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Europa

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I'm a big fan of bumpers and this is a bad idea. I can't imagine it fits very tightly and it would likely loosen up with time or start disconnecting. The connector piece might scratch the phone. It looks too thin to provide good drop protection. It only allows you to siphon power from someone else if they happen to have a Lightning device and are willing to let you leech. I don't like to inconvenience others like that. I carry a small portable charger in my purse in case I need a charge when I'm not near a power source.
 

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I'm a big fan of bumpers and this is a bad idea. I can't imagine it fits very tightly and it would likely loosen up with time or start disconnecting. The connector piece might scratch the phone. It looks too thin to provide good drop protection. It only allows you to siphon power from someone else if they happen to have a Lightning device and are willing to let you leech. I don't like to inconvenience others like that. I carry a small portable charger in my purse in case I need a charge when I'm not near a power source.
Not everyone carries a purse, and although this may not be the best bumper by far (agree here), it is a cool concept :)
 

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Not everyone carries a purse, and although this may not be the best bumper by far (agree here), it is a cool concept :)
It's like one of those concepts an 8-year-old would come up with. It seems good at first until you think about the downsides. And not everyone has a friend with Lightning who is willing to let them leech power. How about a pocket for those who don't carry a purse? You can get a really small charger than will give you 25%. You probably wouldn't even get that much from leeching.
 
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liberated

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It's like one of those concepts an 8-year-old would come up with. It seems good at first until you think about the downsides. And not everyone has a friend with Lightning who is willing to let them leech power. How about a pocket for those who don't carry a purse? You can get a really small charger than will give you 25%. You probably wouldn't even get that much from leeching.
Agree to disagree, there are shortcomings, yes, but this is something new, battery cases are ideal and preferable but there's something cool about it. Maybe I like it because it's different. Oh and I hate bulking my pockets with stuff, my keys, wallet and phone are enough for me :D
 

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Agree to disagree, there are shortcomings, yes, but this is something new, battery cases are ideal and preferable but there's something cool about it. Maybe I like it because it's different. Oh and I hate bulking my pockets with stuff, my keys, wallet and phone are enough for me :D
Enjoy. Don't come to me trying to leech power, though. :D
 

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First, the cable has two male Lightning connectors. The idea is that you leach power from another iPhone when you’re running dangerously low. The obvious issue is that you need a generous donor for the juice, but the other is that it just wouldn’t work. How would the iPhones know which was supposed to charge the other?
It isn't a very "smart" concept if it has no chance of ever working.
 

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Flying was also a dumb idea once ;)
You're comparing a cable that may one day be able to leech power from another Lightning device to flying?! Flying was a great idea. It just took a while to perfect it. Though some thought it wouldn't ever be successful, they could still see the benefits. Even if this cable worked, it's still a bad idea. I listed the reasons in my first post.
 

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You're comparing a cable that may one day be able to leech power from another Lightning device to flying?! Flying was a great idea. It just took a while to perfect it. Though some thought it wouldn't ever be successful, they could still see the benefits. Even if this cable worked, it's still a bad idea. I listed the reasons in my first post.
I'm disappointed, where's your imagination? Lol, here's mine, 1st useless cable, 2nd cable is perfected with a USB at one end, 3rd, cable is used to support the space elevator, 4th, cable is used to tether earth and mars, 5th, cable is used to build an intergalactic elevator, 6th cable evolves self awareness and overtakes humanity.........ehhhhh wait, maybe we should kill this project!:D. Seriously now, lots of inventions were considered stupid yet without them, we'd be living in a very different world :)
 

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Yeah, but this isn't one of them. Stating that I have no imagination and comparing it space travel and flying isn't making this any better for you.
 

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Maybe with the help of an app that tells your phone to suck the life out of the other iPhone this could be the most brilliant and dumbest idea ever.