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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 14 2015
£20,703
pledged of £70,000pledged of £70,000 goal
105
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 14 2015

About

FYI, we found investors and we will be able to start production! You can find more about our ecological wearable external battery on our website. And in case you want to apply for special offer, fill out the form.

You certainly went through situations, when your mobile phone was running out of power and you really, like seriously needed it. Important meeting? Running late to a date? On vacation and in need of directions? One-of-a-kind moment to be captured? 

With SolarHug, this will never happen again! We got your back.

SolarHug is primarily a bracelet-shaped portable charger

What makes it special is a built-in flexible solar panel that allows the device to produce its own energy. In fact, it is kind of 'private power plant' right on your wrist, close to the devices that you can use and charge in the same moment. 

Just 1 minute of charging gives you 2% of the smartphone's battery

Go from 0% to 100% of your Phone battery in less than 50 minutes. How cool is that? Press already knows... www.solarhug.com/press

By wearing the bracelet, the built-in solar panel charges an internal battery of the SolarHug. When needed, you connect your device to the bracelet via built-in cable and voilà, your energy independence has just begun.

We designed the bracelet for each of you, who use the handheld devices, thus for everyone. However, passionate travelers, outdoor maniacs, and technology addicts would appreciate it a little bit more. No matter how tiny or large is your wrist, SolarHug is adjustable to suit your size. 

SolarHug is made of aluminum and covered with flexible solar panel. This gives us space for designing different colors and shapes. 

Currently we offer three different colors which are achieved by process called anodizing. You can pick a color, after purchase from natural, elegant and luxury.

SolarHug unites modern lifestyle of those who has to be online and want their devices running with green technology. Keep the SolarHug on like a piece of jewelry. It does not matter where you are, it looks discretely but hides its real power, literally.

When connected to a computer, SolarHug acts like a USB drive with storage up to 128 GB. Also, a colorful LED light is included, and it also works as an indicator of the battery status. Even more, SolarHug vibrates, when it needs your attention. And do not worry about leaving the cable at home. It is built-in within the bracelet, just pull it out.

All you have to do is to connect your device to the bracelet via USB

This means no more desperation of 'dead' battery.

It is ecological !

SolarHug is covered with flexible solar panel that charges the battery inside.This innovative idea can be a real game-changer for travelers and for all those people, who spend a fair amount of time out of the reach of electricity plugs.

What if it is too cloudy, you ask?

 The surface of the gadget is large enough to charge the bracelet even if you can not see the sun itself. You can even charge it indoors if the light is strong enough. Besides that, if exposed to the Sun it charges continuously. SolarHug is not covered by solar panel as you knew it before. Our solar panel is almost indestructible and flexible. 

Every feature of SolarHug is elegantly hidden in simple body of the bracelet

Just 7 millimeters thin, it is as sleek as iPhone 6. The width of solar panel is 45 millimeters and the bracelet weighs only 80 grams!

The rain will not surprise you

Thanks to resistant solar panel, humidity will not harm the bracelet. Although, swimming with it is definitely not recommended.

Never leave a necessary cable at home

SolarHug includes built-in cable, ready to pull out to connect your device to the bracelet. Be sure to choose the right type of connector when buying your SolarHug.

Save your data in the bracelet

Is the memory card of your camera full? With data storage provided, you can backup your files or photos to space of up to 128 GB.

SolarHug has built-in indicator to communicate with you. The LED light gives you feedback on the battery status and type of charging that is in progress. We want you to feel what is going on. SolarHug even vibrates when it wants your attention. 

Led status:

The LED indicator also utilizes as light which you will find useful in dark moments. You can turn it on by holding the button for a second and turn it off in the same manner. If you only press the button, bracelet will give you information about battery status.

We used solar panel which cover whole case of the SolarHug. This panel is very flexible, so do not worry, you can not break it. 

SolarHug designed to keep charging even in bad conditions like in winter when the Sun is too low, and skies are cloudy. It charges even indoors if the room is bright enough.

We incorporated two cables into SolarHug.

There is a 6 cm (2.4 in) USB cable which could be used for charging at home. It is also useful in case you want to use the bracelet as USB drive (see perks for alternatives).

The aluminum case also incorporates 12 cm (4.8 in) long microUSB or Lightning cable to charge your phone (Android, iPhone, Windows Phone). You simply pull the cable and attach it to the phone in your hand.

One hour on the Sun recharges about 5% of the bracelet´s battery. Then only 50 minutes and your smartphone is charged.

But it´s not everything! This innovation can also charge your camera, GPS navigation, Ipod and etc.

We are almost on the finish line on our startup race. Our team managed to contract all essential partners and finally prototyped a stable version which we are willing to deliver to the world. We need your support in the form of buying the SolarHug itself. We are not asking money in return of useless t-shirts or mugs. We are ready to deliver fully functional prototype. The main reasons we decided to launch this campaign are:

  • To certify the products (CE) to ensure safe operation

  • To procure materials and components to meet our timeline

  • To buy a form for casting the metal case

  • To update the packaging to make sure, it arrives safely

We have signed a memorandum of understanding with our manufacturing partner and have outlined the work ahead of us. We’ve agreed to a schedule and are confident in our ability to deliver on time.

Our manufacturing partner has operations that span Europe, Southeast Asia, and North America. They are experts in producing high-quality products for multiple industries.

Our manufacturing partner is in stand-by ready to produce SolarHug and help distribute them worldwide.

Free shipping worldwide

SolarHug will have a 2-year limited warranty.

Risks and challenges

We proved our concept by prototyping several versions. We already contacted producers who would be able to produce parts that are essential for SolarHug.

We are going to compose the product here in Europe and deliver it to the whole world. We even work with experts in the field to make it even more efficient than it is in the stage of prototyping.

As the biggest risk for the backers, we identified the timing itself. Regarding the amount of money we ask, we planned the delivery in April. But in case of making the project on our own we would have to delay our schedule one year. Thus risking the competition with lower quality of products to take the lead.

Results of our testing and any corrective actions may cause a delay in delivering a product to you on time. Fortunately, we have the resources and expertise to resolve any issues quickly if and when they occur.

We want you to know that we are putting our reputations on the line with friends, family and those closest to us. We would not be running this campaign without being certain we can meet or exceed everyone's expectations. Thank you in advance for your understanding, trust, and support.

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    Family pack 2+1. You will get 3 SolarHugs for the price of 2! You can pick the edition you want. Your SolarHugs will have 128GB storage and shipping is FREE.

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