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.
The Savior is an Incredibly Rugged Solar Charging System for a Fair price
The world of portable solar charging is filled with inferior solar panels and have had little
innovation. Most of the products you see on the largest retailers are comprised of "b" and "c" grade
panels which can provide subpar charging and worst case, fry your tech.
The Savior Solar Charging System designed for rugged use and is built with the latest innovation
grade "A" panels from SunCore. Guaranteed to keep your tech charged, and safe from the elements.
Introducing Savior Deluxe - Kickstarter Only Reward!
We wanted to let you in on a special Kickstarter only promotion we are offering. The Savior Deluxe package now comes with the following Kickstarter only bonus items for only $299 (that's 40% off retail).
Savior Solar Charging System
Groundswell Backpack (Made in USA)
Arc Effect T-Shirt illustrated by Jonas Claesson
New Era / Arc Effect collaboration hat featuring the famous artwork of Jonas Claesson (author of the Surfing Animals Alphabet)
For those of you who have already ordered the Savior Deluxe package you will also be receiving a free Arc Effect t-shirt & hat.
If you think weekends really aren’t long enough, tell that to your battery-powered equipment...
When you don’t have a way to recharge, you’re truly in the wild - but not out of luck with a Savior. Continue to take pictures, jam on your portable speaker, film with your GoPro, post to Instagram.
The Savior solar charging system from Arc Effect will keep your devices charged and ready. Stay out all weekend without worrying about finding a power outlet. This waterproof system is one of a kind. It uses solar power to quickly charge multiple devices simultaneously.
GET IT WET - Protect your gear from spray and the elements while charging.
GO ANYWHERE - Savior attaches to just about anything in a snap!
I’m always pushing the limits in surfing, finding hidden gems and unmarked tracks in search of the world’s best waves. The Savior is the perfect companion for me and my whole team – we’re trekking off-road, but have the ability to stay connected - and everything stays dry. The most innovative product I’ve used in years.
Nothing stops you. Nothing is holding you back.
The biggest waves. Steepest hills. Back Country mountains.
Conquering the impossible. Fearless. Determined. All of a sudden, your technology is about to let you down. Flashing Red Light! Curses!
No need to fear, you have the Savior. Take a break. Plug it in to your devices and watch them recharge! Refresh yourself and your equipment.
Designed in California. Tested around the world. Our team works with some of the best outdoor active athletes, photographers, and explorers to make sure your devices are charged and you never miss the chance to capture that magical moment. Wild, ready, free.
The Savior system is engineered for high performance from the ground up.
Arc Effect has leveraged the latest, lightest, most efficient solar panels to give you the most juice per square inch, at a reasonable price. We are proud to announce that the Savior solar system will NOW be powered by SunCore. All Savior solar charging systems have been upgraded to the best and most efficient solar panel technology on the market, designed to power consumer electronics in addition, your new Savior solar system will be 21 Watts (that’s a 6 Watt upgrade) without increasing the product size. Due to the new power upgrades the daisy function is no longer needed.
Using the system is simple – just plug your device’s charging cable into the dual smart charging USB ports and watch it juice up.
The Savior is a self-contained, waterproof protection, collapsible 15 watt solar power panel system.
SOLAR TECH SPECS
- True A Grade SunCore Solar Panels
- 24% Raw Efficiency
- 22% Fully Encapsulated Efficiency
- 7 Watts Panels
- 21 Watts Total
- Charges an iPhone 6S in less than 2 hours
- Charges a Android Nexus in less than 2 hours
- Charges an iPad 4 in less than 6 hours
The Savior System Includes:
21-watt waterproof, 2.1A, foldable solar panel array
Attached charging pocket for your device's
A detachable waterproof storage pocket (waterproof rating IP68)
Internal/external headphone jack
4 Velcro connectors to attach Savior
Savior Solar Array Features
Foldable, waterproof, 3-panel module with strap & quick-release buckle
Monocrystalline, highest efficiency rate solar panels
Dual USB output - allows fast charging direct from the solar panel
Daisy-chain plug – to connect 2 or more arrays together
Charger packs tight for easy storage and transport
Output 21 Watts, 5V, 2.1A output via 2 USB ports
Size and Weight
Open: 9.5" high x 24" wide x 0.25" deep (23 cm high x 61 cm wide x .6 cm deep)
Folded: 9.5" high x 8.5" wide x 1.7" deep (23 cm high x 21 cm wide x 4.3 cm deep)
2.25 lbs (1020 g)
Everyone on the Arc Effect team is an action sports enthusiast, but being city folks, we can’t get away from our phones, cameras and computers - even when we’re out of bounds or out to sea. We’ve built amazing consumer products in multiple industries including action sports equipment, household electronics, solar cells, and many internet-driven technologies. We know what it takes to bring a product to market.
Founder Brian Meehan is a lifelong action sports athlete and has traveled to some of the worlds most remote locations seeking adventure. As producer for action sports content, most times working on off the grid locations, it was here Brian realized there had to be a better way to keep things charged than carting crates of fresh batteries for his equipment. Brian loves speaking directly with customers, and would love to hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Because of you!
We want the Kickstarter community to help us bring the Savior system to life. We aren’t just pre-selling our product on Kickstarter, we also want your feedback and ideas. It’s critical that our future products meet your needs. All of us at Arc Effect are here to help you stay wild, ready, and free no matter where your adventures take you.
Risks and challenges
This is not our first rodeo and our design and supply chain team have laid the ground work for success. Timing is always challenge with a new product, but we have top notch suppliers and we are confident in their ability to deliver a quality product. We have over 10 years of experience in manufacturing and are well versed in all aspects of production and fulfillment.
The Savior charging system has been in development for over a year, and in that time our team has addressed and overcome the technical hurdles associated with compact solar charging in extreme conditions. After many prototypes and and redesigns, it’s production ready.
The final production model may be slightly different from the specs above, as exact dimensions, but we’re pretty dialed in, any changes will most likely be improvements.
Shipping and fulfillment: We have the logistical support and infrastructure in place to handle world wide shipments of The Savior system and other rewards.
Thank you for believing in us! We will keep you updated on our progress and you will be added to the Backer page of our website. In case you aren't ready to commit just yet, you'll get the opportunity to buy a Savior before retail release.
You will receive an extremely limited edition New Era / Arc Effect collaboration hat featuring the famous artwork of Jonas Claesson (author of the Surfing Animals Alphabet). Only 75 of these hats will be produced exclusively for this campaign.
Get the Savior system and our Ground Swell Klettersack pack. The Ground Swell is rugged and made in the USA. You're ready to roll with this setup - a fully integrated mobile solar charging system. MSRP will be $399 when it hits retailers in early 2017.
Get the Savior system, our Ground Swell Klettersack pack, and now a free Arc Effect T-Shirt and Hat! The Groundswell is rugged and made in the USA. You're ready to roll with this setup - a fully integrated mobile solar charging system. MSRP will be $469 when it hits retailers in early 2017.
Give the gift of "Wild, Ready, Free" to your buddies or keep all 4 for yourself! The Savior system has been specifically designed to be daisy chained together so you can build a mega charging station for your whole group or camping outing.
Surf Safari. Come hang out in SoCal and surf with Arc Effect ambassadors. Get the Wild, ready, free vibe firsthand. Includes airfare, 4 nights lodging, ground transportation to and from activities and events.