Nomad Lightning Cable for 4th Gen iPad and Mini Makes Charging Simple — A Kickstarter Project

If Nomad Lightning Cable‘s Kickstarter campaign is a success, owners of the iPad mini and 4th generation iPad will never be caught without a charging cable again. The Nomad is a 3″ long lightning cable that attaches to a key ring, and it promises to end the hassle an iPad owner may face if he leaves the house without his one, precious lightning cable and needs to charge a device.

Many iPad owners had 30-pin cables in every desk drawer and bedside table, but not only is it difficult to find Apple certified Lightning cable, the cables are much more expensive expensive than their 30-pin counterparts, so it’s cost prohibitive to accumulate a large collection.

Nomad stands out because it offers users one short, ultra-portable cable that goes anywhere the iPad goes.

If funded, the charging cable will be Apple certified, to ensure quality. The project’s creators hope to ship the Nomad to backers by February 2013.

Nomad Lightning Cable’s early bird offers are nearly all sold out, but interested backers who pledge $20 (or $22 if the $20 level sells out) will receive one Nomad. Pledge $30 and receive a Nomad-inscribed bottle opener to go with your cable.

Got deep pockets? Consider pledging $5K for a chance to pick the next color for the Nomad. That’s about the same price as Apple’s 3.5 foot Lightning to USB cable, and less than the frustratingly expensive Lightning to 30-pin adapter.

Pledge before December 19, 2012 to help bring this ingenious iOS charging accessory to market.

About Emily: Emily is a freelance writer who loves discovering new apps whenever she can pry the iPad away from her children or husband. You can contact her via Twitter: @whatwentwrite