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By Andrew Piercy
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About

What if our morning coffee could provide energy for our gadgets like it does for our bodies?

Well, now it can. The ThermaCharge uses thermoelectric technology to generate electricity and recharge USB devices. The heat energy from your hot coffee, or any hot beverage, is stored in the ThermaCharge's li-ion battery where it can be used later to give your favorite smartphone or other USB gadget a boost.

How does it work?

Pour your hot beverage of choice into the ThermaCharge. You'll immediately see the indicator LED light up on the ThermaCharge letting you know it's generating electricity and saving it for later use in the internal battery. 

Later in the day when you need to charge your gadget but are no longer near a power outlet, simply press the on/off button below the USB port on the ThermaCharge. Then plug your device into the USB port on the ThermaCharge. Your device will immediately begin charging!

How much battery does the ThermaCharge provide?

The ThermaCharge has a 1,000 mAh li-ion battery*. For an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s that works out to a 50-60% charge. Due to the nature li-ion batteries your mileage may vary. 

*It can require up to 4 cups of HOT coffee to fully charge the ThermaCharge's 1,000 mAh battery. Optionally, you may charge the ThermaCharge's battery via the included USB charging cable. 

How do I clean the ThermaCharge?

The ThermaCharge should be cleaned with water and mild detergent. The USB port is designed to withstand an occasional splashing, but should not be submerged in water. 

Risks and challenges

The largest risk we foresee will be delays in the overseas manufacturing process. Fortunately, we have access to a reliable state-side partner who has been successfully manufacturing products overseas for nearly five years who will help us navigate the process should any problems arise or we need additional consultation.

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    The Scone : Thanks for wanting to see the ThermaCharge a reality. At the $10 reward we'll send you a 9" micro USB cable. We find 9" to be our favorite length for on the go use.

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    The Tall: We really appreciate your pledge! At the $20 level we'll send you a 2200mAh power bank. Your coffee won't power it, but you'll be able to give your smartphone a nearly full charge with this portable power bank. It's like having a 2nd battery with you.

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    The Grande : Thank you for your interest! With your $60 pledge you'll get one of the first ThermaCharge cups!

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    The Venti : You go big! At $70 we'll send you a ThermaCharge cup plus a 9" micro USB cable.

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    The Trenta : You're the apple of our eye. At $75 you'll get a ThermaCharge cup plus a 9" Apple certified lightning cable.

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