Problem: People tend to leave their chargers plugged to the mains socket after they’ve taken off with their phones. Contrary to what mobile phone manual says.
Solution: ASMO Charger. It do not consume any standby power like regular chargers do. And you can leave it plugged in for 24/7.
The most common question we hear is: “How come anyone has not come up with that solution yet?”. Honestly, we don’t know. Mobile phone manufacturers have tried to create charger like this without success. Other ‘vampire-proof’ chargers aren’t fully auto-switching, or they have built-in battery, rendering them useless in practice.
When you plug in a mobile phone or tablet it connects to the grid and charges your device. To stop charging and turn the ASMO off, just pull the ASMO’s cable off from your phone or tablet. You use it exactly like your old charger.
The idea behind ASMO Charger is simple – yet it’s a gadget that
has the potential to revolutionize the electricity consumption in the whole
world. We want the ASMO technology to be standard of chargers with every big
mobile manufacturer. Then we can really make a change in global energy
This is a
big goal that we cannot reach on our own – we need your help. With every order of an ASMO Charger, we can
make a statement for better, more energy efficient and greener electronics.
is to continue design new energy efficient solutions for households. Next we extend this technology to laptop chargers.
The ASMO Charger was born after a mobile phone charger left in a wall socket caused
the childhood home of Finnish engineer and video game developer Asmo Saloranta’s fiancée to burn to the ground.
Thankfully everyone survived, but the family lost everything.
Looking for a safer charger, Asmo found that none existed,
and that large mobile phone manufacturers had tried —unsuccessfully— make chargers
that shut down once a mobile device is disconnected.
Asmo set himself a challenge: Invent a charger which does't consume any standby power and minimizes risk of fire. After two
years of development, Asmo invented the ASMO
charger. Today, we like to tell you more about how the ASMO can change everyones energy conservation habits, and take a step together towards a cleaner, greener
The ASMO Charger will start
charging when you plug the end of its cable to your phone.
The ASMO will shut down when
you unplug your phone from it, totally isolating itself from the electric grid;
that way, it won’t waste any energy and offers much better fire safety than
your mobile device battery is completely discharged or you don’t have a device compatible with the ASMO Charger’s auto-start function, just press a
button on the ASMO Charger to start charging.
ASMO Charger isolates itself from electric grid by relay.
Will the ASMO work with my phone?
ASMO Charger can charge most electronic devices with a USB power source,
including the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and android smart phones, tablets, MP3
players, and cameras.
‘Automatic stop’ function works with all mobile devices that accept USB power
for charging. The patented ‘Automatic Start’ function works—for example—with the
following popular devices:
Please ask us if you have any questions about your device’s
compatibility with the ASMO Charger! We’re still testing the ASMO Charger on
multiple devices and will keep updating the list throughout the Kickstarter and
in the future.
my name’s Asmo Saloranta. I’m the inventor of the ASMO charger. I made the
first working prototype of the ASMO in October 2013! Since then, I've had
quite a ride taking this first step to bringing the ASMO Charger to the market. My vision and nature of the project have attracted some awesome people to join on journey making the world a greener place, one charger at a time. I’d love
you to become an ASMO advocate too! Without the goodwill of my team, their
family members, and all of our new supporters around the world, I've wouldn’t have
made it this far.
ASMO prototype is at the proof-of-concept stage and is being tested on multiple
devices. The prototype was made by Haltian ltd. Any final design changes will
not cause any production delay as the hardware design itself has been approved.
is set for all the parts necessary for the charger, including the ASMO itself, its
packaging, and a container. The manufacturing is taking place entirely in Oulu,
Finland, a city known for being one of the world’s leading mobile
technology development hubs.
