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€2,028
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56
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 11 2016
Last updated March 11, 2016

Lemniscate Cable (Canceled)

A Multi-purpose USB Cable - Card reader, USB data cable OTG with high capacity power-bank built in.

Lemniscate Cable (Canceled)

A Multi-purpose USB Cable - Card reader, USB data cable OTG with high capacity power-bank built in.

€2,028
pledged of €40,000pledged of €40,000 goal
56
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 11 2016
Last updated March 11, 2016

About

Inspiration

You probably use computer and smart-phone everyday. Have you acquired a pile of electronic gadgets such as USB data cables, storage cards, flash memory cards, card readers or power bank chargers all messy and hard to manage ? 

Have you ever thought just maybe one single piece of cable fits the way you use them daily ? Lemniscate Cable is a simple gadget designed to make your life easy.   

Simple design with just one for all
Simple design with just one for all
2 in 1 connector (Micro USB / IOS Lightning)
2 in 1 connector (Micro USB / IOS Lightning)
2 in 1 Connector (USB 2.0 / Micro USB)
2 in 1 Connector (USB 2.0 / Micro USB)

Frustrations and solutions

1. When Smart-device is power lowLemniscate Cable is a high capacity USB charger with in-built 3,200 mAh Li-ion battery. The cable is designed to spare extra power in your pocket. Don't worry about the power, it will keep you in contact anywhere anytime. 

2. Lake of space to store data  - Lemniscate Cable has a MicroSD Card slot, it is compatible up to128GB MicroSD card (TF card). With using high speed chipset it achieves 10 - 20MB/sec of data transfer. No matter PC, Android or IOS smart-devices are all able to access the extra memory space in the cable.

3. Have a lot of music or media data to synchronise with PC - Lemniscate Cable is simply a full-speed USB data cable. it does the same job as your original USB cable come with your smart-device. Believe us, you would prefer to use Lemniscate cable when you've got it in your pocket.

Engineering Prototype

Since June-2015, after 3 months of concept refining, 3D modelling and technical design, the first hand-crafting prototype of Lemniscate Cable came out in September-2015, It looked pretty simple and nice. We had spent following 4 weeks in fine-tuning hardware and software. In order to further verify its performance and lifespan, 3 months of continuous running test has been performing until now. Finally all proved it's reliable and possessing good life-span quality.

Brief explication of features

Lemniscate Cable is a compact size, light-weight, multi-functional gadget. It achieved a balance-position to integrate most useful features in such a small size of dimension only weights around 90g. 

Lemniscate Cable in place of different devices
Lemniscate Cable in place of different devices
Features Overview
Features Overview

Data Syncing and Charging over USB

(1)  Lemniscate Cable provides power charging and data syncing functions concurrently. One end has a 2 in 1 connector (USB 2.0 / Micro USB), another end a 2 in 1 connector  (Micro USB / Apple Lightning) on opposite side of the cable. 

(2) PC or smart-devices (Android and IOS devies) can easily access the MicroSD card in Lemniscate Cable when it's connected.

(3) Smart-device (Android or IOS devices) can do synchronisation with PC when the cable is connected. 

(4) Lemniscate Cable is being a bridge between PC and smart-device, it will do real-time power management to charge smart-device in first priority, when charging on smart-device is finished, Lemniscate Cable switches incoming power to charge itself until a full-charge to stay in stable mode. 

Work as a USB Cable
Work as a USB Cable

Connection Cable

Quality of connection cable is extremely important, especially for it is a  non-replaceable cable. In order to make it durable and lifespan using without twisting and tangling. Belt-type cable is chosen for daily bending and pulling without a damage.

Belt-type connection cable
Belt-type connection cable

Micro-SD Card Reader

Lemniscate cable is specially designed to help saving memory space. Especially for smart-phones come with small memory space. The in-built Micro-SD card slot supports up to 128GB Micro-SD card. It is generally a very large memory space for most of people. Movies, music or very large data file can all be stored to Lemniscate cable.

Insert a MicroSD card to Lemniscate Cable and connect to PC, Microsoft Windows, OSX, Android or Ubuntu can all instantly discover and read the Micro-SD as an external storage disk.

Work as a MicroSD card reader
Work as a MicroSD card reader

USB OTG

Not only for PC, most of the latest models of Android devices are able to read external USB storage disk independently. Lemniscate Cable is a linking device to pass data between smart-devices or PCs.

Especially for being at somewhere with very weak tele-signal. Lemniscate Cable can save money from expensive data cost, Save time from running slow network speed.

** For IOS devices, depend on different versions of firmware, some of them might refuse to read external USB OTG devices, We assume Lemniscate Cable is unable to support every firmware versions of IOS device. We honestly suggest you to verify if your IOS device supports USB OTG function before considering to back this project.

Work as a OTG external storage disk
Work as a OTG external storage disk

High Capacity Power Bank

A best for last,  Lemniscate Cable is a high-capacity Power Bank Charger can be used for refilling any USB devices, with a 3,200 mAh in-built Li-ion battery equals to almost one more cycle of charge on iPhone 6. It doubles your time of calling, browsing or gaming, Lemniscate Cable will be a good partner to keep you always in touch.

Battery Capacity Indication

The 4 steps indicator lights on front panel precisely showing 25 - 100% of its power level. With the push button equipped, press the button to change the cable status between charging, card reading and data connection. All made for easy to use and simple to understand.

4 Steps Battery Indicator
4 Steps Battery Indicator

About the Project

Lemniscate Cable was a project initiated and leaded by EPS-Innoants in France. We clearly analysed and identified frustrations over many portable products. In order to speed up developing processes, the original idea was being managed by our technical team-members in Hong Kong. Most important, we want to make it the way easy to use, looking cool, safety use and reliable for lifespan usage.

Why we need your backing 

To prove a workable concept is a passionate and enjoyable job. But making it popular to the world, We knew there still be a lot of challenges  that we have to face, technical management, production, quality control, packing and logistic arrangement are all we need to concern. That's why we need funding for using on best materials, tooling development, test-rig, package, certificates and excellent management to make good on our promise to all the backers. We will appreciate if you could give us strong backup to do a best preparations and bring Lemniscate Cable a reality. All we want say is "Thank you so much for your backing" ! 

Simple data of product

Dimension   :   (L)80.5 mm * (W)23.5 mm * (H)28 mm

Weight  :   Approx. 90 grams

Input  : 5V (1A max.)   /  Output :  5V (1A max.)

In-built Battery :   3,200 mAh, 3.7v, Panasonic Li-ion battery cell

MicroSD card Read / Write speed :  10 - 20MB / sec

Data cable data transferring speed : 50 - 60MB / sec

Time Line

Rewards 

Extra Reward

When 1800 backers to be unlocked, we are promised to delivery all backers one 16GB microSD card as a free gift.

When 3000 or over to be unlocked,  16GB Micro SD card will be upgraded to 32GB free of charge. 

Related links

If you like to share our project to your friends, you may visit the following links :

Web-site : www.innoants.com

Tweeter : @innoants

www.facebook.com/innoants

Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEXEOj7vlC0

Risks and challenges

Non of project is being without any risks or challenges, EPS-Innoants Group gathered a group of experienced members come with different professions background over 10 years in electronic and manufacturing industries.

To minimize risks, we have partnered with world leading battery manufacturer (Panasonic) and production factory experience to ensure final product passing all necessary certificates.

After careful fine-tuning and debugging on software and hardware had passed and proved stable. However we expected there still be certain under-controlled deviations might exist in mass production period. Our technical team members are well experienced to solve those of problems. Serious quality control and reliability run-in processes will be a must to minimize quality risks.

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