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Intelligent software. Elegant design. All in a USB charger designed to prevent overcharging and eliminate energy waste. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on December 11, 2013.

Intelligent software. Elegant design. All in a USB charger designed to prevent overcharging and eliminate energy waste.

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Inhabitat: "Powerslayer puts a stop to vampire power draw"

Crowdlifted: "Powerslayer: smart USB charger made in the USA aims to save money and the planet"

Gadgetsin: "Powerslayer USB charger prevents overcharging and energy waste"

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We're starting a revolution in charging, and we want you to join!

Standard USB chargers recharge our devices, and frankly, that's about it. Unimaginative, boring - and wasteful. And when they're finished charging, they continue drawing power. Power that's wasted. Multiply that by a billion devices, and you can see the problem.

Powerslayer is a new kind of charger. Savvy. Responsible. Convenient. Elegant. And very, very intelligent.

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Risks and challenges

Because we are dealing with multiple vendors - plastic manufacturer, printed circuit board assembly maker, packaging manufacturer, and a fulfillment center - that means coordinating each one of those schedules so that it all comes together at the same time. The biggest challenge for us right now is finding enough quantities of a few key components for the circuit board that are in high demand. Other than that we’re on track to deliver as planned. We are also planning for the “good problem to have” - that our Kickstarter campaign is wildly successful. In that regard, we are trying to overstock on long-lead items with our plastics, circuit board and packaging manufacturers. If setbacks do arise after we’re funded, we are an experienced team that has dealt with all situations of hardware and software challenges - as well as meeting tight deadlines under fire.

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  • We have added a new reward that offers international shipping option. You can select this reward if living outside the US.

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  • Yes it is.

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  • Not for the Kickstarter campaign, but if we get enough funding we hope to. Powerslayer is compatible with world-wide power standards so, for now, you can use a plug adapter that's fitted for the country you are living in.

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    10 backers

    THANK YOU: for powering this movement. Every dollar counts on our quest for a smarter energy future.

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    23 backers

    BRAIDED CLOTH USB CABLE: 1 x 40" Velvetwire charging cable in Marine and Coral color weave. Your choice of Micro, Apple Lightning or Apple 30-pin connector type.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    6 backers

    STRETCH GOAL 1!! - XL BRAIDED CLOTH USB CABLE: 1 x 72" Velvetwire charging cable in Marine and Coral color weave. Your choice of Micro, Apple Lightning or Apple 30-pin connector type. All apple connectors MFi certified!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    131 backers

    THE POWERSLAYER: Waste no more. Now you have your very own Powerslayer smart charger in Fathom color.

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    199 backers Limited (1 left of 200)

    THE EARLY BIRD - POWERSLAYER KIT: You're ready to take charge. The Kit includes 1 x Fathom color Powerslayer smart charger, 1 x Felt/Leather travel case, and 1 x 40" braided cloth USB cable in Marine/Coral color weave [choose Micro, Apple Lightning or Apple 30-pin connector type].

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    103 backers Limited (97 left of 200)

    STILL EARLY - POWERSLAYER KIT: You're ready to take charge. The Kit includes 1 x Fathom color Powerslayer smart charger, 1 x Felt/Leather travel case, and 1 x 40" braided cloth USB cable in Marine/Coral color weave [choose Micro, Apple Lightning or Apple 30-pin connector type].

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    88 backers

    POWERSLAYER KIT - CHOOSE ANY COLOR: The power is in your hands. The Kit includes your choice of 1 x Fathom, Coral, Marine or Hull color Powerslayer smart charger, 1 x Felt/Leather travel case, and 1 x 40" braided cloth USB cable in Marine/Coral color weave [choose Micro, Apple Lightning or Apple 30-pin connector type].

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    24 backers

    International shipping option: POWERSLAYER KIT - CHOOSE ANY COLOR: The power is in your hands. The Kit includes your choice of 1 x Fathom, Coral, Marine or Hull color Powerslayer smart charger, 1 x Felt/Leather travel case, and 1 x 40" braided cloth USB cable in Marine/Coral color weave [choose Micro, Apple Lightning or Apple 30-pin connector type].

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    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)