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What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

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The MagC Boost is the world's first integrated battery pack designed specifically to your MacBook. With over 30,000 mAh of battery power, the Boost is capable of keeping your computer comfortably powered for over 24 hours of continuous use, so that your life doesn't need to stop to charge.

 

 

The 24-Hour Battery

The Boost will allow you to use your computer for your entire day, no matter how long. Empowering you to get out and do what you love to do most whatever that may be without needing to find a power outlet to continue

Intelligent Charging

We designed the Boost to know when your computer is plugged in to a traditional wall charger and when it isn't. So, the Boost will draw power to replenish itself when your computer is connected to an outlet and will charge your computer when it's not.

Ultra Slim

With 4mm thin batteries, the Boost is not just a battery expansion tool; it's a statement.  Sitting tightly to your MacBook unobtrusively, the Boost and it's design allows you to retain your battery power easily, stylishly and subtly adding 5.5mm to the profile of your computer.

 

 

 

The Boost has the ability to keep you going throughout your entire day and beyond. You'll no longer need to carry around a charger or be tied to your desk to use your computer. You'll be able to play games on the bus, write in your favorite coffee shop, watch movies in your bed, have meetings in the park and still get back home before your computer drops below 80% battery.

 

 

Seamless Lifestyle Integration

As with all MagC products, it's essential that the Boost complements you! Plug your computer in to automatically charge your Boost and the computer in tandem. When you unplug your computer the Boost provides the power you need for the day!

Total Mobility

The Boost is designed so that you won't need to be near a power outlet to use your computer all day. For the first time ever, you'll truly be free during the day and charging will become a purely nocturnal task. When you rest and recharge, so will your computer. 

Full Protection

The Boost not only expands your MacBook's functional battery to 2.7x it's previous size, it is also a fully functional MacBook case, keeping your MacBook free of dings, dents scratches and helping protect your machine from daily wear and tear!

 

 

At a razor-thin 0.55 cm in thickness, the MagC clips onto your MacBook conforming to its shape and contours. The thickness of the laptop is increased by just over half a centimeter from the original 1.49 cm of the 13" MacBook Pro and the 1.55 cm of the 15" MacBook Pro.  One USB Type-C port is used by the MagC Boost through a near flush mount, semi-permant connector. 

 

The MagC Boost contains up to six 6000mAh, 3.7v Lithium Polymer Rechargeable cells providing 133.2-watt-hour capacity for the 15" MacBook Pro, and 88.8-watt-hour capacity to the 13" MacBook Pro. (The smaller 13" MacBook Pro contains four cells). Apple advertises that the 15" MacBookPro operates at 7.6 Watts when surfing the web or playing back movies while the 13" MacBookPro operates at 4.9 Watts.

 

The MagC Boost provides access to 15.5 watts of continuous power to your MacBook Pro through its USB-C charging port. When additional power is needed, the Computer's built-in battery steps in to supply the difference automatically.  The MagC Boost communicates with your MacBook's hardware via the USB Type C Power Delivery Protocol, leaving you with a seamless experience. 

 

Each MagC Boost maintains a built-in microcontroller to control when the Boost should act as a Power Sink or a Power Source. (If it should charge itself or charge your computer) Through this proprietary logic, the MagC Boost will automatically provide power to your MacBook when needed (15.5 watts) or automatically draw power from your MacBook (14.5 watts) to charge back up when your computer is plugged into the wall. You will never have to worry about power, we take care of that. 

 

 

 

The MagC Team is based in the Harvard Launch Lab Incubator and is filled with veterans of the consumer electronics world specializing in the improvement of MacBook computing. Our previous major success is TarDisk, through which we've helped hundreds of people worldwide save hundreds of terabytes of memories.

Pierce, CEO of MagC (MagCEO, if you would) - Pierce is the head honcho to end all head honchos and an alumnus of the Bio-engineering world. Pierce’s drive brought him to the Harvard Business School where he established himself while working towards making MacBook Computing the best it can be.

Josue - Man with the plan, Josue keeps the TarDisk machine running like a finely tuned swiss watch. He's often followed by his pride of lions due to his luxurious mane.

Nick - Engineer Extraordinaire. Someday Nick will be the overlord minding the virtual realities we all live in. But for now, as he hones his craft, he has been the lead engineer in developing MagC projects.

Tristan - He’s the guy that thinks about you. Making sure you see the product accurately and in all of it's splendor. He also produces a cappella in his free time.

Murilo - The Jack of Internet Trades. He can do it all, whatever 'it' is. (We are too afraid to ask)

Luiz - Product Success, He prefers to be called Lou, by his closest friends. He is the front line in anticipating and solving any and all problems both before they arise and after.

 

 

Risks and challenges

There are always significant challenges in manufacturing and delivering any hardware product at scale. Mass manufacturing isn't the same as prototype development; besides making the Boost work, we have to make sure they are secure and reliable, and that they can be manufactured efficiently at larger volumes.

Of course, there are still risks associated with producing the Boost. Unexpected changes in component lead times, availability, and cost are examples of factors outside our direct control that could affect our delivery timeline, but we are working hard to mitigate those risks and plan to be transparent throughout the delivery process.

The other risk with this and any other project that involves physical delivery comes with shipping. There are a number of unforeseen circumstances that can cause problems during the actual physical shipping of the Boost, especially internationally, because it contains a large battery. From talking with experts, we believe that any battery under 160wH should not be problematic, however various countries impose different regulations. We plan to work with proven companies to help ensure that our cases and other rewards arrive (in perfect condition) at their delivery destination. Since unforeseen circumstances can sometimes impact the shipping world, we will also make sure to have methods/resources in place to overcome any difficulties

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    USB-C to USB-A Charging Cable

    Charge your MacBook with your existing USB battery Bank! Cable Supports up to 10W of charging.

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    5W USB Battery Bank and Cable

    Add 29.6-Watt-Hours to the battery capacity of your MacBook. Charges your USB-C MacBook at 5 Watts. Completely external.

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    Boost Circuit Board

    The brains behind the Boost, the Boost Circuit board will empower those hackers out there (like us) to build your own MacBook USB-C battery bank as large as you dare to go! There are some HUGE batteries out there. [Limit of 3 per person.]

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    Add 59.2-Watt-Hours to the battery capacity of your MacBook. Charges your USB-C MacBook at 10 Watts. Completely external.

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