The makers of the ChargeCard—that wallet-friendly credit card-sized sync cable for smartphones—are back with a new product called the ChargeKey that's instead designed to hang out on your keychain. It's almost like a stripped down version of the ChargeCard that sheds most of the plastic so it can easily sidle up next to your keys, but at the cost of being incredibly short which limits where you can use it.


Available for pre-order now for $25 and shipping at the end of November, the ChargeKey is claimed to be no larger than a standard house key, and from the looks of it that claim is valid. The use of an open loop to tether it to your keyring means there's a risk it could fall off at inopportune moments. But that also means it's easier to quickly access when your phone is dying. In other words, you don't have to destroy a fingernail trying to pry open a keyring every time you need an emergency charge. [Nomad via TechCrunch]