If you’re reading this site, chances are very good that you’ve got a smartphone. If you’ve got a smartphone, you undoubtedly know all about having to keep that smartphone charged. You may work with other people who own smartphones, and you may, on occasion, share your charging cable with those people. While there are some variations in Lightning and Micro-USB cables, more often then not they all end up looking pretty similar to one another. Toddy Gear, a company based in our home city of Chicago, has made its name with some outside the box designs for power banks, device stands, and cleaning cloths. They have recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their newest creation: The Toddy Cable.
Toddy Cables offer a quality USB to Lightning or Micro-USB charge and sync cable that you can customize to your liking (no USB Type C at this time, sorry!). You can choose from any one of the numerous designs already available, or if you’re feeling creative you can even provide your own design to be printed on your cable. The customization doesn’t stop at the cable itself. You can even have your name, organization, favorite silly word, etc. printed onto the USB plug itself.
You might be thinking that cables are cheap, and will just break with limited use, but Toddy Cable has you covered there too. Toddy Gear was kind enough to send me an early sample, and it’s definitely a well-constructed cable — check back soon and we’ll have a full review. It’s sufficiently thick without feeling too bulky, the Micro-USB tip is nice and slim, and the design and customization definitely look great.
There are still quite a few of the early bird tier pricing still available, which will get you your own customized cable for just $12. This might be a couple bucks more than your standard bulk cable, but for the price you’re getting a quality cable, (Apple certified in the case of the Lightning model) customized in a way that will be unique to you. Toddy Cables would make great gifts too. Several commenters on the project page have suggested that this would be a great way to keep their kids from poaching each other’s cables.
Check out the Kickstarter video below, and head on over to their project page to show your support. The project will close on May 19th, and they’re currently a little over a quarter of the way to their goal.
What do you think about Toddy Cables? Tell us the kind of design or customization you’d like to have in the comments below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter; and don’t forget to check back for our full review coming soon.[button link=”https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2100657141/toddy-cable-your-personalized-charge-and-sync-cabl?token=35de234e” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: Kickstarter[/button]