Let Your iPhone Stick its Neck Out With the Une Bobine

Une Bobine

In my CES 2013 recap, I reviewed the previous generation of Fuse Chicken's Une Bobine flexible cable/stand, when it supported Apple's 30-pin devices. Now they have a Kickstarter project for their Lightning-based version. I don't always post about Kickstarter projects; but since they have a nice existing product, and they were able to send me a review sample, I'm confident this isn't vaporware like other Kickstarter projects.

If you remember the 30-pin model, the Une Bobine is a short cableenclosed in flexible metal, allowing it to be bent into shapes. You can bend it just so and use it as a stand with a built-in charger. Now that they have a Lightning version, it will work with the iPhone 5, 5s, 5c, and the 5th gen iPod touch. The full-size iPads and probably the iPad mini are too heavy to be supported, but you can still use the charging and syncing capability; just make sure your iPad is supported through other means.

Une Bobine dressed up       Une Bobine

A nice touch with their current Kickstarter project is a 3D printed accessory that lets you dress up your Une Bobine!  I chose the flower design and it's cute!  This is a novel way to brighten up one's desk and I can imagine custom branded versions being offered to businesses.


The Kickstarter project has a few days left, so check it out and support their efforts to support your iPhone!

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone.

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip, but over the years, Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62.

In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.