CASE:Lynk iPhone case with integrated charge and sync cable hits Kickstarter

CASE:Lynk iPhone case with integrated charge and sync cable hits KickstarterThe CASE:Lynk has just arrived on Kickstarter and it is basically a case for your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S with the added feature of an integrated sync and charge cable. The CASE:Lynk has been designed for moments when your iPhone is woefully short of battery power and you get the opportunity to plug it in then realize you don’t have a cable with you. With the CASE:Lynk you will never have that problem again.

Cases have gone through many transformations and innovations, but we think we've stumbled upon one that’s both functional while still retaining an elegant minimalist aesthetic. Apple is known for creating products that are simple, beautiful, and highly functional. We want to continue that approach with CASE:Lynk!

You might think the integrated charging cord built into the back of CASE:Lynk would cause it to be a bulky case. This was one of our major concerns, as well, when designing the product. In order to slim it down, we developed a custom USB connector without the jacket. This allows us to reduce the thickness of the back of our case to only 2.3mm. It is 1mm thick everywhere else, so you get a complete charging and syncing solution without adding bulk to your pocket. These innovations make CASE:Lynk the slimmest charging cord on the market.

The designer already has plans to release a version that will be compatible with the iPhone 5 and its rumored 9 pin dock connector. The CASE:Lynk is certainly a smart way to ensure you always have a sync and charge cable with you whenever you have your iPhone. If you like the idea of the CASE:Lynk, you can become an early adopter with a pledge of $35 which will secure one case complete with sync cable should they make it into production. The CASE:Lynk currently has a couple of pledges amounting to $75 and still has a long way to go before it reaches it funding goal of $125,000; it still has 34 days to go.

What do you think of the CASE:Lynk? Do you think it is a good solution for charging on the go?

Source: Kickstarter

chrisoldroyd

UK editor at iMore, mobile technology lover and air conditioning design engineer.

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CASE:Lynk iPhone case with integrated charge and sync cable hits Kickstarter

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You obviously don't have an iPhone as you can't put a spare battery into it...

I would much rather just have a bigger battery.

he never said anything about putting the battery IN the phone. I have one of those Energizer portable battery packs, and i try to have that with me on any sort of long vacation-type trip. keeps both my iPhone and MiFi topped off quite nicely. Not a strong enough output for my iPad, but that is always charging on the drive anyway.

since day one of purchasing my iphone 4, it has been securely in a case called uno. So what's so special about this case??? the case itself is a battery. Yes, it adds just a slight amount of bulk to the phone, but it is worth it's weight in gold. It doubles the life of the iphone - you switch it on when you need to charge, or you can just leave it on and it will draw it's charge first from the uno case battery, then the iphone battery. The case itself is very sharp but the main thing is that I can go on using the iphone without having to stop and hook it up to a usb port and wait for it to charge. So, yes, the case:Lynk might be good for some people who say sit at a desk all day, but the uno case to me is superior in that there is no interuption in charging the phone if and when you need it during the day and it doubles the life of the battery. many times I do not have to charge overnight for 3 days.