USB connector can be plugged in any way up

Ultratek has unveiled its Flipper USB connector, a USB connector that can be used in either orientation

Image: http://www.flipperusb.com/

Image: http://www.flipperusb.com/

How many times have you gone to plug in a USB device, only to get it wrong and try to plug it in upside down? Ultratek is guessing that it's a fairly common occurrence, and it's recently introduced a USB connector that can be inserted regardless of its orientation.

With Ultratek's upcoming USB connector, known as the Flipper, it won't matter whether you plug in a USB connector upside-down or right-side-up.

Whereas a normal USB connector is half filled with plastic, the Flipper does away with the plastic. Instead, the device has a thin connector strip within the center of the USB plug with connection contacts on both sides; allowing users to essentially plug and play without even having to look.

It's a simple change, but one that will no doubt please many.

Via Engadget

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