Reversible USB cables are, it seems, a lot like buses – you don’t see any for ages and then two come along in quick succession. Just last month I wrote about the Belaycord and now here is the dio Naked from moopti.
Like Belaycord this is also being offered through a Kickstarter campaign and as of writing there are just over two days before that closes. Rather than have to wait for mine to arrive (I have backed the project) moopti kindly sent me a sample to review which arrived today.
The first thing you notice is how well the dio Naked is made with metal caps at both ends and a strong braided nylon cable. However, the most striking thing is the USB plug has no boxed cover, it is just the plug itself, making it look very much like a bigger lightning plug.
Of course the advantage of this is that the cable inserts first time, every time, as you can see from the short video below:
So no more hunting under the desk or in dark corners wondering if the cable is the right way round (how is it that it NEVER is?). Now it will always be right first time. My only disappointment is that we have had to wait so long for someone to work this out.
There isn’t much else one can say about a cable other than it does what is expected of it and, in this case, saves a whole load of frustration while it’s at it. What’s not to like?
Back the project over at Kickstarter and you could have yours before the end of June.