About this project
We all deal with dead phone batteries every day. Imagine the scenario where you have both a dead car battery and mobile phone. We created the Pocket Jump to be simple and uncomplicated, and to be there for you when you need it. Something you wouldn’t want to leave home with out. The Pocket Jump is the first system that combines the advanced technology to charge smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, and more with the power to jump-start your car, all while never leaving the safety and security of the driver’s seat.
Equipped with Smart Charge technology, it can recharge a multitude of devices, one after another, and still have the power to jump-start a vehicle. The Pocket Jump is also rechargeable, guaranteeing you safety and convenience for years to come.
Technology has enriched our lives in many ways. But it has its downside, and that downside is that electronic batteries do not run forever.
Pocket Jump uses advanced technology that allows us to be prepared for that moment when our batteries do run down; and frees us from bulky equipment, dangerous jumper cables, and the hazards of finding ourselves stranded on the side of the road.
Everything about the Pocket Jump has been designed to be portable and reliable.
Pocket Jump Jump Starting a Truck.
Pocket Jump includes:
- Micro USB Cable for convenience of recharging the Pocket Jump via USB power source
- Cigarette Lighter Socket/Power Port Plug for transferring power from the Pocket Jump to your car battery using the internal wiring of the vehicle, and a reverse switch that allows you to recharge the Pocket Jump via your car’s battery once you’re back on the road.
Pocket Jump's Smart Charge knows the right voltage to use no matter what you plug into it. Be it mobile phone, tablet, gaming device, or vehicle you know you are getting the right voltage and most out of your charge.
The Pocket jump can be re-charged via a USB port in car or USB port in computer or any USB port plug.
With Pocket Jump, we wanted to design something that would be portable and still carry enough oomph to jump-start your car! Its form follows function, helping to make the product durable and practical, yet sleek and stylish enough that you won’t want to leave home without it.
Pocket Jump is available in a variety of colors: red, blue, purple, silver, and black.
Behind the beautifully designed, hard polycarbonate shell lies a portable yet powerful piece of technology.
Pocket Jump isn't just a cool techie gadget. It's built to last. Its serious mechanical structure protects circuit boards that contain the technology to decipher whether you've plugged in a mobile phone or you are jump-starting your vehicle. To fit so much into such a small space, we really had put our heads together. The resulting design is the brainchild of true innovation, if we do say so ourselves.
Who is the Pocket Jump For?
Survey after survey reports that most of us—as many as 1 in 5 people worldwide, have mobile phones and over 1 billion vehicles are on the roads—The Pocket Jump is for all of them.
We've built the Pocket Jump for anyone one who will encounter a dead phone battery or a dead vehicle battery- which is pretty much everyone. By donating you become a part of the solution to a worldwide problem.
How We Got Here
For the past few months, we've been designing, prototyping, coding, testing, breaking, and building.
Where We Are Now
We recently successfully completed our first EVT build (engineering validation testing). This involved manufacturing, assembling, and testing the functionality of all the circuit boards and technology inside the Pocket Jump.
We've started doing in-home testing with our team and will be gradually increasing the size of our test sample in the coming weeks and months.
We are now starting our second EVT build to incorporate a number of changes and improvements we discovered during this process. Afterword, we will freeze changes in the electronics and move into DVT (design verification testing) where we will test everything from the mechanicals, to the electrical, to firmware and design functionality.
The final stage is doing a PVT (production verification testing) run which is designed to assure the required quality and durability.
We've selected experienced manufacturing partners that have built and shipped millions of devices. We're willing to bet you own a few of them.
- October- Kick off DVT
- November - Ship initial rewards (t-shirts and hats) to Kickstarter backers
- December - Kick off PVT
- January- Ship initial units to Kickstarter backers
We're a team of designers, engineers, and operations staff based in Chattanooga TN and Main office in Orlando, FL. UCF grads Angelo Ramsbott and Lou Lentine who invented the product have built products and services that millions of people around the world use and love.
When building a product focused on solving a problem that is encountered worldwide, we didn't want to hide our efforts behind closed doors. Over the coming months, we want to learn from you what your requirements are for such a device, what affects your charge times, what you care about, and make sure we build the best possible product.
The KickStarter funds will be used to bring in the inventory and ramp up manufacturing to fulfill orders for the large retailers around the world!
We're also having a lot of fun working on the Pocket Jump and want share everything we're learning along the way with you!
Risks and challenges
Any new project carries significant risks. However, with proper planning, we're able to foresee and perhaps eliminate many of them.
Having said that we've worked hard to minimize the risks and anticipate the challenges that are possible.
The greatest risk, truthfully, is the greatest risk for any new venture regardless of the product or business plan. That risk is shortage of funds.
Pocket Jump will move ahead with production and fulfillment as long as it gets successfully funded before the end of this campaign.
A successful campaign will allow us to commence the final design and gain traction ahead of the competition and be able to ship the inventory to TV shopping channels as well as one of the largest retailers in the world. You will help bring this problem solving item to the world.
The bottom line is if you like this one of a kind, Pocket Jump and want to enjoy the conveniences it provides, then please support and help us to minimize the risk by becoming a backer.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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