Today I stumbled upon this clever idea on indiegogo.com:
First thought, as always: "Wow, why didn´t I came up with this idea?"
Simple, clever, cheap and really solves some (first world) problems. So if you like it, please support those guys.
Second thought: "Well, I got a short charging cable, so why not make it a keyring cable...".
So off i went to plunder my bargain bins and about one minute later I had my own perfectly working keyring charging cable.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
- Short charging cable (mine was from Amazon Basics)
- Piece of bicycle innertube (preferably from a road bike, diameter fits perfectly to those somewhat bulky Amazon Basics plugs, optionally you can use a simple rubber ring and wrap it around the plugs a few times, probably won´t look as sleek, but will work, too)
Step 2: To Do
Cut a section of the innertube matching the length of your USB-plug.
Slip it over the USB-plug.
Bend your cable and slip/squeeze the Lightning-/Micro-USB-/or-whatever-else-plug into the rubber cover.
(Optional: Glue the rubber cover to the USB-plug on one side. Didn´t try that yet, works fine without and you might encounter problems finding a glue which works for [soft] plastics and rubber as well... Tell me if you found a working solution!)
Attach to your keyring.
That was easy, wasn´t it? :)