But in the giving spirit of Kickstarter, I wanted to showcase a project that I found on there today: Snakable The Lightning & Micro USB Cable with Armor.
If you're like me, you're not immediately sure what a "lightning & micro USB cable" is, but the "armor" part sure caught your eye.
As someone who spends a lot of time on the computer (perils of being a writer) and also has close bonds with her kindle and iPhone, I know the pain of the moment when you go to plug in your device and the charger doesn't work.
And apparently the reason for this is broken wires inside of the cable. Except when my cats chew through the cord. Then the reason is teeth.
I don't know what to do about cats chewing through my cords, but the developers of Snakable have come up with a way to protect the wires that are better than existing ways. With this technology, wrapping the cords around themselves to save space or bending the cord to reach that awkward outlet won't stress the wires to the breaking point.
For all of the specifics and to see the full plan for Snakable, check out that campaign page and, if you're an Apple user, this product is apparently going to be Apple certified, which will make the majority of my devices happy :)