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Jackery Air — The World’s Thinnest Portable Mobile Charger

by Jackery

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jackery/jackery-air-the-worlds-thinnest-portable-mobile-ch

The world’s thinnest high-capacity portable external battery for smartphones with ultra-light aluminum case and premium color coating.

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Jackery Air: The World's Thinnest Premium Portable Mobile ChargerJackery Air: The World’s Thinnest Premium Portable Mobile Charger

Ultra-thin, Premium, and Powerful

We kept hearing from smartphone and tablet users that they wanted a portable battery small enough to fit in their pockets but was also powerful, and could match with sleek good looks of their mobile devices.

We listened to consumers and made the Jackery Air, the first premium, ultra-thin, lightweight, and mobile portable charger. Jackery Air is the thinnest portable charger for mobile devices in the world. It has the most elegant and visually appealing design and features up to 5 days of extra operational time. It is crafted from the same aluminum molding process used by Apple, made with the highest quality battery cells available today, and features advanced power lock technology that will hold its charge for 6 months when not in use.

Jackery Air: Ultra-thin high-capacity portable external batteryJackery Air: Ultra-thin high-capacity portable external battery
Jackery Air: sleek design, ultra-light aluminum case and premium color coatingJackery Air: sleek design, ultra-light aluminum case and premium color coating

The Jackery Air stands out from other products because it’s elegant, ultra-thin, powerful, and fast-charging. It’s designed to sustain the rigors of real life usage while providing the peace-of-mind of extra charging capabilities without the hassle of scrambling for power outlets.

Jackery Air charging an iPhone 5Jackery Air charging an iPhone 5

You simply plug in your device’s USB cable into the Jackery Air and press the top button to start charging. It has a three-color LED status indicator tells you how much power level is left. It’s so powerful that a fully charged Jackery Air contains enough power to charge a typical smartphone two to four times.

Jackery Air charging an iPhone 5Jackery Air charging an iPhone 5

The Jackery Air is designed to extend your mobile devices for longer hours of usage. To bring the Air into production, Jackery needs your support. Its unique design which uses an ultra-thin design and high-capacity battery cell requires a customized manufacturing process which won’t be feasible without your support. We need a significant amount of production costs lined up in order to have the factory start the customized production process. Your referrals about our project to your friends, colleagues, classmates and family members are greatly appreciated. As soon as we get to the targeted number, we will put the Air into the production line and make our deliveries to all of you who have generously given us support.

The perfect Jackery Air for You

We are making two models for you:

Jackery Air 2800mAh (Orange) Ultra-Thin Backup External Battery Pack, Portable Charger, in bright and vivid orange color with both input and output ports at 5V/1A, weighs five ounces and measures 4.9×2.4×0.3 inches, capable of fully charging an iPhone 5 intwo full cycles.

Jackery Air 5000mAh (Orange) Ultra-Thin Backup External Battery Pack, Portable Charger, in bright and vivid orange color with both input and output ports at 5V/1A, weighs 5.5 ounces and measures 4.9×2.4×0.3 inches, is capable of fully charging an iPhone 5 inmore than three full cycles.

Feature HighlightsFeature Highlights

Feature Highlights

Every Jackery battery pack is built to last due to its durable and stylish aluminum case, which:

  • Features as the world’s thinnest metal shell power bank
  • Withstands frequent use in a variety of environments
  • Helps with heat dissipation during charging
  • Feels and looks a lot better than plastic cases but costs the same

Every Jackery battery pack features an advanced power lock technology which allows it to hold a charge for six months in a standby mode without any loss in charging efficiency. It will last at least 500 full cycles for over 80% original RSOC (Relative State of Charge). Every battery cell is securely designed with four layers of smart safety protection.

