It’s almost impossible to stand out in the crowded space of smartphone accessories these days. This year’s CES alone saw nearly 1000 new mobile add-ons, from 590 different manufacturers. And that’s just a single 4-day trade show.
But it’s no surprise that the folks over at iLoveHandles have managed to do it with their new ‘Trunk’ Lightning cable. The understated accessory may look like just another Lightning to USB cable, but it actually doubles as an iPhone stand…
From the iLoveHandles’ website (via Gizmodo):
“Trunk is a short, posable charging cable for your iPhone or iPod. Unlike the short, flaccid charging cables on the market, you can bend Trunk vertical to charge on the wall, bend it the other way and use GPS in the car, or straighten it out and put it in a pocket when you’re on the move.”
The whole concept is pretty cool, but I particularly like the in-car scenario. My car has a USB port sitting at the base of the center console, and something like this would put my iPhone in perfect view for GPS, music management, and more.
About the only downfall I can see to the Trunk is its size. The cable is only a few inches long, so you wouldn’t be able to use your iPhone comfortably if it was plugged into a wall outlet. At the same time, that also means no tangled cords to mess with.
If you’re interested in the Trunk, you can find out more details at iLoveHandles. It is available for purchase right now, at the very decent price of $20. It works with late-model iPhones and iPods, and as far as I can tell, it’s only available in white.
What do you think of the Trunk cable?