Review: Une Bobine for iPhone - Charge your iPhone in Mid-air!

Une bobine is a Kickstarter success story. The project started by FuseChicken needed $9800 to make the product a reality and ended up receiving $212,265 with 4541 backers.

Une Bobine for iPhone - Sync and Charging Cable

Une Bobine can be best described as an iPhone charging and syncing cable with a twist. That twist comes from the fact that the cable is actually made from a strong, bendable material. You can bend, twist and position it in many different ways, it's even strong enough to hold your iPhone sideways for landscape viewing. The Une Bobine works just well whether you are using it connected to your Mac or MacBook or even as a free standing tripod for your iPhone. Une Bobine connects via a standard USB, the same that can be found on standard iPhone chargers, so if you have something with a USB port you can probably connect your Une Bobine to it!

Une Bobine for iPhone - Sync and Charging Cable

Une Bobine for iPhone - Sync and Charging Cable

The cable is designed specifically for the iPhone 4S and previous versions of the iPhone and iPod touch that use a 30-pin connector. iPhone 5 users fear not, before the end of 2013 we should see an iPhone 5 specific version that will come fitted with a lightning connector. In the mean time the current 30-pin version does include an iPhone 5 adapter but this offers limited functionality. So if you like the Une Bobine but have an iPhone 5 (or iPhone 5S or iPhone 6) then we advise you to wait for the new version in the coming months. You can sign up to our newsletter to be notified as soon as we receive stock of the Une Bobine for iPhone 5.

Une Bobine for iPhone - Sync and Charging Cable

Positioning the Une Bobine to hover at the side of your iMac can be quite tricky at first. There are a multiple ways to do this but we had the best luck by twisting the Une Bobine over itself to provide extra support, as seen below. 

Une Bobine iPhone & iPod touch Sync & Charging Cable

Alternatively, you can rest the cable on your desk, as below, this provides a lot more stability and provides the same function. Although may not appear quite as cool!

 Une Bobine iPhone & iPod touch Sync & Charging Cable

Une Bobine iPhone & iPod touch Sync & Charging Cable

Une Bobine works just well with MacBooks and if anything you can actually do more in terms of positioning due to the USB port being closer to the desk, thus allowing for more stability. 

Une Bobine iPhone & iPod touch Sync & Charging Cable

Une Bobine iPhone & iPod touch Sync & Charging Cable

So what exactly can I do with the Une Bobine? Well, below is a list of possible uses for your Une Bobine, we are sure there are many more we haven't yet thought of yet but these should get you started.  

Connect it to your iMac's or MacBook's USB port to use as a second screen for emailing, FaceTime, twitter stream….

Use as a stand in the kitchen to read recipes on your iPhone but keep it off of the work surface.

Use as a bedside clock

Use it as a stand to watch videos

Hands free FaceTime 

Photographers can use it to take time-lapses or for group photos

Just use it to charge your iPhone in mid-air!

Wow your friends

Positioning your Une Bobine can be quite challenging to the uninitiated. But don't fear, we have a video coming soon showing how to bend your Une Bobine to make sure that it is sturdy. Once you've got the hang of positioning your Bobine then it can be set up in seconds.

Why we love Une Bobine - It is an accessory that suits both those looking for a super cool way to charge their iPhone and those with a practical use for keeping their iPhone charged, accessible and visible at all times. The metallic cable is ultra flexible yet never feels fragile no matter how much you bend it. The fact that it coils up and keeps it shape means that it's very portable and you don't have to worry about tangled cables anymore. 

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Reviews from other sites

"The Coolest Way To Charge Your iPhone!"....."This is innovation at its best"

 lazytechguys.com

 
"The benefits of the Une Bobine (which is French for “A coil”) are obvious"

 9to5mac.com


"a very sleek-looking iPhone charging/syncing stand that can be flexed into whatever shape you desire"

 tuaw.com


"This is a very clever implementation, and it is a perfect example of what we love to see on Kickstarter."

 macgasm.com


"the coil created by [FUSE]Chicken is pretty clever"

 mashable.com


"a very sleek-looking iPhone charging/syncing stand that can be flexed into whatever shape you desire"

 tuaw.com


"There are a million docks, stands and cables for the iPhone and iPod Touch, but Une Bobine can replace them all"

 technabob.com