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$15,044
pledged of $44,400pledged of $44,400 goal
185
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 9 2014 11:31 AM UTC +00:00

About

Finally, a dock that charges up to four devices at the same time, and looks great doing it!

Let’s face it- it’s amazing how much technology has changed our lives. In most ways, it’s been for the better, but keeping the devices all charged up has led to problems. Our homes are cluttered by messy white wires, and our outlets are all taken up by little white cubes. 

At Covena Design, we set out to solve these problems- and have a little fun doing it! The result is foaster. foaster’s two main slots each charge one phone. Push foaster’s knob down and the side panels pop out, exposing two additional slots. These slots can charge up to 2 additional phones, or two tablets or “phablets” like the iPhone 6 Plus!

foaster features:

  • Clean, minimal design that looks great in the kitchen, living room, office, or bedroom.
  • Built-in power supply that charges four devices at up to 2.4A each.
  • A single cord to plug into your wall outlet.
  • Micro-suction technology allows 1-handed docking and undocking.
  • Depth of slots allows easy viewing of incoming texts, alerts, and reminders.

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Clean, Minimal Design

Who said device chargers need to look boring? We designed foaster to look great in any setting. We kept the design simple and clean, and built in just the right bit of whimsy! foaster looks great next to your Kitchenaid mixer, your Macbook Pro, or on your nightstand!

Built-in Power Supply

foaster’s built in power supply can charge each of your four devices at up to 2.4A. This means your devices will be charged in no time! Plus, foaster’s single cord needs only one outlet freeing up four of your outlets for other uses- like making toast!

One Handed Docking and Undocking

foaster's base is covered in a revolutionary micro-suction foam. This material uses thousands of tiny suction cups to stick foaster firmly to your countertop, desktop, or nightstand. Done charging? Simply lift your device out. When you need to move your foaster, simply twist and lift foaster up. Then, set foaster in its new location the micro-suction will re-engage.

 Android Compatibility

While we originally designed foaster around the iPhone and iPad, we've had many requests for the ability to charge Samsungs and other Android phones. We have designed a proprietary "Android" cable adapter that comes with a micro-USB cable. Simply swap this adapter into any of the foaster slots, and you'll be ready to charge your device.

Plus, these user-swappable adapters mean that you can charge any combination of Apple and Android devices in the same foaster.

Note: Since there are so many form-factors to the Android phones, please check the compatibility matrix below. If you do not see your phone, it may not be compatible with foaster. (We will continue to check additional phones and update the matrix.)

 Device Compatibility

Below is the list of devices currently confirmed for compatibility. 

(Y = Compatible, N = Not compatible).

Timeline

We have already lined up manufacturing partners that are leaders in the areas of power supply production and plastic injection molding. We're ready to kick off injection tooling and component orders as soon as funding is complete. We have a detailed schedule to bring foaster to production and fulfill backer rewards.

Risks and challenges

We have decades of experience in engineering, design, and manufacturing- so we understand the challenges in getting a product like foaster into production. We already have key suppliers lined up and have confidence that we can deliver a high quality product in March 2015.

That said, any product like this has risks associated with its development. These risks include design changes required to ease manufacturability, tooling delays, and trouble getting materials and components in adequate quantity in given leadtime. Because of these risks, delays are possible and the appearance or function of the production foaster may differ slightly from the prototypes shown.

We plan to provide project updates on a regular basis so that our backers know the status of development and outlook for delivery in March 2015.

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    If you back foaster with a contribution of $20, we will send you your very own "foaster" coffee mug. Mug is in "foaster blue" and features a sweet sketch of your favorite charger. This mug will earn you respect wherever you use it. Includes shipping within US.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Get the foaster and get ready to charge up to four devices in style! Includes 4 cable adapters for Apple Lightning cables. Add $8 for each "Android" cable adapter (includes cable), or $5 for each Apple 30-pin cable adapter. Includes shipping within US.

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    WEST COAST SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL -
    Wow! Super Early Birds flew away quick! Have a lot of West Coast fans that may still be snoozing, so here's some more for them!
    Get the foaster and get ready to charge up to four devices in style! Includes 4 cable adapters for Apple Lightning cables. Add $8 for each "Android" cable adapter (includes cable), or $5 for each Apple 30-pin cable adapter. Includes shipping within US.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Get the foaster and get ready to charge up to four devices in style! Includes 4 cable adapters for Apple Lightning cables. Add $8 for each "Android" cable adapter (includes cable), or $5 for each Apple 30-pin cable adapter. Includes shipping within US.

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    foaster and a mug. Get the foaster and get ready to charge up to four devices in style! Includes 4 cable adapters for Apple Lightning cables. Add $8 for each "Android" cable adapter (includes cable), or $5 for each Apple 30-pin cable adapter. PLUS, you'll get your very own "foaster" coffee mug. Includes shipping within US.

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    foaster. Get the foaster and get ready to charge up to four devices in style! Includes 4 cable adapters for Apple Lightning cables. Add $8 for each "Android" cable adapter (includes cable), or $5 for each Apple 30-pin cable adapter. Includes shipping within US and Canada.

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    Pledge $145 or more About $145

    Get TWO foasters and save $13! Each includes 4 cable adapters for Apple Lightning cables. Add $8 for each "Android" cable adapter (includes cable), or $5 for each Apple 30-pin cable adapter. Includes shipping within US.

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    Pledge $289 or more About $289

    Get FOUR foasters and save $27! Each includes 4 cable adapters for Apple Lightning cables. Add $8 for each "Android" cable adapter (includes cable), or $5 for each Apple 30-pin cable adapter. Includes shipping within US.

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    Get TEN foasters and save $70! Each includes 4 cable adapters for Apple Lightning cables. Add $8 for each "Android" cable adapter (includes cable), or $5 for each Apple 30-pin cable adapter. Includes shipping within US.

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Funding period

- (60 days)