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Old May 13th, 2019, 12:34 PM   #1
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Magsafe is back! (but not from Apple)

The Uno Cable is a magnetic all-in-one USB-C cable with USB-C, Lightning & MicroUSB


The Uno Cable is a single USB cable with a MagSafe type magnetic attachment for three different tips:
  • Lightning
  • USB-C
  • MicroUSB
You can also add a USB-C to USB-A adapter for even more flexibility (not included).

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Any downsides? One. Yes, you can carry a single cable, but you still have three tips. These are small and easily lost. I was able to leave the USB-C tip connected, plugged into a USB-C to USB-A adapter, and then the two other tips attached magnetically to that. It’s a reasonably good setup, but I do worry about the tips coming detached in my bag and potentially going AWOL. We’ll see.

The Kickstarter price is decent, at $25 (or $21 if you’re quick). Multi-packs are also available.

It’s a Kickstarter project, so the usual risks apply. However, this is the company’s fifth Kickstarter project; it has worked with the same supply-chain partners for three years; working prototypes exist; and it’s fully-funded. All-in-all, I’d be pretty confident the cables will materialize.

The Uno Cable is available for pre-order on Kickstarter, with an official price of $25 and a few $21 rewards left at the time of writing. Delivery is set for July. The retail price will be $39.

NOTE: As of 13 May 2019, they've raise just shy of $199-thousand (initial goal $6719)
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Old May 13th, 2019, 01:09 PM   #2
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dude where have you been hiding ? i have been using these for months, i love them.. especially my kids who destroyed two iPads while yanking on cords..

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
i have been using these for months in my car, house everywhere.. i love them plus they sync with iTunes too which is amazing..



no kickstarter needed $29 for 3 cables.
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Old May 13th, 2019, 01:54 PM   #3
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What made these things great before was they were integrated and just there. Still a great add on but Apple is basically becoming the Windows of old. Lots of tweaks you could do to make things better and more functional but they never thought of it themselves. Apple its glory days integrated and gave us all these great things that actually improved and made life better when using a computer. Not anymore though, now if you have kids or a dog that runs around and you want to save your laptop you need to go out and buy another product because Apple decided their great idea is no longer good or necessary.
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maybe so but I still prefer the OSX to any Windows OS/

That and I have many computers running which are over 8 years old.

Yes there has been slippage in innovation but the quality is still there IMHO.
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maybe so but I still prefer the OSX to any Windows OS/

That and I have many computers running which are over 8 years old.

Yes there has been slippage in innovation but the quality is still there IMHO.
I do agree, but I am agreeing less and less with every update.

Windows 10 is a solid OS, I use it lightly so hard to compare fully. I use MacOS for work with Adobe CC so spend way more time in it.

My next laptop will most likely be a PC variety. I just do not feel the extremely high price point while getting not a lot from Apple is worth it anymore. Any Apple laptop that you can buy that has 500+ gigs is $2000+

Apple had a wider range of affordable and pro computers that you could get to fit most peoples budgets. Now you buy the cheapest you get an incredibly small 128 gig drive and really are expected to subscribe for online cloud storage, so cheap but you are paying monthly to get the space that is super cheap but Apple does not want to sell you anymore (on certain models).

All their products still feel first rate though, from the phone to the laptops and everything in between. It is just what is inside that is bugging me lately.
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dude where have you been hiding ? i have been using these for months,....
Well, I've only had a USB-C equipped Mac for about a month, so I had no need previously.

I also didn't see anyone else post the info, I thought it would be useful for some folks.
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Windows 10 is a solid OS, I use it lightly so hard to compare fully. I use MacOS for work with Adobe CC so spend way more time in it.
I couldn't see myself moving to Windows, ever. I used to set up LANs back in the Windows 95 days - enough horror stories to occupy my nightmares for a lifetime. I've had to work with Win 10 at the office from time to time, and nothing about it has screamed "user friendly' to those of us who go beyond basic email and word processing. I gladly pay the "Apple Tax" just to use macOS.

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My next laptop will most likely be a PC variety. I just do not feel the extremely high price point while getting not a lot from Apple is worth it anymore. Any Apple laptop that you can buy that has 500+ gigs is $2000+
I have posted elsewhere in ehMac about my dilemma - I needed to replace my late-2014 Retina MacBook Pro when the keyboard gave out (I type a (*lot*), making do with an early-2013 MacBook Air in the interim, but well aware of the current state of Apple laptops (i.e., not impressive, with stupidly fragile keyboards and a display cable issue that I don't know whether it has been resolved as yet). I couldn't in good conscience recommend a Mac laptop to anyone (and I'm the go-to guy when folks are buying). In the end, I personally shifted my world over to a desktop (27-inch iMac, 4.2ghz I7). It's a lovely machine... and the old MBA still works well enough for whenever I need to do some light work on the sofa.

