[clug] [OT] Random thought: Are there 'magsafe' style connectors for USB?

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 15:50:37 MST 2011

On 9 March 2011 09:17, steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> Anyone heard of USB devices that have a magnetic connector (that can
> break away without damage), like the Apple MagSafe® power connector?
> I was thinking I'd like to use gpg-keys for Thunderbird, stored on a
> USB-key.
> But knowing my propensity to get distracted and/or forget things, I'd
> leave the key behind. Not Good.
> And a 'tether' isn't a good idea for the same reasons:
>  if forgotten, would break either the plug, socket or both.

I wonder if you could hack something like this to do what you want:

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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