A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Designed to match your Apple Watch lifestyle
Extend Apple Watch battery life with 1200mAh battery pack
Fast battery charging with 3A USB input
Advanced battery management
Built-in timer for auto shut-off
Designed and developed in Orange County, CA
Keep your Apple Watch going everywhere you go
Number of Apple Watch charges: 2.1x - 3.5x (depending on AW models, see below)
Battery capacity: 1200 mAh
Input interface: USB micro connector
Input current rating: 3A maximum
Features: 4 LED battery level display, charging status display
Size: 3.5 (L) x 1.5 (W) x 0.8 (H) inches
24W USB Power Adapter
The base version of the USB power adapter includes the two-pronged plug for US outlets.
For other countries, an adapter will be provided to convert from the US version to the country/region specific plug type.
Stretch Goal Announcement
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Apple Watch wireless charging work?
The Apple Watch charging is based on what is called magnetic induction. Energy is transmitted from the transmitter coil to the receiver coil via an electromagnetic field without the use of a physical connection.
How many Watch charges can I get out of a fully-charged qCharge?
A fully-charged qCharge will provide the following charges for each respective Watch series.
How much time does the qCharge need to recharge?
The qCharge recharges more quickly and more efficiently than any other product of its type, making it ideal for on-the-go Watch charging.
With the built-in 1200mAh battery and 2.4A USB power (included in the Complete Package), the full battery charging can be completed in less than 40 minutes.
Does the qCharge work with all models of Apple Watches?
The qCharge is compatible with all Apple Watches Series: Original, Series 1, and Series 2.
Will the qCharge be MFi certified?
Our product plan was approved by Apple in November 2016. Currently we are working on the remaining steps for the final MFi certification: Self-Certification submission and final Product Plan approval. We expect to be able to complete these steps before shipping in August.
How do I know the qCharge is technologically sound?
We have decades of experience in developing advanced electronic systems and have partnered with Globalscale. Globalscale is an Apple MFI certified manufacturer with extensive experience in New Product Introduction with facilities in Shenzhen, Taiwan, and the USA.
Initial Design Concepts
Risks and challenges
Although the qCharge's Product Plan has been approved by Apple, its production sample needs to be approved by Apple for the MFi certification.