The idea of hacking smartphones such as the iPhone with a malicious charger has been explored in the past. Data theft is a big issue, so if you are planning to charge your phone on the go, you should take measures to protect your device from hackers. That’s where LockedUSB comes into play. This adapter offers safe and fast USB charging on the go. It works with Lightning Connector / MicroUSB cables.
LockedUSB is based on a pretty simple idea. This small adapter allows secure charging of your devices by disconnecting the data lines. Inside the adapter, there is a dedicated controller chip and current limiting power switch to charge your gadgets as fast as possible. You can also use LockedUSB to connect your phone to your computer without syncing.
Here is the good news: LockedUSB has met its initial funding goal on Kickstarter. We are surely going to see similar products in the future. But for now, You can get one complete LockedUSB kit for $25.[Kickstarter]