SunVolt, a just-released project on the popular crowd-funding site Kickstarter, promises to make solar energy portable, powerful, flexible and affordable. Created by Don Cayelli, one of the founding partners of gadget accessory maker Gomadic Corp, SunVolt is a notebook sized solar panel power system packaged in a unique, custom designed carrying case.
With SunVolt and a clear day, users can take the system anywhere, set it up easily, point the solar panel towards the sun and plug in their device(s) to charge. Equipped with a powerful solar panel (available in both 10 and 15 watt sizes) and super-efficient power regulation technology, SunVolt puts off an impressive amount of energy, comparable to what most devices receive when they are plugged in to the wall.
“What’s unique about SunVolt is that, unlike most solar chargers, it charges directly from the sun without using a battery in-between”, explains Don Cayelli. “The combination of power and simplicity really makes this a must-have green alternative”.
To view the Kickstarter project page as well as see a video of SunVolt in action, please visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/761285911/sunvolt-portable-solar-power-station
Bladepad, a detachable iPhone game controller, is getting their product noticed through their Kickstarter funding campaign. The campaign is also providing legitimacy for Bladepad and showing strong demand for support from popular iPhone games.
The Bladepad is both a protective case and a video game controller for the iPhone. The game controller slides out for easy gaming and fits comfortably in your hand. When not in use, the controller can be stored in the case, or can be easily removed.
“I wanted to make playing games on the iPhone easier” said CEO of Bladepad LLC David Baum. “Bladepad gives the gamer dual analog sticks and a full console-controller button layout, making iPhone games much more enjoyable.”
The Bladepad currently works with the iPhone 4S by connecting to Bluetooth 4.0. The Bladepad comes with a protective case that can be used even with the controller detached. To keep the iPhone game controller charged as well as the iPhone itself, a USB charger is included which will charge both devices simultaneously.
There has already been press surrounding the Bladepad. They have been mentioned in iPhoneBuzz, Chron.com, and Appadvice
Bladepad began their Kickstarter campaign on August 1st and will end on August 26th with a goal of $55,000. Early adopters can get the black Bladepad for $69 and backers can receive the special Kickstarter white and green pad for $79.
Bladepad is already gearing up to build an iPhone 5 version of the Gamepad. An android version will also be made available in the future.
To pre-order your Bladepad, visit their Kickstarter page
The mobile “Brick” phone was a symbol of status and success. This beloved 1980’s icon was coveted by many but owned by few. It is now available to all. The Retro Brick is a wireless bluetooth handset styled as a 1980’s “Brick” cellular phone. It pairs easily with all Iphones, Android phones, as well as all bluetooth enabled cell phones. The Retro Brick appeals to anyone who appreciates retro technology or making an amusing statement. It can be used as a house phone, office phone, or fashion accessory.
Great care was taken to recreate a classic for our modern times. The Retro Brick makes and receives calls in high quality digital audio. A backlit keypad allows users to place calls directly from the handset. The built-in speakerphone allows users to talk hands free. An 8 character alphanumeric LED display allows for easy menu navigation and an authentic look. Standing at an eye catching 13 inches tall, the Retro Brick is impressive on your desk, or a conversation starter when you use it walking down the street. It also weighs much lighter than the original and is comfortable to hold.
Available in four colors: Classic White, Neon Blue, Neon Green, and Hot Pink.
Available on Kickstarter for Pre-order now starting at 85 dollars. Visithttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shisalabs/80s-retro-brick-bluetooth-handset
for more information.
Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
20 Hours of Talk Time
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) is a product development company founded in 2011. Our goal is to create innovative technology with clever design.