About this project
+++ Gizmodo UK calls out Kickstarter´s most innovative campaigns - we are in the club! http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2015/05/the-20-most-innovative-kickstarter-campaigns/ +++ BTW: We were within the first day campaigns of the Kickstarter Germany launch on 12th May 2015 and submitted our ready-made campaign (click here) already end of April. Here we go now! +++
The clou is inside.
This magnetic usb cable is the ideal design for mobile cable solutions. It´s perfect for your keyring, but the real invention is INSIDE the cable: This cable communicates with your charging source and allows your phone to be charged with up to 200% speed!
So if you depend on a working smartphone at any time, the USB ChargeDoubler is for you, because it is the world´s first charging cable which provides:
It allows to charge at highest possible speed from a computer usb port or other usb chargers. This means that your device will regularly be charged with full current of 1 A (1.000 mA) instead of 0.5 A (500 mA). Save 50% of your time and charge twice as fast as with a standard usb cable!
An “Always by your side” design
Tangle-free with a magnetic lock and its 2.35“ (6cm) overall length it is predistined to be carried on your keyring without compromising comfort while charging.
Protection of your private data
DataProtectedCharging (DPC) blocks data transfer while connected to a computer. This prevents data hacking and any risk of malware being loaded onto your device while charging from an unknown usb-socket or charging while being in a public network (e.g. wifi hot spot in a cafe, hotelroom, airport etc.).
Availibility and colours
The USB ChargeDoubler cable is available as:
• (1) Lightning™ compatible cable for Apple® iPhone®
• (2) microUSB compatible cable for Android™ and Windows Phone®
Colours: Please select from light blue, orange, lime green, pink and grey. Any cable type can be ordered in any colour listed! Just select your USB ChargeDoubler cable type. Your fave colour(s) can be selected after the campaign´s end! We will contact you concerning details.
If you have already a USB-C equipped computer as charging source, the USB ChargeDoubler cable is now also available as:
• USB-C to microUSB comp. cable for Android™ and Windows Phone® devices
• USB-C to Lightning™ compatible cable for Apple® iPhone® devices
Please choose the 16 EUR perk only!
Engineering and quality
The USB ChargeDoubler is well-engineered and doesn´t sacrifice reliability and function for bells and whistles. We have tested cable length and have carefully chosen exact 2.75" (7cm) between the plugs. The reason is simple: Whereas shorter cables compromise comfort and tend to break, this length effectively avoids the risk of cable break and makes it easy to use. The safe lock is equipped with strong custom-sintered neodym magnets.
Specifications at a glance
• charging acceleration with up to 200%
• portable (60mm effective length) through small & smart design
• data protected charging (DPC)
• magnetic lock with N50 neodym magnets for strong adhesion
• spray water safe
• plug & play (universal operation system support)
• works with every usb charger (also wall- & car chargers), power banks
• flexible 2.75" (7cm) cable avoids risk of breakage
• two pair 24AWG conductor for low resistance
How does it work
As soon as the USB ChargeDoubler cable is connected to your device and the charging source, both communicate via the cable´s internal circuit board and supply the maximum charging current. In contrast to standard usb cables, the USB ChargeDoubler cable demands full (and also compatible) charging current of about 1 A (1.000 mA) from your PC while denying to establish a data connection. Important for you: You don´t have to care about anything – just plug in and charge-up with double speed now.
Why do we need your support for this project?
The USB ChargeDoubler cable is manufactured from lots of custom-made components: N50 neodym magnets, circuit boards and mouldings for the connector housings - nothing comes from stock. To make it a viable product, we have to raise funds for initial costs and meet minimum order quantities for all components. Now we need your support to get the USB ChargeDoubler cable in the hands of energy-hungry smartphone users everywhere.
Please help us a to spread the word!
Fulfillment, shipping & insurance
• mid of June: end of campaign
• till end of June: production of custom magnets and custom mouldings
• July: pre-production sampling, production & assembly of cable
• till mid of August: quality check in Germany
• mid till end of August: packaging and contributors shipment
Estimated world-wide delivery is August 2015.
Shipping & insurance
Valued friends, supporters & customers: We want everyone (including ourselves) to be happy with our USB ChargeDoubler and this campaign. As experience has shown, valuable goods often get lost or broken when shipped untracked and without insurance. For this reason we decided to offer most of our pledges including insurance and a basic tracking. We applied a lot of effort to offer you a fair and well-priced solution and included the expenses to absolute original costs. So these are terms of shipping:
Pledges marked with **:
Pledges includes free worldwide shipping WITH insurance and tracking. (Recommendation)
Pledges marked with *:
Pledges includes free worldwide shipping WITHOUT insurance and tracking on contributor´s risk. No replacement for lost or broken consignments.
Thanks for taking the time to look at our project. We really appreciate your support! If you should have any further question, don´t hesitate to contact us.
Kai & Jorg
200% power, 50% charging time, 10% volume.
Copyright notice Apple, iPhone and Lightning are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and in other countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Windows Phone is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Risks and challenges
As soon as our campaign is successfully funded, we are going to make sure everything is happening according to our plan. The supply chain, manufacturing, operations and logistics are set up and ready to go. Although we do not see any direct risks or challenges, there might always be unforeseen tasks that may present itself during the process of production. We are committed to do everything in our power to deliver your USB ChargeDoubler cable on time and keep you informed about all processes.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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