About this project
Dubleup's Power Bank is the size of a Credit Card that fits perfectly in your wallet or purse. A stylish and compact tech accessory that compliments your phone and daily life. Dubleup's power bank will re-charge your phone whilst you're on the move and unable to use conventional charging methods (e.g. Power-outlets, computers, etc.).
Approved and Certified by Apple Inc., you can be sure this power bank will support your device.
Available for both Apple and Android in Black, Silver and Gold.
- The Size of a Credit Card - Ultra-Light and Ultra-Thin
- Built in Lightning/Micro-USB cable
- Small and portable
- LED lights indicate charge status of power bank
- Rechargeable lithium battery
- Approvals in Australia/NZ, USA and Europe
- MFI testing approved
- Battery output: 1280 mAh
- Dubleup's power bank fits into your purse or wallet, integrating seamlessly into your everyday life
- Safety approvals have been obtained in respective countries
- No need to carry around additional cables, due to integrated charging cable
- The perfect solution for those who choose not to carry big, bulky and cumbersome power banks
- Allows in excess of 500 charge cycles
- Supports Apple products with a lightning port
- Provides additional power for when your phone is low on charge
- iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6
- iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5
- iPod Touch 5
- Smartphones with Micro-USB
Dubleup has obtained a Registered Design for its Credit Card Sized Power Bank. Legal measures have been secured to ensure no one can copy our design, especially the following unique aspects:
- A power bank that is the exact size of a credit card;
- A power bank that will fit perfectly into the credit card slot of your wallet or purse;
- An integrated cable to charge your devices;
- Registered Designs; and
- Obtained worldwide safety approvals and certifications.
Dubleup's Credit Card Sized Power Bank has a rechargeable lithium battery, LED power indicators and a capacity of 1280 mAh, operating at input/output of 5v.
The power bank has been designed for business people, students, travellers or for those who use their electronic devices heavily and require additional power supply.
What's in the Box:
- User Manual
- Micro-USB to USB Charging Cable
- Dubleup's Credit Card Sized Power Bank
- Rechargeable Lithium Battery
- Capacity: 1280 mAh
- Input/Output: 5v LED Power Indicator Display
There are pivoting points and there are revelations, mine came when I discovered both the mechanism of banking and the value of good sound advice.
At a tender four years of age my father introduced me to ‘interest on savings’. His methods were unusual and unorthodox compared to the mainstream financial teachings of today. If the financial institutions discovered his methods it would surely rock the core foundations they are built on…(that’s a dad joke). His method was to borrow money from me and after a period of time repay it back at inflated interest. The objective, to encourage me to save more. During my teenage years I embarked on part-time work and continued to save. I’d ask my father where and when should I invest my money? His answer, 'your gut feeling will tell you, the right opportunity will always arise'. That left me bewildered for some time.
Whilst studying at university and working part time at Apple Inc, I managed to save enough money and embark on an International internship in London. Lance, the Managing Director of the company where I was employed, acted as my mentor and in time became my valued friend. He displayed a tough exterior, however, you always knew that your days would be enjoyable and filled with witty ‘British’ humour along with hour-long constructive conversations.
During one of our earliest conversations, Lance offered me the best advice, which swirls in my mind daily, “Start a business now, you’re young, have no mortgage, no children and nothing to lose, now is the time to take risks”. Instantly upon hearing this advice, I could feel my revelation coming on strong (just like Luke discovering he's a Jedi or Rey discovering she's a descendant of the Jedi Order). I knew exactly what my father meant when he said you'll know when the right opportunity arises by your gut feeling. This was the pivot point and revelation that would shape and spur me to start my own venture.
As an enthralled tourist in London, seeking all the hype that it offers and enduring the torturous, delightful grind of hitting the pavements to find a cafe that would offer the perfect coffee, just like the cafes back home in Melbourne, Australia, and once found, I would then sit to view the numerous photos taken during the day’s sightseeing.
These activities, or lets just say my daily ritual, provided an insight into my phone’s battery usage. By the end of a typical day set aside for exploring, my phone’s battery would take a huge hit and I’d be down to around 25% power and in desperate need of a phone charger. I tried using power banks the size of a brick, sure they worked, but the problem when dining out or taking in a show at the theatre, the brick sized power bank was just too cumbersome to carry around. What I needed was a battery that was conveniently small enough, extremely light weight, that would fit into my purse or pocket and look stylish no matter what the setting. I began my research and purchased many products to only realise that none of them met my requirements nor did they support my device. The constant let down provided a challenge for myself and in turn spurred the idea for Dubleup’s Credit Card Sized Power Bank. I wasn't going to succumb to carrying around a big, bulky and cumbersome power bank that didn't look stylish nor fit into my lifestyle. I decided to go about designing and developing a power bank that would suit my needs and fit into my purse… I guess you could say this was the light bulb moment for the inception of Dubleup!!
Pushing aside a dream of remaining in London, I decided to head back to Australia and with 3 semesters remaining to complete my University degree and with the driving force of Lance’s advice, I decided to implement a plan to complete my Commerce/Law degree and start Dubleup!
That old saying ‘life throws many things at you', is very true. If there was an app similar to ‘Fruit Ninja’ to demonstrate what I've had to slice and cut through to set up Dubleup and get it to this stage… that app would be the number one best seller! All App developers… call me!
Time spent researching, battling time zone differences, numerous emails, Skype and phone conversations, meeting the engineering team and seeing the manufacturing process I was finally able to realise my dream - from the idea of a credit card sized power bank to a working prototype.
Reflecting on what appeared to be mammoth inroads to get to this stage, nothing could prepare me for the time, energy and effort required to launch this Kickstarter Campaign.
Risks and challenges
We have worked extremely hard to remove the risks and challenges for this project.
Dubleup has completed a manufacturing run for both Apple and Android Power Banks, which will be sent to our Early Bird purchasers.
Working close with engineers and our manufacturing team has enabled Dubleup to implement systems and processes ensuring production schedules are met.
Unforeseen problems may cause delays or affect the manufacturing and/or shipping process. We will communicate with backers and our manufacturer to ensure speedy resolutions to fulfil pledges and orders in a timely manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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