Need a Universal Cable for All of Your Devices? Try UNO’s Magnetic Cable

There’s nothing worse than traveling places with multiple cables. If you know me, you know that I’m infamous for carrying 6-7 cables just in the event one stops working. But with UNO’s Cross-Device Cable, that’s a thing of the past.

Compatible with every possible device, the UNO by Chargeasap is a successful Kickstarter campaign that is available for purchase now that comes complete with interchangeable tips. Now you naysay to yourself “there are so many 4-in-1 cables that do the same thing, but the problem is many them have a USB male end. With a lot of devices going the way of USB Type C, the UNO is the worlds most crowdfunded cable that serves more uses than you could ever imagine.

The unit I received comes with three different connector tips: Micro-USB, Type-C, and Lightning perfect for users who have a hard time charging tablets, smartphones and Bluetooth devices that somehow all have different connection types.

This I know for my own personal reasons hate the fact that all of my devices have not gone the way of USB type C, but the Uno is the next best method of making sure that I can charge up everything. The only thing that could make it better is if the UNO’s tips weren’t individualized, as they are prone to getting lost. Aside from that, the UNO Cable allows for higher output and input with its ability to fast charge, as well as have two-way full speed data transfers of 480 Mbps. This means that not only can you sync your iPhone or Android to your computer, but it allows you to charge much faster.

Per Chargeasap, the creators of the UNO Cable:

Each UNO cable set features two N52 grade neodymium magnets which are the world’s strongest commercial grade magnets. Unlike poor market imitations, UNO is strong enough to hold an iPad Air which is 437g (0.96lb) without dropping the device. Additionally, Chargeasap has incorporated an innovative locking mechanism, giving the cable a stronger connection and longer lifespan. This stronger magnetic strength means it can support a heavier cable than ever before with an increased length of 1.5m (4.9ft) with a 2.5m (8.2ft) cable also available for purchase separately.

Thanks to its unique bevelled and concave magnetic connector design on both the tip end and cable head end, UNO will connect correctly even if the tip is flipped 180°, due to both the strong neodymium magnets having their polarity perfectly positioned. Competitor designs require the tips to be correctly aligned inside the cable head and use weaker magnets needing expert guidance to be connected correctly if missed. The magnetic cable tips on the UNO are also just 10mm (0.39″) wide allowing them to fit perfectly into all Apple and Android devices. Chargeasap have tested the tips on over 100 phone cases and found it fit on all of them.

The UNO cable is the first in the Chargeasap’s range to introduce an improved anti-fray neck, meaning the cable will have increased durability and less chance of fraying or snapping at the most common weak point. This anti-fray neck significantly increases the lifespan of the cable handling everyday wear and tear offering a longer connectivity lifespan of the previous cables from 30,000 to 40,000 connections. With the improved materials and machinery used to build each UNO cable, asap Technologies are so confident in the UNO’s build quality that the company is now offering a premium 10-year warranty – designed to outlast the next decade worth of phones!

 

Now that being said, the UNO Cross-Device USB Type-C isn’t the cheapest cable on the market, but it’s the most practical, giving you essentially three cables in one for $22 for one cable and a single magnetic tip. Available this month, you can purchase a UNO cable from their Indiegogo Campaign, or wait until August to purchase directly from Chargeasap’s website.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review unit

What I Like: Great Cable that works for all products including smartphones, tablets, and Bluetooth devices

What Needs Improvement: Tips would be best attached to the cable to avoid losing


About the Author

Greg Alston
Diehard Apple fanboy, and lover of all things tech. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Greg enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, family and friends, live sporting events, good bourbon, Tetris, and pizza. In that order.