June 15, 2016
For years, tech junkies have been privileged to a simple charging method for their laptops. With magnetic ports that are easy to attach and easier to detach, there has been no need to change the simple means of charging your computer. However, when it comes to smartphones, no brand has taken the magnetic plunge so revered by costumers. Fortunately, one startup wants to make every smartphone you own a magnetic charging machine.
ASAP Connect is a company that hopes to bring simple charging to everyone under the sun. Their small attachment will allow you to enjoy the ease of magnetic Apple laptop charging on any of your favorite USB-compatible devices, from iPhone to Android. They hope their revolutionary design will provide the strength and convenience that smartphone users have been asking for.
As far as the design is concerned, ASAP Connect spared no expense in guaranteeing their product would work right every time. From rare earth neodymium magnets and an 18K gold plated connectors to aluminum shielding and nylon braided cables, this product provides instant and positive connection without the hassle of actually plugging in.
ASAP Connect has launched an Indiegogo campaign in hopes of raising enough funds to get their product off the ground. Fortunately for them, they met their paltry goal of $30,000 in a matter of hours. They are currently sitting on nearly $200,000 worth of funding and plan to begin shipping their products in October of 2016. While retail price of this product will land around $39, there are still early bird specials available for campaign funders that set the product at a mere $21!
The fact that this technology has not been invented yet truly shocks me. The ease of charging a Macbook pales in comparison to any other device. And with smartphones chargers regularly breaking, thousands of people have likely cost companies millions in replaced phones and negative reviews. And while the technology is clearly advanced (there are pieces of gold that are more expensive than your wedding ring), it's about time someone put this invention to the test in the market.
Photo: Flickr / Lisa Risager
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