ChargeCard iPhone 5 Charger Fits in a Wallet

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    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.

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    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.
    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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    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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    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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    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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    Now that iOS7 not working with 3rd party lightning, will this thing work?
     
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    Do you not use keys at all or do you store them differently?
     
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    Pay attention!

    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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    Is ChargeCard Made for iPhone? As in, is it official Lightning gear?
     
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    iOS7 works with 3rd party. it just may display a warning when you first plug it in.
     
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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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    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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    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'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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    DISCLAIMER: Available Active USB Port required.
     
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    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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    BAH HUMBUG :mad:
     
  25. jyen, Jul 15, 2013
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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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