It's always the case. You reach into your bag for a single charger only to pull out a tangled set of cords. Your earbuds merged with your phone's charger that also wrapped around your computer charger.
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There are solutions. Aftermarket two-way retractable chargers have been around for years. You know, the ones that feel cheap, usually break and jam? This experience in frustration is about to change thanks to a nearly successful Kickstarter campaign.
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Spixi is a one-way retractable charger from the mobile device accessories maker Escargot. Marketed as "a better way to charge and sync your iPhone and Android," the charger was born out of the familiar frustration of tangled cords. Spixi is built from polycarbonate, what Macbook chargers are made from, and a thermoplastic elastomer cable that is sturdier and more eco-friendly than standard polyvinyl chloride. At two feet in length, you can connect the USB charger to your computer and still talk as you charge.
The proposed Spixi is about the width of an iPhone 4 screen at 2.25" and the project has raised $28,403 of their pledged $30,000. The charger will be available for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4/S and Micro-USB powered phones.
How often are you untangling cords? Is Spixi a charger you'd likely use? Let us know in the comments below.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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