How often have you been in a situation when your smartphone battery is low, but there's no charger around to give it a boost with? In case that happens a lot to you, then you probably need something like the CulCharge. Basically, it is a USB cable that you can use to charge a smartphone's battery as long as there is a USB port nearby. However, what makes this accessory special is that it is really small. In fact, the CulCharge is just 6 centimeters (2.3 inches) long so it will fit perfectly on your keychain.
iPhone 5 model with a Lightning connector and a microUSB version compatible with pretty much all Android and Windows Phone handsets. Users of older handsets can grab the miniUSB model, or the 30-pin variant compatible with the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S. Note that the CulCharge cable can not only recharge a phone's battery, but also act as a data cable for file transfer.The CulCharge is available in several variants, depending on what smartphone you're using. There is an
But CulCharge will need potential buyers' support before it is ready to hit the retail stores. There is a page over at Indiegogo where units can be preordered, including in wholesale batches, with a funding goal set at $15 000. The first 200 CulCharge cables can be pre-ordered for just $8, or $15 for the iPhone 5 compatible model. If all goes well, the first batches of CulCharge will ship in October of 2013.
You can support CulCharge at its Indiegogo project page