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Simply plug into a wall outlet and dock your phone on top.Tiny cordless Apple approved design.No battery.Fits all iPhones and Androids.
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Fast 100% Charging (5V 2.1A Input ) Is Easy

The TravelBuddy Is Compatible With The iPad mini And iPad Air

"iPhone users have been given a new way to charge their phones." ~ The Verge

 "Tiny enough to slip in your pocket.  I want one." ~ CNET

"Perfect portable iPhone Charger." ~ Cult of Mac

 "The most convenient iPhone charger yet." ~ UK Daily Mail

  "The world's smallest iPhone charger skips the cables altogether." ~ Gizmodo

"Smartest iPhone charger yet." ~ Gadget Review

"Robust looking design that shuns cords in favor of a built in iPhone connector." ~ Gizmag

"Designed as a keychain for ultimate portability." ~ Ubergizmo

"Easily fits on a keychain so you have a way to power your iPhone anywhere." ~ TUAW

"This is definitely the most convenient and portable charger I have ever seen." ~ iPhone In Canada Blog

"...We think you'll find it as cool as we do" ~ Geek.com

THE PROBLEM

Everyone loves their iPhone...Until it runs out of power. Which always seems to happen when you've misplaced or left your charging cord behind.

THE SOLUTION? THE CORDLESS TRAVELBUDDY

Receive the same fast 100% charge you do with a charging cord. But with the convenience of not having to use one.

               Keychain Attachment           Built-In USB 2.0 Port

The TravelBuddy Is Available In Five Colors

 

The European Travel Version

Compatible with all West and East European, as well as South American outlets.Travel light, without adapters or charging cables.

The Idea

One our designers, who had an an iPhone 4 at the time, was continually looking for his charging cable. One day he raised a question: What if there was a small wall charger, small enough to fit on a keychain?  And, even better, what if it was cordless?  How great would that be? The next day we met with an electrical engineer to see if the concept was feasible. He was guardedly optimistic,Over the next four months we came up with and rejected several designs before finalizing one that is essentially today's TravelBuddy.(Formerly called JuiceBuddy)

Technical Information

Size: 1"x 7/8" X 2 1/2 "   (25.4 X 22.5 X 63.5 mm)

Weight:  3 oz.   (85 grams)

Voltage:  5.1V

Current: 2.1A

Power:  5 W

The TravelBuddy Is Patent Pending

Initial Sketch / Prototype

Confident our initial design was feasible, we began a months-long search for an Apple-certified factory to produce a prototype.

We selected a Chinese factory that has had extensive experience with MFi products, having produced over fifteen MFi accessories.  They also have an outstanding reputation for quality control and reliability.

THE TRAVELCARD - OUR FIRST PROJECT ON KICKSTARTER

The TravelCard (www.travelcardcharger.comis an ultra-slim (3/16") charger that fits in your wallet.  It was a great success on Kickstarter, with 1465 pledges and 564% of our funding goal reached.  All pledges have been delivered.

Apple Has Approved The Initial Design

iPhone™ and lightning™ are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. No endorsement is implied.

GO DESIGN was founded with the aim of producing innovative problem-solving products.  Our smartphone accessories provide solutions for busy people without sacrificing design elements.

Our employees and consultants have over thirty-four combined years of developing unique products for the country's top retailers.

Risks and challenges

As with any manufactured item, delays could occur because of high demand and resulting component delivery problems. But since Apple has approved the initial design, we fully expect a fairly quick MFI approval. We also feel we have allowed ample time for pre -production testing, the initial production run and delivery of the TravelBuddys to our backers.

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    Pledge $1 or more. We will keep you up to date on the JuiceBuddy's progress, and other innovative iPhone accessories we have coming up. Thanks for your interest.

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    Early Bird Special. Pledge $30 or more and receive a JuiceBuddy in your color and version choice (US or European). This price represents a savings of $15 off the future retail price of $45.You will be sent a survey when funding is complete to make your selections.

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    Pledge $35 or more and receive a US JuiceBuddy in your color choice. This price represents a savings of $10 off the future retail price of $45.

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    The European Travel version. Fits West and East European as well as South American wall outlets. Receive one European JuiceBuddy in your color choice. This price represents a savings of $11 off the future retail price of $49

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    JuiceBuddy Duo. Receive two JuiceBuddys in your choice of colors and versions (US and
    European) This price represents a savings of $25 off the future retail price for two of $90.

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    Office Pack. Receive four JuiceBuddys in your choice of colors in any combination of the US and European versions. This price represents a savings of $60 off the future retail price for four of $180

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Funding period

- (35 days)