ZNAPS -The $9 Magnetic Connection Adapter

ZNAPS is a specially designed magnetic connection adapter for your mobile devices. If you thought the Macbook MagSafe Charger was awesome, you can soon replicate it on your mobile device.

ZNAPS is a simple yet perfect solution to prevent frayed charging cables, tripping over cable resulting in smashed phones, pointless fiddling to plug in cable in the dark, water damage through charging outlet, and more! This innovative magnetic charging adapter will make your life just a bit more convenient.

ZNAPS supports charging process as well as data synchronization and it’s designed for both Lightning cable (iPhone) and Micro-USB cable (Android). You simply plug it into your port and a small protrusion will show, but it’s so small it shouldn’t really affect you. Znaps claims you can even continue to use your cases without an issue.

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Review: Speedy Micro USB Cables

I have seen these cables pop up on Qoo10 a number of times and picked up a couple to try out. They are relatively inexpensive at S$1.99 for the 2.1A SPEEDY 25cm MicroUSB flat cable and $2.99 for the SPEEDY 100cm NEW 2in1 cable. I have bought some dubious quality cables from eBay in the past but other buyers seem to have good experience with them.

The 25cm MicroUSB flat cable has magnets on the end tips for easy cable organisation. However, they are pretty weak magnets and a slight tug would separate the cables. Not something that you would want to hook around your keychain. Otherwise, it is well constructed and sports gold plated copper contacts for better conductivity.

The 2in1 cable is lightning and micro USB compatible. The connectors here are standard nickel-plated instead of gold. The lightning adapter is molded with a closed loop retainer hook so that it remains on the cable. It’s a smart design, as forgetful souls like me would otherwise lose the adapter after a few instances.

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