As much as we like to believe that our phones can do everything that is simply not the case. More often than not we leave them lying around on our desks while we make use of a laptop for word processing capabilities or just a larger screen for browsing the web. Essentially our phones act as nothing more than a paper weight during that time period. And when you consider how much you are paying for it, that’s a pretty expensive paper weight.
So some creative guys got together and made a product that will no doubt make a little bit more use out of your smartphone. Essentially it is a cord with a USB on one side and a microUSB or Apple 30-pin connector on the other to work with both iPhones and Androids. The cable is made of a strong yet flexible material and it should keep your smartphone in place no matter what angle you contort it at.
So essentially what you get is extra screen space and a second, albeit smaller, monitor. You can really use it for whatever you want. It can act as an extension of your laptop or desktop screen or act as its own thing entirely. You can use your phone to display social media streams, RSS updates, or even just a slideshow of pictures on your phone.
But the Limb.al isn’t just great for use with your computer. You can attach it to a USB port in your car as well. And with the stiff cable you can angle it and create a nice functioning GPS setup, or even a hands free phone depending on how you choose to use it.
The Kickstarter project originally asked for $11,000, and has absolutely blown it out of the water raising over $80,000. With the funding portion now wrapping up, the creators hope to get down to manufacturing and getting the Limb.al into the hands of eager smartphone owners.