Grant Brünner, May 21, 2012
When you’re in a dark or poorly lit room, plugging in your phone is a hassle. You feel around for the slot, and then you try jamming it in the wrong way. Small inconveniences add up, and there is no reason to keep banging your head against the wall if there is a clever solution. That’s why this Kickstarter project is clever as hell.
CordLite looks like your everyday standard 30-pin dock connector for your iOS device of choice, but when you pick it up, it starts to glow. That’s right — it is touch sensitive. Pick it up, find the slot, plug it in. You don’t have to turn it on or off. “It just works.”
Scrap Pile Labs, the designers of CordLite, are based out of Florida, and they’re looking for a minimum funding of $70,000 USD. As of writing, they are just under the $30,000 mark with 36 days to go. If you’re interested in ordering a CordLite of your very own, all you have to do is back the project for $30 USD or more. US shipping is free, but you’re going to need to add $10 USD for everywhere else. Even better, you can pick between black or white plastic to match your device. Maybe pick up a white one for you and a black one for your significant other.
For those of you who are interested in this technology for other devices, the developers are working on a MicroUSB version, but it is Apple-only for the time being.Follow @macgasm