USB-C is on the way to free us from annoying non-reversible charging cables, but it could be a while before the new technology becomes the standard for most smartphones. Until then we’re stuck with regular old Micro USB, or are we?
Micro-Flip is a reversible MicroUSB cord looking for funding on Kickstarter right now, and it almost looks too good to be true.
Micro-Flip features a patented design with connector pins on both the top and bottom. The shape of the plug has also been altered so it fits into the port no matter which way it’s facing. It’s a simple idea, though the company has gone to great efforts to make sure everything works perfectly.
The reversible micro USB cord has already passed through various tests for reliability to durability. It can even hold up to the wear and tear of being plugged in and unplugged 10,000 times. The company adds that it’s ready to kick off mass production thanks to help from another firm with experience making USB cables.
Micro-Flip starts at $15 for a 1 meter cord or $18 for a longer 2 meter option. You can also grab three 1 meter cables for $39 or eight for $99—both with the same $3 per cord increase if you want the 2 meter version. All orders are set to ship in October.
Overall this looks like a pretty awesome product, and there shouldn’t be anything holding you back from getting onboard. The only possible issue is that by October the first USB-C phones will likely already be available. So we wouldn’t recommend ordering a Micro-Flip cable unless you plan to hold onto your current Android device for a while.