About this project
WE'VE HIT OUT STRETCH GOAL OF $85,000!
THAT MEANS EVERYBODY GETS A FREE UPGRADE WITH A CARDHOLDER AND MAGENETIC USB CABLES! We couldn't have done it without you beautiful people!
It's projected that by the close of 2015 there will be billions of people using smartphones worldwide, but most will still be using unattractive external batteries and messy, tangle prone cables for power. At Novelsys, we decided to reinvent the entire charging process with Ampere- the (world's first) smart wireless charging sleeve. Here's how:
Wires are a hassle. With Ampere, simply slide your smartphone into the sleeve to charge. There's no alignment necessary and charging works every time. It's that easy.
We understand wireless charging may not be as efficient as plugging in to your wall outlet. For the times you need a superfast boost (4 x faster than standard USB laptop output) plug in our USB charger and GO!
Use your device even while charging
This is the only charger that knows it's 2015. Connect your charger to your phone to automate and simplify your charging experience. Let us show you how charging can be better.
Available free for iOS and Android. Ampere works even without the app.
100% Genuine Cowhide Leather
Chargers are generally boring or too masculine. Ampere looks and feels unlike any other charger. Once you get it in your hand, you're going to love it. We achieved this through innovative material sourcing. By recycling the excess material from premium automotive upholstery, we're able to make Ampere at an incredible nexus of quality and value.
As avid Kickstarter backers ourselves, we're all too aware of the challenges hardware projects face. That might explain why even before launch we have ordered components for our first batch. Yes. Even before you guys have backed us, we have backed our money on you! Because sometimes you beautiful people deserve to be rewarded.
Supports Qi Electromagnetic Inductive Charging: because alignment is important to wireless charging, only the above devices have been optimised to deliver maximum efficiency. Ampere may work with other models, but we have not tested them to the standards we are satisfied with.
Is your smartphone not compatible with Ampere? Will Ampere be able to fit your case? Let us know what you'd like to see us support via Reddit.
Simply add these to your pledge total. We'll contact you after the Kickstarter campaign is over. Not available with $1 reward tier.
Any crazy idea needs a crazy team. We are a bunch of young, ambitious dreamers with the simple vision to power the world, working from Singapore and Florida. Our co-founders keep it real by actually putting their university education on hold to pursue this dream:
We couldn't have done this without the support of our Amps community, who helped us through our product development and partied with us at our soft launch:
And lastly, our incredible industry partners:
If you'd like to keep up with our antics, follow us on Instagram!
Here's where every pledge will go:
It is likely that we'll be able to find more cost effective suppliers than those currently listed, however these provide a reasonable basis for determining a ceiling on our funding. We've also added a risk mitigation buffer; issues with failed Kickstarter payments and fixing our injection mold tooling may incur unforeseen costs, for example.
If you've got any questions, we'd love to help you with them! Hit us up via any of the following links, and we'll reply you ASAP.
Risks and challenges
1) Manufacturing: This may be the greatest hurdle for any hardware product.
There are tons of unpredictable challenges from component delays to getting a spoiled product.
To mitigate this, we've taken strides early on (before the start of the campaign, the founders put in their own money to pay for tooling, components, certifications) to ensure that a high quality product is delivered on time.
Additionally, we selected and work only with manufacturing partners with over 20 years of experience in the field, to ensure you that you will not only get Ampere on time, but that it meets the highest standards.
2) Fulfilment: Sometimes things go wrong- a shipment is lost, a part is delayed (delaying the entire product) or a machine breaks down.
To minimize these problems, we planned for contingencies for all possible scenarios.
For example, if a shipment is lost, we cater extra products to replace that lost. For delays, we added buffers to ensure that the components arrive early (components were ordered as early as in November 2014). And we catered two assembly lines to prepare for any machine breakdown.
Everything is planned ahead to ensure that you get a high quality product, on time.
3) Product Adjustments: Ampere is production ready, but there may inevitably be some minor adjustments.
Rest ensured that any adjustments made will be made with a singular intention of delivering the best product possible. More importantly, any change will be clearly communicated to you. We've been communicating even before we launch; we don't plan to stop just because our project is successful.
4) Product Quality: At Novelsys, we take pride in every aspect of our finished product. Firstly, we put in place quality checks for every major component (from the PCB board to the fabric). There are two stages: the local manufacturer inspects it once, before Novelsys personally inspects and approves it.
If it does not meet our standards, it will not be sent to you :) We want you to be able to say: "it works, just like I wanted it to".Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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