Kickstarter has the power to bring enormous good into the world. Without it we wouldn’t have products like the Pebble and there would be a lot less potato salad in the world. Today we’re going to highlight a fun and functional product that emerged to be a Kickstarter success story, the Une Bobine by Fuse Chicken. Une Bobine, French for “A Coil” is a new take on the function of a lightning cable. The Une Bobine combines the functions of a cable to charge and sync and a stand and dock. The cable is wrapped in metal so you can manipulate it to form the shape you want. This has a ton of advantages.
For me, the biggest advantage is that it’s not going to break. I go through a ton of cables being throw in bags and my daughter trying to chew on them and it can get costly. Being wrapped in medal gives this cable excellent shielding. Not only is the cable wrapped in medal but adding to the high quality are the hard plastic ends on either side of the cable. You won’t have your cable breaking right before connector like Apple cables are famous for. The hard plastic extends pas the lightning port to include a piece plastic for behind your phone to keep it in place, reducing the risk for your phone as well.
The Une Bobine can be manipulated into about any position you want. Do you want to plug it into the USB ports on your monitor and have it stick out just enough to see? You got it. Do you want to coil it at the bottom and have it sit at eye level with you? Done. Do you want to extend it as far as it will go and plug it into your USB port in your car? You maps await. Being able to place this in any position you want completely replaces the need for any kind of iPhone dock to keep your iPhone standing up right. Just coil the cable exactly how you want it to sit and your iPhone will be at the ready when you wake up.
An advantage that I hadn’t personally is how this makes Facetime. I’m not a huge user of the service but the advantages here are undeniable. Putting the phone at eye level at all times gives you and your friend a clear picture without a bunch of moving around. Also this frees up the hand you’d normally be using to hold your phone so you can continue to work or browse the web. Keeping the phone at eye level is also great for media consumption. Though they don’t market the ability to turn your phone into ladscape with the Une Bobine, I was able to test my phone using this method and watch YouTube in bed. Very handy.
The Une Bone is an awesome product. I love the better mouse trap way of doing things. Take a great idea and make it even better. This is definitely what Fuse Chicken has done, making them a Kickstarter Success Story.