THEO POWER, Protective and Minimalistic, Wireless Rechargeable back up battery solution. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on June 7, 2014.
About this project
THEO POWER – Innovative power solution!
1. THEO Power Delivers Wireless Rechargeable and Backup Battery Solution for Smartphones (all-in-one product).
2. THEO POWER Share: Patent Pending Connector is easily unplugged from the smartphone and plugs into another smartphone, enabling instantaneous sharing of power from your battery pack.
3. Power your smartphone anywhere: Access 100% back up battery with the touch of a button, no wire or plug needed.
4. Charging Boost: Now you can charge twice as fast using two power supplies at once. You can plug your power cord direct into phone, while juicing the backup battery on the wireless THEO PAD.
5. Superior Drop Protection: The THEO Protective Frame utilizes patented Impact Deflection Technology (IDT) so when the phone is dropped the shock is deflected and disperses energy away from the Smartphone. Approved by the NAC.
6. Swappable Battery Cards THEO is a patented platform for interchangeable technology cards. A battery card can be removed and charged separately while it is replaced within the THEO Protective Frame by another battery card.
People are talking about THEO Power!
"Theo Power is an innovative and practical wireless rechargeable backup battery solution." - Gadgetsin.com
"Worried about draining your battery life by reading this post on your smartphone? We feel ya. Which is why we're pretty excited to hear that a Tempe-based startup is looking to change all that." - Phoenix New Times
"Theo is the answer to your horrible battery life. It's simple, light weight and awesome. I wouldn't trade mine for any other case out there." -Sloth
Our Frustration is your Frustration - Always running out of juice on your smartphone.
Are you a person whose lifestyle revolves around your Smartphone, all day long? Always in need of extra battery life, but don’t like the bulk size of the battery cases on the market? Are you bothered by the inconvenience of charging your battery case or using the data port with your battery case on your device?
Current Market Options
THEO POWER 100% boost with Intelligence and Ease
THEO POWER wirelessly recharges both the SmartPhone and the embedded backup battery card simultaneously while resting on the THEO Power Pad. The Smart Charge capability ensures the device is charged first, prior to activating simultaneous charging and boosting the backup battery.
THEO POWER is ALWAYS ready to Charge!
Accessing your reserve power is as simple pressing one button on the back of THEO POWER.
THEO Connect – Slim, Versatile Connectivity
THEO designed an ultra low profile power connector, reducing the bottom bulk seen in competitive products. THEO Connect is a permanently attached flat-cable flex connector that is easily unplugged, providing immediate access to external connectivity for your Smartphone. No need for adaptors.
CHARGE twice as fast. Dual Power Boost
The device can be independently charged by using a cable, while you charge the wireless battery card separately by resting it on the POWER Pad, cutting combined charge time in half! In you only have 1 hour to charge you will get 2 hours of battery life.
POWER Share with another smartphone
THEO Connect is easily unplugged from your smartphone and plugged into another smartphone, enabling instantaneous power sharing with a friend with out remove your THEO case.
The battery card can be removed and charged separately on the POWER Pad, while the protected Smartphone is being used elsewhere. Or just swap one battery card for another with our swappable battery cards.
The THEO Protective Frame utilizes patented Impact Deflection Technology (IDT) to deflect and disperse the shock of an impact away from the Smartphone, when dropped.
Check out this 20 ft. drop test!
THEO POWER Packs It In Tight
The THEO POWER battery card, neatly packs 1500 mAh of backup power and its wireless charging receiver, into a sleek (5MM) form factor. The battery card provides over 6 hours of additional talk time.
THEO POWER works with several different smartphones.
THEO POWER is currently in final development stages for iPhone 5/ 5s and Samsung S4 with plans to accommodate future Smartphone releases from Apple and Samsung.
THEO POWER Features and solutions
Product Development Process
We believe, to go forward in innovation and product development, sometimes you must go backwards.
We went back into the market to study current technologies: Slim sleek (high quality) battery back up solutions and Qi wireless charging solutions and merged the two to create THEO POWER. We also added innovated patent pending solutions to THEO to take to the next level such as: THEO connect and THEO (IDT) protection.
It took us over ONE year to test and build THEO to ensure we use the best quality components on the market. We partnered with the best designers and engineers in the “QI wireless and Battery Industry.” Through our vision, hard work and commitment; we believe THEO POWER helps deliver the best power solution in the market for today’s smartphone users.
THEO is a modular technology platform for your mobile
device, combining superior protection and infinite function possibilities
(wireless Power backup charging) into an uncompromising low profile.
Simply put... THEO is your mobile device’s best friend, personal companion and butler all in one.
Today, THEO is all power... Tomorrow the possibilities are endless. With time, THEO will grow and become more versatile and provide for more of your mobile experience needs.
Risks and challenges
It has been very challenging from the start of this project to date. We had to design and develop a better product solution in the market but also keep the VALUE extremely high while introducing new innovation. It’s been difficult to execute all the different components and pull all the pieces together, but we did it. We are confident people will love our final product and start using THEO POWER for their everyday choice in charging their smartphones.
We had to write software that created a smart battery that knows when to start and stop charging the smartphone. Once the device charging is complete and has a full charge the smartphone intelligence kicks in and has to know when to start juicing the backup battery. Another challenge that we faced was programing the battery to turn on and off when the inductive charging is complete and the batteries was fully charged. We programed and tested this software dozens of times and every time a new beta version was completed we had to test and retest to ensure the products quality and software was functioning properly.
Another major challenge was to ensure the highest quality in our inductive wireless charging system. We had to guarantee 100% perfection with a zero failure rate. Each time the phone sits onto the power station we had to make sure it was always charged with no errors. Therefore, after several months and many factories visits and multiple QC testing we finally selected the best qualified partner who is a “QI” compliant (wireless standards) company. Thus, all our parts and components are “QI” certified and tested to this standards and guarantee for one year for power back and power station.
Another challenge we had to overcome was to become (MFI) compatible which means all the parts we use must be in compliance when charging the phone and be compatible to the device when plugging in the flex connector.
Theo Power is the first of its kind, wireless / back up battery in one. As you can imagine developing and manufacturing a product with new innovation and technology created lots of risk up front. However, through many months of testing and lots of long hard hours we have been able to minimize our risk. Most of our risk was in the upfront process (during the design and development stage.) We know we have minimized these risk and believe we have greatly reduced all our challenges involved moving forward.
In closing, we are challenged in getting individual kickstarter backers to support us and try THEO POWER. We have tackled all the manufacturing, logistics and quality control testing through 3rd party operators and our in house team. Now we need help and would like for KS customers to become a THEO partner today. If our KICK STARTER backers pledge then we will be able to support the final production run and allow us to deliver them a THEO POWER first, then hopefully to the global market soon after.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Regardless of which pledge level you got your first THEO POWER for, each additional THEO POWER costs $38. To pledge for multiple THEO POWER batteries, just select “Manage My Pledge” on our project page, and add $38 for each additional battery you would like to receive. If you would like an additional THEO dock, it is $28 extra.
You can add up to 9 additional THEO Power batteries or THEO docks. We are limited to 10 units per backer due to Kickstarter regulations.
-Add THEO dock to your pledge for $28 more and send us a note.
-Add THEO an extra battery to your pledge for $38 more and send us a note.
-Add both and extra dock and an extra battery to your pledge for $64 more and send us a note.
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