While I was at CES 2020 I visited with Kanex and was handed the GoBuddy+ so I thought I’d give it a whirl. This is a very interesting, and different sort of item to own.
It’s not really tech oriented, but it somewhat is so it fits I suppose. This certainly does serve its purpose entirely well, and is a bridge I wouldn’t have expected to see.
What you get here is a short lightning ChargeSync cable of 8.25 inches, and at the same time a bottle opener. It does come in handy, it’s nicer than dragging a long cord around to use with a powerbank, and it can open bottles which is occasionally a thing that appears in life.
This is a rather compact situation, cord wise it’s aesthetically pleasing yet I would have liked more length or even something else to the interior as it’s a bit larger than it perhaps needed to be. I got a green colored one which is a theme I personally enjoy, so that’s good.
This has a quality metal and plastic combination to it, seems to be something that could last awhile. It also has a clip if you want an easier connection or say keys. I tested this with a couple powerbanks, so it charges your phone fine and it does open bottles well so no issues with its proposed functionality.
It’s light, I could see being helpful and a good thing to have if you’re going to a party. My main thing would be some sort of extra aspect to it, or a longer cord. Maybe a flashlight or a small internal battery considering the size, even sneaking more cord on the interior of it. Those are just some thoughts, but again it does serve its purpose.
The Kanex GoBuddy+ delivers on exactly what it’s supposed to bring, an iPhone lightning cable for charging, and a bottle opener. This can open bottles, that’s important for those that need to have an opener on hand. It also does bridge a gap for charging, and it worked fine for that.
This is a handy thing in certain situations, and if it might serve a purpose in your life than it’s nice to have around. A strange thing to exist, at the same time I totally get why it does and it’ll be neat to have in case I need it. A talking piece almost, that’s for sure.
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Kanex GoBuddy+ Review product provided by Kanex tested with iPhone XS.