MicFlip Is The Worlds First Fully Reversible Micro USB!

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    Apple products like the Iphone and the Ipad have had a reversible charge cord for quite some time now. This is super convenient for those of you who plug up your phone in bed at night in the dark just before going to sleep. The feature has yet to come to Android. I have all kinds of phones and it can be annoying at times. HTC devices and my Nexus 6 have the micro usb port flipped upside down while devices like the Galaxy S6 and LG G4 have the micro usb port flipped upside up. I have nearly broken a micro usb cord in the frustration and confusion of trying to get it right.

    We have USB type C on the horizon which will finally give us a charge cord that can be used either way, but what about all of those of us out there who have a perfectly good device now who don't plan on upgrading any time soon? Do the rest of us have to wait 2 years before we get to enjoy a reversible USB cable for our phones? No you don't! MicFlip is the Indiegogo project bringing you the world's first fully reversible Micro USB cable! Both sides of the cable are reversible which is also a major plus!

    This cable can be yours at an early bird special rate of $15. All 1000 of the Super Early $10 cables are sold out already. These cables will ship as early as September. Of course the quicker you get in on this the quicker yours will ship. Head to the link below for more information.

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    OK, sometimes the simplest solutions are the most obvious ones. Whey didn't anyone else come up with this? Perhaps it's because that center tab with the conductor contacts on the Micro-USB side will have to be so thin that it's flimsy? One might say the same for the standard USB-A but I think there's enough robustness of that wafer that it would hold up to multiple insertions.

    Look at this pic, it's of my Micro-USB to USB-A MicroSD OTG adapter (minus the MicroSD card). The opening on the side where the card goes on the USB-A end is basically the same as the opening where the socket connects when inserted into a standard USB port.

    You can see there is a good bit of room to have the center flat blade with contacts in the USB-A.

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    But looking at the MicroUSB, the center is already wafer thin, and then to make room in there for not only support down the middle, but TWO sets of contacts, one on each side of that center wafer. This I gotta see in real-world application.

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