By Todd Bernhard on Fri, 10/25/2013
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.
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!