Carrying smartphone charger around with you always can be a bit of a pain, but what if there is one that you could slip inside your wallet? Meet ChargeCard, a new Kickstarter project that is gives you an exact solution.
The ChargeCard is an ultra-portable USB charging cable in the shape of a business card and just three times the thickness of a credit card (To be precise , it is just 0.1-inch thick and 3.25-inches long). It can easily fit into a wallet, purse or pocket, according to its manufacturer. And there’s an iPhone-specific version and a version for smartphones with micro USB ports.
You simply plug the USB side into a compatible port and connect your smartphone, and it begins to charge. The ChargeCard works as a data cable too, so you can use it to transfer files or sync other data.
The ChargeCard’s body is made of tough ABS plastic, and the foldout USB arm is made of a flexible thermoplastic material for durability. The iPhone version’s connector port protrudes far enough out from the unit’s body to work with bulky cases, such as OtterBox cases.
It’s worth noting that some recent rumors suggest Apple will release a new iPhone with a different port connector, so ChargeCard may not be compatible with that new device. But ChargeCard is compatible with in-market iPhones and smartphones with micro USB ports.
Availability : The ChargeCard is a KickStarter project, and it has already surpassed its funding goal of $50,000 with a month before the funding period closes. The iPhone ChargeCard is expected to ship in September, and the micro USB ChargeCard is expected in November.
A pledge of $18 or more on Kickstarter will get you a micro USB version, and a pledge of $20 or more buys the iPhone version. You can also pledge $35 or more to get one of each ChargeCard.