Reva bag is a stylish handbag that can capture and store energy from the sun so you can recharge your gadgets, anytime, anywhere.
Revive your gadgets.
What happens when you combine fashion with technology? You arrive at our idea, a Reva Bag: a stylish utility handbag with solar charging capabilities. The Reva bag capture and store energy from the sun, and within the bag is a female USB port that allows the user to charge her gadgets on the go. The energy stored in the Reva bag allows you to recharge your gadgets anytime, anywhere.
The Reva bag can store enough juice to fully charge an iPhone, Blackberry, or Android twice. Just carrying the Reva bag with you for a day will ensure it will always have enough juice to charge your gadget.
We want to invest part of our funds into finalizing our bag designs to feature different sizes, colors, and a variety of patterns. We are going to produce different bag sizes that cater to the needs of both professionals and students.
<start engineering speak> Another sum of our funds will be used to fulfill minimum order quotas from our manufacturers and suppliers. We’ve developed a method to efficiently combine the electronics integration into the handbag assembly process. Right now, our manufacturing center is a basement sweatshop (refer to pictures below). We currently cut, glue, and solder all of our electronics and textiles by hand. We are planning on streamlining this process by partnering with a textiles manufacturer. In order to keep our bags reasonably priced, we are allocating handbag manufacturing to China. After the handbags arrive from China, we will integrate the electronics at another facility in the US. </end engineering speak>
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We need your help!
Please support us by donating! Remember, we will only get funded if we reach our $15,000 goal. We have prototypes, design, and manufacturing process all set, now we just need you to make this happen.
Tech Specs (subject to change)
Solar Panels: 1.5 W for small, 2 - 3 W for large.
Battery: 2800 mAh A123 + 0.5 F Super Cap.
Charge time in direct sunlight: 6 hours for small size, 4 hours for large size.
USB output: 2.5 W (USB Standard)
Compatibility (tested so far): Crappy Kodak camera, iPhone (all models), iPod (all models), Blackberry Bold, Moto Droid (first gen). If the phone charges via USB, it should be compatible with the Reva bag. The Reva bag conforms to USB standard power output.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $15,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 10, 2011.
May 31, 2011 - Jul 10, 2011 (40 days)
Pledge $15 or more
The sheer satisfaction of supporting our creativity and entrepreneurial spirit and prime position on the wait-list to be among the first to order a Reva. Just mention the amount you pledged to us and we'll take that amount off of your price. Plus, we'll send you a handmade thank you note and invitation to our launch party in Boston.
Pledge $80 or more
You'll receive all of the above...with a cherry on top: we will give you a Reva bag! We will be launching with two different sizes (the current bag size shown and a larger version capable of carrying books and laptops), five different colors, and five different patterns. So to sum it up, you will gain the satisfaction, thank you note and invitation to our launch party, plus a Reva bag! Every $80 pledged will gain you an additional bag and invitation.
Pledge $320 or more
0 backers Limited (100 of 100 left)
The satisfaction, our thank you note and 4 invitations to our launch party, and we will give you a fully customizable Reva bag. You can change the size of your bag, the arrangement of the solar panels, the pattern on your solar panels, your bag material, and color. Shipping within the US is on us!
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
We will fly to you (as long as you are within continental US), present you with a poster-sized thank you card and work with you to create your dream Reva bag (shipping is on us). Additionally you will be a VIP guest at our launch party in Boston (which means you will get a name tag that says VIP and bring your own guests).