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Trunk tangle-free iPhone cable doubles as a stand
Trunk can be fixed in different positions to double as a stand as well as a charging cable
A typical iPhone charging cable is between half a meter and a meter in length, and has a slim cord that is prone to tangles and isn't particularly hard-wearing. This combination is fine for most users and most situations, but Trunk offers an alternative to the norm.
Trunk, from ILoveHandles, is a charging cable for the iPhone and iPod, but one that is configured slightly differently from the regular options.
It's much shorter and sturdier than regular iPhone charging cables, with a solid-yet-flexible cord measuring just a few inches in length. This means tangles are a thing of the past, and it will bend rather than tear apart, increasing its lifespan.
Trunk can be posed in various positions, meaning it doubles as a makeshift iPhone stand. While charging your iPhone with a computer you can have it facing you to receive messages, and while driving you can have it positioned to provide simple GPS functionality.
Trunk is available to buy now for US$19.95.
Source: ILoveHandles via Gizmodo
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Looks reasonable, but how much strain does the weight and leverage - as against a soft cable - put on the USB port?
So some one adapted the idea of mounting a stiff micro usb cable (presented here quite a while back) to connect to an iPhone. So what is new?
So far as strain is concerned It depends entirely on the weight of the phone and how the cable is contoured. Closer it is (horizontal spacing) to the USb port better it will as less torque will be applied to the port. Effect of gravitational force in vertical direction should remain the same.
I know I always have my iphone charging cable getting it's undies in a bunch, NOT! never had an issue with my tlight, just set the phone on the base, phone charges, like duh
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