The Mu Folding USB Adapter
The Mu Folding USB Adapter
Award winning USB plug
The sun’s coming up, the birds are chirping and you leap out of bed ready to greet the day with a grin. Only to land on an upturned power plug, painfully destroying any hope of an early morning dance spectacular and leaving you limping like some kind of blinged-out LA rapper.
Is that a BS1363 in your pocket,
or are you just pleased to see me?
The UK 3-pin plug (better known as plug BS1363) is statistically the largest and most hazardous of all plugs in the history of current-carrying-connectors. Since its post-war introduction, the cursed BS1363 has seen a catastrophic increase in the number of plug related injuries, while simultaneously assaulting the eye with its hideously angular design.
Slim folding design (only 1.4cm thick) is the perfect sidekick to your modern gadgets
But praise Zeus and his shiny electrical rod, because the award winning team at Made in Mind have come to the rescue of unsuspecting feet, and design fanatics everywhere with the ingenious Mu Folding USB Adapter.
Great for charging your USB devices
Utilising technology and design that could have been stolen straight from an episode of Transformers, the Mu USB Plug is almost 70% slimmer than your old plug and will happily charge your smartphone. Saving you space in your suitcase, your computer case and potentially saving you from devastating podiatric injury.
- Unless specifically noted, all statistical plug related evidence is completely false
- 70% smaller than existing plugs
- Easy transforming action
- Will charge smartphones and other small USB compatible products such as Kindles and MP3 players
- Will not charge high ampage products, such as tablets
- Input: AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz
- Output: DC 5V 1Amp
- CE Certified
- When folded, measures approximately 6cm(W) x 5cm(H) x 1.4cm(D)
Fantastic innovative product. Was a bit put off by the price, but gave in when it was reduced and I had a firebox gift voucher.
It's not just the size you appreciate about the Mu plug it's the shape and elegant design too.
It's very "apple-esque" even the packaging is very minimalistic but aesthetically pleasing nonetheless.
Before if I was travelling light I tended just to carry a cable hoping I would just find a USB port to use, but now I take this.
If they get working on a version which can handle more power I wouldn't be surprised to see it come as part of a future apple package.
One tiny criticism is that in that the top pin isn't fully enclosed by the flaps, (it sticks out a mm or two) so it isn't quite the perfect rounded square, but that's just me being very picky.
Sam, United Kingdom - 11th January 2013