Perhaps your smartphone, tablet, or even your Raspberry Pi 4, 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 specially-designed USB cable. Voila! Your cable’s data lines can now be switched on or off.
USB C is the latest industry-standard connector for transmitting data and power. Like Lightning and MagSafe cables, USB C has no up or down orientation. And who among us has inserted USB correctly the first time? Works great with any device that has a USB C port.
Not only is it great for privacy and security concerns, it’s also good for use with devices that automatically sync when you plug them into a computer. With the data lines off, you can use it while it charges. This is the most useful thing you never knew you needed!
It is super easy to use. Comes with a USB C plug on one end and a USB A plug on the other. In between 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.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.