Review: MicFlip Reversible microUSB Cable Now with Both Ends Reversible

Review: MicFlip Reversible microUSB Cable Now with Both Ends Reversible

Years ago, Apple made the bold decision to switch to the Lightning cable design, which offered some special features, most notably the ability to use the cable in any orientation. During those years, Android users and Apple users who own iPhone accessories with USB ports have had to make sure they plug in their devices in the right direction. Finally, WinnerGear offers a microUSB cable that is fully reversible, on BOTH ends. The MicFlip Reversible microUSB Cable ($19.99) comes in red with black accents, with gold coating, and a braided design.

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The fact that the cable is reversible makes liking it a no-brainer. As a bonus, it's quite rugged and attractive. Of course, my iOS devices still use Lightning, but I have a lot of microUSB-powered devices, like Bluetooth headsets, power packs, etc., and I now I can use the MicFlip with all of them. I previously wrote, and raved, about the original MicFlip which only was reversible at the microUSB end. Now, the company has a cable that is reversible on both ends, and it means I'll never use a traditional cable again. No more fumbling for the "correct" orientation. It's brilliant!

Pros

  • Brings best feature of Lightning to microUSB
  • Now reversible on both ends
  • Reasonably priced
  • Discounts if you follow the company on social media

Cons

  • Only one color and size, for now

Final Verdict

The MicFlip Reversible microUSB Cable from WinnerGear eliminates one of the biggest pain points about microUSB. 

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Author Details

Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.