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Power Bank. Car battery Jump-Starter.  Flashlight. Emergency Tool. The Utility Power Bank.
Power Bank. Car battery Jump-Starter. Flashlight. Emergency Tool. The Utility Power Bank.
431 backers pledged $62,367 to help bring this project to life.

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4 Reasons why you need to find your VIS

POWER BANK

 The 6,000 mAh macromolecule polymer, soft pack engineered battery pack is capable of charging your iphone 6 or similar powered smartphones between 3 and 4 times on a single charge.  VIS was also built to be used as a 12V appliance charger. [VIS comes with USB splitter able to charge up to 3 devices simultaneously.]

CAR JUMP-STARTER

 VIS comes with jumper cable attachment and is capable of jump starting your 12V car battery up to 20 times on a single a charge.  Attach jumper cables to dead car battery, plug into your VIS and voila you are back on the road!

 FLASHLIGHT 

The high powered 3W, three mode (beam, strobe, sos) flashlight will gladly take care of any unwanted darkness.

EMERGENCY TOOL 

 The LED strip light operates in red and white light, the red light operates in three modes (beam, strobe, sos) the white light operated in three settings (high, medium, low) use as a mobile lantern or a magnetically fixable stationary light.  Plus Emergency Hammer!

Rewards

 mini VIS, a Bendy USB LED Light!

VIS - the Multi-Function, Utility Power Bank

Story

Jumper Power Banks was born out of the rapid, revolutionary development in new battery pack technology, catalyzing two brothers to dream up a product that satisfied their ideas for the perfect power bank. 

Our inaugural product VIS was named in honour of the Latin word for 'useful power'.  We thought it was fitting considering the tremendous utility that has been engineered into this product.  VIS was designed to take as much as possible from the 6,000 mAh high output Cobalt B Lithium-Ion battery pack that is fitted inside.  The VIS is a powerfully engineered instrument able to solve multiple problems as they may arise on life's long road of adventure.

Our strategic battery and tooling partner in Taiwan Kuan Yu Lu has worked tirelessly over two years in order to develop what we have today: a truly portable multi-function power solution we are proud to call VIS.

Challenge

Small portable power banks, offer great portability with no utility. Large jump starter's offer jump starters without any portability (or other utility).  Where is the balance between portability and utility?  Why isn't there a product that continuously finds new ways to reward those who have it?  Why not a $60 power bank, a $140 jump starter, $40 flashlight, $30 LED strip light, $20 emergency hammer all in one?  

Solution: Find Your VIS (useful power)

Specifications

6,000 mAh Cobalt B lithium-ion battery

Capacity:LiPo 6000 mAh

Input:14V1A

Output:5V/2A;12V10A;12V Jump Start

LED Light (Light, Burst flashing, SOS)

Start Current:150A

Peak Current:300A

Size:L:8.5" (22cm) W:1.85 "(47 mm) D:1.85 " (4.6 cm)

Weight:1.1 lb (500g)

Operating Temp.:-20℃~60℃

Lifetime:>1000 cycles

Product Development 

1.) Birth of Concept - May 2013

The idea; create a power bank unlike any power bank.  

2.) Investment in Tooling - Sep 2013

3.) First Prototype -> Nov 2013

4.) KICKSTARTER Prototype -> July 2014

5.) Testing Production Run - Nov 2014

6.) KICKSTARTER Launch!!! - Feb 2015

The VIS is production ready!  A small run of full production units were manufactured in November 2014. These units were tested through the manufacturer in addition to our pilot user group. Testing and valuation included, battery life, flash light, operational temperature range, cell phone charge times, car jump battery times, fit and finish and overall quality. All testing passed and we are now ready for full production. 

7.) Enter Production - April 2015

Jumper Power Banks needs to raise $30,000 via the KickStarter community in order to enter production at our manufacturers production minimum. We work directly with the manufacturer, a highly respected Taiwanese’s company that has been in business for over 30 years!

8.) Product Delivery!!! - May-June 2015

Words from the Founder, Albert Shoihet

 My expertise are not in the hard sciences, I have a BA in Sociology but ask any of my friends I majored in adventure.  

(First time using VIS to jump-start car)
(First time using VIS to jump-start car)

I believe autonomy and confidence are vital to making people feel good and safe.  VIS was designed and built to provide this feeling.  Whether you want VIS to put in your son's or daughter's car to keep them out of trouble or keep VIS at house in case of power outages/natural disasters, VIS will be there. 

 If you are like me and live an active, adventurous lifestyle and want to stretch your technical capabilities on the road, trail, or wherever, VIS will be there; at precisely the moment you need it.  

Why Kickstarter?

