SCOUT versatile portable charger and the Archon invisible wireless charger – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

NEWS – This week we are bringing you information about two different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter and Indiegogo that will be of interest to anyone with gadgets that need to be charged.

SCOUT: World’s Most Versatile Charger

What is it?

SCOUT is a portable 10000mAh backup battery that has built-in cables for USB-C, lightning, and microUSB devices. There’s even a version of SCOUT that offers Qi wireless charging.

Why is it cool?

The SCOUT portable charger is cool because it has the cables that you need to connect it to your devices built right into the charger. You can also plug SCOUT directly into a wall outlet because it has a fold-out plug. If those features weren’t enough to get you interested, there’s also a version of the SCOUT charger that allows it to become a wireless charger. Just set your Qi-enabled device on top and it charges. It’s like a Swiss Army knife of portable chargers.

They sent me a pre-production version of the SCOUT Max (non-wireless charging version) and I like it a lot because it’s slim and built-in cables mean I have less stuff to take with me.

Where can I find more info?

The SCOUT campaign ends a month from now and as I’m writing this, they are less than $25 from reaching their funding goal of $10,000. You can pre-order a SCOUT starting at $19. After the SCOUT campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in March 2019. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

Archon : The invisible wireless charger.

What is it?

Archon is a wireless charger that can attach to the bottom of a shelf or drawer to hide it from plain sight.

Why is it cool?

I think Archon is cool because you can hide it from view by mounting it under a table or shelf. It’s also cool that it is powerful enough to charge through a wooden, granite, quartz, glass, or plastic table, and thick device cases.

Where can I find more info?

The Archon campaign ends on 12/27/18 and they still working towards reaching their funding goal of $75,000. You can pre-order an Archon starting at $89. After the Archon campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in May 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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