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The Solar Vox is a rechargable personal USB solar charger. It charges devices like ,cellphones, ipods, iphones, DS’s and PSP’s.

The Solar Vox is a rechargable personal USB solar charger. It charges devices like ,cellphones, ipods, iphones, DS’s and PSP’s. Read More
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This project's funding goal was not reached on January 28, 2011.

Eric Strebel
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Eric Strebel

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Thanks for checking out the Solar Vox.
We need your help to bring a fantastic “green” sustainable energy product to market.

The Solar Vox originated from a desire to create an environmentally friendly product that Jim and I could easily manufacture, and share with the world. The idea of a Solar panel with a set of batteries is not new. But, the Solar Vox, an innovative, well designed, multifunctional, portable, and easy to use solar charger is! The Solar Vox is great for environmentally conscious individuals, techies, traveling, camping, hiking, backpacking and everyday use.

The Solar Vox is environmentally friendly. It is not a “Design for the Dump” product. It has user replaceable batteries and no proprietary connectors. The Solar Vox uses standard USB connectors, so you will not need additional USB cables to charge your device. It is easy to assemble and disassemble. And, the solar panel has a life span of over 10 years.

“Vox” is the Latin word for power, thus you have Solar Power. This is exactly what the Solar Vox is: a personal solar powered USB charger for your handheld devices that you love and use daily. It is great for devices such as, cell phones*, smart phones*, iPods, PSP’s and DS’s.

Solar Vox is small, rugged and optimally designed to recharge all your USB supported handheld devices. The unit’s design enables four optimum solar angles of 0°, 30°, 70° and 90 degrees, making it versatile any time of the day anywhere on globe. It uses standard rechargeable “AA” batteries found in stores through out the world. The Solar Vox is USB enabled and compliant.

So, here is where you come in. Our dream, as Detroit product designers, is to design and assemble products in the Motor City, one of the hardest hit economies in the US. Kickstarter is a great way for my partner, Jim and I to realize many of our ideas. We love designing exceptional gear that is practical and easy to use. We have several other ideas cooking on the back burner. But, first we need to get the Solar Vox into production. Your backer rewards will help us produce injection molding tooling and start production.

Please spread the word and share with your friends to help make our dream a reality. We hope you share our enthusiasm for the Solar Vox, and look forward to your support.

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* may or may not work with iphone 3GS and some older motorola cell phones.


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    Pledge $7 or more About $7 USD

    Donor name listed on the Solar Vox web site. You will be helping us to bring a product to life right here in Detroit. Just imagine a green product from Detroit that does not pollute the atmosphere every time you use it and you will be able to say that you helped make it happen!

    8 backers
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    Pledge $50 or more About $50 USD

    Donor list. You’ve become a valued supporter! We will send you a Solar Vox T-shirt, and so you can start saving the planet right now we will send you some “AA” rechargeable batteries just like the Solar Vox uses. Along with the batteries we will include a charger so you can start getting used to using rechargeables instead of regular batteries.

    1 backer
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    Pledge $100 or more About $100 USD

    Donor list. You have become part of out extended team! We value your donation and to say thank you for this, we will send you a Solar Vox at the earliest possible date along with a set of “AA” rechargeable batteries. Free shipping in the continental US (Shipping to Canada add $17, International add $25 to pledge amount)

    28 backers
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    Pledge $225 or more About $225 USD

    Donor list. As a valued finaciere you reward will be a special limited edition Solar Vox! This limited special edition Solar Vox will be a custom color for our core funding team and will only be available during the Kickstarter campaign. If you live here in the greater Detroit area you can stop by the design studio before the Solar Vox launches and be a beta tester. See the latest prototype and plug in your phone and help us make sure it works with the Solar Vox.

    4 backers
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    Pledge $500 or more About $500 USD

    Donor list. As our most committed team members your Thank You gift will be a very special, limited edition Solar Vox signed by the Eric and Jim. Also, you will get second signed regular edition Solar Vox. We will add an extra set of batteries and some Solar Vox t-shirts with your donation. You will receive the first units we make when we launch the product and we will take you to dinner here in Detroit at The Red Coat Tavern. They have the best burgers in Detroit. Trust us, they are worth the trip if you don’t live here. If you can’t make it to us, we can have a video conference via iChat, Facetime, or skype.

    2 backers

Funding period

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