The ChargeCard: an iPhone charger that fits in your wallet

By , Jul 19, 2012

This is pretty cool: inventors Noah Dentzel and Adam Miller have finally come up with a solution to the problem of having to lug around a spare iPhone cable.

The ChargeCard works just like your average 30-pin USB cable — it will charge your device and transfer data — but it’s compact enough to fit in your wallet…

The accessory is 0.1″ thick (or 2.54mm), meaning it should fit in the slimmest of wallets, and it’s made of ultra-durable ABS plastic. It also comes in a handful of different colors.

As you’ve probably figured out by now, ChargeCard isn’t available for purchase yet. Its creators are currently trying to raise funding through a Kickstarter project, so they can start mass production.

At the time of this writing, the project has collected just over $16,000 of its $50,000 goal. If you want to help them hit that mark, pledges of $18 or more will also score you a ChargeCard pre-order, your choice of color.

This is a classic example of how ideas can turn into real products, thanks to the help of Kickstarter. We really like the ChargeCard. We just wish Apple wasn’t changing up the iPhone’s charging port this fall.

What do you think of the ChargeCard?

[TUAW]

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  • http://www.youtube.com/myjailbreakmovies/ Jeff Benjamin

    Awesome.

    • Well_Said

      Yeah but the next iphone will have a new port.

  • http://twitter.com/jake1047s jacob wolin

    I’m Buying one

  • Johnathan Jennings

    Stupid and pointless. I just keep a cord in my truck just incase, but my iPhone 4 lasts all day heavy usage.. No need for something like This.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Norm.Holm Norman Holm

    Got to get one of those!

  • Dan

    I’d grab one if I wasn’t just waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out. Chances are it won’t have a 30-pin compatible

    • Charles Valdez

      The iPhone 4S has 30-pin :/

  • http://twitter.com/thegabrielk Gabriel K

    “lug around a spare iPhone cable”

    yea, those things are crazy heavy…. *sarcasm*

  • http://www.facebook.com/Zeyad7 Zeyad Al-Madani

    Well, i think they can shorten the USB cord length, and make the 30-pin connecter flips inside out.. so it becomes smaller..

  • Adam

    title is very misleading “The ChargeCard: an iPhone charger that fits in your wallet” should be: The ChargeCard: an iPhone USB cable that fits in your wallet

    • http://twitter.com/jdogg84able Jdgg84

      Its not a cable, thats the point.

      • therealjjohnson

        it really is a cable. the card itself doesn’t charge the phone. only when it connects to a usb port…just like a cable. i assumed the card hold a charge as the title kind of suggest.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Hagans/100000519586260 Stephen Hagans

        I agree with you. The title is misleading. It’s a card-shaped cable.

      • http://twitter.com/solidsephiroth Sam Irizarry

        I assumed the same thing, and was let down when I found out it doesn’t hold any charge.

    • http://twitter.com/jdogg84able Jdgg84

      The title is right on. You perception is off. lol

    • Dan

      same here, at first I thought it was a mini power source for your iPhone. On top of that, in the picture, the iPhone appears to be charging without being plugged into a computer.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dtheckman Daniel Thomas H

      yeh your right, title is very misleading, i was expecting some sort of charge device that fits in your wallet, not an iphone cable that fits in your wallet.

  • http://twitter.com/milad25 Milad Khahil

    Not bad at all …. Very nice concept .”. that fit in your wallet ….too bad it won’t be compatible with the new iphone :(

  • seyss

    nice but the bent part worries me.. it’ll break too easily if you pull the strip hard

  • http://twitter.com/Mkhan1544 Muhammad Khan

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

  • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

    Yeah that connector is going to be annoying to insert. I’ll stick to my trusty apple cable

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1417617679 CrazyKelv Perez

    No ideas for a sexy flat wall charger? ]’=

  • http://twitter.com/iDara09 iDara09

    Seem to get in the way while charging, it would be nice if the whole card is flexible

  • Kok Hean

    How much juice does this give? 30%?

  • AltF5

    This is why I love iDB. Thanks for posting this. I backed with $40 :-)

  • http://twitter.com/jdogg84able Jdgg84

    Simply put: Spectacular. Couldnt think of a more valuable resource to my iphone than this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.higgins.12 Brandon Higgins

    If these will make it to production I’ll be sure to buy one for my new iPhone 5.

  • notewar

    Really like the concept but what worries me is the usability of it. I found this product performed best on the desk environment where the usb port and the phone sit closely together, but because the length of the cord of this card is so short – how can we charge the phone from the wall or from a usb port that is high up from the ground?

    Sorry for my eng, i hope you guys get what im trying to say

  • Falk M.

    I’m hating the rumored smaller dock port right now >_>

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    this is very very lame.. fail and next

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Davidson/100001174727545 David Davidson

    Since the next iPhone probably has a new port, people should be able to change their order. (or get 2)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ricardo.s.bonfa Ricardo S. Bonfá

    Great ideai! I love it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/debianised Mario Mushroom

    Ten thousand born every minute; iSheep, that is. Go for it if you’ve nothing better to spend ya wonga on – fools.