A Magnetic cable for Arduino boards

Hey guys, check out my Indiegogo campaign at https://igg.me/at/skipp/x

It's a magnetic cable for arduino boards (Micro USB and USB B type). Since magnetic cables are quite popular among smartphones and fun too, I thought of making one for arduino boards. The USB micro is already available, but there's no USB B connector. I created a cheap rough prototype at home just so that I don't spend too much if the idea isn't good enough :confused:

Anyway, if you like the idea please do support and share my campaign. For any questions feel free to contact me at contact@oneproject34.com and visit my website at oneproject34.com

P.S: Nice comments please, even if you dislike the idea. :sweat_smile:

Isn't this already a common commercially available product? If your product is different then you should explain how.

I can't see any benefit to marketing this specifically as an Arduino accessory. If you have created a better USB cable then that should be of interest to anyone using a USB cable. Why only target a tiny segment of that market?

OK, I see the USB-B thing now. I would market it specifically as that: a USB-B magnetic cable adapter is the product. Drop the whole Arduino angle. Don't make a big deal of the micro adapters since that's not the innovation. You can just throw some of those in with the rewards if you like but your current pitch mentions the micro USB first, that shouldn't even be mentioned in the main pitch.

If I understand correctly, this is a standard magnetic cable. I actually think that's a good thing because it means I can always get new cables or different lengths from anywhere. I think you do yourself a disservice by calling it a "Skipp cable" because it makes me think you created some proprietary connector. Again, focus on the adapter you created as the true product. You can call it "Skipp: The world's first USB-B magnetic cable adapter" if you like. Of course the adapter comes with a cable but people should know whether they're locked into your connector system.

Yea you're right... I had doubts at the end before creating the campaign that its something not quite right. But I created the campaign anyway since I had already done the prototype. Maybe I should end the campaign. Thanks for being specific as to what's actually the problem. :slight_smile:

I don’t think you should end it. I was only suggesting improvements. There are hundreds of millions if not billions of people using USB cables. Now it is true that USB-B is not so popular anymore but even if only a tiny fraction of those people have the need for a USB-B to magnetic adapter you have a huge potential market! USB-B cables are used on some of the common Arduino boards so that is definitely one market and is probably worth mentioning in a list of useful applications for your product but I don’t think it’s a good idea to have that be right in your title since Arduino users are only a very small fraction of the total potential market for your product.

I know this is a less fun side of the thing, but if you haven’t already, you might want to check into any patent issues regarding this product.

I would also clarify WITH IMAGES on what is what…

What you get with your ‘level’ or commitment.

Micro USB bit, - IMAGE!!!

Usb type B bit - IMAGE!!!

So people dont have to guess.