We’re drawn to a lot of the projects we cover by their aesthetic qualities but sometimes it seems right and proper to flag up something whose form may not promise much, but whose function is really exciting. So it is with Jorg Neugebauer and Kai Wiehagen’s ChargeDoubler, a USB that halves your charging speed to get your phone back up and running in super quick time.
It’s raised nearly seven times its original Kickstarter goal in just a few days and it’s not hard to see why – it’s neat, affordable (starting at just €7), works on both Apple and Android products and promises to protect against data hacking. For me, the best product design is something that obviously and immediately improves your life, and sad to say charging my phone quicker would do that. All that’s left to do now is order one of these, and then sit back to see just how high the Kickstarter total goes…
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