The ZOpro: a thin iPhone case with built-in charging cable

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We all know the scenario. You’re away from home, with no charger, and your iPhone just alerted you that its battery is now down to a measly 10%. What do you do?

Well, if you had the new ZOpro case on your iPhone, you could use its integrated charger to breath life back into your handset. But wait, what’s a ZOpro case?

The ZOpro is a new case for the iPhone 4, 4S and 5. It’s extremely thin — less than 3 millimeters, or about the size difference between the iPhone 4S and 5 — and has a number of unique features built in.

The headlining feature is the integrated charging cable. If you ever find yourself in need of an iPhone charger, simply pull the case apart to reveal a dock connector (yes, even for the iPhone 5) and USB cable.

But that’s not the only trick the ZOpro has up its sleeve. The case also supports a wide range of accessories including magnetic lenses (and Olloclip lenses), tripod and dash mounts, and countless other add-ons.

The ZOpro team is currently trying to raise money via Kickstarter to start mass production. If you’re interested, a pledge of $20 or more is as good as a pre-order, and it will help them reach their funding goal.

To be honest, the lens and tripod mounts don’t do much for me. But I’m not much for iPhoneography. I do like the idea of the integrated charging cable though, and think many people will find it to be useful.

What do you think of the ZOpro?