About this project
The world's most sophisticated magnetic connector!
MagNeo is by far the most compatible and usable USB-C magnetic connector out there. Its the first and only magnetic connector that does not only power, but data and video as well. Finally, your USB-C port can be used as intended, not just for charging.
HERE IS OUR NEW DESIGN (UPDATE 1/18/2017):
COLOR OPTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE END OF KICKSTARTED CAMPAIGN. A SURVEY WILL BE SENT TO ALL BACKERS AFTER THE CAMPAIGN ENDS ASKING WHICH COLOR OPTION YOU PREFER.
BELOW IS OUR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN SHOWING OUR OLDER HOUSING DESIGN. ALL INFORMATION REGARDING DEVICE CAPABILITIES STILL HOLD TRUE FOR THE NEW DESIGN!
MagNeo has 3X the functionality of other magnetic connectors, with the unique capability to provide all the USB-C signals required of new peripherals. Not only is the connector rated for up to 100W charging capacity, it also allows up to 5K video and Thunderbolt 3 speed data, all while maintaining USB-C reversible connector capability.
Made from ultra high quality materials, MagNeo is design to withstand the wear and tear of daily use.
Gold plated pogo pins provide a secure connection with ultra low power losses at the contact surfaces. These contacts are designed to last up to 1 million cycles.
MagNeo is compatible with ALL devices that have a USB-C connector, including all Thunderbolt 3 devices. From the latest 2016 Macbook Pros (13" & 15"), to USB-C Hubs & Docks, to Google Pixel smartphones, MagNeo has you covered.
Cables tangle easily and nothing is worse than tripping on one, causing damage to your device or yourself. Magnetically coupled connectors remove this hazard as the cable will unlatch before causing problems. Save your gadgets.
Another bonus to magnetic connectors is the simple and easy connectability... Don’t risk scratching your beautiful device with that plug, let the magnets guide the connection for you.
Designed & Engineered in the heart of Silicon Valley
Branch is a small but experienced team, based in the tech capital of the world, San Jose. We have successfully delivered our previous product, the technically challenging BranchBox USB-C hub, to over 30 countries worldwide.
Risks and challenges
Every project has its challenges regardless of the scope, however we have done our best to minimize the risks as much as possible. We are not relying on outsourced engineering, we design our products In-House. Our team has great relationships with multiple contract manufacturers, who we have used in the past with fantastic results. We also understand logistics and shipping, having delivered countless Branch products all over the world.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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