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A 12 outlet surge protector that watches over your devices, shielding them from evil power surges and costly energy vampires Read more

New York, NY Design
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This project's funding goal was not reached on January 20, 2012.

A 12 outlet surge protector that watches over your devices, shielding them from evil power surges and costly energy vampires

New York, NY Design
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Hello,

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!

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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    THANK YOU + SCREENSAVER: Pledge $1 and receive an email expressing our gratitude for your generosity and a hi-res Higher Power screen saver.

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    POSTCARD: Pledge $5 and receive a Higher Power postcard, handwritten to you or a loved one, and delivered faithfully by the US Postal Service (US only).

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    $25 reward

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    1 HIGHER POWER: A $25 pledge pre-orders one Higher Power surge protector – a $29.99 retail value – (free shipping in the US).

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    CHOICE OF 2: A $50 pledge pre-orders any combination of Higher Power surge protectors and t-shirts totaling 2 items (free shipping in the US).

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    $75 reward

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    CHOICE OF 3: A $75 pledge pre-orders any combination of Higher Power surge protectors and t-shirts totaling 3 items (free shipping in the US).

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    CHOICE OF 5 + PATRON LISTING: A $100 pledge pre-orders any combination of Higher Power surge protectors and t-shirts totaling 5 items (free shipping in the US). You will also be listed on our website as a patron of the project.

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    CHOICE OF 15 + DISCOUNT + PATRON LISTING: A $250 pledge pre-orders any combination of Higher Power surge protectors and t-shirts totaling 15 items – this is a bulk rate of $16.67 each, that's 45% off our retail price – (free shipping in the US). You will also be listed on our website as a patron of the project.

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    CHOICE OF 30 + DISCOUNT + FEATURE: A $500 pledge pre-orders any combination of Higher Power surge protectors and t-shirts totaling 30 items – this is a bulk rate of $16.67 each, that's 45% off our retail price – (free shipping in the US). Plus we will write a feature about you or an organization of your choosing on our blog.

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    CHOICE OF 60 + DISCOUNT + FEATURE + PERSONALIZED INSCRIPTIONS: A $1000 pledge pre-orders any combination of Higher Power surge protectors and t-shirts totaling 60 – this is a bulk rate of $16.67 each, that's 45% off our retail price – (free shipping in the US). You will have the option to have your Higher Power surge protectors inscribed with a custom message of your choosing. We will also write a feature about you or an organization of your choosing on our blog.

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    1 STAINLESS STEEL HIGHER POWER: A $2500 pledge pre-orders one polished stainless steel Higher Power surge protector signed by the designer with a custom personalized engraving. This is a numbered edition, only 10 will be made. Free shipping anywhere.

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    1 GOLD HIGHER POWER: A $5000 pledge pre-orders one 18K gold plated Higher Power surge protector signed by the designer with a custom personalized engraving. This is a numbered edition, one of five. We will hand deliver personally anywhere in the US.

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