Even though USB-C has been released, it’ll definitely take some time before it is the new standard for mobile and other devices. One of the nice things about USB-C is the fact that you can insert the cable either way, one of the main issues of Micro-USB connections. Our MicFlip Reversible Micro-USB cable review takes a look at a Micro-USB cable that works no matter which way you plug it into your device.
The MicFlip was launched by Winnergear as an Indiegogo campaign and by the time the campaign ended had been 1115% funded. The MicFlip Reversible Micro-USB Cable has a braided nylon cord (available in white or red), aluminum shells at each end, and gold plated USB-A and reversible Micro-USB plugs. Each end features the MicFlip logo on the aluminum shell. It is available in 1 meter (3’+) and 2 meter (6’+) lengths. There really isn’t much else to say about it aside from that as far as design goes.
Ease of Use
When I first plugged the MicFlip into my smartphone, it felt a bit loose but you need to push it a bit to “snap” it in. Once connected, it stays solidly in place, and it works just fine charging your Micro-USB devices or for transferring data between your smartphone or tablet and computer. We tested it on smartphones, tablets, Bluetooth speakers, and even Bluetooth earbuds.
At $15 for a single cable, the MicFlip is a bit on the expensive side as far as Micro-USB cables go. However, it is well constructed and the convenience of not having to flip the Micro-USB connector until you get it the right way in your devices is definitely a big value add for some people. One thing I liked is that I no longer have to worry about my kids trying to jam the Micro-USB cable into their devices, so that’s definitely huge value there if you take into account the repair cost of a broken Micro-USB port.
If you’re constantly getting frustrated with flipping your Micro-USB cables until you get them the right way in your devices or worry about your kids trying to force a Micro-USB cable in the wrong way, the MicFlip is the cable for you.
*We were sent a review sample of the MicFlip Reversible Micro-USB Cable for the purposes of this review.
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