Blink my cable ?

6 Apr

I discover the Visible Green USB-Dock Connector cables online.
Photo 6-03-13 8 43 59 PM (HDR)The concept is pretty cool.
The cable uses electroluminescence to show the electrical current flowing through the cable to your iPhone/iPad.
Basically the light goes faster, slower or turns off depending on the charging level of your battery level.
The great thing is that it turns automatically the charging off when the iPhone/iPad is fully charged, sparing your portable battery or cutting down your electricity consumption … Pretty clever !

ChaseIt or BChased ?
ChaseIt because
. It’s a cool accessory, the blinking had a 100% wow effect on my colleagues.
. It will look cool next to you bed if you don’t have a night light.
. The price is 19,90$ (19$ for the regular Apple cable).

BChased because
. The cable is thicker and less flexible than the original cable provided by Apple (the led are integrated in the middle of the cable).
. The 30-pins is way thicker than the original one and won’t stick in your iPad or iPhone depending on the case you use to protect your device.
. The 30-pins to micro-USB doesn’t fit properly on the cable.

Photo 6-03-13 2 49 47 PM (HDR) Photo 6-03-13 2 48 55 PM Photo 6-03-13 2 46 43 PM

PS: breaking news, just discovered the Magic Link (price 49euros) which looks more serious cable … need to try this out …

26 Responses to “Blink my cable ?”

  1. Ron Angle April 6, 2013 at 5:43 PM #

    Ohh la la

    Love it.

    How do you find these super cool gadgets ?


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  2. pattisj April 6, 2013 at 5:48 PM #

    Thanks for the heads-up about the thicker 30-pins. It sounds like a great idea, otherwise.

    • chaseitorbchased April 6, 2013 at 6:05 PM #

      I think it’s a cool idea too. I bet we’ll find them more and more in the future.

  3. John April 6, 2013 at 5:56 PM #

    Anything Apple is going to soak your wallet! Fun accessory though. My iPad lasts days without a charge.

    • chaseitorbchased April 6, 2013 at 6:06 PM #

      You are right about my wallet. I love to buy and test products, this one was not sold by Apple though. My iPad last about one dau, but I’m on it a lot. For the iPhone, I have to recharge about 2 times a day …

      • John April 6, 2013 at 6:15 PM #

        Wow, you are certainly getting your use out of the devices!

      • chaseitorbchased April 6, 2013 at 6:16 PM #

        I use it a lot to work (Dropbox+GoodReader), lots of Twitter and watching tennis watches on … Some say I use it too much …

      • chaseitorbchased April 6, 2013 at 7:04 PM #

        Yes, it’s a great tool for work and leisure ! Love it and couldn’t do without.

  4. andy1076 April 6, 2013 at 6:36 PM #

    Oooh I like! I have an ipad 2 and a Galaxy s3, Wonder if I can get micro USB one like this. 🙂

  5. mybeautfulthings April 6, 2013 at 9:58 PM #

    I love the sound of that cable! What magic to watch the current flowing! 🙂

  6. colonialist April 6, 2013 at 11:15 PM #

    Methinks I’ll pass on that one, because it could become a blinking nuisance! 🙂

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  8. Rahburt April 15, 2013 at 3:44 AM #

    very cool. love the illuminating factor.

    • chaseitorbchased April 15, 2013 at 8:07 AM #

      Me too and the fact that it stops charging when done.

      • Rahburt April 16, 2013 at 11:17 PM #

        Agreed. Do you own one?

      • chaseitorbchased April 16, 2013 at 11:19 PM #

        Yes and it stays at the office.

  9. becktech18 April 16, 2013 at 2:44 AM #

    I have this exact USB cable. I have had no problems with this, plus the light that it produces at night makes a good night light lol.

    • chaseitorbchased April 16, 2013 at 7:30 AM #

      Right, looks spooky. But I travel a lot and it’s to stiff to carry around. It’s good for home.

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