Scosche boltBOX Belongs in Everyone’s Gear Bag!

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IPhone 5s Cable | USB Cable for iPhone 5s 5c iPad and More | boltBOX | by Scosche

Every now and then a product comes along that screams out, “I deserve in a permanent place in your gear bag!” Scosche’s boltBOX is one of them. The small plastic box has a USB connector on one side, a Lightning connector on the other, and a 3′ cable that sits inside the box waiting to be needed. Get one.

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The boltBOX is a simple product that does exactly what it promises. And what does it promise? “Charge and sync your devices. This retractable cable with Lightning connector works with all your Apple devices.” A simple purpose that, thanks to a simple design, is simply achieved. Simple huh?

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Scosche also goes so far as to claim “This is the perfect solution for on-the-go lifestyles”. I don’t know if it is the “perfect” solution, but it is pretty darn good. This is especially true since, when not in use, both the Lightning connector and the USB connector get held in place thanks to the strategic use of magnets.

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The area around the Lightning connector is slim enough to use with most cases. That’s important as more and more people are using rugged cases that have fairly narrow openings for the Lightning connector.

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I really like the ultra compact design of the boltBOX. It looks like a simple plastic box and just sits there waiting to be needed. That means there no tangling of cables and nothing to get caught or snagged if you keep this in your purse. If you use a current generation iOS device, then you need to have a USB to Lightning cable to keep it charged. This is a great option and something I am personally happy to give a place in my gear bag.

Take a look at all the various colors and then… order one. Seriously, you won’t regret it. Check it out.

MSRP: $24.99

What I Like: Small and compact; Magnets hold the USB and Lighting connectors in place; Under $25

What Needs Improvement: Nothing! This is a great accessory

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.