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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 21 2014
$9,847
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
143
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 21 2014

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Poseidon is the ultimate source for mobile power with unparalleled capacity and durability. It was designed with our patented technology, which protects the Poseidon from liquid and corrosion for the most rugged lifestyle. The Poseidon has the maximum rating on the IP standard, IP68, making it both dustproof and waterproof.  With a military grade standard of MIL-STD 810G, the Poseidon’s shockproof ability gives you the freedom to go further. All of this power is found in two different models of Poseidon:

  • Poseidon 8K is a compact 8000 mAh portable charger. 
  • Poseidon 4K is an ultra-compact 4000 mAh portable charger.

*These charges are based on the 8K mAh. Divide by two for the 4K.

Poseidon can charge virtually all devices via USB. Here is a sample list of devices and how many charges you can get - CLICK HERE

 Pledge now to reserve your Poseidon, there are only 200 of each for Early Bird Special.

The Poseidon features a dual-USB output system that enables you to rapidly charge two devices at once with the same charging speed as an outlet. This means quick charges on the go for all your USB-enabled devices, from the smallest smartphone to the largest tablet.

 Note: Poseidon 8K ships in July and 4K ships in October, which means that you will receive 8K and 4K separately if you pledge for any of the rewards that include BOTH. 

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Packed with 8000 mAh of power, the Poseidon 8K is able to charge an average smartphone 3-5 times to full capacity. At 6.375" high, 3.5" wide and just .625" thick, the Poseidon can easily slip into your back pocket. The Poseidon will also never weigh you down, weighing only 8.43 ounces.

Looking for a smaller option? The Poseidon 4K provides all of the same protection and durability in a lighter, more compact size. It is approximately 4.13 inches high, 2.8 inches wide and .47 inches thick. With 4000 mAh of power, the Poseidon 4K will charge your average smartphone 2-3 times to full capacity and with a weight of just over 4 ounces, it is perfect for light packing adventures. 


The 4K features a built-in micro USB cable and a standard USB output, so you can plug in a lightning cable to charge an Apple device or another USB product via mini or micro USB. 

Drops onto hard surfaces can annihilate fragile smartphones, tablets and other devices. Poseidon comes equipped with heavy-duty drop-resistant corners designed to absorb the concentrated stresses that corners face during a sharp impact.

The power of Poseidon is packed between two ultra-durable hybrid polymer armor casings. These armored sections are custom designed for maximum durability and minimal size and weight. 

Heavy-duty internal and external shock absorbers are built into Poseidon, giving it the ability to take bumps and drops with ease.

Poseidon leaves no edge vulnerable with its original “360° Edge Protection Guard.” The perimeter is made of a high-grade thermoplastic elastomer which protects every edge from anything life may throw at it. This edge guard also doubles as a comfortable rubberlike gripping surface that clings to your hand.

The ability to comfortably grip your personal device is a necessity. Poseidon’s armored casings are covered with our proprietary .02" thick Diamondtech Anti-Slip Grip. Between its perimeter 360 Edge Protection Guard and its Diamondtech Anti-Slip Grip, rest assured that this device will stay put comfortably in your hand. 

Poseidon attains the maximum in the Ingress Protection (IP) standard by utilizing patented technologies both on the inside and the outside of the device. It is rated for underwater submersion for up to 4 feet and up to 45 minutes. The solid plastic port cover allows Poseidon to reach the maximum in the IP standard.

 * Additional certifications will apply

          

Our experience in creating compact portable chargers was proven in our past Kickstarter campaign, Dark Energy’s Reservoir, which reached funding at almost 200%. In the past year and a half, our company has matured and grown. We have learned from our weaknesses and fixed our failures. 

We have solidified our distribution and shipping, and are confident in those doing this work.

Here is a list of the countries we are shipping to:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Risks and challenges

Risks

Risk 1: Creating a unique product like this is not simple. We had to run through a complex engineering and design process during the prototyping phase, but we have now completed fully functional prototypes. The risk now lies mostly in the manufacturing process.

Solution 1: Our CEO, who has been behind the development of this product, is meeting with the manufacturer to ensure all of the details are done correctly.

Risk 2: Shipping thousands of products all at once is not something that a small company can handle smoothly.

Solution 2: We are small, but we are no longer a small start up. We have learned through our last Kickstarter campaign in which carrier to use and not use. Since then, we have completely restructured our logistics department. We recently switched to one of the top logistics and warehousing companies that will ship around the world reliably. You will find a complete layout and explanation of shipping in the FAQ.

Risk 3: From the beginning of the supply chain to the delivery process, unexpected events and accidents occur.

Solution 3: We have been testing our process for over a year now, we have put in place many back up plans and safety precautions that will prevent delays of any sort.

Challenges

Challenge 1: Poseidon is a military grade product, which means that it needs to withstand rigorous and harsh situations. One of our challenges was finding a manufacturer that can create this reliable durability.

Solution 1: Some of our core team members, including the CEO, visited many of the top battery manufacturers in the world, and selected one that reached our high expectations.

Challenge 2: Our top-tier engineering and design team has a high standard for the quality and functionality of the products we release. To attain this standard proves to be much more complicated than expected.

Solution 2: In order for our products to be perfect, we brought together a team of experts and professionals in the following industries: high-tech, engineering, industrial design, extreme sports, travel, outdoor sports.

Challenge 3: This is not a cheap project, and the manufacturing costs makes it that much more expensive.

Solution 3: It is not cheap, but detailed and quality. This product has been our dream since the creation of Dark Energy. Thanks to our incredible team of engineers and designers, we have been able to minimize cost. Even so, we have already invested over 100k to create Poseidon. This is where you come in. We have finished tooling, and production is ready to go.

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    The Ultimate Reward -- You will get 25 Poseidon 8K, color of your choice. Then you will get a personal card from the founders of the company thanking you for your support! You will be among the very first group to receive your products.

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Funding period

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