Project image
)}
£502
pledged of £52,000pledged of £52,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 12 2015
Last updated January 12, 2015

Wearable power: A wrist worn battery charger for your phone

The Baako One: A showerproof, shockproof, wearable power pack to charge your mobile devices wherever life takes you.

Wearable power: A wrist worn battery charger for your phone

The Baako One: A showerproof, shockproof, wearable power pack to charge your mobile devices wherever life takes you.

£502
pledged of £52,000pledged of £52,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 12 2015
Last updated January 12, 2015

About

As seen in:

We don’t need to tell you our stories about running out of battery, we've all been there. In February this year, our frustration grew to the point that we got together to figure out the best solution we could provide to end battery anxiety for good...

We needed something that would be reliable, cheap and easy to use. Something that was designed around us and the lives that we lead. Something that was minimal with no fuss or baggage. Something that was wearable and wouldn't let us down...the idea of the Baako One was born.

Early design thinking for the Baako One
Early design thinking for the Baako One

To us being wearable meant being as efficient as possible, no adapters or cables that could get lost or left behind. We needed something that was a simple as strap and go so we integrated all the connectors into the strap

Design direction shapes up
Design direction shapes up

The Baako One needed to fit around active life styles so that it became more than a fair weather friend: we made it showerproof, shockproof and dust proof. It also needed to be powerful so we added a 1200 mAh capacity battery, that's around a 60% charge for an iPhone 5.

 And then we built and tested it...

To charge your phone from the Baako One  just connect the integrated micro USB to the phone. This was one of the early prototypes and we've switched around the design so that the wristband sits behind the phone for the production versions. To Charge the Baako One itself simply connect the USB connector to your computer or phone charger wall plug! 

Then we finally made it smaller...

We have a small, comfortable external battery pack that slips on to your wrist for easy strap 'n' go power away from home that is ready to go into production. The Baako One has a 1200 mAh battery and will come in two versions depending on your choice of phone: micro USB or lightning connector (iPhone/iPad). So how will you use yours?

We've had great feedback from our test groups, retailers and distributors, and now we need your help to turn the wearable power revolution into a reality. This is our first step in breaking the bonds between us and the wall socket permanently. We've got new power generation concepts being developed in our labs but without the success of the Baako One this won't happen. 

To make battery anxiety a thing of the past we need to get the tools made to  go to full scale production and we need your help to do that. We've planned our production timeline and you'll have your Baako One in July 2015. 

Timeline overview
Timeline overview

So be among the very first to get your hands on wearable power and make battery anxiety a thing of the past. Please back our project, collect our exclusive Kickstarter rewards and spread the word: wearable power is coming. 

THANK YOU!

We'd also like to thank the team that have been a big help in getting us here:

Pere, Jordi, Ed, Gavin, Dave, Jon, Simon, Peter, Spencer, Phil, RitmodeVida

You're all brilliant and we couldn't have done it without you.

Risks and challenges

Like any start-up we'll face a few challenges in our adventures in wearable power. To get to this point we've already committed time and funds, made some early mistakes and learnt a lot to ensure that what lies ahead is as smooth as possible for you, our backers.

We've minimised the typical issues in moving from concept to reality through our experience and only working with a proven industrial design agency, MFI (Apple approved) manufacturer and a rigorous development programme. The only issue in terms of exact production times is down to our made for iPhone /iPad approval. We started that process with the nice folks at Apple awhile back and we've followed all the requirements to the letter so we hope that will be finalised really soon.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £2 or more About US$ 3

    Thanks! You're going on the wall of fame in our Barcelona office. Everyone that backs us will have their name printed on the wall and we'll email you a photo when it is ready.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge £22 or more About US$ 29

    Cool! You're at the forefront of the wearable power revolution. You'll be one of the very first to get your hands on a Baako One at the early adopter price of £22 (more than 25% off RRP)

    We'll get in touch with you so you can let us know whether you need a micro USB or lightning connector.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    11 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge £43 or more About US$ 56

    Awesome! You'll not only be one of the first to get your hands on a Baako One but you'll be able to prove your early adopter status. Choose this reward and we'll show our thanks by printing a personalised thank you on your Baako One. Bragging rights are yours!

    We'll get in touch with you so you can let us know whether you need a micro USB or lightning connector.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £98 or more About US$ 126

    Amazing, you're an ultimate early adopter! You'll get a personalised Baako One and become part of our exclusive beta user group. So you'll always get a first look and exclusive early adopter benefits on all the future Baako products we build. Free shipping!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £1,750 or more About US$ 2,248

    Epic! We'll invite you to Barcelona (one night hotel stay included) to see and collect, one of the first Baako Ones straight off the production line at the factory and to come for lunch with the founders. Naturally you'll join the exclusive beta test club and get first look at everything we make from here onwards. (sorry but flights not included)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)