Anyone who needs to charge their smartphone or tablet devices whilst on the move from USB ports that might not be secure and on other networks or devices.
Maybe interested in a new device called the Umbrella USB, which has been designed to enable you to charge your smartphone or tablet via a USB port without any sensitive data being synchronised or loaded on to your device.
The Umbrella USB has been specifically designed to block data synchronisation and “juice jacking” which could result in your smartphone or tablet being affected with malware or worse. SparqEE based in Los Angeles California are the creative team behind the new device and explains a little more about their new Umbrella USB adapter:
“Unfortunately, we have all gotten the infamous “low battery” warning only too frequently. We have no choice but to charge at the first USB port we can find – we take this risk because of how important it is to have our devices charged, potentially at the expense of our own data’s security.
The Umbrella USB allows power to flow to your device so it can charge, but physically disconnects the data connections – eliminating any possible data theft or leak. With Umbrella, you no longer have to worry about this risk. Think of Umbrella as the most affordable insurance policy you can buy. Plug in at the first USB port you see, completely risk-free.”
The Umbrella USB project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think Umbrella USB is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Umbrella USB become a reality.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Concepts & Design, Gadgets News