About this project
Say hello to Chargemander, The Battery Case for Mobile Gamers
We created GogoToro because we are passionate about mobile gaming.
When you look at the other gaming platforms and consoles, there's plenty of great gaming gear, but when you look at mobile phones, there is plenty of everyday gear, but nothing built specifically with gamers in mind. The Chargemander is about to change that.
- note: The Chargemander comes with FREE Shipping everywhere in the world where games are played :)
Our core missions was to not only provide a case that looks really cool, but also to make sure The Chargemander is the ultimate battery case for gaming. Here are the 6 reasons why The Chargemander is the ultimate battery case for gamers:
NEVER RUN OUT OF BATTERY WITH 3x+ BATTERY CAPACITY!
With 5200 mAh, the Chargemander holds enough battery to fully charge most smart phones 2-3x times - that's enough battery to game for about 33 hours*. And all of this in a portable battery case that fits in your pocket.
*batter life is based on an iPhone 6
CHARGE WHILE YOU ARE ON-THE-GO WITH THE WORLD'S FASTEST CHARGING BATTERY CASE (fully charge in 15mins):
Having a beast of a battery isn't enough, it has to be convenient to charge it. By leveraging state-of-the-art custom PCB boards The Chargemander blows away competition in terms of charge speed allowing you to maximize your time gaming, not charging. How fast does it charge? The Chargemander charges up to 16x faster than standard power banks and cases on the market today giving you a full charge in just 15 minutes.
Check out how much power The Chargemander can store in as little as 5 minutes:
Samsung phones have more battery capacity and so it takes longer to charge.
PLEASE NOTE: Chargemander battery case charges in 15 minutes, not your phone.
CONVENIENCE COMES FIRST W/ DUAL-CHARGE CAPABILITY:
If you are in a rush, plug your Chargemander into the wall charger and charge it in just 15 minutes. If you aren't in a rush and don't have your wall charger laying around, you can also charge your Chargemander with a standard USB cable or with the Chargemander dual-head USB charging cable, which we are now offering as an add-on. (other leading brands like Mophie only let you charge it with the 1 cable)
Charge your Chargemander with either a the included wall charger or any USB cable, like the Chargemander Dual Head USB Cable...
SMART CHARGING TECH THAT'S (almost) AS SMART AS YOU:
If you have your phone in your Chargemander case and connect the Chargemander to a USB charging cable to charge it then the Chargemander is smart enough to charge your phone first, then charge the Chargemander. Simple, easy and efficient means less time wasted hangin around and more time spent gaming!
SAFE CHARGING & HIGHER QUALITY = 4x LONGER-LIFE BAT:
The Chargemander has tons of safegaurds in place to ensure safe charging including stopping charging when the case is fully charged to prevent over-heating. When you combine safety with the most advanced, highest-quality components on the market, you get a super long living battery. The Chargemander is good for 1200 battery cycles - that's 4x longer than most battery cases and power banks. That means your Chargemander will last you more than 3 years even if you use it every single day.
DON'T BE THIS GUY:
Lastly, we all know that running out of juice is strictly for n00bs. And carrying around a power station that take HOURS to charge, even days, isn’t ideal either. Don’t let that be you ...
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UPDATE: Sticker Stretch Goal Unlocked!
As a thank you for helping us get to $125k, we will be sending out super friggin awesome decorative novelty stickers to all of you with your Chargemanders. Stick 'em on the inside cover, stick 'em on the front and stick 'em on the back! Stick 'em and catch 'em!!
A DESIGN THAT WOULD MAKE THE PROFESSOR PROUD
What makes the Chargemander special isn’t its power, it’s the design. You can load your phone directly into the case because of the high-quality state-of-the-art semi-soft materials that we use around the inner grooves. Most importantly, the hard exterior shell protects your phone from heavy impacts and hard falls.
Inside our Factory (make sure you turn up those speakers because we threw on a pretty sweet tune!):
Follow along and see the latest iteration of The Chargemander as its brought to life!
We were able to create a beautiful case that even the Professor himself would be proud of, while preserving the integrity of the phone’s core functionality. You can easily use the volume, sleep and home buttons as well as the lightning connector, headphone jack and bottom microphone... and, of course, both cameras.
JAM-PACKED WITH COOL FEATURES
There are the classic red yellow and green LED lights on the front of your Chargemander. You can use these to check your battery status. Simply press the blue button.
Game for 33 hours straight. If your light goes red, head on home.
When you are out and about the front cover will also wrap completely around your chargemander and sit flat against the back so that it will never be in your way while you are hunting.
