5-in-1 High Five charging cable plugs into almost any device and fits on a key ring
With so many devices in hand, and so many requiring different types of charging cables, slots, wires or outlets, it is a hassle to keep everything in one place and carry everywhere. iPhones make use of Lightning ports, Android phones, and iPad Pros use USB-C, laptops use a combination of USB-A and USB-C, and other charges covering all other platforms, getting your mobile phones charged up can be an annoyance. And to solve this long list of issues, here enters High Five, the 5-in-1 charging cable (gasps in surprise).
High Five is an instant appealer to anyone who has had to carry around gazillions of wires for many devices, and that has been hell. It gets the number 5 because it can use power from a USB-A or USB-C port, then spread it over to a USB-C, Lightning, or micro-USB port (making the count to 5).
Smaller than most keys, and as attractive as its flexibility is, its size is impressive too. It weighs around 15 grams (0.5 oz) and has an end to end measurement of fewer than 7 centimeters (2.8 in). The connectors are magnetized for clipping together when not being used; the USB-A adapter also portrays as a cap. A silicone strip attaches both corners of the cable and thus can be made use of to cling the High Five to a key ring. The wire is made up of a mix of 12 various metals.
Vonmählen, the creator of High Five, hopes that the invention becomes a part of an essential tool for on-the-go individuals who need loads of wires but can’t easily carry them. Compatible to operate with just about anything or everything from smartphones to tablets, e-readers to action cameras, and the cable will save space and won’t augment any weight to your luggage.
What it lacks is a power source. You will still have to carry along a portable charger, wall charger or a laptop that you can make use of to charge up your devices. Nonetheless, it may well downsize on the cable mess you have to hoard along and bar you from carrying multiple cables that came with your devices.
The charger cable is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter and Indiegogo and is doing better on Kickstarter. Kickstarter tags the High Five as the more cable you fluff up, the less each one is and offers the cable in a variety of colors.
The High Five C is the top end model and as well as supporting fast charging and data transfer, and it has the standard charging features in it. Nevertheless, it does not offer you the Lightning and micro-USB, thus lacking on the complete flexibility. It does offer USB-C and USB-A options though.
Given that this is a crowdfunded plan, numerous initiative points are accessible, including a single High Five C 2-in-1 charging cable and a single High Five 5-in-1 charging cable, both opening at €14 (around US$16). If everything goes according to the strategy, shipping may start from May 2019.
h/t: New Atlas