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BuQu TechBy BuQu Tech
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BuQu TechBy BuQu Tech
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$3,832
pledged of $55,000pledged of $55,000 goal
68
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 14 2013 6:29 PM UTC +00:00

About

Our proprietary power conservation app extends the life and performance of your iPhone 5 or 5S. It allows you to optimize the way your phone interacts with both its own internal battery and the ChargeSmart case’s battery.

What makes ChargeSmart different is that it does what no other battery case can do:

Short term use of ChargeSmart

The protective ChargeSmart case doubles your run time as a result of the integrated Li-Ion battery. It also provides shock-absorbent protection against drops, shocks and scratching.

Long term use of ChargeSmart

Batteries degrade over time and eventually die. What determines how quickly the deterioration in performance occurs is the way the battery is charged.

ChargeSmart puts smart intelligence into its app that controls how the battery case charges the phone’s internal battery. This extends your phone’s long-term battery life.

ChargeSmart App & Software

ChargeSmart comes with an app, available for free from the Apple App Store, which communicates with the ChargeSmart battery case and uses proprietary intelligent charging algorithms to charge your iPhone’s internal battery. The result is that your iPhone’s battery will run better, longer.

  • ·Maximize charging efficiency
  • ·Never be stuck with a dead battery again
  • ·Free from the Apple App store
  • ·Easy to use

Why you need ChargeSmart

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ChargeSmart Production

We'd like to hear from you!

We have posted our most recent survey to find out a little more from our fans. Our latest question:

When is the most inconvenient time that you've run out of battery for your smartphone? Please reply with your answer here: http://www.instant.ly/s/43keo

For more information, please visit us at:

http://www.buqutech.com

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Risks and challenges

The good news is that we know plenty about batteries – and about combining them with protective cases for smartphones.

Our company, BuQu Tech™, is a subsidiary of Battery-Biz® Inc., the leading U.S.-based manufacturer and distributor of rechargeable power supplies for portable electronic devices. We’ve been producing innovative, high-quality products since 1988. We are experts in smart power products.

Over the past two years BuQu Tech™ has brought to market a full line of Magnetyze® protective cases and charging accessories. Magnetyze® cases use the power of magnetics to provide full speed cordless charging to smartphones. These cases and charging accessories are winners of the CES Innovation Award and have received extensive praise from the media (check out Yahoo, iLounge, and Extra TV amongst others). We’ve also built quite a few battery cases for several different phones.

The potential risk we see is the delivery date of the ChargeSmart battery case. We plan to have cases available for our Kickstarter supporters in February 2014, prior to their availability to the general public. However, with any technology project there is the potential for delays and unforeseen complications. The devil is always in the details! ChargeSmart also requires certification by Apple through its Made for iPhone program and Apple approval of the app for the App Store so there may be elements in the schedule that we cannot control.

Additionally, there could be minor design and functionality changes in the final product that differ from the product information you see today. We currently have working prototypes, but as the design evolves for manufacturing, we may need to change some of the materials we are using or change the location of the functional buttons. The increase of percentage of battery life is another variable. Our goal is to increase battery life by 50%, but since we are still in the development stage, the exact increase percentage may be different in the final product.

Our promise is to keep you updated along every step of the way and deliver a fantastic product that will enhance the way you use your iPhone!

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    For a $10 pledge, you'll receive a Duracell USB car charger – a car power plug with 2 USB ports (so you can charge both your phone and your iPad simultaneously in the car). We are the exclusive manufacturer and licensed partner for this Duracell product line. You will also get early notification of ChargeSmart & BuQu Tech R&D updates - be the first to know!

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    Receive the BuQu Tech Mobile Battery - USB powered mobile battery to power phones and other mobile electronics.

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    For a $30 pledge, you'll get the Duracell Charger Pack! It includes both a Duracell USB car charger, and a Duracell USB wall charger. Both chargers come with 2 USB ports, so you can juice up four mobile devices simultaneously. That's some serious power!

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    Priority shipment of ChargeSmart Battery Case - Early Adopter Price ($99 MSRP)

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    ***FOR OUR INTERNATIONAL BACKERS***
    Priority shipment of ChargeSmart Battery Case - Early Adopter Price ($99 MSRP)

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    For a $75 pledge, you'll get Priority Shipment of the ChargeSmart Battery Case ($99 MSRP)

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    Pledge $85 or more About $85

    Pledge $85, and you'll get a ChargeSmart Battery Case with a personalized laser etched message! It could be your name, your dog's name, heck, why not that long-awaited proposal to your girlfriend?

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    BuQu Power Pack - BuQu Tech ChargeSmart Battery Case and BuQu Tech Mobile Battery.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Launch Party - Meet us, the BuQu Tech team, and join us for a dinner party to celebrate the launch of the ChargeSmart near our headquarters in sunny Southern California! You'll also receive a personalized Charge Smart Battery Case, along with endless kudos from us all night long!

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    Pledge $2,500 and you will join us on a Las Vegas CES Getaway. Stay with the BuQu Tech team at the MGM Grand hotel during CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in January 2014, and join us for dinner and drinks on the strip! You will also receive a personalized Charge Smart BatteryCase, and the BuQu Tech Mobile Battery!

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    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    This is the ultimate BuQu Tech Experience! Join the R&D Team and tell us what you like and help to design what's incorporated in our next product. This is your chance to leave your mark on the next product, along with serious bragging rights! You will name your own model that we will sell online at the BuQu Tech website! You will also receive a personalized Charge Smart BatteryCase, and the BuQu Tech Mobile Battery!

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Funding period

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