If you happened to be included in the 5,428 people who willingly pledged their support to Dentzel and Miller’s ChargeCard concept, only to be bumped out with Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 5 and new ‘Lightning’ dock connector — there’s some good news this week.
While shipping of the Kickstarter rewards for the ChargeCard project has been somewhat delayed, (as detailed in this recent update by the committed duo), Dentzel and Miller are kindly now allowing those who originally pledged their support for the 30-pin iPhone version of the charging card accessory, to swap this version out for a ‘Lightning’-friendly model. The only caveat is that these new models won’t actually begin shipping until sometime mid-April.
On Friday, September 14, Dentzel and Miller addressed the issue of Apple announcing a new dock connection standard, highlighting that the company would develop an iPhone 5-compatible version of the product in the future, and launch it on the firm’s official web-store – offering Kickstarter backers a special discount in return for their loyalty and support.
The update read:
Yesterday the rumor came true: Apple announced iPhone 5 and its new “lightning” port. While it’s out of our budget and the scope of our project to produce an iPhone 5 ChargeCard as a Kickstarter reward, we will be developing an iPhone 5 ChargeCard in the future and launching it on our webstore: www.chargecardproject.com; we will be offering all of our Kickstarter backers a special discount.
I, for one, am prepared to wait for my ChargeCard.