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Cabin is the slim aluminum portable battery for iPhone that attaches magnetically for an unobtrusive and simple recharging experience.
Cabin is the slim aluminum portable battery for iPhone that attaches magnetically for an unobtrusive and simple recharging experience.
Cabin is the slim aluminum portable battery for iPhone that attaches magnetically for an unobtrusive and simple recharging experience.
2,422 backers pledged $188,559 to help bring this project to life.

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BGR: This is easily the greatest iPhone accessory we’ve ever seen

CNET: ...looks like a very nice complement to the iPhone -- something Apple might have designed itself.

Cultofmac: ...that’s so sleek and unapologetically aluminum, you’d think it came straight from Jony Ive’s prototype design lab.

Maclife: The device respects Apple's design philosophy and complements it in a way that third-party peripherals seldom do.

Gizmodo: ...It's a nice fantasy.

Macgasm: The result is an "unobtrusive and simple recharging experience."

Geeky-gadgets: ...provide a portable iPhone battery solution that doesn’t compromise the iPhone's styling, size and design.

Digital Spy: An innovative battery solution for the iPhone...

GigaOM: ...a magnetic charger for the iPhone could be pretty nice.

UberGizmo: This is an awesome idea...

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We encourage you to watch our video above and read the explanation below for more details. We hope by the end, you'll agree with us that Cabin provides the best portable charging experience yet. 

At the beginning of this project we asked ourselves one simple question: How can we build a better portable battery for iPhone? Wrap-around cases with integrated batteries can be big, bulky, and ugly, and separate external batteries must be connected using a Lightning cable, making them a pain to use and hold when on the go. 

Introducing Cabin

So what’s a better way? This questioning forced us to rethink the typical portable battery design and ultimately led us to Cabin, a portable battery that offers an amazing charging experience without compromising iPhone’s size and design. 

The Key to Cabin

Simply Magnetic. The key to Cabin’s ease-of-use is the magnetic connection between iPhone and Cabin. By designing a special MicroAdaptor for the iPhone’s Lightning port which magnetically attaches iPhone to Cabin, we have made the connection and charging process, if it may be said, incredibly delightful. Cabin is solid, precise, and easily attachable/removable.

The Best Portable Battery for iPhone

Easier Than Ever. No more tangled wires or awkward external batteries; Recharge your iPhone simply by resting the iPhone in Cabin, or recharge both separately or simultaneously using our Cabin Dock.

Svelte and Well-Crafted. Cabin is much smaller than common wrap-around battery cases. Instead of engineering just another case, we use magnetic connections, edge-covering frame, and aluminum unibody construction to keep Cabin small and simple to use.

Beautiful Finish. Cabin has been designed to accentuate the incredible beauty of iPhone. Its aluminum unibody construction and hidden LED indicator makes Cabin a compact, yet useful product.

Hold Comfortably. Its suitable size, aluminum unibody construction, and humanized design make Cabin feel great while in your hand.

Safety By Power. Cabin’s high quality 2200mAh battery extends iPhone’s battery life by about 130% with the same charging efficiency as Lightning cable. Cabin uses a customized battery cell certified by international safety standards and a top-level circuit protection cell that is the same as that of commercial smart phones. The metal shell also ensures high structural strength.  

The Best Dock for iPhone

Alongside Cabin, we have also designed the Cabin Dock for simple desktop charging of both Cabin and iPhone.

Put On and Go On. Thanks to our MicroAdapter, placing iPhone directly on the Cabin Dock is as easy as putting your phone on the table. An iPhone and attached Cabin battery can also be placed on the Dock together, charging both in the process.

Charge and Sync. Not only does the Dock charge iPhone or iPhone + Cabin but it also provides data synchronization during the charging process if connected to a computer through the USB port.

Seamless Design. Cabin Dock was designed alongside the Cabin battery to ensure seamless use and a coherent experience. Just like Cabin, we are using the best techniques and components to make Cabin Dock a great compliment for the iPhone.

Minimal but powerful. We have designed a Dock that is beautiful and useful while taking up very little desk space. In the meantime, it has the high efficient charging ability just as the Lightning cable.

A Better Lightning Cable

Connect Magnetically. Our passion for improving the charging process has even extended to improving the Lightning cable itself. Our MagAdaptor for the Apple Lightning cable easily connects to our iPhone MicroAdaptor or Cabin. 

Connect without Thinking. It doesn’t matter which orientation the MagAdaptor and MicroAdaptor are connected. So need to connect iPhone while driving in the car? Simply get Lightning cable with MagAdaptor close to the base of your iPhone and the two will snap together magnetically for a safe and hassle-free connection experience. 

The Simple Life

1 - Cabin
2 - Cabin Dock
3 - MagAdapter
4 - MicroAdapter (Black/White)
       
For us, good is not enough and every design detail must be perfect. That is why we have spent the past two years designing Cabin. Over these two years we said goodbye to cheap plastic and decided instead to use aluminum. We rejected MicroUSB for a better connection method. We refused a complex solution and instead sought simplicity. All this care led us to a wonderful charging solution that is useful in a variety of situations, from at home to on the side walk to in the car. All this care led us to Cabin.

