I am pretty familiar with the Chargecard. I first saw it at CES 2013, and I believe it was nothing more than a Kickstarter project then. I am pleased to see that it has now developed into the ChargeKey, which works for the iPhone 5/5S/5C, Lightning iPad, and iPad Mini.
The ChargeKey, as its name suggests, is about the size of a key. It is a charging cord, and it is not long. Then again, how long does it need to me. For example, if you are working on a computer with four USB ports, why not spare one to charge up your iDevice.
According to the company website, the creators said they made this “out of necessity”. I believe them, as I am also sick of my phone dying on me, and if I can charge it while I am working on my computer, I say give me more. Keep in mind, you need to be disciplined if you want to really get the most out of this. Remember to charge your phone while you are working!
As someone how has now tried out the ChargeKey, I will recommend it. It is made by Nomad, but I don’t think it is the one who makes the Mini 2 paintbrush/stylus that I reviewed last week. The ChargeKey will be available in February, for a price of $25.