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Justin LeaderBy Justin Leader
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Justin LeaderBy Justin Leader
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$29,790
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
32
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 27 2016 2:35 PM UTC +00:00

About

Fat Battery is an incredible modification for your iPhone 6s, delivering supercharged 4x battery power. This is the ultimate companion if you can't run out battery life.

Instead of a bulky battery case, we've developed a battery replacement process that adds a bigger battery inside your iPhone. It's as simple as getting your phone repaired at the mall while you wait. The end result is sleek; your phone will be bigger, but think of it as packing on muscle. It’s the kind of bigger you want.

Why You Need Fat Battery

Our Story

"Fat Battery started two years ago, when I was working as a producer for a video game. I used the phone all the time, because I was constantly moving around the office, almost never at my desk. But my phone seemed to need to be tethered to my desk, charging, for half the day. Even those battery cases sometimes weren't enough, and I decided then that the world (or at least me!) needed a better option!" --Justin Leader, CEO

How Does it Work?

Instead of a removable battery pack or case, Fat Battery is a physical upgrade to your iPhone. We've designed it to be very similar to a iPhone screen repair: you pop open the phone, separate the screen and the back, and insert the Fat Battery and Spacer, then reassemble. You can do it yourself or bring it to almost any iPhone repair shop. Our simple instructions and video will

You simply remove your phone’s back, insert our new, larger battery, and add a spacer that matches the look and feel of the phone while giving more room for the battery. Similar to external battery packs, the upgrade will make your phone fatter. Unlike the battery packs, however, Fat Battery is inserted under the skin of the iPhone, which means a slimmer, more aesthetically pleasing result that fits more naturally with the original look of your phone. And again, Fat Battery provides more than double the impact of bulkier charging cases.

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To give you an idea of just how much more life your phone will get with Fat Battery, we tried an experiment, doing nothing with the iPhone but simply playing video, with the battery beginning on full charge. 

The iPhone’s regular battery played for 13 hours until it died. The Fat Battery Prototype A lasted 36.5 hours!

Stretch Goals

Stretch Goals!
Stretch Goals!

Production

There are two major elements to this project: the Battery and the Spacer. 

The Fat Battery has been designed and we have pricing and manufacturing details from two partners, using mostly off-the-shelf components and creating a custom sized and powered Fat Battery.

The Spacer has been designed to be manufactured by an injection mold process that we'll get started on immediately after funding. We'll be placing an order for at least 2,000 units.

Schedule

Production Schedule
Production Schedule

Budget

$100,000 Budget
$100,000 Budget

Our Team

Prototype Assembly video

Our current battery-testing prototype was completed on an iPhone 6. Note that this test does not include the Spacer. This is a battery test only. Here is a teardown video of the process!

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What about the iPhone 7?

We're planning on making a second edition for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone SE in 2017, but it won't be unless this campaign succeeds. All Kickstarter backers will have a reserved front-of-line spot to order subsequent Fat Battery products for the 7 and SE.

Risks and challenges

Heat Dissapation
All computers, of course, generate heat. Heat in the iPhone comes from both the chips and the battery, Because Fat Battery is larger, it will generate more heat with less surface area to distribute it, so it will be important that the Spacer provides adequate heat transference.

Charging Circuitry
In the iPhone, like most cell phone battery setups, there is a cell, which holds the power, and a PCM circuit. This Protection Circuit Module protects the battery from over-charging and over-discharging, as well as protecting the rest of the phone from the battery. In our prototype, we are able to use the iPhone’s existing PCM, but we will be continuing to investigate this.

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    DEMAND FATBAT!
    * Tell the world that you demand better battery power!
    * A personally recorded thank you from the Fat Bat Team!
    * Free Fat Battery sticker for your collection.

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    BE THE FIRST TO GET FAT BATTERY!
    * You'll be getting the battery and spacer sent to you in August.
    * Spacer comes in Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
    * Free Fat Battery sticker for your collection.

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    Pledge US$ 1,250 or more About US$ 1,250

    NEW iPHONE FAT BATTERY
    * Full 128GB iPhone 6S new unit with Fat Battery installed!
    * Comes in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, Rose Gold
    * We do all the installation!

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    FOR iPHONE REPAIR SHOPS AND RESELLERS:
    Bring Fat Battery to your customers!
    * You'll get 50 Fat Battery Units
    * Includes 5 FatBat promotional posters!

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    FAT BATTERY FOUNDER:
    Work alongside us and test early custom Fat Battery units, as we improve the design. Options for custom higher capacity units possible! Test out stretch-goal models! You will also receive a final-run Fat Battery New iPhone 6s. Limited to 5 Founders.

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    FOR iPHONE REPAIR SHOPS AND RESELLERS:
    Bring Fat Battery to your customers!
    * You'll get 125 Fat Battery Units
    * Includes 10 FatBat promotional posters!

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Funding period

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