About this project
USB Micro Light in the press
Prlog- "Fund Raising Project on Kickstarter.com for USB Micro Light"
Freshgadgets.nl -"USB-kabel met ingebowd lampje"
Phonearena- "Micro USB cable and light combine to bring needed light in the darkness"
DVICE- "LED cable eliminates fumbling around to hook up in the bedroom"
MicroSiervos- "Conector USB con luz para cámaras y teléfonos"
Gizmag- "The USB Micro Light charging cable features an integrated LED light to help users find their smartphone's micro-USB port in the dark"
FlowZone- "Awesome Project - We selected you to be featured on our best of Kickstarter"
WasabiMountain- "This is a great looking product"
This cable is a charging and sync cable with a built in light.
At the end of the day we are all tired. You turn off the lights and go to bed. You realize you have to charge your phone, and you have two choices: you either fight for a minute or two trying to plug in the phone in the dark, or you get up and turn the lights on to do it. Annoying, isn't it?
This cable is the solution: it has a built-in light that powers up with the click of a button.
USB Micro Light works with all different types of electronics, including Android smartphones, cameras, shavers, watches (including popular watch projects seen on Kickstarter), and even mobile gaming devices. In a nutshell, any device that connects through Micro-USB.
The cable is currently offered in two different sizes: 3 feet and 6 feet.
The connector is a Micro-USB type B to the standard USB type A male plug (in non-technical terms, the classical rectangular USB).
The design, testing and prototyping stages have already been finalized, I've made agreements with manufacturers, quotations from safety and standards agencies and manufacturing will begin after funds are released from the successful campaign.
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Risks and challenges
The potential challenges we foresee are production, supply and quality control delays.
A lot of time has gone into the circuitry. More time has gone into the design and method to turn on the light. After discussing with manufacturers how to inject the plastic over the circuitry, we are confident we will see light at the end of the tunnel. And that light will be controlled by a push button that has also been coated in plastic.
The concept is straight forward. It's a micro USB cable with a light. The implementation is a little more tricky. Why? The connector contains 5 wires, a populated circuit board, a button, light and micro USB connector.
We have to populate the board in a way that does not short circuit the light with 1 of the 5 cable within the connector.
We have an estimated timeline how long the vendors plan to have the molds made, circuit boards assembled, and the complete cable molded and assembled. By passing these tasks off to professional manufacturers we foresee these tasks running smoothly. This is a new project never been done before, so that means we could run into over-molding issues, and might be required to redesign the circuit board, or plastics.
We did an IP search and foresee everything running smoothly. We even filed for a utility patent for this product.
We obtained a quote from a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory. This means we will take the finished product and send it in for testing. These tests ensure household safety. If for some reason they have an issue with the cable, coating, circuit board, circuitry, button, or connector then we would have to go back and revise the flaw to ensure a safe product.
Safety is important. Through high quality control we strive to eliminate defective devices, and ensure standards are met.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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