Kickstarter of the Week: The StrongVolt SmartCharger – An Advanced Solar Charger

Kickstarter of the Week: The StrongVolt SmartCharger – An Advanced Solar Charger

If you’ve tried solar chargers with your iOS device, you may have found that they don’t charge too well unless they’re in direct sunlight, and they sometimes have problems properly charging your device. Enter the StrongVolt SmartCharger.

From the StrongVolt Kickstarter page:

After four years of research and development, I’m proud to introduce the StrongVolt SmartCharger. Using our advanced patent-pending SunTrack technology, the solar charger automatically reconnects after passing under clouds or shade and is specifically designed for iDevice compatibility.

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The developer of the StrongVolt tells us what makes their solar charger different from others on the market:

  1. Auto-Re-connection – Other solar chargers require you to manually unplug and re-plug your device after passing under shade – frustrating, inconvenient, and impractical. The StrongVolt SmartCharger with SunTrack Technology is smart enough to power off when you’re in the shade and automatically reconnect to your device once you’re back in the sun.
  2. Device Selection – The StrongVolt SmartCharger will automatically output the right amount of power to your device. All you have to do is choose the type of device you want to charge using the integrated switch.
  3. LED Power Indicator – The StrongVolt SmartCharger provides instant visual feedback via two LED lights. Red means there’s not enough sun to efficiently charge your device; green means you’re good to go. No other charger on the market has a feature like this.
  4. Apple Compatibility – Apple iDevices such as iPods, iPhones and iPads are notorious for not working with existing solar chargers because they require a constant and stable power source. The StrongVolt SmartCharger’s SunTrack technology was specifically developed to eliminate the “charger not supported” issue plaguing iDevices.
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While the StrongVolt Kickstarter project has already reached its initial goal of $10,000, it is now aiming to reach its stretch goal of $50,000 which, if reached, they’ll include a free 3-in-1 charging cable to all of their backers.

Pledges range from $15 all the way up to $5,000, however the one most will be interested in is the $60 level that will get you a 7W StrongVolt SmartCharger.

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If the StrongVolt SmartCharger interests you, be sure to visit their Kickstarter site and see if its right for you.

Have you seen, or even better yet do you have, a current Kickstarter or Indiegogo project you’d like us to check out? If you do then drop me a line at chris@mactrast.com. Tell me all about the project, and why you think it would make a good subject for a future Kickstarter/Indiegogo Project of the Week. If I agree, I’ll contact you for more information.

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