They say that one of the first things that starts to go when you age is your short term memory. It just gets easier to forget where you’ve put things. If it happens at home it’s just time consuming. But when it happens on the road it can be a serious inconvenience. One of the things that’s easy to misplace is the charger for your smartphone or other USB connected device. There are plenty of hotels I’ve stayed in where the only convenient place to plug in my smartphone charger is behind the nightstand, and it’s one of the easiest places to forget after you’ve taken the phone. Enter ChargerLeash. This is a really simple USB cable that comes in several flavors, but each one has a small alarm to remind you to take the charger once it’s been disconnected. The alarm will also go off if someone else disconnects your device while its charging in a public place like an airport or Starbucks.
Chargerleash comes in several different models:
Apple iphone 30pin for 4/4s/3/3G and iPad 1/2/3 $26.99
Apple iPhone lightning for 5/5s, iPad4, iPad mini and iPad Air $34.99
Micro for Blackberry, Samsung, most androids $22.99
Micro cable with multi-tips $34.99
Now, let’s be blunt. This isn’t like finding the cure for cancer. It’s just a simple gadget. But if you’ve ever unpacked in a hotel room and then remembered that you left your charger in last night’s hotel room, you’ll be very happy that you made the small investment in ChargerLeash.