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$9,526
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
107
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, May 2 2015 7:02 AM UTC +00:00

About

Our vision rethinks the traditional battery-bank phone cases which are limited to charging only one device. By liberating the battery from its case, we can turn the battery into a universal power solution that can power any USB-compliant device.

 The XPNDBLS Battery Case starts off with a slim protective sleeve that is designed to keep your device sleek and armored against daily use. From the base case, users can build a phone case to suit specific needs, like extending your battery life for a long day out. Our XPNDBLS Battery has a capacity of 2,500 mAh. 

We are also proud to be the first phone accessory manufacturers to be implementing the USB Type-C connector. 

Major electronics manufacturers are beginning to recognize the advantages of using such a connection, praising Type-C for its reversibility and high-amp output, which allows for faster charging.

Because of our modular system, purchasing an XPNDBLS Battery Case is less of a risk than buying traditional battery-bank phone cases. You can purchase attachments to modify the case and unlock your hardware’s full potential. Even if you change phones, you can still use the XPNDBLS Universal Power Bank by upgrading the exterior case, eliminating unnecessary e-waste.

Simply return your used XPNDBLS Universal Power Bank to XPNDBLS.com and receive 50% off your next purchase of a new battery!

We encourage third-party developers to utilize our patent pending XPNDBLS  platform and create their own unique application as they see fit. We hope to channel this collaborative synergy to create some exciting hardware and enrich the user experience.

After launch, we aim to provide lifelong customer service with the industry’s first sustainable battery-recycling program. Simply return your used XPNDBLS Universal Power Bank through our website and we will offer you 50% off your next purchase with us!

Risks and challenges

XPNDBLS modular phone case and all of its derivative product offerings are near completion phase. The design and all of its major components have been locked in and is now in the DFM (design for manufacturability) stage. All products and offerings shown on this page and in the video were hand-built to serve as a demonstration platform for all the product capabilities that are going to be housed in the final product. While the Kickstarter campaign is running, we will continue to ramp up the manufacturing lines with technology partners that are experienced and capable of scaling resources. Our team is diverse and experienced on bringing consumer products to market in timely manner and though we're confident of our abilities, it's our obligation to share with you some of the foreseen risks and how we are planning to mitigate such risks.

Forecasting Risk:
Product testing qualifications through all safety and regulation organizations are an integral part of the product development and though we don't expect this phase to be lengthy, we have planned a team to directly contact all the regulation entities to ensure that we're complying with all safety requirements early in the design phase. We're also planning to submit testing units for the aforementioned institutions to ensure minimum schedule impact. We will be sharing our weekly progress report to ensure highest level of transparency from our side and to show the team's efforts into bringing XPNDBLS’ first product to market in less than 6 months after the campaign is over.

Supply Chain Risk :
Our veteran team of designers and engineers will ensure sharing major development milestone as we progress. However, component delays and unexpected shortages can occur though we'll be working with logistics and strategic technology partners to secure all critical design components ahead of time to ensure sustainable supplies months before mass production actually starts.

Product Adjustments:
All final products will likely go through some minor adjustments to ensure the final product meets all of its designed features without sacrificing integrity or longevity of the product. We've shown fully-functioning prototypes which we built for a proof of concept and to farther refine the touch and feel of the product in different use cases. As we're dealing with top tier CE manufacturers, we will engage their manufacturing team early to weigh their opinion on the design aspect to ensure smooth manufacturing phase. All of our ongoing activities will be blogged and shared on weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Fulfillment:
Sometimes things cannot be accurately planned for: a supplier misses a deadline, or a shipment gets lost. Those things could cause a delay and to minimize the possibility of such setbacks, our high-performance teams and quality experts have been working on back-up strategies and forecasting. We will be working with highly experienced manufacturers who have years of experience delivering excellent products in desirable quantities. It would be unrealistic to assume that we would not experience challenges and surprises along the way, but our team is fully prepared to address any obstacles, by combining our extensive knowledge with external expertise to create the best possible product.
Your pledge of any amount and your help spreading the word to your community is the only way to bring us closer to our goal. With your support, we would be able to make the Xpandibles a reality and enable us to continue design cool products for everyday use. We will continue expanding the technology limits and we will think of ways beyond traditional methods to ensure best utilization of technology for YOU. Thanks for your help!

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Thank you for supporting our vision to build a modular phone case ecosystem!

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    Get our base XPNDBLS Shell that will allow you to use the Battery Case and future expansions. In the notes, please specify your phone model. (iPhone 6/6+ or Galaxy S6)

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: This will get you our Universal Power Bank, the XPNDBLS Battery. The modular battery will come with an adapter to power any USB-compliant device.

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    Pledging this amount will get you our Universal Power Bank, the XPNDBLS Battery. The modular battery will come with an adapter to power any USB-compliant device.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: You'll be the first to receive an XPNDBLS Battery Case. With this, you'll get the standalone battery, along with a battery case adapter for your phone. In the notes, please specify your phone model. (iPhone 6/6+ or Galaxy S6)

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    You'll receive one of our XPNDBLS Battery Cases. With this, you'll get the standalone battery, along with a battery case adapter for your phone. In the notes, please specify your phone model. (iPhone 6/6+ or Galaxy S6)

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: You'll receive both our XPNDBLS Universal Power Bank and XPNDBLS Battery Case. In the notes, please specify your phone model. (iPhone 6/6+ or Galaxy S6)

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    You'll receive both our XPNDBLS Universal Power Bank and XPNDBLS Battery Case. In the notes, please specify your phone model. (iPhone 6/6+ or Galaxy S6)

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    TEN PACK OF BATTERY CASES: You'll receive 10 Phone Battery Cases. At this level, you'll be receiving 20% off the retail price. In the notes, please specify your phone model. (iPhone 6/6+ or Galaxy S6)

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    BUNDLE PACK: With this you will receive 10 Battery Cases in addition to 10 Universal Power Banks. At this level, you'll be receiving 20% off the retail price. In the notes, please note which phone model you'd like to receive (iPhone 6/6+ or Galaxy S6)

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    Support us at this level, and we'll fly you out to Costa Mesa to hang out with us for two full days! You'll be able to watch the team work and hang out with the founders. They'll even take you out to Disneyland!

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Funding period

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