This project's funding goal was not reached on July 10, 2011.
About this project
Revive your gadgets.
What happens when you combine fashion with technology? You arrive at our idea, a Reva Bag: a stylish utility handbag with solar charging capabilities. The Reva bag capture and store energy from the sun, and within the bag is a female USB port that allows the user to charge her gadgets on the go. The energy stored in the Reva bag allows you to recharge your gadgets anytime, anywhere.
The Reva bag can store enough juice to fully charge an iPhone, Blackberry, or Android twice. Just carrying the Reva bag with you for a day will ensure it will always have enough juice to charge your gadget.
We want to invest part of our funds into finalizing our bag designs to feature different sizes, colors, and a variety of patterns. We are going to produce different bag sizes that cater to the needs of both professionals and students.
<start engineering speak> Another sum of our funds will be used to fulfill minimum order quotas from our manufacturers and suppliers. We’ve developed a method to efficiently combine the electronics integration into the handbag assembly process. Right now, our manufacturing center is a basement sweatshop (refer to pictures below). We currently cut, glue, and solder all of our electronics and textiles by hand. We are planning on streamlining this process by partnering with a textiles manufacturer. In order to keep our bags reasonably priced, we are allocating handbag manufacturing to China. After the handbags arrive from China, we will integrate the electronics at another facility in the US. </end engineering speak>
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We need your help!
Please support us by donating! Remember, we will only get funded if we reach our $15,000 goal. We have prototypes, design, and manufacturing process all set, now we just need you to make this happen.
Tech Specs (subject to change)
Solar Panels: 1.5 W for small, 2 - 3 W for large.
Battery: 2800 mAh A123 + 0.5 F Super Cap.
Charge time in direct sunlight: 6 hours for small size, 4 hours for large size.
USB output: 2.5 W (USB Standard)
Compatibility (tested so far): Crappy Kodak camera, iPhone (all models), iPod (all models), Blackberry Bold, Moto Droid (first gen). If the phone charges via USB, it should be compatible with the Reva bag. The Reva bag conforms to USB standard power output.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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