Buckle Charger™ Plan B for your battery
Buckle Charger™ Plan B for your battery
The smartest way to charge your smart phone on the go. The first and only battery charger concealed in your belt buckle.
The smartest way to charge your smart phone on the go. The first and only battery charger concealed in your belt buckle. Read more
Your Safety Net
If you've ever been on a hiking trip and got separated from your friends, or your car broke down and you lost your car charger and need to call for roadside assistance, or the elevator in your apartment building got stuck and now you’re trapped as you wait for help, but you need to call your workplace to let them know you will be late, and you meant to charge your phone once you got to your car but you didn't make it there, than like me, your phone has died at very impracticable moments. Unfortunately, there are no wall outlets in an elevator or in the woods, or even on buses or subways. What are you going to do? You look down and realize you have the solution hidden inside your belt buckle. Now you can contact the person you need to and go on with your day. The best part is, you don't have to walk around with a charger and wires sticking out of your pocket, the charger is attached to your belt, and has no wires! Patent Pending.
How It Works
WHERE WE ARE NOW, and what have we done.
We have working prototypes that have been tested with all iPhones and many Android phones.
These are functional models with a surface mounted PCB, the plastic bottom part of the battery housing are rapid prototypes and all the metal parts (Stainless Steel and Brass) are made by CNC machine. Production parts for the hard plastics will be polycarbonate. And all other parts of the buckle will be made from stainless steel and 100% Brass (Nor coating) We already have the factory lined up ready to start working on the tooling . We visited them in person in HK and China about three month ago and we feel very confident about working with them.
How will your funding be used?
We have done a tremendous amount of work so far on the buckle design and development of the buckle charger electronics, but need your help going the last mile.
We need to pay for tooling for the metal parts (Stainless Steel and Brass) mold for bottom plastic part of the battery housing and make sure we have all certifications needed. CE/ROHS/FCC
The money will also be used for the first production run.
If this project is fully funded, we expect our first production run to arrive from the factory towards the end of November. So expect the shipment in December 2013.
Projects that do not reach their goal do not receive any of the funds, so please help us get there so we can deliver the buckle charger to you the backers ASAP.
What YOU Will Receive
- Battery: concealed in belt buckle
- Belt: Premium USA solid cowhide belt, buffed and sealed for color fastness, 1 1/4" wide, black or brown USA leather.
- Includes: 3 phone connectors, micro USB cable, instructions
·Full charging time: two hours, providing 3 hours of talk time (Approximately)
Capacity: 1000 mAh/3.7v
·Input: 5V 1000 mA
·Output: 5V 500 mA
·Compatible with all iPhones and Android phones. Buckle also charges Bluetooth headsets that can take 5V micro USB input
·Designed in the USA, made in China. leather belt made in the USA
12 months Warranty
CE, Rohs, FCC certificates
Risks and challenges
We understand that as backers of Kickstarter projects, you are essentially investing your hard-earned money on products that are simply not out yet. We take this section very seriously and want to assure you that we have taken every step from sourcing, manufacturing and distributing into careful consideration so that our product can arrive at your doorstep on time .
We are not strangers to challenges that come our way. Challenges have come time and time again for us to overcome, and we are proud to say that we have always met our goals. This project is not a side job for us. We are fully committed 100% to this product alone!!!
Photos shown on this website are of our prototype and engineering samples. Due to differences in manufacturing processes, the precise color and finish of the final product may vary slightly from those displayed in photographs.
Our factory is ready to make the tooling and manufacture the first production run. We have given ourselves an adequate amount of time to meet the December shipment date. Making you the backers happy with a good-quality product, is our first priority!
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