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Kickstarter's most popular powerbank! Customized with two integrated side cables of your choice. Smarter, faster & more compact.
Kickstarter's most popular powerbank! Customized with two integrated side cables of your choice. Smarter, faster & more compact.
Kickstarter's most popular powerbank! Customized with two integrated side cables of your choice. Smarter, faster & more compact.
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Ample: Ultraslim Powerbank with No Annoying External Cables

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Reduce your everyday carry and eliminate the fuss of external charge cables with the Ample Ultraslim Powerbank.            

When it comes time to refuel your powerbank, flip one of the integrated cables and charge via the USB C input. There’s no need to carry additional cables to recharge your Ample powerbank.            

Ample offers automatic power on and a pass-through charging capability that most powerbanks lack. Our pass-through charging feature allows you to refuel your powerbank plus two extra devices together from a single USB power source.            

Ample provides 5000 mAh of fast charging energy on the go and fits great in your pocket alongside your smartphone. Ample’s cables tuck neatly away to avoid any nasty scratches from exposed metal tips.            

Personalize Ample to charge all your favourite gadgets. Mix and match from six cable options to assemble your powerbank in one of nine possible configurations.            

Charge your powerbank on the go with no additional cables. Flip one of Ample's integrated cables to charge your powerbank from any USB C or traditional USB A power source.            

Ample can charge even your most power hungry devices. Choose from USB C, Micro USB and Apple Lightning compatible charge cables.            

The average millennial spends 2.6 days per year attempting to align USB cables (source: personal experience). We understand the frustration of traditional USB A ports not aligning when you try to connect your cable. Ample’s unique design ensures that your USB cables always align on your first attempt.            

Ample has a pass-through charging capability to refuel your powerbank plus two extra devices from a single USB power source. Ample will first charge your connected device(s), then refuel your powerbank. Note that the charge speed/rate is dependant on your power source.            

Ample has a massive 2.4A of output power to charge your devices super-fast. Ample uses an adaptive charge algorithm to negotiate the highest output power that can be safely accepted by each connected device.            

Automatic device detection means you don’t need to press any buttons to start your charge. Ample will automatically detect your devices upon connection.            

USB Type C is fast becoming the standard for gadget charging. Ample includes a USB C input to recharge your powerbank. Our USB C port accepts up to 2.4A of input current so your powerbank refuels mighty quick! Although Ample uses a USB C input, you can also top up your powerbank from a traditional USB A power source (just make sure to select "USB A <-> USB C" as one of your integrated cable choices).            

Ample offers the perfect combination of power and portability. With 5,000 mAh of energy, Ample has enough battery capacity for approx two full charges of a typical smartphone (e.g. an iPhone 8 has a 1,821 mAh battery). To reveal Ample's current battery level, simply tap on the Ample logo.            

Because Ample’s cables are removable, you can use them to charge your gadgets directly. 

Ample ships with both American and European electrical safety approvals (FCC, CE, RoHS and UN38.3). Moreover, no less than seven redundant safety features ensure you and your devices are protected.            

Ample has contoured groves along the top and bottom edges so that charge cables are easy to access, without the need for awkward fingernail plucking techniques.            

We designed Ample to be your smartphone’s best friend! Ample's compact size and flexible side cables make it possible to operate your smartphone with a single hand while it's being charged.        

Ample is built from a hardened, scratch resistant polycarbonate plastic with a matte finish for improved grip. We really did think of everything!          

We are Ample, a startup in Amsterdam founded by Simon, a technology enthusiast who was frustrated by the poor options available for keeping his essential gadgets charged up while travelling.            

Our passionate team has over 30 years of combined experience in product design and manufacturing.

 Here's a short video of our prototype in action with the hood off:

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We want you to start using Ample as soon as possible. With this goal in mind, we devoted enormous energy to complete our detailed product design activities upfront, ahead of our launch on Kickstarter. Our fully functional prototype is now ready to enter mass production.            

With your support, the next step in our journey is to create plastic molds and PCB (printed circuit board) tooling.

Risks and challenges

ON TIME DELIVERY
On time delivery for the Ample Ultraslim Powerbank is anticipated. Most of our product development effort has been put in upfront, ahead of our campaign. Our design is almost final, and we have completed a BOM (bill of materials) to specify the required components for mass production. We've just completed our third functional prototype (as featured in our campaign video) and the team is very proud of what's been achieved.

MANUFACTURING
With our plastic and electrical design complete, the next step after funding will be mass production. Our manufacturing partner has extensive experience bringing battery and charging technology to the market. However, even with the best team and preparation, unexpected hiccups can occur. We've built contingencies into our schedule to minimize the impact of any manufacturing delays.

LITHIUM ION SAFETY
In light of recent controversies around lithium ion batteries, product safety is a top priority. No less that 7 failsafe systems are built into Ample’s electrical design to proetct you and your devices. FCC, CE, RoHS and UN38.3 safety certifications will be completed to provide assurance and peace of mind.

SHIPPING
Due to additional safety procedures, costs are prohibitively high for air shipments containing lithium ion batteries. We have identified a specialized logistics provider to assist us in getting these powerbanks into your pockets asap.

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