May 30, 2016
Disclaimer: Android Rundown does not endorse any of the products in this segment.
More devices, more power… and more and more sync cables. It’s a 21st century reality. We need all the juice we can get, and charging paraphernalia are the new power accessories. literally.
The portable charge/sync cable that can attach to one’s keychain is hardly a new concept, but as the mobile gadget market continues to mature, we are seeing better ideas come to market. Toss in the premium product-building melting pot known as Kickstarter, and one might even get Scott McCormack’s Spooly (and the Spooly Keymaster and Spooly Evolution), a cool take on magnetic cables.
So what does Spooly do?
It’s a flat-ish style cable that is able to roll on itself tightly, such that is is smaller in width than a credit card and infinitely palmable. it comes with a tidy case as well, which allows it to be stowed in pockets and purses; it also works on the aforementioned key loops.
It has most USB connections covered, with lightning, micro-USB, USB C and reversible USB A. It boasts up to 3A output as well as a 10 Gbps data transfer rate, so it comes ready to party.
The prototypes come in various lengths across the three flavors, and one also has a choice of colors: blue/dark gray, white, black, red/dark gray and — in a cool, exclusive ode to Kickstarter backers — green/black.
The campaign itself could already be considered a success from a goal-meeting perspective, as it is already well north of the $43,261 goal via 1500+ backers and just under three weeks to go. There are still opportunities to get in on the ground floor, with more than a dozen tiers ranging from $13 – $862.
All in all, it’s an engaging product that seemingly has plenty of upside. Isn’t that what Kickstarter is all about?