Charging Chair: The Beach Chair That Charges Your Smartphone
Charging Chair: The Beach Chair That Charges Your Smartphone
The Charging Chair is a beach chair that charges your smartphone or any device powered by a USB!
The Charging Chair is a beach chair that charges your smartphone or any device powered by a USB! Read more
About this project
Normal beach chairs have been the same for the past 100 years. Why would we continue to use a product that doesn’t fit the needs of a typical person in the 21st century? The Charging Chair has an awesome battery that can charge your smartphone over ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!
Instead of your phone lasting about 8 hours, it will last over 18 hours! You can now make your phone calls, text your friends, and take all the selfies you desire.
Maybe you're listening to some music at the beach and your speaker dies. Or maybe you're keeping track of your health and your FitBit dies. Well now you can keep the party going and maintain that healthy lifestyle because your devices will be charged all day long!
The Charging Chair can charge any device powered by a USB!
Ever go to the beach and wish you could charge up your devices? Well now you can charge up to TWO devices at once. Simply plug your charger into the USB outlet and you are good to go! They are protected by a silicone cover so you don’t have to worry about sand getting in and ruining the electronics.
Afraid your phone will overheat in the sun? Well the phone sleeve allows you to keep your phone safe from the sun and in arms reach. It is 3.22 inches wide and 6.31 inches deep so it can fit almost any smartphone.
One of the worst things is having your cord break and being unable to charge your devices. Luckily your charging cord won't be ruined by the sand or anything else since it can be easily clipped onto the charging unit.
No longer will you get sand between the pages of your favorite book. The back storage allows you to bring all necessary beach accessories from magazines to towels and keep them sand free.
Don't you hate hauling your chair across the beach? Well now you can easily transport the chair with either the comfortable fabric handle or the backpack straps. Since the Charging Chair only weighs 8 pounds, transporting it is a breeze!
Instead of dragging the whole Charging Chair inside, you can easily remove the charging unit and charge it without any hassle. After only 3 and a half hours of charging, it is good to go! The charging unit comfortably slides back onto the chair and clicks into place.
You can now stay charged and stay connected with those who matter most to you! Charge up your devices all day long and enjoy your day in the sun!
Dimensions and Logo Placement
The Charging Chair is modeled after a traditional beach chair so it's as easy to transport as any other chair. The logo is also rendered onto this image to display where the logo will be in the final version.
We have invested our own time, money and energy to get the Charging Chair to the state it is currently in: a working sample. If we meet our fundraising goal, we will green light our manufacturers and be off to the races. Your investment will pay for the following to bring the Charging Chair to life!
Production: Roughly half of the funds raised will be spent on the raw materials, the creation of the tools and injection molds needed, and the labor to assemble the Charging Chair.
Shipping: Shipping something as big as a beach chair can add up. That is why about 40% of the funds raised will be spent ensuring you get your Charging Chair as quickly as possible. This also covers the package your beach chair will come in.
Fees: Kickstarter takes 5% of the total amount of funds raised PLUS another 3-5% for processing the payments.
March: Tell as many people about the Charging Chair and successfully raise our goal. Finalize manufacturing agreements.
April: Create all the necessary tools and injection molds to begin production.
May: Build and test pilot production then produce all units.
June/July: Receive units and begin shipment process.
July/August: The Charging Chair is delivered to you!
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Nick O’Hara is a student at Bryant University, inventor, and entrepreneur who has a passion for innovation. His journey with the Charging Chair started 8 months ago when his sister mentioned her phone was always dying at the beach. Nick quickly got the idea and within 2 months, he presented and won $2,000 at his university’s New Venture Competition (pictured below) and another $750 in a grant. He has teamed up with an experienced engineer who has invented and manufactured multiple products before.
Fred Heys is an engineer, Gulf War veteran, and father who has always demonstrated motivation and responsibility. After Fred served in the U.S. Navy, he attended Southern Polytechnic State University in Atlanta, Georgia where he received his mechanical engineering degree. Since then, he has served as a product design engineer, helping other entrepreneurs pursue their ideas. Fred has also designed and manufactured his own products.
Risks and challenges
There is always potential challenges to every Kickstarter campaign. Everything is ready to go, but there are always possible challenges. Here are what I see as the risks:
MANUFACTURING: Creating the tooling to make this product is expensive and requires expert knowledge to get it right. Fred brings this expert knowledge. There is a typical 30 day lead time to create the molds for the arms and so this is where delays could occur. To minimize this, we are working with experienced manufacturers who have done this before.
PRODUCT ADJUSTMENTS: As the Charging Chair gets ready for production and as word spreads about the high tech beach chair, there will likely be some minor adjustments to improve the final product. There will be pre-production prototypes made to test any of these changes, but we will make sure to let you know what changes are being implemented and why.
FULFILLMENT: There is always a possibility that something can go wrong when producing units. For example, shipments may get lost or a machine could break down. These setbacks could cause a delay and so we will make sure everything is in order with our suppliers and factories.
We are confident in our ability to get the Charging Chair to every single backer and we will do our best to keep our delivery dates on schedule. Any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. Make sure to click the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page to support the campaign or share our page on your social media.
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