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Battery died several month after I got my bag. Works only when plugged to the socket. Contacted support several times - no feedback, no battery replacement as per the warranty.
Not serious. Do not recommend.
Unit appears to be dead upon arrival. When plugged in to a wall socket, the blue Buetooth light blinks, and the USB ports light up for a little while, but none of the battery LEDs ever light up. After charging via a wall socket for several hours, the battery still has no charge at all. It cannot even be powered on. I've contacted Phorce via their wbe site, but have not received a reply.
BTW, I hope more phones will be added (Xperia Z2)
That was actually the reason I went to the page here. I love my green phorce but I sometimes get surprised that it appears to drain fast. I usually have 2 unconnected usb cables plugged in for easy charge. (that's no problem right?)
Maybe a DM back? I'll charge it tonight so ill watch it.
Rami - you still need to use the phorce laptop adapter. That will make the pins work!
Hey guys, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions. We're always happy to help. We've shipped out all bags however some were returned to us for a variety of reasons (no one home, wrong address, in russia fedex can only deliver to business addresses, etc.). Thanks!
I have an account at PayPal.
Only for the record: i was only asking you if the supposed package that you clame to have sent hás a tracking number.
Where is my bag ? I send you two messages and no answer. After all the delays you have the nerve to not respond a simple question. Who do you think you are ? I want my money back.
So i ordered the macbook air magsafe adapter from mikegyver, and it arrived yesterday. However, the adapter has 4 pins while the phorce battery only takes 3 pins. Am i supposed to use another adapter?
I am a buyer of phorce by kickstarter ,
I still have not received my bag.
Can you speak ill when I would receive ?
Anyone else having issues with the battery draining to 2% over a few days with nothing being plugged in?
Btw.. that adapter i posted worked PERFECTLY w/the #9 power plug and my HP tablet can totally charge from it at the proper 19.5v too! :)
Found my bag waiting for me after a business trip. It looks great, it feels great and it works great. I am leaving Monday on a business trip and this bag is now coming with me. I love that it can be transformed from backpack to over the shoulder, or just using the handles. I also like that it can expand. The zippers really feel like top quality as does the fabric. It was a long wait, but worth it. Congratulations to the Phorce team. May the Phorce be with you!
Freaking love it. seriously.
Just got my bag today, loving the look and veils quality so far!
I did notice something in the companion app. If I recall, the battery is stated to be 26,000 may, which should be able to recharge a Nexus 7 (3950 mAh) 6.5 times, and a OnePlus One 8 times. The application, however, indicates only 4x for Nexus 7 and 5x for OnePlus One (Phorce core is charged to 100%). Is this just a display error in the App, or is the battery only 15500 mAh?
btw, i'm ordering this from Amazon to see if it will let me use one of the HP adapters to fit my newer HP x2 11-h110nr tablet/convertible. This may work for other laptops too. :)
SILVER Phorce Pro in the HOUSE!!!! got my bag today and wow!! i am super impressed w/the quality and just overall finish and loving the fact that i know the silver is not available for retail either!
Phorce team: It's been a long and windy project but damn i'm glad i stuck w/you till the end. I hope your team has some great retail success and i'll def be spreading the word of Phorce. This weekend i get to test it out as i do two trips to the east coast for work :)
Got my bag last night and it's fantastic - great looking and well thought out. Also, really nice job on the packaging. Did the full charge and am now in the process of depleting the battery. The app is nice - and I know it's just a start - but I haven't been able to get the notifications to work, although it's probably something on my end. Overall an A+, congrats!
Hi. Got my bag a few weeks ago and absolutely loving it! Was really worth the wait.
Quick question though, my bag only has one handle from one side for carrying it as a briefcase. Bag gets lopsided. Any ideas?
Do we have to go to mcgyver for cables? Can you share the cabling / resistor values with us as well please?
Hey guys, we've shipped out the last orders today. Should you not have received your bag by this Friday please send us a message at email@example.com. Enjoy!
Hey Andrew, interesting (and yes, always RTFM;). Can you please send us an email with your laptop model plus a picture of the connector (firstname.lastname@example.org). We'll then look into this for you. Thanks!
Hey Jimmy, there's currently no car charger for Phorce Pro. Maybe something for the future. And yes, inverters are terrible (loud, hot, inefficient, dangerous, etc.)!
Hey Shiou, glad you like the motion controller! That way you don't have to press buttons all the time :)
Hi team, any ETA on London deliveries? I still haven't got my bag or a notification letter.
Just received my bag today, and I'm located in Ohio.
