As anyone with many Apple devices can tell you, it pays to have a spare iPod connector cable hanging around for a charge and sync now and then. But unless you intend to keep one coiled in your wallet for all occasions, it’s really not a very convenient proposition. Scosche’s FlipSync changes that by literally turning the cable into a pull-apart keyfob. Goofy? Yes, but we’re guessing it will earn its $20 price tag more than once. Keep your fingers crossed for a wall charging version.
Personally, we want to see the iHipHolster in the flesh just to make sure it exists and isn’t part of a Saturday Night Live sketch or some other form of so-bad-its-good viral marketing. The iHipHolster is quite literally a 21st century holster, designed to hold your iPod, wallet, camera, pen, and whatever other digital debris would normally clutter your pockets. There’s even a built-in control panel for Apple devices like the iPod. Perfect for every urban tool.
Along the same lines as the FlipSync, the $40 NuPower Charge & Sync aims to keep your power-hungry Apple devices (ahem, iPhone) charged up and ready to go at all times. But this little guy goes a bit further. Besides offering a dock connector to sync you’re your iPhone at any time, it has a built-in lithium-ion battery to serve as a portable power pack, two prongs for charging from a wall outlet, and even microUSB and miniUSB connectors for powering up non-Apple devices.