Hands-on with the Une Bobine charging stand for iPhone

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Hands-on with the Une Bobine charging stand for iPhone

The Une Bobine can hold your iPhone in positions like this one — but it takes some work to keep it from falling over.

(Credit: Fuse Chicken)

When the Une Bobine made its Kickstarter debut about a year ago, I had the same reaction as a lot of people: What the heck does “Une Bobine” mean?

One look at the product and I definitely wanted to find out. Alas, I’ve forgotten too much of my high-school French (sorry, Mrs. Herman), but Google knows all: Bobine means “coil,” and that’s exactly what this thing is: a coiled, goose-neck sync/charge cable for the iPhone . (There’s also a microUSB version for Android and other phones.)

What does a coil get you that a standard sync cable doesn’t? In this case, a flexible metal arm that can bend, twist, and, well, coil in nearly any position you want. Thus, it can hold your iPhone upright next to your PC for, say, clock or slideshow duty; hold it sideways for easier video viewing; or even raise it to eye level in your car for GPS navigation. The possibilities are fairly endless.

Neat, right? Unfortunately, the Une Bobine doesn’t quite live up to its promises, because the 24-inch arm just isn’t strong enough to handle an iPhone ‘s weight, at least in… [Read more]

Hands-on with the Une Bobine charging stand for iPhone

Hands-on with the Une Bobine charging stand for iPhone

Hands-on with the Une Bobine charging stand for iPhone

Hands-on with the Une Bobine charging stand for iPhone

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