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Have to look every time you plug in your Android device or smartphone accessory to make sure it's the right way? Not anymore.
Have to look every time you plug in your Android device or smartphone accessory to make sure it's the right way? Not anymore.
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All Android devices, external batteries, Bluetooth headsets, etc. require the use of a micro-USB cable to charge. A great standard plug because of its universal applications, but the plug has always been asymmetrical, almost trapezoidal, in shape. You always have to make sure you're plugging it in the right way. Every. Single. Time.

Lightors Cable is the world's FIRST reversible micro-USB cable. Just like Apple's Lightning cable, Lightors Cables can be plugged in either way.

Android Smartphones dominate the market with approximately 2 billion users worldwide. This doesn't account for all the other accessories that require a micro-USB cable like power banks, headset devices, etc. All of these face the same issues with charging, having to look and ensure that you're plugging it in the correct way. This applies to all Android smartphones, but Apple users are not immune to this either. The accessories that iPhone users use also require the use of a micro-USB cable as well (eg., battery phone cases).

 We were able to ask around to Smartphone Service Centers and took a poll to see how many cases of broken micro-USB ports came in due to plugging in their device incorrectly. We were shocked to hear that around 15% of all cases were from people plugging in their charger the incorrect way. That is not a small percentage by any means.

Lightors Cable has added Braille features on both ends for easy identification for the visually impaired. 

Compared to Apple's Lightning cable, plugging in a micro-USB cables takes about 0.15 seconds more to plug in. Assuming that a person plugs in their phone 4 to 5 times a day, those seconds add up. 

Like existing standard USB cables, only one side of the internal plug can be used for data/power transmission. This applies to micro-USB cables as well. Hence the need to plug it in the a certain way. Lightors Cable consists of identical transmission points on two sides that are connected and symmetrical.

The final product takes on a hexagonal shape that is symmetrical on the outside as well as the inside, which is why the cable can be plugged in either way. 

There are over 2 billion smartphone users around the world. Of this, the ratio of Android to iPhone users is approximately 8:2. This doesn't even begin to account for smartphone accessories that average 10 times more than this. This means that for every average smartphone user, they have 10 accessories each : all of which most likely use a micro-USB cable. That's quite a lot of cables out there all with the same issue. 

We've found a way to fix that.

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All Android smartphones, smartphone peripherals, tablet PCs, portable video game consoles, MP3 players, Bluetooth devices, electronic cigarettes, etc. are compatible with Lightors cable and LIGHTORS: Monster Battery.

You'll never need to worry about plugging it in the wrong way ever again.

Lightors Cable supports 2000 mAh on both USB sides (faster than the average USB cable)

  • Length : 1 meter (3.3 ft)
  • Wiring : More wiring in our products means faster charging and faster data.(16 strands vs 10 and 12 data vs 7)

Double-shielded USB and micro-USB sockets prevents disconnection and short-outs for improved durability and safety.

Added braille features on the cable to allow those that have sight issues to easily identify their Lightors Cable.

The visually impaired use smartphones as well. The simple issues that we may experience with using our smartphones would be even more inconvenient for those that are visually impaired. Micro-USB cables are used to charge the majority of mobile devices out there and yet we have yet to see a device that offers Braille for easy identification. Lightors Cable provides Braille in order to provide a little convenience to those that are visually impaired.

With that said, once we get Lighters Cable up and running, we plan on contributing 5% of all future Lightors Cable revenue to charity.

In order to do this, Lightors will decide on a foundation to donate to after reviewing the available organizations out there that support the visually impaired.

 Insulation test, high tension test, disconnection/short circuit test

  • Durability test: 200 grams pull test at 30 times a minute at a 60 degree angle and tested over 1500 times without any wear or tear.
  • Temperature test: No errors occurred during a 6 hour test performed at 80˚C (176˚F).

Lightors is a young company that contributes to the development and distribution of advanced eco-friendly products adding innovative new products to your daily life to make a difference in the world. The origin of our brand name means “people that make light”.

Light makes for a better society, meaning brightening and making positive changes, and it’s important to focus on creating valuable work that brings light to this world.

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Risks and challenges

Lightors is a simple product that brings a lot of convenience. However one of the things we need to ensure is that although micro-USB cables are all 5-pin in nature, the arrangements can be slightly off. We’ll have to make sure our cable will not have any issues when being plugged into numerous devices.

We guarantee that our product will be fully functional because we have the resources and experiences in solving such problems.

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