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Old Jul 15, 2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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ChargeCard iPhone 5 Charger Fits in a Wallet




The ChargeCard began as a Kickstarter project that was funded last summer. At the time, the product only offered support for Apple's 30-pin connector and Micro USB as Apple's new Lightning connector had yet to be introduced, but a new version for the iPhone 5 that supports Lightning is now available for purchase.

Designed to fit inside of a wallet, the ChargeCard is twice as thick as a standard credit card. It comes equipped with both a USB plug and a foldable Lightning cable, allowing the iPhone 5 to be charged via any available USB port.
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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.
Currently, the ChargeCard is not MFi Certified, and it should be noted that the current beta version of iOS 7 warns users when an unauthorized accessory is used.

The ChargeCard retails for $24.99 and can be purchased from BiteMyApple.co or directly from the manufacturer's website.

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Old Jul 15, 2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 03:25 PM   #3
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What? This is a great idea!
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 03:29 PM   #4
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I think adding to a keyring is a better option:
http://www.bluelounge.com/products/kii/
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 03:32 PM   #5
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I think adding to a keyring is a better option:
http://www.bluelounge.com/products/kii/
Not for me. I don't like carrying a **** ton of crap on my keyring. In fact, the home alarm and car alarm fob are too much already.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 03:39 PM   #6
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I think adding to a keyring is a better option:
http://www.bluelounge.com/products/kii/

The keyring only connects your phone to a computer, which means you have to have your computer with you at all times to get a charge. The ChargeCard, which I first saw on Kickstarter, requires nothing but a card you carry in your wallet/pocket. Big difference.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 03:40 PM   #7
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I think adding to a keyring is a better option:
http://www.bluelounge.com/products/kii/
I haven't used a key ring since the 90's!
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 03:42 PM   #8
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The keyring only connects your phone to a computer, which means you have to have your computer with you at all times to get a charge. The ChargeCard, which I first saw on Kickstarter, requires nothing but a card you carry in your wallet/pocket. Big difference.
Uh, what? They both connect to a usb port. It shouldn't matter what usb port.

Slight Edit: It might be worth noting that the key is inflexible, which makes it not the most ideal thing to hang the phone from. However, I don't think the card gives that much better of an option hanging off USB ports

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Old Jul 15, 2013, 03:43 PM   #9
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Now that iOS7 not working with 3rd party lightning, will this thing work?
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I haven't used a key ring since the 90's!
Do you not use keys at all or do you store them differently?
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 03:46 PM   #11
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The keyring only connects your phone to a computer, which means you have to have your computer with you at all times to get a charge. The ChargeCard, which I first saw on Kickstarter, requires nothing but a card you carry in your wallet/pocket. Big difference.
Umm, news flash! The ChargeCard is NOT a battery, you still need to plug it in to a USB port on any computer to charge your iOS device, just like the other keyring device mentioned.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 03:48 PM   #13
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Is ChargeCard Made for iPhone? As in, is it official Lightning gear?
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Now that iOS7 not working with 3rd party lightning, will this thing work?
iOS7 works with 3rd party. it just may display a warning when you first plug it in.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 03:52 PM   #16
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Anyone been able to order one through their website? I just get an error that something went wrong and my order doesn't go through.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 03:56 PM   #17
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I won't use it, if it's for when you are at work then you can just leave any normal usb cable around for the appropriate device.

If it's to use on the go, then I would have to ask someone in that place to lend me a computer or a power brick. I guess is cool if you need to carry a cable and brick w/ you everywhere then you just really have to carry the brick only.
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Is ChargeCard Made for iPhone? As in, is it official Lightning gear?
I would think its MFi certified.
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Just got my order through. This seems perfect for work. Will report back when I get it with some impressions.
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I would think its MFi certified.
I'm going to update the post, but this accessory is not yet MFi certified. The company is working on it, apparently.
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That is very cool and a great price.
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Umm, news flash! The ChargeCard is NOT a battery, you still need to plug it in to a USB port on any computer to charge your iOS device, just like the other keyring device mentioned.
ummm "news flash" (love it when ppl say that, like humor, i guess) but I did confuse this product with another which contains battery and is tiny, which works well on a film shoot since it's in my pocket any/every where, though small charge but enough for emergency.
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I'm going to update the post, but this accessory is not yet MFi certified. The company is working on it, apparently.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 05:13 PM   #25
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Well, this isn't going to play nicely with the replace-your-wallet-with-your-smartphone movement...

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