NEW PRODUCTS – USB Extension Cable with Data/Charge Sync Switch / USB Micro B Cable with Data/Charge Sync Switch
Your cell phone charges off of USB, but can you really trust that charging station at the airport? Now you can control when to allow data in or out of your device with this little USB extension cable.
We’re offering two types: One that’ll plug into the end of any USB data/sync cable you have, including mini-USB, micro-USB, Apple Lightning, or any other proprietary type. Then another that can be used with any device that has a micro USB port, which is like just about anything except for Apple devices. Take your pick and Voila! Your cable’s data lines can now be switched on or off.
Not only are these great for privacy and security concerns, they’re also good for use with devices that automatically sync when you plug them into a computer. With the data lines off, you can use them while they charge. These are the most useful thing you never knew you needed!
They’re super easy to use. The USB Extension Cable with Data/Charge Sync Switch comes with a USB A socket on one end and a USB A plug on the other. The USB Micro B Cable with Data/Charge Sync Switch comes with a micro-B USB connector on one end and a USB A plug on the other. In between each is an in-line switch that you can set to either “Data” or “Charger”. When Data is set, both D+ and D- data lines pass through. When Charger is set, they are both disconnected.
Please note: Devices don’t like it when the data lines mysteriously appear and disappear. We recommend setting the cable function and then plugging in your device.
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — Alibaba to invest $15b in tech, set up research labs around the world
Wearables — Hand beading mimicry
Electronics — Trigger happy oscilloscope?
Biohacking — Biohacking: Visioneer – AI Glasses to Assist the Visually Impaired
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.