Getting a credit card size USB charger by contributing to a KickStarter company.
How often have you left the house and realized that you do not have a charger for your smart phone? Probably more than you would like to admit. I have done it numerous times. Years ago, it was not as big a deal as phone batteries lasted days instead of the hours for today. Smart phones which last for more than the work day under normal usage are deemed to have good battery life. Most do not last that long and require you to charge your phone some time during the work day.
So, anything which might be able to save you when you are in that situation would be of benefit. Purchasing a charger or another USB cable is not exactly what you want to do because of a mistake. Now, the ChargeCard is being announced as part of a KickStarter funding project for a truly unique and valuable device. That device is a USB phone charger which is the size of a credit card and made of ABS plastic. It has a fold out arm in the middle which has a USB plug on it to plug into a computer so that you can get a charge. You can clearly see the right hand edge in the picture above which plugs into the iPhone connection port.
They have raised their goal in a very short time and still have more than 30 days to go during the funding window. And for contributing, you get a ChargeCard. You will not get one right away as it will take months for them to ramp up production, but you will get something in return for your contribution.
As you can see from the picture, they are just about the size of a credit card and can fit in your wallet. Coming in at 0.1 inches in thickness, they can fit in a wallet and in some phones, inside the case, depending on the case. At the moment, they are producing ChargeCard USB cards for the iPhone and are actively working on providing them for Android phones via the microUSB ports which are used to charge the phones. The whole principle is simple and it is a wonder why no one has thought of this before. You can expect to see these massed produced with company logos on them as give away items late this year.
Watch the video and see just how easy it is to carry and use this.