There’s a cord inside.
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Sadly, I had to wait until the last day of CES to start exploring, so I was very fortunate to bump into the founders of CaseInity at the CNET stage (I guess they figured it was a likely place to find CNET editors lurking about).
Based in Philadelphia, CaseInity is developing a unique and very convenient case for the iPhone 4 and 4S called Cord-on-Board. Beyond just protecting your device from bumps and bruises, the thermoplastic case also hides a real 9.5-inch charging and syncing cable. It’s a simple idea, but that doesn’t stop it from being pretty clever
As you might expect, Cord-on-Board is a bit thinker than a standard iPhone case, but even with the cable inside it’s 0.8 inches deep. In my brief hands-on, the case fit comfortably in my hand and I liked that it will stand on its side.
You can get it blue or black and the reasonable $29 price tag also includes a screen protector.