Even if you’re not a Macbook user, you may well be familiar with the Magsafe adaptors that Apple uses on them. The link between your laptop and the charger is (as the name suggests) magnetic, easy to engage and quite easy to disconnect which makes it safe for you to have around children or clumsy people without the fear of your charger being tripped on, thus destroying your precious laptop. A new Kickstarter project had emerged that offers this functionality to mobile phones & tablets on both sides of the fence, both iOS and Android.
The design is simple but very effective to achieve the end goal; it’s as simple as
- insert the connector into your device
- connect the adaptor to your charging cable
- SNAP and charge
With several advantages for users such as reversible charging (i.e. you can link the adaptor and connector either way around, it doesn’t matter), easy to attach and detach, it adds some waterproof protection to your charging port, protection for your charging cable and possibly the most important – VERY affordable it’s easy to see why ZNAPS has not just raced past their Kickstarter goal but more than tripled it in a few days.
It looks really useful for people who are often plugging their phone in for a “quick top up” or like me… try to walk away with devices that are still plugged in. Looking at it though, you’ll need to invest in enough connectors and adaptors for all your regular charging points and devices to make it truly worthwhile though. If this sounds like something you might be drawn to, check out their Kickstarter page and back the project.
Ed. As is usual with any Kickstarter project, we report it because we think it’s interesting. We can’t offer any guarantee that the product in question will enter production, or work as depicted. Caveat emptor.
Will you be backing the ZNAPS on Kickstarter, or will you wait for it to hit retail shelves?