The World's Smallest iPhone Charger Skips The Cables Altogether

If you're a loyal iPhone user you're probably used to toting around its charging adaptor and cable just in case. Apple has done a good job at making it tiny, but by cutting the cord, the JuiceBuddy looks even easier to pocket.

Like the iPhone's included charger, the JuiceBuddy packs a pair of fold-away prongs that allowing it to be plugged directly into an outlet. And hidden beneath a cap on top is the standard dock connector used by iOS devices, letting you then connect your iPhone or iPod Touch. Although, that design means it's really only going to work best when plugged into a wall outlet, so your iOS device can then perch atop the JuiceBuddy. Using it with a powerbar could be a bit of a challenge.

But for just $25 -- available in red, white, black, or silver -- it's a nice alternative to Apple's offering when travelling. And removing the keychain portion reveals a standard USB 2 port allowing you to charge other devices as well. So it just might replace all of the charging gear you usually have to pack. [JuiceBuddy via Gear Diary]


    And of course also useless if Apple change their connectors, as reported elsewhere.

    I find you just get some pliers and twist the pins...

      Unless if you want to get holes in your jeans because you can't tuck the pins back in

    Funny thing about connectors.. I remember the same argument when RS232, serial, parrallel - all got updated, also SCSI, Or when PCI came to be- oh there was quite a cufullel with PCMCIA (later renamed PC card - party because it was seen as "too radicle"... Then back in the late 90's there were even protests because USB and FireWire were not aligned or both included in the new peripherals (think scanners only working on pc not Mac ). For goodness sake ! IT and technology is fundamentally about change, growth and improvement - get with the future guys...

    BTW - 10 buck bet with anyone who seriously doesn't think there will be a converter/connector to apple "new perhaps" proposed connector....

    Hmmm and how secure is the removable keychain to insert other USB cords? I reckon it would keep coming off and eventually losing it! Good idea in theory

    Why hasn't anyone created a plus like this, but for the Australian standard? Even when i got a few US and Australian Apple chargers and the US standard is much more portable.

    That sounds like great..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good effort.......... Also have seen nice article on

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