WELCOMING TRAINERS OF ALL (MOST) SHAPES AND SIZES
We know that trainers come in all shapes and sizes, as do their tools, which is why we are hoping to make versions of the Chargemander to accommodate all major Apple and Android cell phone models. After the campaign ends, we will send you a survey so that you can let us know which type of phone you have.
We are making Chargemander models that supports the following phones:
- iPhone SE, 5, 5s (not 5c), 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S5, S6 and S7 (ALL MODELS including Edge and Active)
With all of the phone models listed above you will be able to access ALL of the exterior functions and buttons.
WE WILL NOW ALSO BE MAKING A UNIVERSAL-FIT VERSION OF THE CHARGEMANDER! (will work with 95%+ phones - more details to come!)
Don't see your phone listed above, but want us to make a Chargemander model for your phone type? If enough of you tell us to, we will!
All Chargemanders come with the fast-charge wall adapter and the sticker packs.
All accesories can also be purchased separatelty.
- 1 Chargemander = 1 Chargemander + 1 fast charge adapter + 1 sticker packs
- 2 Chargemanders = 2 Chargemander + 2 fast charge adapters + 2 sticker packs + 2 credit card holders + 1 Chargemander charging cable
- 3 Chargemanders = 3 Chargemander + 3 fast charge adapter + 3 sticker packs + 3 credit card holders + 3 Chargemander charging cables + 1 car charger
- 4 Chargemanders = 4 Chargemander + 4 fast charge adapter + 4 sticker packs + 4 credit card holders + 6 Chargemander charging cables + 4 car chargers
- 5 Chargemanders = 5 Chargemander + 5 fast charge adapter + 5 sticker packs + 5 credit card holders + 10 Chargemander charging cables + 5 car chargers
CHARGEMANDER'S SUPER LONG LASTING, LONG LIVING BATTERIES
Chargemander lasts longer for every charge and the Chargemander would last you 4 years even if you use and charge it every single day!
What are the Chargemander's tech specs?
All Chargemanders come with a 5200 mAh lithium ion battery. All Chargemanders come with a Fast-Charge Input: DC19V/3.3A (total ~ 63W) ~15 min. to charge.
Charging iPhone Chargemanders:
- Lightning Charge Input - 5V/2A - ~4+ hours to charge
- Output - Max of 5V/2.4A (iPhones limit the amperage to ~ 5V/1.5A)
Samsung Chargemander Batteries:
- Micro-USB Charge Input (QC2.0) - max of 9V/2A and 12V1.5A (total ~ 18w) - ~3+ hours charge
- Output - Max of 9V/2A or 12V1.5A (Chargemander will typically charge S5, S6 or S7 at ~ 9v1.3A)
We began this project in early July. We started by concepting many designs and working with our Chinese factory to figure out a design that would function seamlessly while preserving the aesthetic of the Chagemander. After settling on a great design (see above), we began production of a prototype in mid July.
As of August 15th, we have a 3D printed prototype of the Chargemander (you can see all of our prototype shots in this Chargemander prototype gallery). This prototype is an accurate representation of the Chargemander's design/shape for an iPhone 6, but is not built with the actual materials and is not the final coloring. We've also built all of the battery and charging technology, but we need to customize these pieces with the Chargemander's shape.
With your help, we can put down the deposit for our first PO, which we will do as soon as we hit our goal **fingers crossed** and begin production of the final Chargemander model built with the actual materials, fully colored and with the customized electrical componants. After we put down the deposit it will be 30 days until we have fully finished Chargemanders and can begin shipping them to happy backers all over the world! See full timeline below:
- July 10: Began design
- July 15: We began to build our Prototype
- August 15: Prototype Finished
- September 6th: Kickstarter Launches
- September 6th: Kickstarter hits goal!!
- September 6th: We put in initial PO
- October 7th: Kickstarter ends
- October 19th: Production is finished and units ship to US warehouse
- October 28th: Chargemanders ship to happy backers all over the world
We're Reid Covington and Chase Larson. After being roommates during study aboard in Beijing in 2006 (see pic below) we began to plan the creation of a mobile gaming company.
GogoToro, and the Chargemander, is the fruition of our vision. We're united by our passion for gaming and never compromising on our gaming gear. We're proudly bootstrapped technologists/entrepreneurs and we owe it to our passionate community of fellow gamers.
If you would like to reach us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Risks and challenges
The biggest risk is not taking one at all. Or running out of battery when you are hunting a legendary. Do you really want to risk that?
In all seriousness though, this project is backed by GogoToro. We're run by 2 passionate technologists that have a long track record for delivering great products. Check out Reid's last Kickstarter project, The Bernie Sanders Action Figure (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fctry/bernie-sanders-action-figure/description) and look on instagram at all the happy people with their Bernies (https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/mybernie/).
We will do anything and everything to make this a reality.
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