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The world's smartest air monitor meets the most powerful purifier in its class.
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Happy Thanksgiving! and USB-C vs. Micro USB Survey

Posted by Wynd Technologies, Inc. (Creator)
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Hi Backers!

Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone! This holiday is celebrated where we live in the US as a time to be thankful, and we are truly thankful and honored to be growing this community with all of you. We appreciate your support, from both new and existing backers since our first campaign, and are committed to making sure we make you proud!

Thanks to you this campaign has raised over $330,000 and is now just $170,000 from unlocking a wall mount for everyone who has pledged for a Wynd Halo either by itself or as part of the bundles. Thanks to all of you we are also planting a tree for every backer and helping you and the world breathe a bit easier.

We heard from a number of you about the type of plugs used for the Wynd Halo. Our current design features a micro-USB plus, which has been widely used with many devices. However, we heard from some in the community that they would prefer a USB-C connector. We think the way to settle this design debate would be to put the choice up to the community - please click here and vote for your preferred connector for the Halo.

 We’ve also heard a wide variety of ideas for which IOT integrations we should prioritize, including Google Home, IFTTT, Alexa, and others. In the coming weeks as we get closer to project completion we’ll be sending out a separate survey to ask the community for their vote.

Please continue providing your feedback and suggestions for how to make Wynd Halo and Home Purifier even better either in the comments section or by messaging us directly. Also, we would really appreciate if you can share and help us grow the community even more!

  

Thank you all again and we hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂

-The Wynd Team

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    1. ismilealot
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      Type-C is my vote for the fast charging capabilities.

    2. Wynd Technologies, Inc. 2-time creator on

      Thanks for your advice! We would only be looking at a USB-C for the Halo so we wouldn't need anywhere close to the potential maximum power that USB-C can deliver. The input will likely be the standard 5V and either 1 or 2 A which should power and charge the internal battery fairly quickly.

    3. Missing avatar

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      Be aware that you can pull up to 100W (20V, 5A) via USB-C, though most high end phone chargers deliver only 45W.
      Mac, Lenovo (AnyWatt converter) and Nintendo Switch are in the top end.

      So sourcing USB-C connectors covers all from 2.5W at 5V, ½A to 100W at 20V.

      So depending on the needs a too expensive (20V system) can be bought, if you only need 5W :)

      It also makes it even more important to note the consumption (Watt) and Voltage (V) of your system :)

      But going with a 5V USB-C solution, then legacy Micro-USB chargers can be used with a simple converter :)
      Most Micro USB chargers in my experience are ½A though, especially the cheaper ones.
      But Apple phone chargers have always been 2.1A 5V, for a consistent 10W :)