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Solar ShtickBy Solar Shtick
First created
Solar ShtickBy Solar Shtick
First created
$7,598
pledged of 15.000 $pledged of 15.000 $ goal
87
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 8 2016

About

We all grew up with them. They've been home to our sketches and thoughts since we were old enough to scribble with a crayon. 

Years and years have gone by and this hasn't changed - the notebook is still a treasured, every-day part of our lives.

What has changed is the quantity of devices that we use every day and the need to keep them charged...

Introducing the first notebook to seamlessly integrate solar charging for usb devices.

As Fast As Your Wall Charger

Sunpower Solar Cells max out at 24% efficiency making them the best performing solar cells on the market. This means they are able to extract more power from the same amount of sunlight - resulting in faster, more efficient charging. 

An iPhone 6 will charge in approximately 2.5 hours.

instant charging
instant charging

Auto-retry Technology

When a cloud blocks the sun, the Powerbook™ will automatically disconnect from your device. Once the cloud passes and sunlight hit the panels again, the Powerbook™ will automatically reconnect to your device and continue charging it. 

360° Optimal Exposure

It's critical that direct sunlight is able to reach the solar panels.

Thanks to the wire binding design, the solar panel can rotate a full 360° to ALWAYS be positioned for optimal solar exposure. Stand it up at different angles or lay it flat.

Optimum solar exposure = 90° perpendicular to sun rays

Durable Wipe-clean Exterior

The exterior is rugged enough to withstand outdoor elements and outdoor use.

Even though it's designed to withstand the outdoors, it looks no different than a stylish notebook suited for any occasion.

If it gets dirty, simply wipe it clean!

Compatibility

Powerbook™ can charge any device that uses a 5 volt usb charge outlet.

MADE IN USA

Solar panels:

  • 5 watt American Sunpower Cells 
  • Superior efficiency 
  • dimensions: 125mm x 125mm 
  • iPhone 6 charge time: 2.5hrs 
  • iPhone 6 plus charge time: 5hrs

Notebook:

**Paper refills and binding replacement kits will be available on our website so you can ALWAYS use your Powerbook™ as a notebook.

  • easy DIY replacement:
  • weight: 16.3 ounces 
  • dimensions: 168mm x 238mm x 14mm 
  • charging port: premium micro-usb female 2.27mm(h) x 8.02mm(w)
  • paper dimensions: 162mm x 234mm 
  • cover material: wipe clean plastic laminate 
  • binding: 3:1 twin loop binding wires

Cable/adapter:

  • cable: 1ft micro-usb to micro usb 
  • adapter: micro-usb to 8-pin lightning

Powerbook™ works anywhere under the sun.

Powerbook™ is easy to take with you.

lightweight + easy storage
lightweight + easy storage
for every occasion
for every occasion

It can even work indoors!

*must receive sufficient sunlight from outside

Risks and challenges

All Powerbooks™ are manufactured right here in the United States. This allows us to keep a close eye on our product as it is manufactured. We feel strongly we will be able to achieve the outlined timeline. If issues and/or problems do arise, we will be in communication with our backers as we find solutions and fulfill all backers' orders.

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    Help bring this project to life and stay up to date on its progress! Every dollar is appreciated :)

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    4 Powerbooks™
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