Kickstarter has revolutionized the process entrepreneurs, idea people, and creative people alike go through in order to turn an idea into reality.  This community has given us the opportunity to create a multi-function, utility power bank that I know will add tremendous value to everyone who pledges, it has been a companion of mine for a few months now :)  I thank you for taking the time to read through our campaign and for being a part of such a great community!

VIS can be used to charge any rechargeable mobile USB device. Here is a list of popular mobile devices and their battery capacities:

  • Samsung S5: 2800mAh 
  • iPhone 6: 1810mAh 
  • iPhone 6+: 2915mAh 
  • HTC m8: 2600mAh 
  • GoPro HERO4: 1180mAh 
  • Nexus: 2300mAh 
  • Sony: 2330mAh 
  • LG: 3000mAh

Q. – How much doe the VIS weight and what is the size?  

A. – VIS is 2 lb or 907g.  Dimensions are L:8.5" (22cm) W:1.85"(4.7cm) D:1.85"(4.7cm).

Q. – How to turn off the VIS? 

A. – The VIS will automatically turn off if no device is connected and or charging is complete. 

Q. - How many times can the VIS charge my cell phone? 

A. - Approximately 3 to 4 times for a IPhone 6. 

Q. –How long will it take to full charge my cell phone? 

A. – In under 2 hours. 

Q. – How many times can the VIS jump start a vehicle? 

A. – Approximately 20 times. 

Q. – How long will the VIS stay fully charged? 

A. – 6 – 12 months, however we recommend to fully charge the VIS every 6 months. 

Q. – What is the warranty of the VIS

A. – This VIS has a 12 month limited warranty.


Risks and challenges

We work directly with the manufacturer which gives us confidence in producing the VIS on schedule. However, issues within the manufacturing process do occasionally happen that are unexpected; this would delay our delivery. We believe we will be able to deliver in a timely and efficient manner, and do not foresee any risks and challenges that would cause major delays. Regular communication with our backers will make sure there are no surprises.

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    The mini VIS!!!
    Thank you for being a part of our campaign and our dream of continuing to find ways to improve portable power solutions!! This pledge offers what we have named the mini VIS, a USB compatible LED light. Use as a night light, bathroom light, reading light, camera assisting flash light.

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    First Adopters!!!

    This pledge rewards those who are first to stand behind our project. As a first adopter you will receive one VIS by Jumper Power Banks, that comes standard with jumper cable attachment, three way USB cable, a VIS charger for home and one for the car (12v appliance charge cable) + carrying case.

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    First Adopters!!! PLUS mini VIS

    This pledge rewards those who are first to stand behind our project. As a first adopter you will receive one VIS by Jumper Power Banks, that comes standard with jumper cable attachment, three way USB cable, a VIS charger for home and one for the car (12v appliance charge cable) + carrying case. In addition to the mini VIS, a USB compatible LED light. Use as a night light, bathroom light, reading light, camera assisting flash light.

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    Early Birds!!!

    As an early bird you will receive one VIS by Jumper Power Banks, that comes standard with jumper cable attachment, three way USB cable, a VIS charger for home and one for the car (12v appliance charge cable) + carrying case.

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    Early Birds!!! PLUS mini VIS

    As an early bird you will receive one VIS by Jumper Power Banks, that comes standard with jumper cable attachment, three way USB cable, a VIS charger for home and one for the car (12v appliance charge cable) + carrying case. In addition to the mini VIS, a USB compatible LED light. Use as a night light, bathroom light, reading light, camera assisting flash light.

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    VIS by Jumper Power Banks

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    INTERNATIONAL VIS

    You will receive one VIS by Jumper Power Banks, that comes standard with jumper cable attachment, three way USB cable, a VIS charger for home and one for the car (12v appliance charge cable) + carrying case.

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    DOUBLE VIS

    You will receive TWO, VIS by Jumper Power Banks, that comes standard with jumper cable attachments, three way USB cables, VIS chargers for home and one for the car (12v appliance charge cable) + carrying cases. Give the gift that will really come in handy.

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    TRIPLE VIS - First Adopter

    You will receive THREE, VIS by Jumper Power Banks, that comes standard with jumper cable attachments, three way USB cables, VIS chargers for home and one for the car (12v appliance charge cable) + carrying case. Give the gift that will really come in handy.

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    DISTRIBUTOR/FUNDRAISER/PREPER

    You will receive TEN, VIS by Jumper Power Banks, that comes standard with jumper cable attachments, three way USB cables, VIS chargers for home and one for the car (12v appliance charge cable) + carrying cases.

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    CUSTOM PRODUCT DESIGN: TEAM JUMPER

    We will fly you and a guest to South Florida from anywhere in continental North America. Over the course of a weekend you and Jumper Power Banks will conceptualize a brand new product. Resulting in a special edition Jumper Power Banks product you will be the first to receive. Join us in celebrating our Kickstarter campaign.

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