About this project
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"
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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