Kickstarter is home to all manner of cool and funky little gadgets. We’ve been known to lose hours just perusing the offerings of the clever people who put together Kickstarter projects, and sometimes we find one or two that tickle our fancy. Today, we found another to go alongside the many we have brought you already.

The latest specimen is the Une Bobine which, we are told, means “a coil” in French. When you check out the photos of what the thing is, then all will immediately make sense.

Basically, we are dealing with a new type of iPhone stand, but it is so much more, and incorporates a handy USB cable just for good measure. Awesome…

So what exactly is Une Bobine? According to the project’s Kickstarter project page, Une Bobine “is a patent pending flexible and eclectic stand, sync, and charging cable for iPhone.” Made of flexible cable, yet with enough strength to hold an iPhone aloft via its Dock connector, the stand also has a USB connector – which means it may not work with the next iPhone – at the other end. This means that the stand itself can both power an iPhone and sync it, too.

The Une Bobine has already surpassed its original $9,800 goal, with almost $59,000 pledged so far. $25 will get you your very own Une Bobine, and with shipping expected to commence not too long after the funding process ends, now is the time to stake your claim.

  • Anonymous

    Not compatible with the New iPhone? A major drawback…

    • Anonymous

      Trust me, new iPhone will utilize the same dock connector as the old iPhones.

      • Anonymous

        I certainly hope so!

      • jose castro

        unless they go mini

  • Anonymous

    İf new apple iphone 5 or 6 whatever,comes with new dock connect apple will present dock connection adapter to work with all kınd off stuff because there ıs a lot of stuff out there with 30 pin even my car has 30 dock connect work with ipod

    • Anonymous

      Well obviously there will be adapters (if that happens) but mainly from third parties, I can’t see it being a priority for Apple.
      My car has an ipod connector as well, but it’s for the older ipods and won’t charge my 4S. I didn’t see Apple rushing to find a solution to that problem.

      • Anonymous

        I can’t wait for Apple to make such a bad move as to change their dock connector. Proprietary connectors have always been in the “cons” of any device. Now that their stupid dock is everywhere, switching to some other non-compatible bullshit would be the beginning of the end for them. I actually hope they change it and never recover from that stupid move.

      • Wow. You think that would stop people from buying a dock and other cables/connectors/chargers to work with their new iPhone or iDevice? Why would you want to see Apple fail? I can’t picture myself using anything other than my iPhone at the moment. Android. BLAH

      • Anonymous

        e420Kush : The problem is not the cables, the problem is that there are so many devices out there with the dock connector. If my tv, internet radio, alarm, speakers, car and whatnot all have the current dock connector and I don’t want to buy them again or buy 3rd party adapters that won’t necessarily fit in (or with which the iDevice simply doesn’t stand on the stand anymore), I’m not going to be happy at all and I will not trust apple enough with their new connectors ; who knows when they’ll change again ? why would I buy any device with this new connector on it ? I’ll just switch to something really universal –> boom ! Apple just lost 50% of their customers.

        The only way they can change the dock is by making one in which the current one can fit and that’s not going to happen.