I do have a question, though: I'm looking through the small manual that came with it (always RTFM, always), and I'm noticing a difference in the laptop chargers. The manual says that I should have one numbered 13, for Samsung laptops. Instead, I have one numbered 7 (which isn't in the manual). Is this a misprint in the manual, or a mistake, or something else? If there isn't a 13/Samsung available, would there be somewhere I could buy one online or something?
It sounds like a few others like me received an email saying our bag would be shipped by the end of last week.
I never heard any more and my bag did not arrive
When will you be shipping bags to the US?
When will you be shipping my bag to me?
one last question, is there a car charger for phorce itself? that would be really nice since i could recharge in car or via my other dc battery sources. inverters work but you lose efficiency. hope bag makes it this week!
When are you expecting to ship my bag?
When i will get my bag ?
Same here!! WOOT!! so pumped and it's a silver one too!
Just got my shipping confirmation, can't wait! Congrats again on making it through, y'all!
Any info on when new tips for laptops will be available? The included tips don't work with either my old Thinkpad T410 (large barrel plug) or my work X240 (new rectangular plug).
Hi guys, regarding the part where the battery is motion controlled, you guys simply rocks!! How come I don't see you guys mentioning it in your description? Man this is a real bonus feature!
I didn't receive my bag yet.
Hey Ron, we've just sent you a message. We've tested the app on Samsung devices. Please note that it is motion controlled: if the bag has been stationary for a while it may be in sleep mode. Moving the bag will wake it up and restore the connection.
Hey Anthony, Darren, we're working hard to get the last batch ready for shipment. We'll update when production is ready and will send you a message as soon as yours ships.
Hey Konstantin, we've sent you a message to figure this out.
Hi guys. Did anyone of you experienced the problem with the battery "overheating"? When I plug it to the socket to charge in less than 3 minutes it turns off and phorce app says "Warning you battery is overheating". The battery itself has normal temperature and no indications of overheating.... So far cannot use the bag as it was designed, battery does not work....
When can I get the phorce bag ?
Any possible way I can get my bag by wednesday? i'm going on a trip next weekend and I was REALLY looking forward to using it
Got the bag today and I'm very impressed with its quality :-) The attention to details is formidable and I can hardly wait to actually start using it daily.
Has anyone experienced connection problems with Android phones to the bag? I wonder if it's just my Samsung or a more general problem ..
Hey Mary, we just sent you a message - let's figure out the details and resolve it.
Hey Jimmy, we're working hard to get the final shipments out the door asap. Quality above all though. Thanks for your patience!
Hey Shiou, great to hear! Yes, you can leave your usb-devices plugged in while recharging your bag with the wall charger.
Hey Corey, we're doing a ton of tests and are doing everything we can to get yours in your hands asap. Appreciate your excitement and patience.
Hey Chris, that sounds about right: Phorce Pro charges at 90W max, meaning it will charge your laptop as fast as a wall charger. 1hr = a lot of power.
Hey Eico, thanks for checking up on this. We've shared our cable design with MikeGyver so he should be able to make a Surface cable. All he'd need to change is the value of the resistor.
Hey Lynn, no worries. Quite impressive that your iphone 4 is still alive and kicking - please share your secrets! ;)
Hey Lindon, most US orders have yet to ship. You'll receive an email with shipping confirmation as soon as it ships.
Hey Adam, thanks - glad to hear you appreciate the quality :) Regarding the issue - we've sent you an email to inquire further.
anyone else having problem with the battery charging? I drained and charted it twice ok, though it seemed to drain pretty quickly. Now it won't fully charge at all - down two lights. Going on a trip and will just use the bag, not the battery. Also, sometimes I have success in holding the five seconds and turning the battery on and off, but other times I just cannot turn it off.
So far seems like us in USA haven't gotten ours yet. I also chose the backer color so not sure if that is also delaying shipment along w/possible bug? Figure I've waited this long, what's a few more weeks.
Getting harder though hearing the others talking about theirs. :)
Hey guys, the bag is awesome and even my boss was envious! now my friends are coming to me for help when their own powerbank is drained! The best part that I like about this powerbank is that it can recharge fully in just 4 hours, considering its 26000mah size! I bought a Just Mobile 11000mah powerbank last year because I couldn't wait for Phorce to come and man it needs 13 hours to recharge full! So I really love this bag, and kudos to your team for being able to make this powerbank so efficient in recharging and the reversible USB is really a bonus that sets your product apart from the other powerbank competitors in the market. Actually I have a qns : Can I continue to leave my devices plugged in while the powerbank is recharging from the wall charger?
Did they ship any bags in the US yet?
Has the battery notification been fixed yet?
It is Oct 15 and all bags were supposed to be shipped out.
Has everything been fixed?
When can I expect my bag?
