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By Philip Jones
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  • CHECK OUT OUR HOLIDAY PACKAGE TO THE RIGHT >> PLEDGE $29 AND GET YOUR "TALKON" CHARGER GUARANTEED IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!  EXPEDITED FREIGHT IS INCLUDED

No matter what type of phone we use, we have all run out of battery power when we have needed it the most!  We felt we needed to bridge the gap between that last call and the next socket...

We invented TalkON, a key ring charger that instantly boosts your phone battery, providing you with an additional 1-2 hours of talk time. 

Please note:  currently available as a Micro USB key ring charger

Simple to Use - pop off the top and plug it into your phone!

Convenient and Lightweight - comparable to a typical car key fob

Built-in Flashlight 

No extra cables needed, just charge with your cell phone charging cable

Use your current home or car charging cable to charge your "TalkON"
Use your current home or car charging cable to charge your "TalkON"

Working with our engineering partner, Venture Electronic Products Corp (VEPC), we have moved beyond engineering and prototyping.  We have built production-ready tooling and produced the first 200 pieces for testing. And with your backing, we are ready to produce for you!  For months, we have been field-testing them and putting them through everyday handling and use. They hold their charge for months and charge and revive our phones like champs!  The design, engineering, circuitry and tooling have all been funded out of pocket. Our Kickstarter campaign seeks the funds to tweak the molds, make a few minor changes then proceed with manufacturing and mass production.    

We are grateful to you for your support in bringing our new invention "TalkON" to market!   Never get caught with a dead phone again.... Always have an extra charge at your finger tips!!

TalkON!

We are working through our Apple developer license process for our iPhone 5 lightning key ring charger.  If you're interested in receiving email notifications, please email: apple@talkonchargers.com 

Please note:  Lightning chargers not available until we get MFI approval

Risks and challenges

As with any project there are possible delays, but being veterans at this process here are where we see the risks:

1. Tooling: Tooling or molds is where all products start to come together. Tooling is the backbone of the product and is very expensive and time consuming. Most start up projects are building production tooling for the first time and this is where you can get way behind from the very beginning. Most new projects are starting completely from scratch but we have completed 95% of our tooling and just need a few tweaks to start production.

2. Adjustments: After product starts rolling off the first set of molds there is always adjustments that need to be made. Since we have already built production tooling, most all of our adjustments have been anticipated and have already been made.

3. Testing: Then there’s testing. With new molds there is always much testing that is needed. Since we have been testing for a months, we feel that we are way ahead on that front. After a few minor tweaks and final quality control and inspection, we will be ready to ship.

4. Shipping: Shipping can always delay a project. We have built in safeguards and added extra time to cover those possible delays.

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    **** OUTRAGEOUS EARLY BIRD **** ***** SPECIAL FOR FACEBOOK ***** << One TalkON Micro USB Key Ring Charger >> Spread the word of the TalkON Key Ring Charger. For this price you must SHARE this page on your timeline by clicking on the FACEBOOK icon underneath the video above and receive a TalkON charger for a FRACTION of the retail price.

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    **** OUTRAGEOUS EARLY BIRD ****
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    << One TalkON Micro USB Key Ring Charger >> Spread the word of the TalkON Key Ring Charger. For this price you must TWEET using the TWITTER icon underneath the video above and receive a TalkON charger for a FRACTION of the retail price.

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    ****** EARLY BIRD BACKERS ****** << One TalkON Micro USB Key Ring Charger >> 53% off retail - Be among the first to back the TalkON Key Ring Charger and receive one for the special early bird price!

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    ******* KICKSTARTER RATE ******* << One TalkON Micro USB Key Ring Charger >> 40% off retail - Get the TalkON Key Ring Charger for the special Kickstarter rate now.

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    ********* HOLIDAY SPECIAL ********* << One TalkON Micro USB Key Ring Charger >> GUARANTEED delivery by December 19 < Price includes Expedited Shipping >

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    **** EARLY BIRD DOUBLE PACK **** << Two TalkON Micro USB Key Ring Chargers >> 53% off retail – Give one to family or friends. Makes a great gift!

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    KICKSTARTER RATE DOUBLE PACK << Two TalkON Micro USB Key Ring Chargers >> 45% off retail - Share the joy of the TalkON Key Ring Charger – Give to family and friends! Makes a great gift!

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    ***** EARLY BIRD TRIPLE PACK ***** < Three TalkON Micro USB Key Ring Chargers > 53% off retail – Give to family and friends! Makes a great gift!

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    ***** EARLEY BIRD FOUR PACK ***** << Four TalkON Micro USB Key Ring Chargers >> 53% off retail - Share with the whole family or give them as gifts.

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    KICKSTARTER RATE FOUR PACK <<Four TalkON Micro USB Key Ring Chargers >> 48% off retail - Great for families or as gifts for this amazing price!

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    ****** MEGA-BACKER 10 PACK ****** << Ten TalkON Micro USB Key Ring Chargers >> 56% off retail – for $17.70 each Share with all you family and friends! Give to employees or coworkers! Makes great gifts throughout the year!!

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