The Goldfink Solar Planner is an awesome 4 in 1 mobile office:
What can you do with your Solar Planner?
Take it along
It is portable and light-weight so you can carry it with you wherever your journey takes you. Fill it with your essentials: your tablet, notes, pictures or keyboard. The leather cover is smooth, cushiony and comfortable to touch. Travel-friendly and practical for you on the go.
Collect sun power
Collect solar energy by placing the solar panel into direct sunlight. You can raise it at a 45 degree angle for better exposure!
Sun power is stored in the flat power bank built into the back cover.
On rainy days charge your powerbank at any electric outlet and you’re good to go.
Monitor your battery
4 LEDs indicate battery levels so you always know when to recharge.
Use the attached charging cord to charge your device. Or connect to the USB port using your own cord and charge when and how you like it. Indoors or at night, wherever you need it.
Protect your tablet
Store your tablet securely in the hard shell frame. You can easily remove the whole frame from the ring binder or raise it for viewing at a convenient angle.
Store your papers
Keep your important items close at hands: tickets, notes, business cards. You never know what today will bring!
Plan your day
Organize your activities, write and draw - all inside your planner and note pages. Boost your productivity by active, old-school analog note-taking when reading an article or viewing a video.
Why did we create the Solar Planner?
Smartphones and tablets allow us to be flexible and active on the go. But sometimes digital devices are not enough. You dream, think, write and plan in an analog way. And sometimes you need to write something down on paper when you are on the go. Sometimes you need to pause and reflect, draw or scribble. So how do you combine digital and analog mobility? And how do you save energy on the go? We searched for the perfect eco-friendly solution for you. So we created the Goldfink Solar Planner.
The Solar Planner is a portable hybrid of digital and analog, eco-friendly and new tech. It merges the utility of your favorite tablet with the joy of using pen and paper. Designed for tablet lovers, urban nomads, travelers, creatives, geeks and paper lovers the hybrid tablet cover and planner combines digital and analog work habits for work on the go. The built-in solar charger ensures a sustainable and travel-friendly power source for eco-conscious tablet users.
The Solar Planner is designed, engineered and hand-made in Germany. We work with a small, family-owned leather manufacturing workshop with years of experience that guarantees close attention to every detail of material and craftsmanship.
Key digital features:
- Solar panel (10Wh)
- Powerbank (8000 mAh)
- Built-in charging cord with android, usb-c, and lightning head
- 4 LEDs for you to monitor battery load
- 1 LED to check solar charging
- USB and Micro-USB port to charge tablets, smartphones, camera or headphone
- Protective hard shell with rotation for your 9.7" tablet or IPad
Key analog features:
- Ring mechanic with 2 rings to store paper or calendar inserts
- Slots for business cards, tickets, notes
- Pen holder and slot for a flat keyboard
- dot-grid note paper
- Light weight and portable: 1.3lbs (600g)
- Size: 10,6 x 9 inches (27 x 23 cm, for A5 paper)
- Material: black or blue leather (or vegan PU if you prefer)
SonarPen is a smart pen for iOS and Androids. Turn your tablet in a professional canvas and be creative!
5 simple steps to get your Solar Planner
1. Click on the green button on the top rightl called „Back this project“
2.Then you select the pledge or product you want to buy.
3. On the next screen, you have the option to either buy as an unregistered guest or you register with your name.
4. You select your credit card and fill out your payment information.
5. Your credit card will be charged after the campaign ends, that is after September 6. If the funding goal of €5000 is not fully reached, you will not be charged anything. No risk for you!
After the project is finished, we will send out surveys to all backers so you can specify your tablet model (android, Ipad) to receive the hard shell fitting to your type. You can also choose between leather or vegan leather (PU) and the color of your planner. At the moment black and blue are available but we consider adding more colors as stretch goals.
May - August 2016 Concept and research
September 2016 Patent protection
January - July 2017 Design and first models
August 2017 First prototype
September - December Lab and user testing, changes and improvements
January 2018 Second prototype incorporating feedback from users
May 2018 Finalized product, sourcing of all components completed
August 2018 Live on Kickstarter to reach our friends worldwide
September 2018 With your help initial financing achieved!
October 2018 Production in Germany
November 2018 Fulfillment and shipping to you
December 2018 Hooray! You enjoy your Solar Planner
With your contribution to finance a first edition, we can all make a difference and create a more sustainable life.
Thanks to all of you!
We'd love to take the opportunity to thanks all those involved in supporting us in the creation of the Goldfink Solar Planner!
Thank you to everyone in our team for making this project possible: Christian and Sylvia for their invaluable help and good cheer in the last two years.
Thank you to our friends and supporters who participated in the video.: Yugen Yah for the videography, Robert Lyons for the voiceover, Anja, Till, Karin, Christian, Sylvia, Norbert, Ilona, Jessi, Luisa, Clemens, Melanie and Tiffany, our favorite dog on the set.
Risks and challenges
We spent the last two years developing the perfect product for you. We tested, measured, improved, and, as we are German, measured and improved some more. Now we have a finished product ready to be made for you. We have partnered with leading manufacturing and fulfillment companies in Germany and other countries. There are always certain risks that can arise at any moment during a project like this. That being said, we’re confident in our ability to produce, and have taken all the necessary measures.
We are aware of the problems arising from air shipping restrictions on batteries for some countries. That's why we have carefully planned and arranged shipping that ensures a safe delivery to our backers.
We just need your help to bring everything to fruition. If anything comes up along the way, you’ll be the first to know.
- (40 days)