And what's inside for me is just fine: Mojave works amazingly fine on the 2013 MBA with only 4 gigs of RAM! On my iMac, it's great (and will be better once I double my RAM: I chose this model iMac specifically for its upgradability in that regard). This computer will serve my needs for a long time to come....

And although I have two USB-C ports on the back, one currently hosts a USB-C to USB-A adapter, pretty much everything else is on a hub, and I have the best of all worlds, port-wise. Maybe when Apple manages to convince me that its laptops are trustworthy again, at that point I'll be worried about Magsafe. But Apple's position nowadays appears to be: Magsafe not really an issue anymore with all-day battery life, less of a need to leave your portable plugged in.
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Well, I've only had a USB-C equipped Mac for about a month, so I had no need previously.

I also didn't see anyone else post the info, I thought it would be useful for some folks.
i have an asus mx27U monitor with a hub connected to it which is located under my desktop. I have the monitor connected to my laptop by USB c which charges and provides conductivity to the hub .. all good.. also my cars are still regular usb and my many chargers lying around the house..
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I couldn't see myself moving to Windows, ever. I used to set up LANs back in the Windows 95 days - enough horror stories to occupy my nightmares for a lifetime. I've had to work with Win 10 at the office from time to time, and nothing about it has screamed "user friendly' to those of us who go beyond basic email and word processing. I gladly pay the "Apple Tax" just to use macOS.



I have posted elsewhere in ehMac about my dilemma - I needed to replace my late-2014 Retina MacBook Pro when the keyboard gave out (I type a (*lot*), making do with an early-2013 MacBook Air in the interim, but well aware of the current state of Apple laptops (i.e., not impressive, with stupidly fragile keyboards and a display cable issue that I don't know whether it has been resolved as yet). I couldn't in good conscience recommend a Mac laptop to anyone (and I'm the go-to guy when folks are buying). In the end, I personally shifted my world over to a desktop (27-inch iMac, 4.2ghz I7). It's a lovely machine... and the old MBA still works well enough for whenever I need to do some light work on the sofa.

And what's inside for me is just fine: Mojave works amazingly fine on the 2013 MBA with only 4 gigs of RAM! On my iMac, it's great (and will be better once I double my RAM: I chose this model iMac specifically for its upgradability in that regard). This computer will serve my needs for a long time to come....

And although I have two USB-C ports on the back, one currently hosts a USB-C to USB-A adapter, pretty much everything else is on a hub, and I have the best of all worlds, port-wise. Maybe when Apple manages to convince me that its laptops are trustworthy again, at that point I'll be worried about Magsafe. But Apple's position nowadays appears to be: Magsafe not really an issue anymore with all-day battery life, less of a need to leave your portable plugged in.
I have had a tough time recommending Apple laptops as well right now. Like you friends and family come to me for all their tech help and in the past I would always recommend something from Apple as they had various computers for various prices and it did not feel like you were getting ripped off in terms of storage and you could always upgrade the RAM yourself at a later date. Apple refuses to upgrade anything beyond the specs of what you purchased.

I have recommend and help people buy iMacs, still like the form factor though the design is very dated now with that massive bezel. I still use a 5K iMac that I bought maxed out. Fantastic screen.

As for the OS Apple has done nothing in many years to get me excited about any update. I used to be an early adopter as in day 1 since the very first version. Now I sit a couple versions behind till I have to or I decide to fight with Apple's changes that make me "Think Different".
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dude where have you been hiding ? i have been using these for months, i love them..

Good for you and I could never figure out why Apple dropped using the MagSafe connector with their more recent models.

But I just received an e-mail notice about this cable and its adapters today, yet I don't even have a Mac bottle I could use it with.

I thought Griffin or somebody were making a similar type magnetic adapter as well. And didn't Apple have a patent on their design or something or has it lapsed??


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i have been using these for months, i love them..
Sorry, your linked cable you seem to be using are different but similar cables: NetDot 3 in 1 5th generation magnetic cable
not the Uno Cable that have just recently been released.

PS: some of the user comments at the site you mentioned might be worthwhile reading for some.

I gather they are working better for you than some of the posters that had problems with them.

Anyway, they seem like a good idea if the Mac's connection doesn't release as well as Apple says it does.



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