Here comes a gold Lightning cable for your gold iPhone 5S

The Midas touch comes to the humble cable: A new Kickstarter project called Juicies+ aims to sell gold-tinted Lightning cables at $18 a piece.

There's gold in them thar Lightning cables.
There's gold in them thar Lightning cables. Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Consumers who grab the new gold-hued iPhone 5S and want a matching cable will be able get one once a new Kickstarter project meets its goal.

A company called Juicies sells a variety of dock connectors and other cables for mobile devices. The new Kickstarter project dubbed Juicies+ is striving to get funding to create higher-quality, tangle-free cables for smartphones and tablets. And one of those budding cables is a gold one designed to color-coordinate with the upcoming gold version of the iPhone 5S.

Juicies promises that it will offer the golden cable if it can raise $120,000. As of Friday morning, pledges stand at $101,916, and there are 48 more days to go. So, it's a safe bet the project will hit its target in the time left.

The gold Lightning cable carries a price tag of $18.

(Via CultofMac)

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Apple iPhone 5S

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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