The flipSYNC, by Scosche Industries, is the ideal way to guarantee you always have a sync cable with you. As you can see from the picture above, it clips itself together, protecting both ends of the cable, and blends right into your keychain. In my case, I have it next to my car alarm, and it actually looks just like one.
In order to use the flipSYNC you pull one end out at a time, and then extend them both fully. The cable itself is pretty small, but it's perfect for when you need a sync cable in an emergency.
I used to think that I would never have a need for a cable in an emergency until I found myself in a client meeting, and I had left my cable at my desk, a couple of states away. I managed to locate one at the company, but as a mobile guy, I felt like I should have had one available for these types of emergencies.
The flipSYNC is priced affordably at $19.99 and comes in two versions: one for iPhone / iPod and the other sporting Mini and Micro USB connections.
The flipSYNC is the perfect Father's Day gift. Unfortunately, it will have to be a bit delayed, since you can only get it online currently.