The MagSafe concept well known to owners of Apple laptops. This magnetic interface, that is, if the user accidentally touches the cord or forget about him, taking the laptop to hand, the cable can be removed without causing mechanical damage. Works on the same principle of magnetic connector Znaps made a splash on Kickstarter. Instead of $120 000, required to manufacture the product, the project has collected an impressive $3 million.
Created by the canadian company connector for devices with Lightning connectors and micro-USB works on the principle of MagSafe. Its feature is that the keyboard is held in place by some magnets, so if someone accidentally touches the cord of the smartphone, the cable is simply removed from the mobile device.
Including the benefit of new developers call: compactness, accessibility, easy connectivity, water protection, charging indicator, protection cable, support for Lightning/Micro-USB port, sync with PC, symmetric connector.
Set Znaps consists of two parts: Lightning-connector with a contact pad that is inserted into the player or smartphone, and a connector for headphones, speakers and other peripherals. These components are connected to each other due to the magnetic field. To disconnect the two parts, just a small effort.
The intent of the Canadians, the use of magnetic connectors will increase the usability of the iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices and better protects the interface connector from moisture or spilled liquids.
Production Znaps is scheduled for autumn this year. Delivery of the first batches of promise to begin in early December.
It is worth noting that last year, Apple registered a patent for a “smart” MagSafe connectors for iOS devices. According to this document the company wants to use universal magnetic connectors for power supply and data exchange with phones, iPods and tablets. Therefore, the possibility of implementing Znaps in the form of mass of the product is questionable.