One cable, many devices: Magnetic chargers fulfil all charging needs


  • Tech News
  • Saturday, 11 Aug 2018

By inserting a tiny magnetic adapter into the charging port of your mobile device, you can use a magnetic charger. — dpa

By inserting a tiny magnetic adapter into the charging port of your mobile device, you can use a magnetic charger. — dpa

Some people want to protect their device's sensitive charging port, others just want to have one type of connector for their many different devices: Until now, having it both ways was inconceivable.

But here comes the solution: magnetic charging cables.

By inserting a tiny magnetic adapter into the charging port of your mobile device, you can use a magnetic charger – which many vendors sell with three adapters for USB-C, Micro-USB and Lightning.

For any other type of connectors, you can purchase additional adapters for the magnetic cable.

Magnetic chargers also have two more advantages: First, they prevent you from accidentally jerking the cable out of the phone, causing damage, and second, they stop dust and dirt from clogging the port.

There is one downside, however: Despite being tiny, the magnetic adapters still stick out over the edge of the phone, which some may find annoying. — dpa