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Infitinte USB Is The Modular USB Cable That Never Runs Out Of Ports

Infitinte USB Is The Modular USB Cable That Never Runs Out Of Ports


You plug a USB cable into your computer, and that’s it for that port: it’s used up and is no longer available. But what if the cable you’re plugging has a port of it own? This means that you could plug yet another cable in, and if that other cable is an Infinite USB cable, then you’ll still have a port free. Matter of fact, you could do this indefinitely, and just keep plugging more and more cables as you require them, creating a modular and expandable USB hub. That’s the premise for the Infinite USB cables, and it’s a cool idea.

The cable is short (8 inches) and isn’t meant to tether your devices from a distance. It’s got a magnetic plug that allows it to fold back on itself for easy transport. And the best part is there is a USB-C version in the works, which could make your life with the new MacBook a lot easier.

It’s a $12 pledge for a MicroUSB and $14 for a Lightning version, with shipping in June.




[ Project Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]


6 responses to “Infitinte USB Is The Modular USB Cable That Never Runs Out Of Ports”

  1. Eric Jones says:

    This is how USB-C should be set up, but not just for USB ports but also with all of the various adapters you can use, like video, etc.

  2. Les Freed says:

    What about power? Lots of devices (including most USB flash drives) need power to operate

  3. Chris Holt says:

    It very much depends on the device providing the power, but the new spec allows for 500 to 900ma. (most flash drives draw around 50ma)

  4. Qambar says:

    so the definition of infinite here is 18 devices. (900/50)

  5. Jorge Cordero says:

    This solution is like fashion, the same crap comes around every some years. There are a lot of problems like if you move your notebook one inch everything disconnects. So its a far more unreliable way of connecting gadgets. Better spend your money in a decent USB hub. And of course there is a power limit.

  6. cmiuc says:

    while it looks nice and love to have it… the problem i always found with connecting USB hubs is that they run out of power. (where you get the black usb symbol with a yellow caution sign) does this cable config for that?