About this project
Thanks to Kickstarter and all of our backers, we're able to make AUGMENT a reality!
If you missed our campaign you can still pre-order AUGMENT via our website.
9to5mac - "reinvents the battery case"
Macmixing - "very unique and useful case system"
BGR - "Slick iPhone case"
Flossy Carter - "This is a GO!"
TechCrunch - "Stylish, Lightweight, Charger And Case Set"
We use our iPhones a lot! From the time we wake up through to the end of the day, we rely on them for both work and play. However, a lot of the time our battery can't keep up and even worse, it will often run out right when we need it most.
Battery Case - Large, bulky and compromises compatibility
Power Bank - Large, heavy, uses messy cables and charges separately
We knew there had to be a better solution.
WHAT IS AUGMENT?
AUGMENT is the first of its kind mobile charging solution. A modular design iPhone case and charging module that integrate seamlessly to give you 60% extra power when you need it most.
AUGMENT Case offers unique style and the protection that you would expect from a premium iPhone case.
AUGMENT Charge is a 'plug-and-play' module that packs a 60% power boost into a compact form that fits in your coin pocket.
CHARGING IS QUICK AND EASY
Jack-in for a 60% power boost when you are on the go. Still enjoy the freedom of your slim device when you are fully charged.
RECHARGING IS SIMPLE
You can charge it together with your phone (shown below) or individually using the included micro USB cable.
COMPACT & LIGHTWEIGHT
The AUGMENT Charge module is the perfect balance between power & size.
AUGMENT Charge increases the capacity of the iPhone 5 / 5S by an additional 1200mAh.
THE STORY SO FAR
We've spent months refining the design of AUGMENT and carefully considering every detail in order to produce the best possible product. You can read more about the design of the AUGMENT iPhone case in our blog here.
Over the last six months, working directly with our trusted and industry-leading manufacturing partners in China, we have run the design and development process side by side in order to achieve the best possible result.
With the assistance of our world class manufacturing partners, we have made several prototypes and completed several rounds of user testing in order to achieve the perfect balance between battery capacity and physical size.
Following this accomplishment, we also commenced the initial tooling for both the Case and Charge module plastic components.
We have recently completed small pilot run of 30 units for both the iPhone case and battery module and these are the result.
These units have already been tested and trialed and we are excited to say that the feedback has been amazing! AUGMENT has already saved our test group from running out of battery a number of times.
AUGMENT Charge has also received approval from Apple for our initial MFi (Made For iPhone) Product Plan. This will allow us to proceed with the final certification immediately after reaching our funding goal.
We are pretty excited! We are almost there, but we still need your help before we can get the product into your hands.
- Final Production tooling
- Material & Production
- Minimum Order Quantities (MOQ)
- Electrical Certifications
- Final MFi Certification
Upon reaching our target goal, we plan to immediately begin working to complete these final steps in order to begin shipping product to you as soon as possible. As a backer of our project you will also receive regular updates of our progress every step of the way.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS & DIMENSIONS
iPhone is a trademark or registered trademark of Apple Inc.
We are a creative team experienced in the concept and development of tech products. Our mission is to enhance technology and the way we use it by reshaping the standard solutions. The team is passionate about providing solutions that enhance both style and function.
Risks and challenges
We not only have a team experienced in producing high quality consumer electronics, but we are also based here in Hong Kong and China. Working directly with our manufacturing partners from day one of each project greatly reduces the risks involved with manufacturing.
We have also already spent significant resources developing our product to further minimize risk and reduce the time required to get the product into your hands. We are now facing the final challenges which include final tooling, testing, compliance, and production.
Made For iPhone (MFi Certification)
We have already received initial approval from Apple for our MFi product plan. The final MFi certification is not without some risk, however having completed this step and working directly with an MFi Certified Manufacturing Licensee we are confident of passing testing and receiving certification.
We intend to reward our backers and the faith put in us by delivering the best quality product possible in the quickest possible time. Although we can't guarantee there won't be any delays, we can guarantee that we will keep you involved every step of the way.
Getting the best possible product delivered to you as quickly as possible is our mission. In order to reduce the risks involved with the actual shipping we will be partnering with a world class fulfillment agency.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Unfortunately the rechargeable battery is not replaceable, however we are using a very high quality battery.
The battery will withstand a minimum of 500 cycles. As is typical with lithium ion batteries, after 500 cycles the battery may hold less than 75% of its original capacity.
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