Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 2, 2012.
About this project
JUST SAY NO! to dead iPhones and "eh" iPhone cases.
**Featured, reviewed, and praised on Mind of the Geek, a major online news site!**
Are you tired of the uncanny ability of your iPhone to run out of power whenever you need it most? Are you tired of seeing your iPhone enslaved by the power outlet? Are you tired of the cheap USB ports that come with all major iPhone rechargeable battery cases?
Well we are too.
For goodness sakes, this is 2012, not the medieval ages. You deserve a much better experience with your iPhone.
*Cue drum roll and spontaneous fanfare*
Enter the ureka Rechargeable Battery!
Charge your phone in your pocket whenever and wherever you want with the BEST combination of thinness, lightness, quality, and power ever created for an iPhone 4/4s case.
ureka is a thin rechargeable case for the iPhone 4 & 4s that will more than double your iPhone's battery life. Ureka preserves the natural flow and beauty of your iPhone while still protecting your iPhone from daily wear and tear. The inside of the case will feature a form fit design structure to keep your iPhone snug and secure.
One of the most unique aspects of the ureka Rechargeable Battery Case is that it is the first rechargeable battery case that uses a 30-pin dock connector directly compatible with any iPhone charger. All of the major rechargeable battery cases on the market today are limited to depending on USB ports for charging. This not only forces users to carry around cumbersome USB charge cables, but also leads to poor charging quality and a less powerful rechargeable battery case.
The ureka Rechargeable Battery Case eliminates all of these problems.
When we say that the ureka Rechargeable Battery case is the best combination of thinness, lightness, quality, and power EVER created for an iPhone 4/4s case, we're not joking around.
SIZE. The ureka, at 125mm long, 60mm wide, and 15mm tall, will be thinner than competing products claiming to be the "thinnest" on the market.
WEIGHT. The ureka will be one of the lightest, if not the lightest, on the market, approximately weigh a feathery 60g.
BATTERY CAPACITY. The ureka will also be the most powerful rechargeable battery case on the market, with a battery capacity of 2200 mAh.
OUTPUT. The ureka will have an output of 5V@100A.
Not convinced that our product is a good idea? We heavily encourage you to look at the specs of competing rechargeable battery cases and decide for yourself.
What material is the ureka made from?
Many of our iPhones suffer from a common symptom in which our iPhones are naturally attracted to the ground. The symptom? Gravity.
Thus, keeping this in mind, we have designed the ureka Rechargeable Battery Case to ensure it hurts the ground more than the ground can hurt your iPhone. The ureka Rechargeable Battery Case will be made out of a special form of hybrid polyvinyl chloride plastic that is extremely shock absorbent. Moreover, the case will also include a slim lithium-polymer rechargeable battery, one which will be fully integrated into the case and can host a capacity of 2200 mAh.
How is the ureka made?
Through magic. More specifically, our ureka Rechargeable Battery Case is designed in our California headquarters, where it will also undergo state-of-the-art 3-D molding. The final product will be assembled by our Chinese subsidiaries and partners. Through our manufacturing agreements with our Chinese counterparts, we ensure and will continue to prioritize labor integrity and fair labor.
The best ideas are usually the simplest. That is why, for now, the ureka Rechargeable Battery Case will only be available in a MATTE BLACK FINISH with a sleek BLACK ureka logo.
HOW BACKING WORKS & HELPS
We are simply asking that you help fund our project by reserving some of our products for yourself. We need to raise funds to send our ureka Rechargeable Battery Case into bulk production. We will reward any pledge with ureka Rechargeable Battery Cases significantly discounted from future retail value or exclusive ureka T-Shirts and Sonny Mustaches. Check out the right panel on this page for more details. Don't know what a ureka T-Shirt or Sonny Mustache is? Check out the bottom of this page for images of these products we are releasing exclusively for our Kickstarter backers.
WHERE DOES THE CASH GO?
- 90% will go towards the parts, molds, fabrication and build of the rechargeable case.
- 5% for packaging and shipping all of the rewards.
- 5% goes to KickStarter and Amazon's fees.
***Prototype v.s. Final Product***
In our current promotional materials and pictures we are referring to near-finalized prototypes of the ureka Rechargeable Battery Case. The final product may include some very minor alterations to ensure maximum customer satisfaction. Rest assured, however, that the final production version will be compatible with both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S and will still come with the significant advantages we mentioned above. We welcome all feedback and suggestions concerning our product.
You have now reached the end of our presentation. Regardless of whether or not you back this project, we want to thank you for bearing with us through that incredibly cheesy Italian accent and those long lines of words.
However, if you do decide to back us (and completely align the stars in our universe) we want to remind you that:
Kickstarter projects that do not reach their goal do not receive any of the funds.
So please, spread the word about the ureka to your friends, relatives, colleagues, pets, and inanimate objects; every bit helps! We want to start producing and shipping ureka Rechargeable Battery Cases as soon as this summer.
The Sonny Mustache**
Apple and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. No endorsement implied.
The shipping cost not included in some pledges, so be sure to check and make sure your covered if not please add the following. US & Canada shipping is $10, international backers please add $15 (via USPS).
LIST OF PLEDGES THAT DO NEED SHIPPIING
- PLEDGE $40 OR MORE ( 40 + 10 shipping )
-PLEDGE $50 OR MORE ( 50 + 10 shipping )
- (30 days)