Hi guys, sorry but I'd need to leave a note - currently the battery on full charge only powers/charges my Marcbook retina for about an hour or so... but nothing more. Can I check if it's a glitch or am i missing something? :(
Appreciate the help!
I asked MikeGyver for the Surface plug and he recommended the car charger on his site to convert down from 16 volts of the Phorce to 12V. I don't know where to plug the car plug, but maybe he meant getting a tip with a car outlet receptor can fix it.
Hope this helps.
Phorce Pro is really a high quality product. Thanks for that!
Thank you for both of your responses. From this post, I realize I am out of luck. I have an iPhone 4. I did mention it in my post and pm. I can understand that detail can be missed in my long messages and with all the responses you did in one sitting. Impressive!
Has anyone in the United States received his/her bag? If you did, did you receive a tracking number?
The quality of the bag is perfect. Been using it everyday since I first got it!
The only thing that bothers me though is that the battery can be accidentally turned on. Drained my battery in half a day.
I hope that the button have a bit more resistance when pressing to avoid accidental presses.
Any way to fix this?
Hey L, glad you like the product and quality! Good to hear the connector now works.
Hey Eivind, thanks! Does the Nokia Lumia not charge via USB? If you laptop doesn't fit any of the included connectors please look for a converter/adapter/dongle that plugs onto a standard connector. Is this the one you need: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/5xNEW-Free-shipping-5-5-2-1-to-4-5-3-0-With-needle-with-Pin/1712693084.html ? Your local computer store may have them in stock. Hope this helps!
Hey Brad, great to hear you like the product! As Mohamad mentioned, this should work: http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/Cables_Hubs_Adapters/productdetail.aspx…
Hey Lynn, thanks! We'll definitely look into reinforcing that part. We've just sent you a message regarding the app - I hope that helps to get things working. Do you have an iPhone 4 or 4S? Please note that the app requires iPhone 4S or higher (older iPhones don't support Bluetooth 4). If you have an iPhone 4S the app should work, and the instructions are in your inbox.
Hey Mary, great to hear, thanks! Wherever your travels may take you, we hope Phorce Pro makes them better :)
Hey Pete, thanks - great to hear you appreciate all the details! The drain you describe isn't normal - we're looking into it. Please send us a message if it sustains.
Hey Jan, fantastic - thanks for the kind words and enjoy the product!
Hey Kimberley, that's great to hear!
Hey Philip, no need to worry. Please see our last update - shipping is still ongoing. Shouldn't be long now!
Hey Bart, Winston, glad you like it! Unfortunately we don't yet have a solution for the Surface Pro due to its unique specs and connector. Have you asked MikeGyver?
Hey Michal, great! We spent a lot of time optimising the shoulder strap to make it extra comfortable. Glad you like it :) USB cables are not included - you can simply use the ones you already have.
Hey Jimmy, soon - soon :)
Hey Parisri, we just sent you a message with details about where to purchase the cable (mikegyver).
Hey Xishan, you'll need a converter/dongle (different names for the same thing). Please check your local computer store. Something like this, but then for your laptop type: http://www.amazon.com/VicTsing-Connector-Converter-Elitebook-Precision/dp/B00JR4E4CK
Hey Mohamad, glad to hear you like the product! Thanks for sharing the link here.
Hey Hoydi, thanks for sharing - great to hear you like it! As for the backlit USB ports - it's the little things that count :)
Hey Todd, quickly running out of ways to say thanks, so.. thanks! :) Enjoy the product.
Hey Anjo, good to hear the button works. Hope you enjoy the product and all of its features!
Hey Joannes, thanks for the kind words. Nice to hear you like it!
Hey Tobias, really glad to hear it was worth the wait :)
Hey Shao, thanks for explaining things here. That's correct. Very cool to hear your daughter was able to transform the bag within 2 minutes!! Enjoy :)
Hey Florian, thanks! Premium was our standard for everything. To charge your Macbook please get a Magsafe cable from mikegyver.
Hey Justin, good to hear you received it! Hope you enjoy the product.
Hey Richard, glad you like it! The airline adaptor is incompatible with the new design. To charge your macbook please get a magsafe cable from Mikegyver.
Hey Robert, thanks so much. We know it's taken much longer than planned and it's really great to hear the wait has been worth it. Enjoy!
Hey Damien, super! Please note that Phorce Pro is a Bluetooth 4 device, and these will not show up in your iPhone's bluetooth menu. To pair your bag with your phone, please open the Phorce app. If you open it for the 1st time you'll be taken right to the pairing menu. If you've already opened it, go to menu > My Phorce > switch device, then select your Phorce Pro from the menu. Hope this helps!
Hey Peter, phenomenal is great to hear :) We're happy you finally received it - enjoy!!