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Stream, save and charge anywhere with this travel kit essential; backed by made-in-Canada quality!
Stream, save and charge anywhere with this travel kit essential; backed by made-in-Canada quality!
Stream, save and charge anywhere with this travel kit essential; backed by made-in-Canada quality!
327 backers pledged CA$ 88,694 to help bring this project to life.

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Mosaic: Make your phone amazing in the ways it's not!

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Mosaic by PowerStick
Mosaic by PowerStick

When you travel, your phone is your most important tool. You need it for everything! Unfortunately, it's not good at everything and we all feel the pain. Our phone dies, we run out of space for our photos, we can't bring all the episodes of Game of Thrones on our 8-hour flight because our iPad is already full of games and music. We know you hate it because WE hate it.

Luckily, we were in a position to do something about it. After years of developing mobile technology products, we knew how to design and build the solution - right here in Canada! The Mosaic brings together a few key features to make your phone amazing in the ways it’s not: battery life, storage space, and sharing.

Imagine your family has planned an exciting trip. Travel will take you far from outlets and computers, but you want to capture every moment from your mobile device. 

We designed the Mosaic to ease all of our “travel anxiety,” giving us freedom and peace of mind. The Mosaic is a compact little unit that extends your mobile device, giving you more storage, longer battery life, and the ability to share and save all of your experiences anywhere, anytime.

 We looked around for similar devices that could solve this problem, and we were a little disappointed. Many had disappointingly short battery life. Some only had hard-disk drives instead of flash memory, which meant they were not going to survive many (if any) trips beyond the living room. Some were big and heavy. Some were tiny, but had insufficient memory or battery capacity. Others had apps that reviewers complained were too complicated or unreliable. Some relied on slow USB 2.0 connections, which meant loading up 50 GB of movies for your trip would take WAY too long.

Easy to Use. The Mosaic is simple and easy to use, right out of the box. Download the app and easily stream, save and share various files to different mobile devices.

Practical. With its light weight, small size, and portable design, you can take the Mosaic with you everywhere you go. The Mosaic is multi compatible with iOS, Android, Mac and PC.  Since it's so easy to use, you can use the Mosaic anytime and anywhere.

Enjoy more. Worry less. This is all about having less stress when you travel. By just bringing this one extra device, you get a charger, storage, and WiFi streaming. We want you to focus on making the memories and not on whether your phone will last all day, if you'll take too many photos, or if that presentation saved. Focus on the experience, enjoy your trip, and worry less.

Experienced. We've built things like this before, winning 9 CES awards for innovation and engineering doing it.  The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honouring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. 

Canadian Made. The Mosaic is Canadian made. This means all manufacturing, creating and designing takes place in Canada. As a result we don't have to worry about waiting for parts from other countries and we can have a fast turn around if need be. And we're trustworthy. And polite.

Extended Warranty* It's very unusual for the electronics industry, but we have always offered an extended warranty on our products. We believe in their quality and stand by them fully. The Mosaic is no different. Since we are so confident in this product, we want you to be too.

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We've designed the Mosaic to be simple, tough, and compact so that it's easy to bring with you and cool looking so you take it everywhere!

Our team has been working hard to create a durable, reliable, and easy-to-use device with apps for iOS and Android. This definitely requires a multidisciplinary approach with designers and engineers collaborating closely to bring the best of their skills together.

While you enjoy your experience, let the Mosaic do the work of always being there for you. Stop worrying about filling up your mobile device or having it die halfway through your day, just focus on making the memories.

 John Zhu, our Director of Engineering, is the inventor and designer of the Mosaic. He's an expert in battery and power management.

The Mosaic has been designed to fit seamlessly into your life. It's lightweight, compact and multi-functional: easy to add to your travel kit.

The app is one of the main ways you'll experience the Mosaic. So we've designed our Android and iOS apps to be quick and easy to use. No hassle, no complicated features, just a nice experience.

The Mosaic App
The Mosaic App
Stream, Share, Save & Charge on Multiple Devices
Stream, Share, Save & Charge on Multiple Devices

Our team has been working hard to produce the Mosaic. After the various prototypes, creating different versions of the design, we have locked down most of the key features and are almost ready to begin manufacturing right here in Canada. 

