We all need our gadgets to work but if there was one gadget that we absolutely needed above all else, what would it be? If you said your smartphone, you’re not alone! Everybody who wants to be the tiniest part of the technology revolution of this generation will have a smartphone, maybe not the newest iPhone or Galaxy but something that will at least connect to Twitter. If you saw my article yesterday about the SOOT Electropack, you know about the need for, quoting Jeremy Clarkson, more power! If you are a smartphone user on the go as I am, having something that will charge my phone without the need for the whole charger and cord deal would be a massive help. The LifeLink wants to be that peripheral that makes your life a bit easier on a daily basis.

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So Simple Yet So Smart

The LifeLink is the result of pure genius, the kind of simple genius that makes you wonder why someone hasn’t already done it before. With a width of two credit cards and the length of only one credit, the LifeLink is a USB charger that can fit in your wallet. It will charge anything that has a Micro USB port or a Lightning port. It extends to a length of 7″ or 18 cm which facilitates easy use if you’re charging from a laptop but might require some interesting solutions if you are at a desktop that has the tower under the desk. Nevertheless, the LifeLink keeps your smartphone charged and close.

You might be asking, it’s so small, it looks so fragile, won’t it break easily? Simple answer: nope. The LifeLink has a Teflon cable that will resist any accidental wear and tear while also allowing enough flexibility to contort the cable in any ridiculous fashion that you so desire in order to suit your needs. Keep it in your wallet and don’t cook with it and you won’t have a problem.

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A Catch?

The LifeLink is a brilliant piece of innovation, there’s no denying that. It will make your life easier and, since there is no software required, it could possibly make someone else’s life easier too. The only thing that might invite second look is the price. At $24 plus shipping, it seems like a bit much something that is a matter of convenience, not necessity. However, the company behind the LifeLink, called PlusUs, will donate money to a website called B1G1.com where they donate a dollar for every dollar given that goes towards child education in Nepal, shelter for a family in India or water wells in Ethiopia. When you buy a LifeLink, you will donate $25 to B1G1.com so you not only get a useful device but you also get to contribute to the betterment of lives in another country. That’s a price I would be willing to pay.