Well, isn't this just useful? If you're an avid computer user, particularly a mobile computer user, you've probably dealt with sticking a USB
flash drive or USB cable into a USB port "the wrong way." And by that we mean upside-down. Best case scenario, you simply pull it back and try again; worst case, however, you could ruin either the device/cable or the connector itself.
UltraTek has a solution to a problem that has haunted (or at least annoyed) computer users for years. The Flipper USB is a male USB end that accepts a USB device or cable regardless of which side is inserted up or down. It's not that complex, but it looks like you'll need a Flipper for each USB port you want made "universal." There's no price being made public right now, but if this is really so simple, why aren't these integrated right into computers? Anyone?
UltraTek Introduces the New Patented Friendly & Safe Flipper (flip-able) USB
Connections for all computer users
Torrance, CA June 25, 2010 – UltraTek, a technology research company, is pleased to
announce their new Flipper USB products which are available to computer users.
“Unlike conventional USB products” said Douglas Walker, VP of Marketing & Sales for
UltraTek, “our patent (US 7717717) Flipper USB can plug into your computer in either
orientation. It is flip-able and that‘s what USB should be!”
Flipper USB has many advantages over the traditional non-flip-able USB devices. Flipper
USB is user-friendly and safe. With Flipper USB, it fits into the computer port either
way. The user simply plugs in his/her USB device without looking, trying, thinking or
guessing. It simply just works. This could save the user tremendous time and frustration.
Furthermore, since Flipper is “flip-able”, the computer users will never make the mistake
of pushing the device too hard in the wrong orientation, therefore avoiding damage to the
computer or the USB device.
In addition to the above “Friendly & Safe” features, the Flipper USB offers spare/backup
connections. In case of damage to one side of the connector, the computer user can
simply “flip it over” and use the other side of the USB device without loss of data or
With all the features and advantages, Flipper USB products won’t cost more, thanks to
the advanced smart design which makes Flipper truly affordable.
UltraTek offers Flipper connectors for all USB related products. USB flash disk, Wi-Fi,
BlueTooth, mouse, keyboard, camera, cables and adapters. In addition, the Flipper
adapter converts the regular, non-Flipper USB product to a Flipper USB product. For
ordering Flipper USB or more information, please contact Alex Levy at (310) 408-9711
or e-mail flipperUSB@gmail.com . * * *