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We’ve been following the ChargeCard story since it debuted as a Kickstarter project last fall. The credit card-sized accessory, which has garnered all kinds of media and consumer attention, fits in your wallet, ensuring you’re never left without a charging cable.

Earlier this year, we went hands on with a pre-production version of the 30-pin model of the ChargeCard, which is perfect for connecting your older iPhone to a USB port for charging. But what if you have an iPhone 5? Never fear, the iPhone 5 model is here…

From ChargeCard’s website:

“Lightning ChargeCard is your iPhone’s new best friend. Your iPhone 5 is your most important tool, but it’s just glass and aluminum once your battery dies. With ChargeCard, you’ll have a Lightning cable with you at all times, so you can juice up from any USB port and turn that glass back into an iPhone.”

It’s worth noting here that the ChargeCard is not MFi (Made for iPhone) certified. This isn’t a huge deal for now, but it’s been discovered that iOS 7 will actually populate a warning when it discovers that an unauthorized accessory has been connected to a device.

Otherwise, if you’re interested in picking one up, you can find the new iPhone 5 ChargeCard on the company’s web store. It’ll cost you $25. Shipping is $2 Stateside, $4 international, and it looks like the first batch of Cards will be available starting July 30.

  • Daniel Arrogancia

    how thin is it?

    • Diego Gastón Milano

      Apparently about the thickness of two credit cards.

    • Guest

      As thin as the lightning connector

  • n0ahcruz3

    Hows the durability?

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  • Joseph Uzilov

    i received it today. does what it stands for, but not sure about durability. There is no clicking feel when plugs to iPhone like all other lightning cables does. USB Port connector also not made of out best quality because can be plugged with both sides in to PC unlike any standard cables and worst part is it works only with one side. So it very easy chance to plug it ones with no go, then unplug and plug in back with other side. But again it works and i guess need to get used to it….
    and yes it can be fit in to any valet, it’s about two credit card tick.

  • Malan Raja

    Its a glorified USB cable. Could definitely come in handy!

  • William Melendez

    Great product. But I’m still in love with my Nomad iP5 cable for my keys. Been so useful . Everyone always ask what I have in my key chain lol. Love it.

    • Diego Gastón Milano

      I must say for some reason the nomad looks more durable but this tool looks pretty good and handy nonetheless.

      • William Melendez

        I agree !

    • bitfall

      Care to post a picture? I’m having a hard time imagining that. Just wrap the cable a few times around a keyring?

      • daniel bonnells

        It’s a really short cable, so no wrapping required. It’s travel sized so that you always have it with you just in case. It is not meant for daily use.

      • bitfall

        Thanks, I misread that as “normal’. That makes more sense.

  • czbird

    What’s its capacity? Couldn’t find this important spec anywhere.

    • It’s not a external battery, it’s just a cable. I thought the same thing first.

      • czbird

        OK, thanks. No use for this gadget here then.

  • inf3rn0

    Hi all. So I went to the Kickstarter page, watched the video, and I still don’t really understand the purpose of this. Is it just a more portable lightning cable?

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  • officialimeiunlock

    yes this is good news coz we can unlock iphone 5

  • Adam Bowman

    A month or so ago when I first found out about this product, I was interested. But the more I think about it, I’m just not sure. I need to be able to use my phone, if necessary, while it’s charging. This card and the the super short cables most likely take away this ability. And, come to think of it, my standard Lightning cable takes up hardly any room in my pocket, and I’ve had no problem taking it everywhere with me.

    Maybe what I’d like to see is a standard length retractable Lighting cable.

  • Yujin

    me see , me like….

  • Kurt

    This is very cool…I have a knife made the same way. The knife fits in your wallet in a credit card and folds out. I just keep it at home as it was more of a novelty for me. But this seems quite practical.