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ChargeCard: a USB cable shaped like a credit card

Built to be the size of a credit card, the ChargeCard fits right inside of your wallet and you can whip it out any time to give your device a quick charge!

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The slimmest of slim USB cables

Did you know that your wallet is just aching for something more useful than money and coupons? Well, it is! It’s yearning for a USB cable to keep your iPod, iPhone, or Android phone charged on the go, and it’s shaped like a credit card so you can fit it right into one of the slots where your expired card used to go. It’s yearning for a ChargeCard.

So that you don’t have to carry around the charging cables that came with your phone, the ChargeCard steps in to keep your devices alive so you don’t have that panicky moment on the job, while traveling, or while at a conference.

The ChargeCard is made out of durable plastic that bends and will not break, and the company says that it syncs just as quickly as your current cable, using USB 2.0 speeds, and that the Android card works with any Micro USB charging device.

Works on iOS and Android

ChargeCard works on all of the following devices: iPod 4, iPod 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5/5c/5s, iPad Mini, iPad 3/4, Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, and S4, Galaxy Note, Samsung Nexus 2, Samsung Captiva, Samsung Droid, Samsung Intensity 2, Galaxy Note II, all Galaxy Tabs, Lucid by LG, LG Nexus 4, Optimus G, Optimus G Pro, LG Venice, HTC Evo 4G/4G LTE, HTC One, HTC One X, HTC Droid Incredible, Droid DNA, Windows Phone 8x, Droid Razr & razr maxx, Droid X, Razr M, Photon Q, Atrix HD, Nexus 7, Nexus 4, Nexus One, Photon Q, Atrix HD, Nokia N900, Lumia 822, Blackberry z10, Blackberry Bold 9900, Blackberry Bold 9800, Sony Xperia Z, and Amazon Kindle.

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There are a rising number of amazing alternatives on the market today, and while they don’t fit in your wallet, it’s worth checking out the MiPwr Dynamo, an iPhone case that you squeeze to generate power, Jackery Air which is more like a traditional charger but super powerful, adding up to five extra days of charge to devices.

Duracell put out a Powermat which allows you to simply lay your phone on it without plugging it in, and the Eton Boost Turbine which offers a good ol’ fashioned hand crank charger. One of the tech world’s favorite charger is the mophie portable batteries.

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