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July 08, 2013

ChargeCard: Wallet-friendly charger for iPhone 5

Where’s your iPhone 5 charger just when you needed one? The ChargeCard fits in your pocket so you’ll always have a back-up on hand. The idea started as a project over at KickStarter and was completely funded by August last year.

Found the product ready for shipping by July 15 so I reserved a couple of units.

There’s one for Android phones as well (using microUSB) and even the older iPhone 4. Each ChargeCard costs $25. International shipment costs $35 so I decided to just use GCash AMEX card and have it shipped to the California drop-off address (got charged an additional 9% state tax).

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19 Responses to “ChargeCard: Wallet-friendly charger for iPhone 5”

  1. edwaine says:

    How many mAh on that powerbank?

  2. lonlon says:

    hi pwede din ba sa ipod touch 5th to?

  3. Ghosthunter says:

    If this is just a charger cable replacement, then I prefer to use a short USB cable that would be easier to keep nearby with my USB device/charger.

    • yuga says:

      But then, the regular cable charger would not fit in your wallet. Unless of course, you carry a purse with you instead. ;)

    • jayron says:

      Or just head over to the local KFC and charge there.

      @ghosthunter: you from tsikot?

  4. r41 says:

    This is quite a nifty device, I have to say. You’d never know if you need one.

  5. Iyan Sommerset
    Twitter: iyansommerset
    says:

    Dunno, should’ve had some LiPo batteries in there somewhere. If it’s just a flat cable, I’d rather just have a flat cable. True, even a flat cable won’t fit in a wallet, but it will fit in the pocket the wallet will be shoved in (or the other pocket). Way cheaper too, and even the shortest cables available will be longer.

  6. jake says:

    i think it is too much for its price

  7. Squirt says:

    This is a nice idea, but could be lame in some situations.
    If i carry this and found a desktop PC to charge my iPhone 5 for emergency via USB, my phone would be hanging upside down at the front or back of the PC (same thing for wall charging IF I get to borrow or find that white cube plug). So this seems to be only ideal for laptop charging. The card is a bit thick too for a wallet. I wouldn’t want my precious leather wallet to get deformed in time. I think i’ll skip this, I still prefer the cable with enough length so I can place my phone on top of something while charging. But this product is a good start for new ideas to spring.

  8. pin_head_oi says:

    Avon sells a portable charger for many different brand. It takes 4 AAA batteries and costs 199p

  9. erizol says:

    Yuga,
    Since you’ve ordered a couple of units, can I buy one from you?

  10. Karl Cyril O. Vejano says:

    Hi Yuga,

    Just want to ask if you still have extra chargecard? Can i also buy one from you?

    Maraming Salamat!

  11. Sonny says:

    hello yuga.

    how can i avail card charger?

  12. Abram says:

    hi, san po ako makakabili nito? di pa rin yata available to sa mga shops. can i buy directly from you?

  13. Bryan says:

    Hello there? Saan po pwedeng mag avail nito? Very much like to avail one of it. :))

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