'Trunk' Posable Lightning Cable Doubles as iPhone Stand

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    As noted by Gizmodo, iLoveHandles has launched a new Trunk Lightning charging cable for the iPhone 5, offering an innovative posable design that allows the short cable to also serve as a stand for the device.
    Trunk is available through the iLoveHandles online store for $19.95.

    Article Link: 'Trunk' Posable Lightning Cable Doubles as iPhone Stand
  2. 1080p macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
    Seems like it doesn't have enough support to ensure that my $750 device doesn't crash into the center console when I hit a bumpy road...
  3. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    Interesting, but I'm not sure if I'd mount it in my car the way the picture shows. Looks like a lot of strain on the lighting receptor. Plus if you're poking at the screen in GPS mode, is it sturdy enough?
  4. onirocdarb macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2013
    This would be awesome for a car gps like in the picture. I would imagine after a while this would wreck the lighting port, though.
  5. b35773 macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2011
    This is a cool idea but an impossible design concept - it creates dangerous tension points that will strain the lighting port, the USB and lightning connectors, the adapter, and the electrical socket unnecessarily.

    Gravity likes its cables flaccid.
  6. Oldschoolers macrumors member

    May 16, 2013
    North Carolina
    I really like the concept. Seems much more practical for the house than a car.
  7. kaielement macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010
    At 19.99 price not to bad might want to check it out. I own other products made by them and have been pleased. I own the rubberband and they messed up my order and gave me a free one in addition to the one I ordered. Very cool that they took care of my issue and gave me free product.
  8. bacaramac macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    Man, looks like a great idea for the car, but don't see this holding up. Who actually has a lighter/usb socket right there in the car? Mine if vertical on the dash and there is no way I would trust this keeping my phone plugged in.
  9. furi0usbee macrumors 68000


    Jul 11, 2008
    My iPad mini lighting connector is already "wobbly," and that's just from charging it each night. I would never attempt to use this for my iPhone in my car, as pictured. Just the stress on the connector from the weight of the phone, let alone pushing on it. If they had a snap-on adapter that could hug the bottom of the phone, then maybe.
  10. TurnTronics macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    I agree. Not sure if I would want to risk damaging the lightning port on my iPhone 5. Cool concept, but would like to see how it holds up with everyday use.
  11. PracticalMac macrumors 68030


    Jan 22, 2009
    Houston, TX
    Finally a cable that WON'T BREAK!

    (forget about the in car example, that's silly)
  12. dannyp1996 macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Very attractive concept, however I would certainly fear damage occurring to my iPhone when it is supporting itself only on the Lightening port.
  13. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    I'd like this for my car but it would have to be a longer cable. My cigarette lighter is on the very bottom right of my console so my iPhone would essentially be right behind my gear stick. Maybe one of those metal bendable cords that they use in bendable desk lamps would work.

    Also I would like to have a wider base and an actual cradle to hold the back for extra support so that the lightning connector doesn't snap off.
  14. JaySoul macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    So my cable would no longer be short and flaccid?

    And would be replaced by a trunk that can bend to become vertical?
  15. phoenixsan macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012

    seems to me as a useful and well designed product. Definitely, I am interested and would buy it.

  16. KindredMAC macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2003
    I think I'm going to give it a try in my car.
    My cig lighter is at an angle so I could help support the backward leaning weight against the dash.
    I think everyone is a little too hyper about the dock connector not being able to support any weight. It's pretty sturdy. I already have a dock at home for my iPhone5 and the bulk of the weight is on the lightning plug.
  17. Robert.Walter macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2012
    First thing(s) that came into my mind too.


    Second thing that came into my mind.
  18. chiefsilverback macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2011
    Agreed, the home suggestion works for a straight linear load through the vertical plane on to the cable but as soon as you try to angle the device you are creating a significant force as the phone will try to pivot off the top of the cable...
  19. bommai macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2003
    Melbourne, FL
    The iPhone has been out for 6 years now and there is still no full car integration as in a docking station that is on the console and fully integrated robustly. I think cars need to come with an iPhone or iPad mini size enclosure on the console.
  20. CalebLevArn macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2013
    United States #
    The cable won't break but your lightning port probably will.
  21. jcm212 macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2012

    it's lightning...
  22. Madonepro macrumors regular


    Mar 16, 2011
    Give the product a chance. No one here has seen and played with it yet, it might be sturdier in r/l.
  23. BreuerEditor macrumors regular


    Jul 1, 2008
    New Jersey
    Just looking at the design near the lightning part of the cable you can tell it won't work with most cases...no thanks.
  24. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
  25. javco macrumors member

    May 10, 2011
    I agree. I think it should have some kind of stand for additional support. I guess that using it constantly can damage the connector.

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