Here is list of feature highlights of the Jackery Air:

  • Advanced power lock technology
  • Secured battery safety
  • Premium Samsung battery cell
  • Compatible with most devices
  • Aluminum product case
  • Lightweight
  • Fast charging
  • Small size
  • High capacity
  • Stylish design
  • LED charge indicators
Jackery Air charging an iPad MiniJackery Air charging an iPad Mini

One for All

In addition to iOS and Android devices, Jackery’s products are also compatible with Windows phones, various smartphone and tablet platforms, multiple gaming devices, and MP3 players. Here is the list of selected compatible devices:

  • Apple: iPhone 5 4s 4 3g / iPad 4 (Retina display) 3 2 1 / iPad Mini
  • Samsung: Samsung Galaxy S4 S3 S2 S / Galaxy Note 2 / Galaxy Nexus / Ace / Focus
  • Google: Nexus 7 / Nexus 10
  • HTC: One X, S, V / Sensation XE XL / Inspire / Droid / ThunderBolt / EVO / Radar
  • Amazon: Kindle / Kindle Fire
  • Motorola: Droid Razr Maxx Bionic / Triumph
  • Sony: Sony Xperia Z J P
  • Blackberry: Blackberry Z10 / Curve
  • LG: Nexus 4 / Optimus / Touch
  • Others: PS Vita / MP3 MP4/ GoPro
Jackery Air charging an Android smartphoneJackery Air charging an Android smartphone

What Else

Besides the beautiful portable charger, you’ll also get a premium hi-speed micro USB to USB 2.0 cable. The micro USB cord is compatible with most Android devices. You can use it to charge the Jackery Air and charge your mobile device from the Jackery Air.

Premium Hi-speed Micro USB to USB 2.0 CablePremium Hi-speed Micro USB to USB 2.0 Cable

In addition, donors of selected rewards will receive a premium car charger with dual 5V/1A dual USB 2.0 ports. The Jackery USB car charger charger has two output ports, perfect for rapidly charging the Jackery Air external battery. This charger will also quickly charge any two phones, tablets, a phone and a tablet and many other mobile devices. The car charger is lightweight, small, and fully compatible with 12V car outlets.

Jackery premium car charger with dual 5V/1A dual USB 2.0 portsJackery premium car charger with dual 5V/1A dual USB 2.0 ports

Premium Design Package

Every Jackery Air comes with a premium design package. It is the perfect gift to your friends and family. It is made with high quality recyclable material and 100% environmentally friendly. We hold the highest standards in making the Jackery Air which extends to the package design. We aim to delivery a premium out-of-box experience which is the same as the product quality.

Jackery Air & PackageJackery Air & Package
Jackery Air Premium Design Package: 100% Environmentally FriendlyJackery Air Premium Design Package: 100% Environmentally Friendly

International Shipping

We have heard a number of comments regarding the international shipping cost being too high. We estimated the international shipping cost based on a quote from our logistics partner. The Jackery Air comes with a premium design package which will be an ideal gift to your friends and family. The package adds extra weight to the final shipping package. In addition, custom declaration and clearance for lithium battery products will add time and cost in shipping the product. At this point, Kickstarter doesn’t allow us to make any change on the rewards. We understand the shipping cost to some countries, especially Canada and UK, of your other purchases may be lower than what we offer now.

We are extremely excited to know that you like the Jackery Air, hence we’d like to work with you to make this a reality. After the project is funded and if the final shipping cost to your place is lower than what we estimated, we will give a FREE premium car charger with 5V/1A dual USB 2.0 ports in addition to your reward. Meanwhile, we will process your reward as our top priority and get the Jackery Air shipped to you as fast as possible.

The Rise of the Portable Mobile Battery

We conducted market research early this year and collected data from our industrial partners about mobile device usage trends. We presented the infographics “The Rise of the Portable Mobile Battery” which detailed some of the findings. With bigger screens come bigger batteries which are not necessarily keep up with the modern phone’s power demands. To tackle this problem, more and more users acquire external batteries hoping to get that needed extra juice.

This infographic shows the history and trends of mobile batteries. Some of the interesting findings include:

  • 2005 is the year with the longest average mobile battery life with 50 hours.
  • 1995 and 2013 tie for the same average of mobile battery life with 28 hours.
  • When it comes to battery life, travelers have the least luck.
  • More than a third (38%) of smartphone users panic about running out of battery at least once a week.

And here’s the infographic highlighting these and some other facts…

The Rise of the Portable Mobile BatteryThe Rise of the Portable Mobile Battery

About Jackery & The Team

Jackery is a Silicon Valley based start-up founded by ex-Apple executives, product gurus, and software engineers. Our focus is on developing premium portable battery products for smartphones and tablets. In a short time we have successfully created some of the highest-rated premium mobile batteries available in today’s competitive market including the Jackery Giant, Bar, and Mini. We offer powerful solutions with pleasing aesthetic design, fast charging speed and durable use form factors for owners of the most popular iPhone and Android smartphones, iPad, iPad Mini, and gaming devices.