Design Story

Team

HEVO LABS is a dedicated, professional team from Shenzhen, China. We believe new products should be original, imaginative, useful, and gorgeous. Our goal is to create elegant products that simplify life and make our current technology more effective. 

Shenzhen is the current heart of world electronics manufacturing and is a paradise for both fans and makers of new technology. Our location in Shenzhen allows us amazing access to the world's best suppliers and manufacturers, helping us turn our dreams into affordable, high-quality products for you.

Future Plans. We have already begun preliminary design work on Cabin for iPhone 6. This Cabin will be thinner and yet able to hold greater capacity. Please note that our current Kickstarter is only for an iPhone5/5s-compatible Cabin. With your passion and support, we hope to complete Cabin for iPhone 6 as early as possible.

Production Schedule

July: Complete detail design work for the mass-produced version of Cabin, make the procurement plan for cells and the internal circuitry components.

August: Produce the mould for plastic components, work on CNC machining of aluminum components, and produce the PCB (printed circuit board) and complete PCBA (printed circuit board assembly).

September: Finish the surface treatment for metal components and mass-produce and assemble the plastic components.

October: Check the quality of all components, complete final assembly, test and package the final product, and deliver Cabin to all our wonderful backers!

Risks and challenges

Like all hardware projects, our main challenges are logistics and manufacturing.

For the manufacturing, we’re confident we can bring Cabin to production with complete satisfaction to our backers. Shenzhen is home to most of the world's major electronics factories (including those that produce iPhone and other Apple products) and within and surrounding the city is a complete industrial supply chain. We have already received component commitments from our suppliers, and have sustained relationships with the factory to ensure production can be carried out according to plan.

We also recognize our product may be affected by the logistics market and must pass a variety of security certifications and licenses after manufacturing from the factory in Shenzhen is complete. We are actively applying for these licenses now. If we encounter extraordinary circumstances, delivery might be delayed but we are committed to providing the latest information to all Kickstarter Backers about logistics information and estimated delivery times, which is very simple as our team is based in Shenzhen. Any hiccups or delays will be communicated with 100% transparency.

Being located in Shenzhen's manufacturing hub, we are situated directly in the production environment, so it is very simple for use to focus on and solve any potential logistics and manufacturing problems, and also work directly with the component suppliers and manufactures to ensure Cabin's quality. We appreciate your confidence in us and we promise to deliver to you the best charging experience possible!

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    A Virtual High Five

    Thank you for helping us take Cabin forward! We really appreciate your help to make this dream a reality. You’ll receive our updates about Cabin as well as our future plans and products via email.

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    What's Better Than A T-Shirt

    Receive a MagAdaptor and MicroAdaptor for a safe and simple charging experience both at home and in the car. (Free shipping in the US. Add $10 to ship outside the US.)

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    A Cabin Dock Plus All The Fixings

    With the Dock, MagAdaptor, and MicroAdaptor, desktop charging has never been so elegant. Suggested retail price is $80. (Free shipping in the US. Add $10 to ship outside the US.)

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    Cabin Battery For The Early Birds

    The first 200 backers at this level will receive Cabin, MagAdaptor, and MicroAdaptor. With Cabin, there won't be any further need to worry about battery problems while on the go. Suggested retail price is $120. (Free shipping in the US. Add $10 to ship outside the US.)

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    It's The Main Event

    With Cabin, MicroAdaptor, and MagAdaptor, you'll have the best charging experience right in the palm of your hand. Suggested retail price is $120. (Free shipping in the US. Add $10 to ship outside the US.)

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    For All The Pioneers

    The first 200 backers at this level will receive a complete bundle of Cabin, Cabin Dock, MagAdaptor, and MicroAdaptor. We thank you 200 for your great early support and hope you really enjoy using this comprehensive and easy charging solution. Suggested retail price is $180. (Free shipping in the US. Add $20 to ship outside the US.)

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    The Unabridged Edition

    Receive a complete bundle of Cabin, Cabin Dock, MagAdaptor, and MicroAdaptor. This bundle is a complete solution for portable charging at home, on the road, and in the car. Suggested retail price is $180. (Free shipping in the US. Add $20 to ship outside the US.)

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    The Cabin Dock Set

    One dock at home and another in your office. Receive Cabin, 2 Cabin Docks, 2 MagAdaptors, and 2 MicroAdaptors, for an enjoyable, elegant charging experience no matter where you are. (Free shipping in the US. Add $40 to ship outside the US.)

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    The Double Cabin Set

    One for you and another for the one you love (or work with). Receive 2 Cabins, 2 Cabin Docks, 2 MagAdaptors, and 2 MicroAdaptors. (Free shipping in the US. Add $40 to ship outside the US.)

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    Sharing Is Caring

    Want to share the absolute best charging experience with your family or office? Receive 4 Cabins, 4 Cabin Docks, 4 MagAdaptors, and 4 MicroAdaptors. (Free shipping in the US. Add $80 to ship outside the US.)

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    You’re An Absolute Hero!

    The world will thank you for sharing such an amazing charging experience! Receive 10 Cabins, 10 Cabin Docks, 10 MagAdaptors, and 10 MicroAdaptors. (Free shipping in the US. Add $100 to ship outside the US.)

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