LM Engineering Designs introduces a device called LockedUSB which allows portable devices to fast-charge at their maximum rated current, while keeping the data lines completely isolated. Their project is available to support on Kickstarter today.
Do you know how fast your Phone or Tablet is charging? Would you like to have the peace-of-mind that your device is charging at the fastest rate possible, every time you plug it in? LM Engineering Designs LLC, an Atlanta-based startup, is hoping to provide just that with their new device called LockedUSB adapter. It allows any portable device to fast-charge at their maximum rated current, while keeping the data lines completely isolated. To cover production costs, the company is launching the new product on the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter.
LockedUSB is an innovative, Patent-pending, USB adapter with a dedicated controller chip and current limiting power switch. An auto-detect feature monitors USB data line voltage, and automatically provides the correct electrical signatures on the data lines. This allows portable devices to fast-charge at their maximum rated current while keeping the data lines completely secure.
Public charging stations are becoming more and more popular everywhere you go. Unfortunately, Identity Theft, Government surveillance, “rogue” and unstable chargers, are also on the rise. The inspiration behind the product came when the designer searched the internet to find a firewall device, or specialized cable, that would provide the security he was looking for, and to his surprise there was nothing out there that offered secure charging capabilities. “I wanted to make a simple adapter, which I could use my own device’s cable, and have peace of mind that my personal data and information was secure” said Leonardo Matute, Hardware Designer. “I have designed a compact USB adapter that completely disconnects the data lines, while simultaneously providing the maximum allowed charging power so I can charge-up quickly and safely”
LockedUSB comes with a 3-in-1 Universal Charging Cable (USB 2.0 Connect to Lightning 8 Pin, Micro USB and apple 30 Pin Connector for iPhone 4 4S Samsung Galaxy Note 2 iPhone 5, iPad 4/Mini ipod touch 5G Nano 7th) that provides compatibility with multiple devices.
LockedUSB is now available through a 30-day Kickstarter campaign. Interested backers can receive a LockedUSB Adapter and 3-in-1 Universal Charging Cables for only $19 USD. People who depend on their phones can rest assured LockedUSB will keep them safe and provide fast charging.
To find out more, head over to Kickstarter and check out LockedUSB Adapter