Gadgets for humans

This keyring will make sure you don’t end up with a dead phone battery


We’ve all been there. You’re in an airport or someone’s office and your phone is about to die. You might have some USB power available but you sure as heck didn’t shove a USB cable into your pocket.

Well, for $15, now you shouldn’t have to use that reasoning anymore. This little device from Scoche (called the flipSYNC) has been around for quite a while, but I have to admit that this is the first time that I’ve seen it. It’s a keyring fob that has a USB plug on one side, then an Apple 30-pin connector or a mini and micro USB on the other. Now that’s really freaking handy.

It all seems so simple. Looking at the device, it’s definitely one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments. Fortunately for us, Scoche did and they make it really cheap to kick yourself for not thinking of it first.

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Published August 1, 2011 — 20:10 UTC