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Our Story

Since the beginning of this year, we have been working with a team of electrical engineers and product experts to bring the product vision of the Jackery Air into reality. We have successfully made a number of prototype units of the Jackery Air and validated the viability of our product vision: making the world’s thinnest high-capacity portable mobile charger. The prototype units have passed a number of safety and energy efficiency tests and we are one step away from the production.

The first prototype of the smart control circuitThe first prototype of the smart control circuit

In product design process, we have overcame a number of engineering challenges in order to make the Jackery Air the thinnest portable mobile charger in the world. To ensure the battery safety and to meet the energy efficiency standards, we have designed a smart control circuit to fit into the ultra-thin case. The smart control circuit is equipped with our advanced power lock technology which allows the product to hold its charge for six months when not in use.

Smart Control Circuit with Advanced Power Lock TechnologySmart Control Circuit with Advanced Power Lock Technology

Another engineering challenge is making the ultra-thin aluminum case for the Jackery Air. Due to the ultra-thin design, the previous production techniques didn’t meet the requirements for this product. It took us more than six weeks working with a case production expert to get a prototype that met our requirements. We adopted the same molding process used by Apple and successfully made a thin aluminum case for theJackery Air.

The prototype of the ultra-thin aluminum case manufactured by a customized molding processThe prototype of the ultra-thin aluminum case manufactured by a customized molding process
Jackery Air cases made by the same premium aluminum molding process used by AppleJackery Air cases made by the same premium aluminum molding process used by Apple

Most of the current portable mobile chargers are made with cheap plastics with the standard black color. Jackery Air is lightweight with a stylish design. The sleek design won’t be possible without using the premium color coating process. We require the manufacturer to apply the color coating to the full body of the case evenly in order to optimize the efficiency of heat dissipation during charging.

Aluminum Case with Premium Color CoatingAluminum Case with Premium Color Coating

We hold the highest standards in making the Jackery Air and have thought about every detail of the product, safety, the user experience, and the packaging. Now, we are just one step away from bringing the Jackery Air into a reality.

The first integrated prototype unit with the battery cell and the smart control circuitThe first integrated prototype unit with the battery cell and the smart control circuit
The first fully integrated prototype of the Jackery AirThe first fully integrated prototype of the Jackery Air

We Need Your Support!

The Jackery Air is designed to extend your mobile devices for longer hours of usage. To bring the Air into production, Jackery needs your support. Its unique design which uses an ultra-thin design and high-capacity battery cell requires a customized manufacturing process which won’t be feasible without your support. We need a significant amount of production costs lined up in order to have the factory start the customized production process. Your referrals about our project to your friends, colleagues, classmates and family members are greatly appreciated. As soon as we get to the targeted number, we will put the Air into the production line and make our deliveries to all of you who have generously given us support.

Please consider making a contribution to our Kickstarter campaign to help us make theJackery Air a reality.

Production Plan

January – May 2013

  • Conducted market research
  • Defined product specifications
  • Designed the ultra-thin portable mobile charge case
  • Completed smart control circuit design
  • Integrated advanced power lock technology with the smart control circuit
  • Tested the case molding process to manufacture the ultra-thin case
  • Completed and tested the prototype unit
  • Designed the package
  • Passed FCC, CE, and ROHS certification

June 2013

  • Manufacturing planning
  • Battery cell procurement
  • Case material procurement
  • Package material procurement

July 2013

  • Manufacturing of the Jackery Air (10-15 business days)
  • Product inspection and packaging
  • Shipment inspection and custom handling
  • Shipment from manufacturer to Jackery warehouses (1-2 week)
  • Shipment from Jackery warehouses to our donors (late July and early August)

We will start manufacturing the Jackery Air as soon as we receive project funding. It’ll take about 10-15 working days to complete the production. Our quality control team will inspect every unit to ensure its quality and safety. We estimate it will take about two to four weeks of shipping and handling time from our manufacturers to Jackery warehouses. We guarantee our donors to receive Jackery Air rewards in late July or early August.

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