Twenty years ago, if you needed to make a phone call, you would simply locate a payphone, insert a quarter and make your call. Today, payphones are almost obsolete, thanks to the convenience of the cellphone. From helping you stay connected to every form of social media available to sending a text or making a call, your phone is a device that is always readily available. However, with all the advantages of the cell phone, there is one disadvantage; battery life. Your cellphone is only as good as your battery life.
One of my biggest pet peeves is having my cellphone battery die when I still need it! My contacts, my lists, my work and my safety depends on the information stored on it. When the battery life flickers low, I panic! The first thing on my mind is locating a way to charge it. Carrying around a cord can be a pain in the neck and half the time, I forget the cord at home. A company called Nomad saw this problem and created the ultimate solution: the Chargekey.
Just like the name states, the ChargeKey is a lightening cable the size of a normal house key. Made for both Apple products and Android products, this device is designed to fit onto your keychain so you’ll always have a charging cable when you need it. The Chargekey is thin, lightweight and extremely durable. It is made out a flexible rubber that allows it to bend and stretch without tearing. The USB end and phone connection end are reinforced with thick plastic to provide additional protection to these parts. Overall, the device is simplistic, but it provides a needed function in today’s technological world.
Although, I loved the idea of having a charging cable on me at all times, I was worried about the practicality of the ChargeKey. Would it be able to withstand the constant jostling with my keys? Would the exposed USB end withstand normal, everyday wear and tear? After playing around with Nomad ChargeKey, I’m happy to report that it deals well with everyday traumas. The flexible rubber allows it fit comfortably in your pocket, while still protecting the device. The size allows you to carry it around without noticing the addition of ChargeKey to your normal keychain. It is very convenient when you need to charge your phone on the go, however the size of the device means that you need direct access to the charging source. As a result, you are limited where you can charge your phone. The USB outlet must be in direct contact with your phone (i.e. you are not able charge your phone on a desktop PC or TV, like you could if you used a cord).
Overall, I loved that I could attach the ChargeKey to my keychain and not have to worry about grabbing my cable every time I left the house. The security of knowing it there, along with the added bonus of always having a way to charge my phone on the go is the perfect accessory for this busy mom.