FuelBox has been declared winner of Indiegogo's Maker Challenge sponsored by Amazon & Autodesk!!
Here at Team FuelBox, we are inspiring entrepreneurs everywhere to build & launch their own companies and chase their dreams!
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In today's world, you need to stay connected to stay on top. And to do this,
YOU NEED POWER!
FuelBox has you covered. We’ve created the ultimate charging solution: the powerStation. The powerStation is the first 2-in-1 charging solution providing both stationary charging at home or in the office with mobile charging on-the-go! Plus, it's full compatible with all your favorite mobile devices. There’s nothing else like the powerStation on the market. No more cords to lose, no more mess or waste, no more overloaded outlets…no more losing touch as your phone loses power.
The powerStation is a combination of a stationary docking base and a mobile battery pack with 25+ hours of extra battery life. It can handle all your charging needs both at home and on the go.
Stay connected. Stay on top. Power your life.
FuelBox in Robert and Dan’s words:
When the FuelBox idea was first developing, we knew we had a great idea. But many people told us we couldn’t make it happen. They said we were too young and too green to create a new innovative and successful mobile charging solution in a market filled with large companies. But we didn’t believe them and our first product –the powerStation – has now launched!
It all started one day as we searched for our roommate’s lost phone charger – again.. We realized there’s got to be a better solution. We looked around at what was available on the market and it was clear: nothing was good enough.
We quickly became passionate about creating a BETTER universal solution – with everything you need in one place. The ONLY charger you will ever need, at home and on-the-go. Less stuff, less waste, no more cords to lose. More life-friendly. A better way to stay connected. And more fuel to power our busy lives.
But we didn’t want to just create a new product. We want to lead a revolution that will change the way you charge your mobile device. A charger that is life friendly, sleek, efficient and powerful.
Many people told us our idea would never work – two guys like us could never build a product like this and make it successful. We were told we could never make a viable product from scratch…BUT WE DID! So to all of the entrepreneurs out there, never give up on your dreams!
FuelBox is leading a revolution that will change the way we charge our mobile devices because...
Your contributions help fuel a dream, a revolution, AND you get you your very own powerStation – the last charger you will ever need! It’s a win-win situation.
Your contributions will also help us take on the big boys and get the powerStations on store shelves. Plus, Robert is tired of sleeping in a tent in Dan’s backyard. He’s been working without pay for three years, these funds will help get a roof over his head – El Nino is coming.
Please take just a minute or two to join the revolution and help us spread the word about FuelBox and the powerStation and bring us to life! Here's how we will be using your contributions..
Ohh, we almost forgot we have some more good news for you. We've designed the FuelBox powerStation to be incredibly easy to install. Simply plug the FuelBox powerStation into your outlet and you're ready to go!
Here is our executive team:
1. When will I get to choose the color of my powerStation? Following the end of the campaign, all backers will be contacted to confirm color choices, and will be able to select between Moonrock White, Carbonite Black or Astro Gray.
2. Will the powerStation work with my iPhone 4/4s or older versions? Of course! We have 2 built-in Apple® 30-pin chargers so you can charge mostly all of your old generation Apple® devices without a problem.
3. Will the powerStation work with my iPhone 5/5s/5c & iPhone 6/6+? Yes it will! We have 2 built-in Apple® certified Lightning-pin chargers so you can charge all of your new generation Apple® devices without a problem as well.
4. What else can the powerStations charge? Glad you asked! Because of the elegant and efficient universal design, the powerStation charges thousands of devices including all Apple® devices (iPads included), Samsung®, LG®, HTC®, Android® & Motorolla® devices, e-readers, GoPros and anything else charged with a Micro-USB device. It is truly the best charging solution on the market!!
5. Am I supposed to manually add shipping if I'm not in the US? Yes, you have to add shipping on top of your selected perk if you're outside of the United States. Sorry friends around the world, wish we didn't have to! When you pledge, please manually add an additional $10 to the price of the perk you want.
6. Help! What do I do if I forget to pay for shipping? No problem. Click the contribute now button at the top of the page and manually enter $10. It will be added to your pledge amount. Enter the same personal information you did on your initial order. We will do the matching ourselves at the end of the campaign.
7. When are you going to be shipping my powerStations? Indiegogo isn't like Amazon or other online stores where you get the product next week. When you contribute to FuelBox on Indiegogo you are funding all of our engineering, tooling process, manufacturing, shipping and everything that is needed to make a durable quality product. You are receiving a special early adopter price for pre-ordering and bringing FuelBox to life! Our estimated delivery date is April 2015. Thanks again for supporting our dream!!
8. I asked for my perk to be sent to the wrong address! What do I do? We will be contacting all our backers at the end of the campaign about their perk choice. When we do, please respond and let us know the correct address where you would like your powerStations shipped.
9. What is the battery size in the boostPack? Another good question! We have a built-in 5200 mAh battery. For those of you who don't care for the technical terms, that's approximately 25+ hours of extra battery in your pocket, purse, or however else you choose to carry your boostPack. Stay connected, stay on top, power your life!
10. Are FuelBox products MFi certified (Made for iPhone--Apple® stamp of approval)? Our manufacturing partner is a long-time MFi certified vendor and we have been working alongside them in order to meet Apple's guidelines. The MFi certification is a lengthy, multi-step process, however we are taking all of the right steps to produce the highest quality product for you, our backers, as physically possible!
11. Can you give me a short synopsis about FuelBox? Headquartered in beautiful Santa Barbara, California, FuelBox Inc is a technology start-up committed to providing better, life-friendly charging solutions for mobile devices. Back in late 2011, FuelBox started as an innovative idea that incubated for many months at the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Santa Barbara City College. FuelBox founders (and Santa Barbara City College graduates) Robert Herr and Dan Friedman then invested countless hours, days, months and years of hard work to develop a unique and innovative universal charging solution for mobile devices.
Do you have any questions we didn't answer? Please contact our campaign and send us any and all questions you may have. We'd love to hear your feedback!