We have revolutionized the traditional power strip with the POWERQUBE. The 21st century charging solution for iPads, iPhones, Androids. Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 14, 2013.
About this project
POWERQUBE – The power revolution for the 21st Century!
We have revolutionized the traditional power strip with the POWERQUBE. The POWERQUBE is a revolutionary, electrical power and charging system that allows you to charge up to nine devices simultaneously through three USB ports and six electrical outlets. The sleek design of the POWERQUBE means you don’t have to try to hide it. It is compact enough that you can place it on your desk, conference table, kitchen counter, nightstand, and dorm room desk; anywhere you need power management and USB charging capabilities. At 5.5” by 2.75”, it can easily fit into your backpack or briefcase.
The POWERQUBE is the only product on the market today that allows you to plug in 6 devices at one time while charging 3 devices, including 2 iPads, in any of the 3 USB ports. How does it do that you ask? It’s a smart device that senses the additional power requirements and sends the power to the USB port eliminating the need to mark the USB ports with "Standard" and "Tablet" indicators.
With 5 feet of cable and a flat wall plug, you can easily plug in the POWERQUBE behind a desk or piece of furniture and still put the device directly on your desk, conference table, countertop or nightstand with ease.
Check out our demonstration video link below and see for yourself how the POWERQUBE works.
We started this project in February 2012. Initially we set out to develop a retractable in home extension cord device. Our first prototype was a crude initial proof of concept which did not really prove to be anything other than ugly.
Our second prototype was better looking but still way too big. We realized it needed to be much smaller. We decided to eliminate the retractor capabilities and go to a static cord storage system.
We continued to make progress with our 3rd prototype but we still needed to reduce the size plus no one really liked the static cord storage feature.
That's when it hit us to change the extension cord to an all-in-one device that would revolutionize the power strip from an ugly under the table device you hide into the POWERQUBE...a beautiful device that would handle the power and charging needs of the 21Century home, office, business or school.
Prototype 4 is what you see before you. A small, beautiful all-in-one functional evolution of the power strip.
We filed for a utility and design patent on this revolutionary device and appplication number 29/454,509 was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark office on May 10, 2013.
Our Partners (Alphabetically)
- Avance Industrial Design
- Avance helped us with all design work, cad files, 3 D rendering and rapid prototyping
- Apollo Wire & Cable
- Apollo is our wire manufacturer and final assembly facility. They will receive our power and USB boards from Boayang then provide the bodies, cables, assembly and packaging.
- Brannon, Sowers & Cracraft
- John Brannon is our IP attorney. His firm filed the utility and design patent applications for us.
- Boayang Electronics Co, Ltd.
- Adaptertech is our China manufacturer of our power and USB boards
- Breathe Embedded
- Breathe is our Indianapolis electrical engineer who helped us build the boards to our specs.
- Jacobson Logistics
- Jacobson will pick up our POWERQUBES at Apollo and ship them to our warehouse in Indianapolis.
- P2P Solutions
- P2P Solutions provides us all our back end office, customer service and IT services.
- Progressive Logistics
- Progressive will warehouse and ship to our customers
We have already invested over $50,000 of our own money into this product. We hired top-notch design guys, electronic engineers, patent lawyers, and we teamed up with the best wire & cable company in the world to manufacture and assemble the POWERQUBE.
We are ready to begin production once we achieve our funding goal. These funds will go to making the molds and producing our initial inventory levels to fill orders. We have a manufacturer for our boards, cables, bodies and assembly al lined up and ready to go. Once we are funded production will begin immediately.
Scott Weaver (me) is the inventor and CEO
Brian Stewart - Co Inventor
Leslie Exendine, the COO of P2P Solutions is my right hand person. Leslie and her team will manage all our back office activities including fulfillment coordination with Progressive Logistics.
Todd Raymond is our IT director at P2P Solutions. Todd manages our web site
Stephanie DeBoer was our photographer and handles all our PR
Amanda Stewart designed our logo and also shot our product demo video
So please join the evolution...the POWERQUBE Revolution today!
Risks and challenges
There are always risks. We have taken the steps to eliminate as many problems and delays as possible. We have partnered with one of the oldest and largest cable & wire manufacturers in the world. Their engineers have worked with us to produce a product that will be manufactured, packaged and shipped at one location ensuring consistent quality controls.
We have teamed up with a worldwide shipping company that will efficiently handle our products from our factory in China to our Indianapolis warehouse. Our Indianapolis warehouse has over 40 years of fulfillment experience. All orders will be shipped with tracking information that will be emailed to the buyer the day it leaves our facility.
