A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are currently not portable as they do not have a battery and always need to be connected to the wall outlet.
Echo operates at 15 Volts, while Echo Dot and Tap operate at 5 Volts. Phones, tablets, USB-C devices mostly operate at 5 Volts. Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 (newer models) have 15 volts as well. This means that there is no good solution to charge all these devices.
There are 3 major types of cables for our devices -
Apple Lightning Cable: iPhone, iPad and iPod need Lightning cable.
USB-C: Macbook Pro 2017, HP Spectre, Acer Aspire, Lenovo Yoga, Google Pixel, LG Nexus, OnePlus, etc. operate on USB-C cables.
With Echo-Fuel, you can make your Echo and Echo Dot portable and take it with you anywhere. You can use it in a leisurely fashion on your porch for summer parties or take it with you on a picnic.
One Power bank for all:
Why carry multiple chargers, cables or battery packs when you can have one device for all? All the cables (Micro-USB, USB-C and iPhone cable) are smartly included inside the cap!
Charging Amazon Echo
Please insert a 2-pin adapter into the back of your Echo and then place it in Echo-Fuel charging base.
Charging Amazon Echo Dot
Please insert the included adapter into the back of Echo dot and then simply place it on top of the Echo-Fuel.
Charging Amazon Tap
Please insert Tap into adapter ring (included) and then place it on the Echo-Fuel.
Charging Phones, Tablets, USB-C Devices
Please insert the cable into the USB port on the backside of Echo-Fuel. The device also has an extra dedicated USB-C port.
We have smartly designed it without making it too heavy or too low in capacity. We decided to strike a balance with 10,000 mAh capacity which is enough to charge –
*Note: It can also charge other devices like MP3 players (iPod), digital cameras, handheld gaming consoles, 15 V Surface Pro 4 and other USB-C laptops. It will NOT charge older MacBooks and laptops without USB-C input.
Echo-Fuel has the highest quality A+ grade Samsung or Panasonic cells with 10,000 mAh Capacity. Our final design will be even more polished and better as the pictures above are of the prototype that we built.
All the cables and connectors are neatly wrapped inside the cap that fits on the top of Echo-Fuel making it portable power bank that you can easily carry with you wherever you go!
What is Included in the Box?
Echo-Fuel Charging Base
iPhone and Micro-USB (for Samsung, Kindle etc.) Combo Cable
AC Wall charging adapter
Amazon Echo adapter
Echo Dot adapter
Echo Tap adapter
Our Kickstarter backers get the best price and the first priority to receive the Echo-Fuel charging base.
Extensive Manufacturing and Distribution Experience:
We have manufactured, designed and launched power and charging products worldwide through Qi-infinity brand. We have wide-ranging experience in power space and have built solid relationships with suppliers, factories and distributors across various locations.
Our team is made up of engineers and entrepreneurs who have launched multiple startups, developed 40+ products and sold them in nine countries (America, Europe, Asia and Australia).
We already have a head start on this project and there is a strong chance that we will be able to start shipping it much sooner!
Our Echo-Fuel team takes enormous pride in developing this solution. Seeing this idea go from prototype sketches on paper to 3D renderings to 3D printed models and finally to finished model has been incredible. For us, the journey has just begun!
Risks and challenges
We understand that backers want their Echo Chargers in the shortest time possible. It is, however, our resolve to give them a high-quality product that is up to our defined specifications.
Hiccups are bound to happen in any new project, and we understand that. So, we have maintained strong relationships with our manufacturers and they are as committed as we are to delivering our products on time.
We have brought years of design and experience into this project, and quality control is our top priority and of utmost importance to us. Delivering products of the best quality is what drives us. Maintaining the same product features, with all its uniqueness, from prototypes and the initial phase of the project through full production can be quite challenging, but we take pride in accomplishing this. We will work closely with our partners to ensure that the Echo Charger comes to fruition in full form, function and optimal performance in a timely manner. Rest assured, we will always keep our eyes on our deadlines and make sure that our products are completed in time and retain the great quality that we promise.
We are very dedicated to our project timeline. Plus, we know that customer satisfaction is the key to every new product’s success. So, we will keep every user’s and backer’s satisfaction in mind at high priority during product development.
We love coffee so big thanks for buying one! This will help us to laser focus on improving Amazon Echo experience by making it portable! You'll also get Special Thanks on our website (www.Qi-infinity.com) and project updates.