The following is a detailed timeline for the manufacture and
release of the ASMO:
from the Kickstarter will be used to put the finishing touches on the
design of the ASMO charger’s electronics, to complete the required
certifications, and to initiate manufacturing of the ASMO Charger. All the costs
have been carefully calculated. Our partner company Haltian ltd, a company
established by ex-Nokia professionals, will handle all the manufacturing and
necessary certifications. Haltian are among the world’s most expert electronics
manufacturers and have everything necessary to drive this project to the finish
line with the really high quality product we know ASMO users will love.
makes top-class mobile products and offers brilliant service development, from a
defined vision to innovative design, creatively realizing mobile and sensor
technology needs and placing a high focus on craftsmanship. With over 900
years of wireless industry experience between its employees, Haltian design
innovative mobile products and offer really forward-thinking engineering
We can’t do it without you and the clock is ticking on this campaign, so help us act today. If you already have made a pledge, you can post on twitter and facebook.
be sharing the journey of the ASMO Charger on our Facebook page, so please make
sure you like the ASMO Charger on Facebook and join us on Twitter. We
appreciate every click you make!
us make green charging go viral! Spread the word about the ASMO
charger with us and join to revolution of being smarter in every way!
Ladies and Gentlemen, We have a Stretch Goal!
During our campaign we have received lots of questions about ASMO charger UK-plug version, and gained visibility in the UK media. Our plan so far has been to start the production with the European and US standard plugs and broaden the selection afterwards.
Now, however, we are happy to announce that if we'll raise $100 000 with this campaign, we will start manufacturing also the UK -plugs right away!
Risks and challenges
As with any new project, the ASMO charger project faces several key risks and challenges. The primary risks are in ensuring that ASMO chargers are compatible with every type of mobile device.
Some risks are associated with delivering the finished product within a certain time frame. We’ve minimized those risks by contracting the manufacturing work with Haltian Ltd www.haltian.com , a reliable and experienced partner, to ensure that everything goes according to plan. However, anything can happen when dealing with global certifications and authorities. We’ll keep all our backers fully informed and updated as we finalize details with our manufacturing partner, receive regulatory approvals from the FCC and CE, and are ready to start production.
Our first goal is to get the production started and we decided to begin with standard EU and US plugs. UK Plug has always been a part of our plans, somewhere in the future. However, due to the high demand we have promised the following:
If we'll be able to gather $100K with this campaign, we'll start producing UK plugs in the first wave as well!
The ASMO Charger can charge most electronic devices with a Micro-USB power source, including smart phones, tablets, MP3 players, and cameras.
The "Auto-on" feature works with at least on all the devices listed here:
All ASMO Chargers are manufactured in Finland, close to our headquarters. This way it is easy for us to ensure the high quality of the end product - for example fire safety is a very important thing for us!
There is no use of child labor and no factory roofs are collapsing in the head of employees. We'll make sure that manufacturing is as ecological as possible.
Unfortunately Finland is safe, yet super expensive country to manufacture anything and shipping costs are also very, very high - this is why the prices are high as well.
All money from Kickstarter will be put to manufacturing ASMO Chargers only.
HIGH FIVE: “I love ASMO & you guys, but this is all I can give.” Well, we love you too and appreciate any help, any help helps us with the goal! We’ll thank you even more and keep you updated during this process. Your name will be added to our permanent “thank you page” at www.ASMOcharger.com dedicated to ASMO Kickstarter backers.
If you change your mind and want to order ASMO charger during the campaign, you are always welcome to do it and upgrade to a higher pledge.
LASTU LIMITED EDITION: Tech meets nature. Unique hand made ASMO charger with wooden cover. Made of Finnish wood, manufactured by Lastu, the maker of world’s finest wooden covers. http://lastucase.com/ + HIGH FIVE package.
Add 15$ to shipping outside US or Finland
TRUE SUPPORT PACKAGE: “We <3 Asmo and are not afraid to show it!” This package includes 10 original ASMO Chargers with custom Laser engraving with own logo/random picture + 10 Asmolicious T-shirts + your logo on our Kickstarter page and about everywhere - because we are not afraid to <3 you back!