Sep 9, 2015
If there is one recent enhancement to iOS hardware I really like, it is the introduction of the lightning connector. It just makes sense from a usability standpoint: small and symmetrical, perfect for those nights when one is trying to plug in a device bedside without turning on the lights.
Now, some creative accessory makers are replicating the functionality for devices that use micro-USB ports (like the vast majority of Android devices); SCOSCHE is leading the charge, and has just unveiled accessories with reversible Micro-USB ends.
No more right side up or upside down with these pieces, which were officially unveiled at CTIA 2015.
Excerpts from the press release:
The new EZTIPâ„¢ line of products will allow users to conveniently and easily charge and/or charge and sync all standard micro USB devices, such as smartphones, earbuds/headphones, portable speakers, portable backup batteries, tablets, digital cameras and more, by inserting the connector either side up. The new line of symmetrical connector products will eliminate the hassle of worrying about finding the correct side of the micro USB connector.
The first accessory available in the new line will be the STRIKEDRIVEâ„¢ EZTIPâ„¢ (part # EZC12), a powerful 12 Watt, 2.4 Amp car charger for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The hassle-free car charger with EZTIPâ„¢ will allow users to quickly and easily connect and charge their micro USB port devices in any direction, eliminating the fumbling and potential damage to mobile devices that can occur with traditional micro USB connectors. The chargerâ€™s convenient low-profile design fits flush in most vehicles, and its 3 foot coiled cable allows for easy and tangle-free cable management.
The STRIKEDRIVE EZTIP car charger is slated to be available in October, and will cost $19.99; additional EZTIP accessories will be released through the rest of the year.