The new iPhone 3GS models with updated ROM do not allow users to perform the traditional full jailbreak. As a result, there may be instances when the user may be required to perform a tethered jailbreak everytime their iPhone crashes or reboots. This can be an annoying experience especially if you are away from your computer or cannot tether immediately.
iDongle is a device that can come pretty handy under such circumstances. This is a standalone piece of hardware that comes with a mini-USB connector on one end and a male 30 pin connector on the other. The 60x30mm piece uses a 9V battery to offer the necessary power to not only boot your jailbroken iPhone, but also assist in jailbreaking and hacktivating the same if it is not already done. iDongle currently supports iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 2G/3G models.
Renaud, the developer behind the product has revealed that the device is still in prototype stage and manufacturing of the device shall commence once he is able to attract signficant number of pre-orders. The price of the device is still unknown though it is expected to be around the 30€ mark ($41 approximately) .
If you are eager to pre-order a piece yourself, you may click here to visit Renaud’s website. Do let us know what you think of this standalone tethered booting device in the comments.