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SONICable charges your phone twice as fast as a normal cable

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Juiced up and ready to go

Fed up of waiting for your phone to charge? You're not the only one: various companies are coming up with faster charging methods. SONICable is one of the most promising we've seen.

It works like a regular cable, but it's able to turn off syncing and dedicate all its power to getting your battery to 100 per cent.

When you plug your phone into your computer, it syncs its data as well as charging. SONICable has a switch on the side – flick it on, and you can disable the sync option, so your phone takes the full charge instead.

Of course you could just plug it into the wall. But who has a wall charger on them at all times?

It's available for both iOS (Lightning) and Android (microUSB) devices. The other end of the cable is reversible USB, so you won't have to faff around plugging it in.

And that's all there is to it. It's a simple yet clever solution to a problem we've all experienced.

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Various phones claim to charge quicker than others. As long as they have short battery lives, getting our mobiles juiced and ready to go will be the bane of most of our lives. It could also come into its own for charging smatwatches, most of which need powering up every night.

It's passed its funding goal. Shipping should start this month.

Jmac

March 3, 2015, 4:13 pm

Bull****. Whether or not the phone is syncing shouldn't affect the current delivered to charge it. In fact, it may interfere with the signal that a USB port capable of delivering higher current sends to a device (like an iPad) to let it draw more current to charge quicker than the 0.5A provided for by the USB standard.

Doesn't mean it isn't a nice cable, and the ability to toggle syncing and avoid the mild annoyance of the "trust this computer?" popup is a nice touch, as is the reversible USB connector.

Bloody

March 4, 2015, 8:53 am

this seems to be the same as the 'charge only' cables on amazon they kinda forgot to mention there won't be any speed increase from a wall charger

ebb

August 7, 2015, 4:15 pm

this product is crap. I ordered two, the first one broke within two weeks of receiving it, I had to pull the piece out of my phone with tweezers. The second one broke by July, stopped charging entirely. I reached out to the company three times and sent pictures. No response. Today, I contacted my credit card company. Not paying for broken items

Me

September 23, 2015, 9:12 pm

SCAM SCAM SCAM!! DO NOT BUY THIS CABLE. THIS COMPANY IS A SCAM. THEY EITHER DON'T SHIP OR THE CABLES BREAK ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. LOOK AT THE INDIEGOGO COMPLAINT OR THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE. SCAM SCAM SCAM!!

Yappy Doggs

October 31, 2015, 12:01 am

Please for the love of God dont invest in this piece of junk... I promise you it will collect dust once you get it (after 5 months or more and many anngry emails to the company to ship)

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