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MU Folding USB plug (UK)

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This is from Mobilefun

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A couple of years ago I read a tech article about a new folding plug design which meant you could keep your phone/tablet charger on your person and not have to deal with keeping it in a bag because the pins stick out.

Some people thought it would never see the light of day but here it is!

Out of the box you'd immediately think it was an Apple product. It looks and feels as good as what you're expect from them and while the price of

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That looks handy

 

I put mine in my laptop bag when i go away but always worried about snapping pins off

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That looks handy

 

I put mine in my laptop bag when i go away but always worried about snapping pins off

That was what I had when owning a laptop in the past. Up until now with smartphones I've hedged on the hope that there would be a USB port wherever I go be it on a TV set or someone's computer because I didn't want to carry a chunky plug around incase I needed to charge. This kind of charger changes all that :)

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Genius, I'm surprised they are't going to just make a ton of money out of it then make the patents for the design available for free use, so that all companies use it.

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Shame it only puts out 1 Amp :(

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Simple ideas are always the best.

Now how quick before Apple and a few others will include this in their smartphone packaging?

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Shame it only puts out 1 Amp :(

Probably not ideal for devices that strictly need 2A but on the Note 2 it still charges while being used so for such a device it's not a huge deal. I imagine tablets would be a different matter though.

Genius, I'm surprised they are't going to just make a ton of money out of it then make the patents for the design available for free use, so that all companies use it.

I look around every now and then to see if some Chinese maker has cloned it, not yet!

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this was invented years ago, not sure if it this company or not. The way they were marketing it was at making product boxes for laptops etc and for plugs to go in bags with laptops without scratching the laptops.

 

They look pretty good but those are pretty much the only reason uses, trying to reach behind the sofa to plug something in with a prongs that bend would be a pain, a molded plug is much better for those types of uses.

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The prongs don't "bend", they twist and lock into place. I've never used one, but I can't imagine it being a problem at all.

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They don't bend as mentioned and they twist, it requires some persuasion to twist as well so you won't be accidentally twisting it back trying to get the plug into a socket!

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