Magenetic Power Connector for Your Phone

Discussion in 'Android News' started by PereDroid, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. PereDroid

    PereDroid DF News Team Reporter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,547
    Likes Received:
    3,347
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Ratings:
    +3,924
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Turbo 2
    [​IMG]

    Ok, this is pretty neat. Every now and then, I just have to bring you something cool from one of the crowd funding sites. Today it is a way to convert your power connector to a magnetic connector similar to Apple laptops and Microsoft Surface tablets. Personally, I think this is brilliant. What a great way to keep your connector from breaking inside your phone. You simply push a small connector into your power slot on your phone, and it stays there. Put the other piece on your charge cable and voila: magnetic charging.
    They have an iPhone version, as well. Still over a month to go and already 500% funded.

    Kickstarter Project: Magbolt

    (Note: PereDroid and Droidforums.com are in no way affiliated with Kickstarter or the people behind this project).
     
  2. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    11,511
    Likes Received:
    7,217
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,731
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    Very interesting!
     
  3. Mustang02

    Mustang02 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Messages:
    7,624
    Likes Received:
    5,114
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +6,072
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6P/5X
    Wouldn't apple own this patent?
     
  4. johnomaz

    johnomaz Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3,183
    Likes Received:
    634
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Location:
    Central Valley, California
    Ratings:
    +772
    Current Phone Model:
    Google Pixel 2XL
    It sticks out too much for my taste. Maybe if they came with a case that kept the plug flush and maybe a bit more secure. I like the idea though.
     
  5. PereDroid

    PereDroid DF News Team Reporter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,547
    Likes Received:
    3,347
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Ratings:
    +3,924
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Turbo 2
    Apparently not. As I said, MS also uses magnetic chargers on the Surface 3 & 4.
     
  6. liftedplane

    liftedplane Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    752
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Location:
    Washington State
    Ratings:
    +914
    Wonderful Idea, I think this is the 5th kickstarter, indiegogo crowdfunded one of these I've seen.
     
  7. akhenax

    akhenax Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,710
    Likes Received:
    379
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    NY
    Ratings:
    +503
    I would love to convert all of my micro usb devices to this. Been too cheap to invest though.
     
  8. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,546
    Likes Received:
    7,107
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,455
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    For me, the big question is how strong are the magnets? There's a fine line between being so strong that they potentially pull the phone off the desk or nightstand, negating the good this brings, & being so weak that you're constantly disconnecting it on accident when trying to use the phone while charging.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
     
  9. tech_head

    tech_head Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2010
    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Location:
    Western Hemisphere
    Ratings:
    +285
    Apple doesn't own the patent.
    LG also uses magnets and POGO pins on the LG Urbane.

    They also aren't the first.
    Znaps Offical Website
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. xeene

    xeene Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,139
    Likes Received:
    916
    Trophy Points:
    208
    Location:
    usa
    Ratings:
    +1,057
    My wife had these for about a year that she ordered from China for her lg g4. It's a good idea in theory but after a while she went back to regular plug.

    Main problem is that she has chargers in her car, bedroom, kitchen, work and batteries in her purse. Switching between magnetic and regular plug became a hassle.

    This is good product for light users who charge phone once a night and don't come close to draining full battery.

    By the way, if you don't care about 2 weeks shipping time, these cost about $5 on aliexpress
    http://s.aliexpress.com/RJvmmiUz
     
    #10 xeene, Oct 19, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2016
    • Winner Winner x 1
  11. PereDroid

    PereDroid DF News Team Reporter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,547
    Likes Received:
    3,347
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Ratings:
    +3,924
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Turbo 2
    Ah..good point Xeene. Unless all your chargers have this you'd have to remove the plug.
     
  12. redoregon

    redoregon Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2010
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    San Antonio TX
    Ratings:
    +9
    Yeah, this is going to work great on a car mount... every little bump and you're fishing around on the floor for the dropped cord.