A 12 outlet surge protector that watches over your devices, shielding them from evil power surges and costly energy vampires Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on January 20, 2012.
About this project
We are Alex and Rob, longtime friends and collaborators. We present to you, Higher Power, a cruciform surge protector that watches over your devices, shielding them from evil power surges, costly energy vampires, and the horrors of AC contamination.
Our idea originated when plugging a bulky adapter into a regular power strip and discovering that it blocked several outlets.
While pondering how to free up some more space on the power strip, the cruciform design came to us – a divine inspiration.
We made a paper model, then a computer model, and then some renderings and we posted it on our website. Within days Higher Power was covered by Boing Boing, Wired, Cnet, Tree Hugger and Dezeen among others.
We received tons of commentary both heartfelt and hilarious. And we were inundated with requests to buy Higher Power. The only problem, we didn't really have anything to sell yet.
Since our initial launch, we have spent a year fine tuning the design and assembly, figuring out the electronics, and sourcing manufacturing. We are ready to produce our first batch of 5000 Higher Power surge protectors.
So now we have a great product, in an iconic shape, that solves an everyday problem, but we need money to produce it. That's where Kickstarter comes in.
If you contribute to our campaign, you will help birth an immaculately conceived idea and get some great rewards for your contribution.
Please help us make Higher Power a reality. Because who doesn't need a cruciform surge protector.
Thank you for checking out Higher Power.
We hope you can contribute, but if you can't we would very much appreciate if you would share it with any friends you think may be interested.
A very special thank you to Jonathan Horvath for the awesome voiceover and Alan Silverman for the amazing renderings.
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