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A travel wireless charging station with three 10W Qi-charging pads. With a patent-pending hinge design simply stack, pack and go.
A travel wireless charging station with three 10W Qi-charging pads. With a patent-pending hinge design simply stack, pack and go.
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Wireless Travel Is Here!

Posted by Ampere (Creator)
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Wireless travel is finally here!

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We officially reached our goal on Kickstarter and Unravel is ON! And we didn’t just reach our goal... we crushed it. 

Unravel was funded in 39 minutes! 

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you! We can’t wait to get Unravel to you. 

We’ve already received a lot of questions about Unravel and its accessories. We are currently working on an FAQ section to add to our page, but we thought we would take this opportunity to clear some up now. 

Let’s dig in. 

Unravel FAQs So Far

What is the Unravel Travel Case? 

The travel case protects your Unravel while you're on-the-move. The zip case has been tailormade for Unravel, so it fits perfectly inside. 

Does my Unravel come with the Unravel Travel Case?

  • The “EARLY BIRD | 1x UNRAVEL” reward does NOT come with the Unravel Travel Case. 
  • The “EARLY BIRD | 1x UNRAVEL + CHARGER ” reward also does NOT come with the Unravel Travel Case. 
  • But the “EARLY BIRD | UNRAVEL BUNDLE ” reward DOES come with the Unravel Travel Case.

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I want the travel case but I didn't order the bundle. How do I get it? 

You can get the Unravel Travel Case by upgrading your reward or select it as an “add-on”. 

To upgrade your current pledge to the Unravel Bundle: 

  • Go to the Edit Your Pledge page (make sure you are logged in) 
  • Choose EARLY BIRD | UNRAVEL BUNDLE 
  • Click the green “Continue” button 
  • Click the blue “Confirm” button OR, you can add a travel case to your current reward by simply adding $10 (50% off the $20 future price). 

To add-on the Unravel Travel Case to your current pledge: 

  • Go to the Edit Your Pledge page (make sure you are logged in)
  • Add $10 to your pledge 
  • Click the green “Continue” button 
  • Click the blue “Confirm” button 

What are the specs of the Unravel Charger? 

The charger is a 60W USB Type-C PD adapter (almost identical to the one that accompanies MacBooks). Our adapter also has all the most rigorous safety and quality certifications including CE/FCC and UL so it will not overheat and will charge any of your Type-C PD devices for many years to come. (more info on charger below)

Does Unravel come with a Type-C PD charger? 

Our base Unravel reward does not come with the Type-C PD charger. We have decided to sell this separately for two reasons: 

  • A lot of people already have this charger at home (hey MacBook users, we’re looking at you!) 
  • This type of charger is expensive (Apple sells them for U$69). We wanted to make it optional to give you the opportunity to save some money. 

Of course, if you don’t have a Type-C PD Charger, you can buy it in the Unravel + Charger reward or the Unravel Bundle reward.

Why does Unravel need a 60W charger to power it? 

Unravel has three 10W wireless charge pads, which means it’s equipped to wirelessly fast-charge three devices at once. That’s a lot of power. A general rule of thumb for wireless charging pads is that the power input should be approximately twice that of the output

2 x (10W x 3) = 60W.

Why, you ask? If you really want to get into the weeds, keep reading…

  • Some wireless chargers claim to be 70-75% efficient but the truth is that they are all closer to 60-65% (we tested A LOT). In order to ensure the fastest possible charging, we went with a conservative 60%. 
  • Cables result in power loss. You may have noticed that those long 2 meter cables charge your phone much slower than a mini cable? That’s why. We found this to be about 4%. 
  • The LED indicators also eat up a little bit power. Add another 1%.

For three 10W coils to each provide 100% 10W output simultaneously, then the following power input is required, 3*10W/60%/95%=52.6W.

So, Unravel requires 52.6W input. We went with a 60W charger (20V/3A). Now you know why we have such a nice charger.

Also, low-quality adapters and adapters that are required to work at, or above, full load can lead to overheating. By leaving a little extra wiggle room, we ensure optimum performance and safety.

What are the specs of the power bank? 

The Power Bank is 20,000mAh and tailormade for Unravel (it fits perfectly inside the three panels). In addition to a Type-C input (for charging the power bank) it also has a standard USB-A output (for charging devices with traditional wired charging) and pogo-pins for connecting to unravel wirelessly. So, simply set Unravel on top of the power bank to power it with the power bank -- so you can charge three devices with no cords, cables or wires needed!

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I want the power bank. How do I get it?

You can get the Unravel Power Bank by upgrading your reward or select it as an “add-on”.

To upgrade your current pledge to the Unravel Bundle:

  • Go to the Edit Your Pledge page (make sure you are logged in)
  • Choose EARLY BIRD | UNRAVEL BUNDLE
  • Click the green “Continue” button
  • Click the blue “Confirm” button

OR, you can add a power bank to your current reward by simply adding $59 (40% off the $99 future price).

To add-on the Unravel Power Bank to your current pledge:

  • Go to the Edit Your Pledge page (make sure you are logged in)
  • Add $59 to your pledge
  • Click the green “Continue” button
  • Click the blue “Confirm” button

What's the best way to get in touch if I need help? 

Got more questions or requests from the Ampere team? Send us an email at: wirelesstravel@stackpackandgo.com and you’ll get faster customer service than messaging us on Kickstarter or posting a comment.

That’s it for now! Stay tuned for more updates coming soon... including some fun stretch goals...

The Ampere Unravel Team

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