Apple’s docking cable and 30-pin dock connector have come standard on all of our iDevices since the original iPhone, and Apple has done little to change the design. As a result, the dock and the cable itself leave a lot to be desired, and one ambitious designer aims to bring a better solution to Apple lovers.
The Twig, created by Jason Hillbourne is a docking solution that’s cordless, pocket-sized, bendable, and will be available in a variety of colors, provided the project is fully funded on Kickstarter.
Aiming to do away with cables that are easily tangled, Hillbourne designed Twig to be the perfect ultra portable iPhone and iPad cable for people on the go. It’s a mere four inches, which is large enough to be comfortably sized, but small enough to fit in a pocket.
Twig has a bendable wire skeleton and three legs, which can be bent into an iDevice-holding tripod or any other useful shape you can imagine. It can be instantly transformed into a wall charger dock and then bent back for transportation.
The device is designed for the iPhone, but because the iPhone shares the same dock connector with the iPad, it can be used with both devices.
Rumor has it that Apple’s redesigning the dock connector for the sixth generation iPhone to be released later this year, but Twig will work with your existing devices.
And the best part? It’s affordable. You can get a black Twig for a pledge of just $18 or a colored version for $20. If you want to support the project, you can visit the Twig Kickstarter page to make a pledge.