SPIDER CHARGER - A STYLISH HOME BASE FOR FAMILY DEVICES
SPIDER CHARGER - A STYLISH HOME BASE FOR FAMILY DEVICES
Comfort, security and safety at home. Secure and charge 8 devices at once. No one is unplugged. A necessity for the connected family.
Comfort, security and safety at home. Secure and charge 8 devices at once. No one is unplugged. A necessity for the connected family. Read more
About this project
Being Connected Is More Than A Luxury
Comfort. Security. Safety. Being connected is a luxury. Or is It is a necessity? Start the day right with a fully charged phone. No one is un-plugged or wakes up to a dead battery. Your family's devices can be stored and charged in one place. No excuse for teenagers to have devices in their room's late at night for instagram chats. A leading cause of poor grades in high school is late-night use of phones. Secure and charge the family's phones at the same time - in style.
If you need a charge at work, Spider Charger can be there too, ready in the lunch room, at the conference table or in your office. Going for a coffee? There are plenty of choices as each outlet has a Spider Charger. No matter how good batteries get, we will still need a charge. And we have designed Spider Charger to be there when you need it.
A Brave New World?
The world is switching to USB. USB saves energy and handles data too. The Spider Charger is the first of several innovative projects to be launched by Lomiko Technologies. Follow us on twitter @spider_charger and @apaulgill for details.
Airports, Homes, Coffee Shops and Offices
With the help of Investment Pitch host Amanda, we filmed an introductory video about the Spider Charger. Remember that if you are not confident enough to install it yourself, buy a pack and ask for help from a local electrician to install the devices in your kitchen, home office or bedroom. Better yet, forward our link to your office manager at work and other places you would like to see the device. Help get Spider Charger installed in offices, schools, places of business - offices, coffee shops, restaurants, and in public facilities such as libraries and airports. You won't even remember it's there until you need it!
Why We Launched This Project
When the Lomiko team first started talking about this project to family and friends, we received a few comments.
'This device was already out there'
'It didn't seem so innovative'
'Who needs 8 ports?'
Yes there are other products with two forward facing USB ports or ones that stick out of the wall. We think they looked 'clunky'. Worse, some of the phone chargers have large adapters which block the USB ports in the front. What's the point in that? We want to bring maximum charge ports from a standard electrical circuit. Take a family survey - A four person family usually has a phone each and two ipads. Add a friend or two and you are at maximum capacity.
No one thought we would use 8 lane freeways either. Really?
Why would you buy or rent a nice condo and have a clunky-looking charging unit sticking out of your wall? Worse, why would you buy one that only charges two devices and can't charge them very fast because the units overheat?
If You Like What You See, Put a Ring Tone On It!
The sleek design and powerful electronic device allows you to plug 8 devices in and each will be charged at the maximum rate allowed by your device even if 8 are plugged in. There are several patents pending and trademarks filed for Spider Charger and Lomiko Technologies.
Lomiko has established partnerships with manufacturers of the product and has placed an order for 50 units to be manufactured for CSA and UL testing which will take up to 2 months to receive and complete. Once funded and approved, Lomiko plans to manufacture 100 units for testing by distributors and dealers of electronic products and devices and then a further 100 for Kickstarter.
The Lomiko Spider Charger receptacle combines a standard electrical wall outlet with a high powered USB charger in a contemporary and aesthetically appealing design.
The receptacle exhibits 6 USB ports and 2 standard receptacles for simultaneously charging multiple USB powered devices. Strategically placed USB Ports allow up to 6 USB power devices to be charged while leaving the standard outlets free from obstruction to power any other electrical equipment.
This new product eliminates unsightly clutter and allows users to maximize receptacle usage at common locations such as hotels, airports, coffee shops, kitchen counter tops, desktops or wherever you choose to charge your device. The outlet charger is compatible with any USB powered electronic equipment such as tablets, smartphones, gaming devices, e-readers, digital cameras and many others.
The Lomiko USB power source is a unique device with a modular interchangeable platform:
• The "Spider" can power up to eight iPads, tablets or phones at the same time with up to 90% efficiency.
• Dual purpose- USB connectors and supply cords do not obstruct access to AC receptacles.
• Same size as standard existing wall plates • Built "flush" into the wall with only 10 mm USB ports exposed - not much more external space than existing wall plates.
• For commercial and high use environments such as coffee shops and public areas such as airports.
• Supports many other IOT appliances such as lights, security cameras, blue tooth audio players, etc.
• Provides safe electrically isolated USB power for Christmas tree LED lights, toys, games and fans requiring 5V power.
• Interchangeable face plates for colour coordination.
• Interchangeable AB type receptacles (2 pin or 3 pin).
• Hospital Grade option for the utmost in product safety.
Risks and challenges
The device must be submitted to the Canada Standards Association and the Underwriters Laboratory for approval. We have tested it internally but there is always the chance of delays and changes.
The large scale manufacturing of the device has yet to be established. It is only in the proto-type stage at present. We have received 2 prototypes at present.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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