Your cell phone charges off of USB, but can you really trust that charging station at the airport? Now you can control when to allow data in or out of your device with this little USB extension cable. It can be used with any device that has a micro USB port, which is like just about anything except for Apple devices. Voila! Your cable's data lines can now be switched on or off.
Not only is it great for privacy and security concerns, it's also good for use with devices that automatically sync when you plug them into a computer. With the data lines off, you can use it while it charges. This is the most useful thing you never knew you needed!
It is super easy to use. Comes with a micro-B USB connector on one end and a USB A plug on the other. In between is an in-line switch that you can set to either "Data" or "Charger". When Data is set, both D+ and D- data lines pass through. When Charger is set, they are both disconnected.
This cable will also work with anything that has a standard micro USB port. We also have a version that is a little USB extension cable, so it will work with an Apple lighting cable, or any other non-Micro USB cable.
Please note: Devices don't like it when the data lines mysteriously appear and disappear. Adafruit recommend setting the cable function and then plugging in your device.
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We deliver Australia-wide with these options:
- $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
- $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
- $8.32 for Express Post (1-2 days, tracked)
- Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)
International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:
- $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
- $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)
If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.
Our physical address:
Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
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