The ChargeCard

A truly portable USB cable for phones that fits in your wallet

Few tech products are actually as portable as they claim to be. A hardware design team from San Francisco is out to make things right with tools designed for the “modern nomad.” By reducing a USB cable down to its core elements, the team created the ChargeCard. It’s a thin smartphone cable—perfect for charging and synching—that’s designed to fit in your wallet. The cable is …

Bookman USB Bike Lights

The already user-friendly lights get a tech-driven update

Bookman‘s extremely small, user-friendly bike lights are a go-to accessory for design-driven cyclists looking to ride safe while avoiding bulky add-ons. But when the tiny batteries powering the LED lights die, they can be a hassle to replace. To solve this dilemma, the savvy Stockholm-based studio has created a rechargeable version of its more basic brethren. The new USB Lights feature a convenient micro port …

The Mu

Award-winning USB adapter reduces size of bulky British power plug design by 70%

Designed in 1947, the British plug firmly holds its place as one of the world’s largest three-pin power interfaces, escaping the grips of design innovation with the equally clunky editions continuously rolled out. Now, however, product designer and illustrator Min-Kyu Choi of Made in Mind has created The Mu—a folding USB adapter with a minimal, refined design that reduces overall object size by more than …