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Ditch the dongles and start Fast Charging your Apple Devices with our Apple MFI Lightning to USB C Cables from Eastern Collective.
Ditch the dongles and start Fast Charging your Apple Devices with our Apple MFI Lightning to USB C Cables from Eastern Collective.
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Cascade Cables - Apple MFI Lightning to USB C Cables

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Introducing Eastern Collective's Cascade Cables, the Apple MFI Approved Lightning to USB C cables. It's time to ditch the dongles and enable Fast Charging on your Apple Devices today!

Welcome to the connection type of the future! By now everyone is more than familiar with a traditional Lightning to USB cable to charge your Apple devices. However it's time for the clunky USB connection to pass the torch to the universal USB C.

We have been designing Apple MFI Approved Charging Cables since 2012. This mean the Cascade Cables will be safe to use on all of your Apple iOS devices as Eastern Collective purchases authentic parts directly from Apple

The Cascade Cables will feature Apple's brand new c94 Chip, which allows third party manufacturers to now produce Lightning to USB C cables. Our certification has already been submitted and approved by Apple for the Cascade Cables

The new chip c94 also now enables Fast Charging through USB C for select iPhones and iPads. This means you will be able to charge your device up to twice as fast when using a Cascade Cable and 18w charger compared to the cable and charger that comes with your iPhone. 

Whether you are heading out the door in 15 minutes or you have an hour to grab a charge, get more out of your battery with the Cascade Cables.

Source: www.macrumors.com/guide/iphone-x-fast-charging-speeds-compared/
Source: www.macrumors.com/guide/iphone-x-fast-charging-speeds-compared/

Since Apple switched their Macbook line to strictly USB C ports, thousands of Apple users were forced to use dongles to connect their iPhone when using the cable that came in the box. It's time to ditch the dongles! 

Charge and sync your devices directly to your Macbook without any annoying dongles with the Cascade Cables. Plug the Lightning connection into your iPhone with the USB C compatible with any USB C port on your Macbook. 

The Cascade Cables will feature our signature rugged woven design. Each cable is wrapped in a tough nylon fabric material to add additional durability to each cable. 

The Cascade Cables will withstand more bending at your devices, wear and tear during your daily routine, and remain tangle free unlike the white plastic chargers!

You know the feeling when you want to use your iPhone while charging but the only outlet is out of reach halfway across the room. The Cascade Cables are 6 feet long which is two times longer than the Lightning Cable that comes with your iPhone

Whether you are on the go, charging at home, or powering up at the office - always have the perfect size cable for any situation!

The Cascade Cables also feature ultra slim connection will allow you to easily charge and sync two devices side by side when using your Macbook Pro. No more bulky dongles that overlap your second port!

Plus protect your iPhone with your favorite case and still fit your Cascade Cable without having to remove it to keep charging! 

Your iPhone deserves a charging cable that looks just as good as the phone itself. The Cascade Cables feature four vibrant colorways with unique patterns. Pick the colorway that best fits your style or simply get one of each.  

No one needs a boring white charging cable! Color code your travel cable from your at home cable or know when your significant other steals your cable for the 1,000th time. 

We have already taken the steps to ensure we are able to meet the below timeframe so you have your hands on the Cascade Cables as soon as possible. 

Our initial order for the new c94 chips has been submitted to Apple with an expected first delivery date to our manufacturer on March 1st. As always, if any delays occurring during the process we will outline them in our updates.

We strive to be one of the best crowdfunding campaigns you have ever backed!

We have been working with our manufacturer over the past few months to finalize all the aspects of our idea to production to ensure everything is perfect for our campaign. 

Original Sketches of our 4 Colorways
Original Sketches of our 4 Colorways

Once we had our first four colorways designed it goes to sampling to first test out the weave patterns and colors in the first sample types.

Weaving the nylon cables
Weaving the nylon cables

Then we tested out the durability of the new weave style with the raw cables before the connection ends were added to the raw woven cable lines.

Similarly we have been testing different connection ends to find the best connection type that is both slim and durable to withstand wear and tear. 

One aspect we are still finalizing is our packaging - we are currently working with a firm to find the best packaging to ship your cables in that is both economical and beautiful.

Lastly we have been testing the best size for both around the house, office, and when you are on the go and settled with 6 feet!

Eastern Collective has been designing tech accessories with a design focused aesthetic since 2012. Our specialty has been centered upon Apple devices through Apple's MFI Program creating accessories from the 30 Pin Connector to Lightning Cables of all lengths and colors. Our signature woven design revolutionized charging cables in 2012 when all cables are simply boring solid plastic cables. 

Boxes of iPhone Cables in the Eastern Collective HQ
Boxes of iPhone Cables in the Eastern Collective HQ

Over the past 6+ years, we have worked with amazing retailers such as J.Crew, West Elm, Urban Outfitters, Restoration Hardware, Fab.com, Think Geek, Brookstone, and Nordstoms to name a few. Similarily our products have been seen across the globe in GQ Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Uncrate, Vogue, Mashable, Wired, the Verge, Gizmodo, and much more.

We are excited to bring our newest collection to the Kickstarter community to kick off our next chapter in 2019.  

Product Testing at Colette in Paris!
Product Testing at Colette in Paris!

Shipping Information

Our estimated shipping date is early April 2019. You will automatically see the shipping rate per country once you make your pledge. Products will be shipped from the United States. Domestic transit will be 3-5 days with international transit time of 7-21 days depending on your location. Backers from other countries may see VAT or import charges depending on their local regulations, which is not built into the shipping costs. All tracking numbers will be sent within 24 hours of your order being sent.

Legal Disclaimer

"Made for iPod," "Made for iPhone," and "Made for iPad" mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, receptively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance. iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod touch, and Retina are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad Air, iPad mini, and Lightning are trademarks of Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

Risks and challenges

Eastern Collective has been working hard over the past months to ensure this Kickstarter campaign runs smoothly. Relationships have been built over the years with our manufacturing partners to bring the Cascade Cables to life and into your hands once the campaign is complete.

However, running any business can come with unforeseen circumstances and risks. Production and logistic issues can arise during these processes, and we guarantee to remain transparent if any potential issues may affect the launch of the product.

Our pre-production samples have met our beta tester quality standards and pledge to maintain this quality for the final finished product delivered to you.

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