTG Cable, Android users can expect to see a few familiar tricks mixed in with a bag of new ones; your phone will obviously charge if plugged into the wall with this cable. However, Android users can also enjoy the benefits of transferring data between phones, connect a USB peripheral – like a mouse of keyboard – to their device, and connect your laptop to the internet with USB tethering.

It also works in tandem with other pieces of hardware like Chromecast to elevate streaming on your living room TV to a new level. Imagine streaming your favorite smartphone games to your living room TV and playing it with a PlayStation 3 controller. Or you could plug your PowerOTG Cable directly into a photo printer and print high resolution photos directly from your smartphone.

Check out this video to see a demo of some of the applications:

And Tseng is only looking for $500 on this Indiegogo campaign. Specifically, he wants to fund the movement of the product out of their production lines and to complete the development of the app that runs in tandem with the cable. Once complete the app will feature a one-touch backup system and operate as a hub to charge other mobile phones and transfer data between devices.

Here is the current list of devices supported by the PowerOTG Cable:

  • Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2, Note 4, Note 3, Note 2
  • LG Optimus, G, G2
  • HTC X, One, One mini, One max
  • Google Nexus

The estimated shipping on all of the incentives, which include early bird specials for the cable, are estimated to ship in January and February of 2015.

 

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Will is a Senior Writer with Tech.Co, based out of America’s Finest City: San Diego. He covers all territory West of the Mississippi river, digging deep for awesome local entrepreneurs, companies, and ideas. He’s the resident Android junkie and will be happy to tell you why you should switch to the OS. When he’s off the clock, Will focuses his literary talent on the art of creative writing…or you might find him surfing in Ocean Beach.

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