PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAVERICK KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN HAS ENDED EARLY. We are fully committed to making sure all the backers and supporters are happy with the finished product, and we need a bit more time to clear up a technical issue. Keep an eye out for a re-launch of the campaign soon.
The Maverick builds off the technical and sales success of the Forty2, but makes is more accessible to more people. By making a more compact version, the Maverick can be stored in your car when traveling in bad weather, taken to your picnic to keep food (and you) cool, or camping for some sanity with the kids.
But that is just scratching the surface. This device will provide power for families in rural Haiti, a farmer in Tanzania, and a traveling doctor in Ghana. This technology is life altering, and you are making it possible for people who don't have many options.
Funds raised from this campaign will go towards things that may not sound exciting - tooling, beta manufacturing runs, packaging design, etc. - but the reality is that without your help, the Maverick stays on the prototype shelf, and many of the poorest people on the planet remain in the dark.
WHAT CAN YOU RUN WITH A MAVERICK?
- iphone: 34 hours
- Galaxy S8: 36 hours
- GoPro camera: 34 hours
- GPS unit: 23 hours
- Fan: 21 hours
- Surface Pro: 19 hours
- Tablet: 21 hours
- Laptop: 10 hours
- Video game console: 11 hours
- Portable speakers: 16 hours
- LED TV: 4 hours
- Dorm fridge: 3 hours
- Power drill: 1 hour
- Large Appliances: Need a Forty2
- Large Power Tools: Need a Forty2
- Home Back-up Power: Need a Forty2
Risks and challenges
Risk - can't complete design. Peppermint has partnered with a major electronics to complete design.
Risk - slow shipping of products. Since we are raising funding to complete the design - not start it - we think all orders will ship within 6-8 weeks of completion of the project.
Risk - changes to look/specs. The final product may look different (better), and some of the specs may move a little on the way to final products. But none of if will be detrimental. In fact, if enough money is raised, we may add features!
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