Solartab: A New Breed of Solar Charger Making a Big Debut in Green Crowdfunding
We are all crazy about our smartphones, tablets and smart mobile devices. Their portability, smart computing and entertainment makes them a must have virtually at all times. However, there is an irritating flip-side to it, they are power hungry and often we find ourselves in the agony of our smartphone or tablet running out of power especially when we are outdoors or when we are having our recreation times at the beach and parks but still need to stay connected on the go.
Well a London-based tech startup, CurrentMESS LLC, launched their brainchild gadget, the “Solartab” on kickstarter.com on Wednesday evening of April 2nd, 2014. The Solartab is a top notch solar charger with attractive Scandinavian design and a highly efficient solar panel that lets users charge their smartphones and tablets while on the go. Unlike any already existing solar chargers, this one is fashion-conscience and highly efficient, something that you wouldn’t mind being seen carrying around on your daily business. The company hopes to raise US$ 30,000 by the course of a month via kickstarter.com – the popular American crowdfunding website. This will be just enough to kick off productions of this eco-friendly device.
The Solartab features a solar panel the size of an iPad, and lets users charge any mobile device using green, sun-fueled energy. Even more impressive, is the fact that iPad enthusiasts can now charge their beloved touch-screen gadget while still browsing the internet or listening to their favorite summer tune.
It comes with an innovative built-in cover, which not only gives it a stunning and nostalgic look, but doubles up as a stand for the solar panel: allowing users to angle the solar panel in three different positions. After adjusting the angle to the sun’s current position, and all that will be left is to plug in any tablet or smartphone and let Mother Nature take care of the rest. And yeah! The cover also protects the Solartab while it’s tucked away inside the bags, while you are on the move between parks and beaches. Thus making sure the solar charger’s premium look won’t be compromised by scratches and stains.
The public responded with roaring enthusiasm upon its debut at kickstarter.com and with barely a few days into its funding period, the Solartab has already garnered 83% of the amount it needs to meet its funding goal. You may put in mind that Google recently made wind and solar investment worth more than $1 billion, thus the multinational trio who co-founded CurrentMESS LLC, Simon Methi, Eskil Vestre and Mathias Einberger had a hunch that they might be on to something big. Given their solar charger is far more powerful and better looking compared to the current existing products in the market. But even then, the overwhelming response they’ve gotten so far on the crowdfunding platform has surpassed anything they dared to hope for.
Methi says, “The response has been incredible. We feel deeply privileged to have so many people out there who believe in us and our product”. Eingberger goes further to state, “We wanted to create a really powerful charger that people would actually want to use, all the time. Solar power should never be a mere gimmick – on the contrary, we believe it’s the future of power consumption!”. According to the trio, as long as the sun is out, the Solartab will always charge at maximum efficiency. To keep this promise, they increased the solar panel’s size way beyond what you would find in an average portable solar charger but made it more stylish and fashion conscience.
This device makes green energy truly accessible to design-conscious young people with an active mobile lifestyle. It’s no wonder the Solartab team have struck crowdfunding gold on kickstarter.com. You can follow the Solartab’s Kickstarter campaign that will be running till April 30, 2014, on this link.
About CurrentMESS LLC
CurrentMESS LLC is a 3-person start-up company consisting of Simon Methi, Mathias Einberger and Eskil Vestre. This multinational company is based in London, UK and Shenzhen, China.