Upon a successful funding our molds will be ordered along with initial quantifies of all the parts and packaging. Orders will be manufactured, packaged and shipped to our Indianapolis warehouse then shipped out to all customers in early September. We will keep all customers update via email an text of our progress or delays. We do not anticipate any delays because we have teamed with solid long standing large successful partners who all have solid reputations however, we have backup manufacturing facilities located in Taiwan in the event of a disruption in our China partner.
This is my first invention and we are very excited. Everyone we show the prototype to loves it and wants one. I am confident that we will meet our target and be able to begin production.
If you have a question you can call our customer service team, not a third party. Our team is involved in all aspects of this product. We will do everything to ensure your experience with POWERQUBE is a satisfying one, and our product will be exactly as we have described it to you here.
Join us in the evolution of the ugly power strip by funding one of our rewards.
Thanks for your support!
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Our first model will be produced in brilliant high gloss white. We plan on offering a black version in the future.
Yes we do. It will be released in December 2012 for the EU, Africa, and Asian markets.
Not yet but we are working on a variety of colors. Sign up for our text alerts (US cell only) and we will text you when we have more news. Text PQ to 227-737 today or visit us at www.pwrqube.com
You can pledge more than the reward and fro every multiple up to 10 times the reward we will ship you additional rewards.
2 USB Ports/ 6 Electric Outlets
5'/1.5m 14/3C SJT Power Cord with flat right angle plug
450 Joules Surge Protection
Power Rating: 15A / 125V /1875W
Pledge $1 or more
Keep abreast of our success with your $1.00 donation. You will be placed in our VIP database and we will send you regular updates on our products either by email or SMS.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
Be an early supporter of PowerQube and receive a POWERQUBE T-shirt, a POWERQUBE decal,and be enrolled into our notification Data Base for all future news.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $30 or more
1,595 backers Limited (905 left of 2500)
Early Bird Special! You will receive one POWERQUBE, velvet bag and cool POWERQUBE join the revolution decal.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $35 or more
POWERQUBE Plus Package. Receive 1 POWERQUBE with with a custom designed POWERQUBE snap-on cover.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $40 or more
EU version in white or black. 220-240 volt surge protection, European, Asian and African model 10A, 220V, 50HZ.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $100 or more
PowerQube Traveler Package. Receive one POWERQUBE in white, One POWERQUBE in black, and a POWERQUBE custom backpack to carry your POWERQUBES to work or school!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $150 or more
POWERQUBE Total Package. Receive a PowerQube in White, a PowerQube in Black, a "Mystery" colored POWERQUBE, custom snap-top covers for each in matching colors, a custom POWERQUBE backpack built to carry your POWERQUBE with your laptop, iPad, etc, and receive a Cool POWERQUBE T-Shirt with any personal inscription on the back, i.e. I SUPPORTED THE PQ REVOLUTION!!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $500 or more
2 backers Limited (23 left of 25)
POWERQUBE First 25 Package. Receive one of the first 25 POWERQUBES to be made in White, Black, and a "Mystery" colored POWERQUBE; all will be in the first 25 to be asssembled! They will include a snap-top cover for each in matching colors, a custom POWERQUBE backpack built to carry your POWERQUBE with your laptop, iPad, etc, and receive a Cool POWERQUBE T-Shirt with any personal inscription on the back, i.e. I SUPPORTED THE PQ REVOLUTION!!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
POWERQUBE Prototype Package. Receive one of the two ORIGINAL, fully functioning POWERQUBE PROTOTYPES. Receive one of the first 50 POWERQUBES to be made in White, Black, and a "Mystery" colored POWERQUBE; all will be in the first 50 to be asssembled! They will include a snap-top cover for each in matching colors, a custom POWERQUBE backpack built to carry your POWERQUBE with your laptop, iPad, etc, and receive a Cool POWERQUBE T-Shirt with any personal inscription on the back, i.e. I SUPPORTED THE PQ REVOLUTION!!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $5,000 or more
1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)
POWERQUBE Indy Package. Be our guest here in Indianapolis for the 2014 Indy 500! We are a proud partner of the Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Team and Indy Car. You will be our guest, along with your selected guest, all weekend as a VIP of Team POWERQUBE and SFHR Racing for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, sitting in the SFHR Suite on Carb Day and Race Day with a chance to meet all of your favorite Indy Car drivers. You will have to provide your own transportation and lodging. You will receive one of the first 100 POWERQUBES to be made in White, Black, and a "Mystery" colored POWERQUBE; all will be in the first 100 to be asssembled! They will include a snap-top cover for each in matching colors, a custom POWERQUBE backpack built to carry your POWERQUBE with your laptop, iPad, etc, and receive a Cool POWERQUBE T-Shirt with any personal inscription on the back, i.e. I SUPPORTED THE PQ REVOLUTION!!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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