ChargeCard: iPhone Charger in Your Pocket
There’s a nice way to forget about problems with charging your iDevice and it’s called ChargeCard iPhone charger. Using of Apple’s 30-pin connector is probably justified, but it probably will be eliminated by putting a 19-pin connector to the next iPhone. It creates a lot of inconvenience to users. For example, a problem to charge a discharged phone outside the home, unless you are absolutely randomly have a little white cable or wireless charger with you. In recent years the situation has improved significantly – in the big cities the army of iPhone owners are getting bigger, but such situations still happen. The solution is simple and obvious – the cable should be always carried with you. Noah Dentsel and Adam Miller are here to implement this thought in practice.
The idea of an ChargeCard accessory launched at Kickstarter, and the result was not long in coming. For 5 days they’ve collected the amount of money needed to start the production and more than 2,000 depositors have confirmed the consistency of ideas. What is ChargeCard actually?
ChargeCard – is a mimicry of the cable under the plastic card with all its consequences: the cable can be carried in your wallet, business card or a breast pocket of the shirt, and even hidden in the iPhone case with a special section. The physical dimensions of ChargeCard (height and width) are identical to a usual credit card, only the thickness bigger – 2.54 mm vs. 0.76 mm. Solid ABS plastic is used as a base material for a card with 30-pin Apple connector, flexible foot with USB is made of a thermoplastic elastomer.
The creators say the novelty has a lots of benefits, including not only compact size, but also the ability to connect to hard reachable sockets, use the phone in a large case and overall reliability.
At the stage of collecting pre-orders the ChargeCard iPhone charger available in three colors: black, white and turquoise-brown, also Birds on the wire available in limited edition. ChargeCard cost starts at $ 20, and international shipping will cost another $5. The contribution can be made on the Kickstarter project page. Given that the original cable (by the way, is not the most rugged) on store.apple.com costs $19, then the price of “cable card” is not too high.