You can add up to 2TB of storage by daisy-chaining your Mosaic to an external hard drive!
You can add up to 2TB of storage by daisy-chaining your Mosaic to an external hard drive!

Our other products have been seen on TV. In December 2013, our PowerSound was shown on Live with Kelly and Michael, as David Pogue (Yahoo Tech) showcased it for his Holiday Tech Gift Guide. 

The Mosaic was originally intended for the industrial and B2B markets but, during the design process, we decided we had to share it with the world.  It's just that good.  So we need help to make a consumer version that, with some very cool enhancements, will work for more people: faster USB 3.0 Type-C, bigger memory, and fun designs that take this out of the corporate world. We want to make something that fits seamlessly into your life, whether the office, the airport, or on that road trip you’ve been planning for months. Collect your experiences; save, charge and share.

Of course, to do that, making and delivering the Mosaic will require substantial resources in order to meet our needs for hardware and design during manufacturing and distribution. For instance, the new USB 3.0 Type-C connector, with a top speed of 5 Gbps will require a new mould and circuit. We want to make sure the product we deliver is above and beyond the standards and that we continue providing award-winning devices to our consumers. 

We want to make something awesome for everyone. Please help us make it happen!

We’ve been making mobile travel devices for six years. As people began to rely on their phones and tablets for more and more activities, battery life became increasingly important. Can I get that phone call, send that email, take that picture, find that restaurant? So we developed a product to meet that need, the original PowerStick. Since then, we have continued to innovate by improving the performance and design with the PowerStick II, PowerStick III, PowerStick+, PowerTrip, PowerTen and PowerWireless.

PowerStick Family of Products
PowerStick Family of Products
9 CES Awards for Design and Innovation
9 CES Awards for Design and Innovation

Once people had access to a reliable and longer-lasting battery charger, another limitation came to mind: how much room you actually had on your phone. As phone cameras gain resolution, apps and games get bigger, the storage on your phone quickly fills up. So how can you best ensure you are getting the most from your bigger battery charge? Add extra flash memory for large video files, photos, and documents. You can take photos and video and either back them up immediately so you have a safe extra copy, or allow yourself to delete them from your phone to keep as much space free as possible.

Having solved the challenges of duration and quantity, we looked to the next limitation: that your mobile content could be a lonely experience. It was hard to share the content you brought with you. You’d need a cable, and only one person could access your content at a time. So we added a Wifi transmitter to our battery-charging memory stick, called the Mosaic. Now seven people can access your movies, your music, your photos all at once. Wherever you go, no cables, no wires, and you can both upload and download files, making the Mosaic a seamless extension of your mobile phone, and an essential addition to your travel kit.

PowerStick is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of promotional goods. PowerStick distributes its products through promotional product distributors for corporate events and promotions. Instead of sourcing its products from overseas, PowerStick has teams of industrial designers, engineers, assemblers, and branders working out of its Ottawa factory. This allows its products to carry the “Made in Canada” label, and they are NAFTA compliant. PowerStick is the winner of 9 CES awards for Innovation. The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honouring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. The judges look for technology that demonstrates unique engineering in addition to well thought-out design concepts.

We typically work with promotional product distributors to offer unique products, creative design, and unparalleled service.

*If you purchased a Mosaic, you have an extended warranty. In case of defect, you may return your Mosaic to be repaired or replaced at our option. This warranty will not apply to units that have been purchased from unauthorised sources or ones damaged through improper use.

Risks and challenges

Although setbacks can occur at any moment, we know that we pose a MUCH lower risk than many others for a few reasons: firstly, because the vast majority of our research and prototyping is already complete and paid for. Next step is the fine-tuning, and fulfillment. Secondly, our team at PowerStick has been producing a variety of mobile travel devices for six years. We know we can deliver and we have multiple awards for the engineering and techniques of our devices that prove it.

While we’re confident in our design and speed of execution, there are always some risks. The project could be delayed or a risk of the scheduling and production process may occur. Rest assured, we will always keep you informed immediately and work quickly to solve the problem.

Our team has great experience in developing products from the ground up, leading to mass production and we are confident that we’ll be able to deliver a great product and overcome any other challenges. You will be updated on our progress and we thank you for your support!

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