SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackery, a provider of premium rechargeable battery products for mobile devices, announced today its Kickstarter campaign launched on June 6th, 2013 surpassed its $30,000 fundraising goal. The funding period for the Jackery Air Kickstarter campaign ends on July 12th at 11:59 PT.
The campaign was created to enable the company to put into production the Jackery Air product, an ultra-thin design and high-capacity battery cell which both require a customized and costly manufacturing setup. Jackery is using the Kickstarter funds to initiate the large-scale manufacture of its final Jackery Air prototype.
The Jackery Air is the world's thinnest portable rechargeable battery for mobile devices. It is similar in size to the leading smartphones and provides users with up to five days of extra operational time. It features Jackery's power lock technology which enables the product to retain its charging capabilities for up to six months when not in use. A multi-platform capable charger, the Jackery Air can charge iOS, Android and Windows phone devices as well as tablets, multiple gaming devices and MP3 players. Two versions of the product will be produced including a 2800mAh version and a 5000mAh version. Both measure 4.9 x 4.0 inches in size, are only .3 inches in thickness and weigh 5.5 ounces or less.
"We reached our $30,000 goal quickly because Jackery Air is simply a great product that is ideal for today's mobile users," said Julie Wang, Chief Operating Officer of Jackery. "Without these initial funds from Kickstarter backers, we wouldn't be able to cover the customized manufacturing which is essential to the Jackery Air's small footprint and leading performance. This product is a real game changer for the industry because it offers users an extremely portable charging option that matches or exceeds the design aesthetics of their own devices."
Kickstarter backers of $49 or more will receive a 2800 mAh model Jackery Air along with a Hi-Speed Micro USB to USB 2.0 cable and the convenience of free shipping to U.S. destinations. Additional benefits such as the 5000 mAh model, car chargers, and additional USB cables are available at different donation levels. Kickstarter backers of $259 or more will receive one Jackery Air (2800mAh) portable mobile charger, one Jackery Air (5000mAh) portable mobile charger , plus one set of current Jackery products (Giant, Bar, & Mini), a five Hi-Speed Micro USB to USB 2.0 cables, two premium car chargers, and an honorable mention on Jackery's websites, Facebook and Twitter.
To view the Jackery Air Kickstarter page, visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jackery/jackery-air-the-worlds-thinnest-portable-mobile-ch
Jackery is a Santa Clara, California-based technology company focused on developing premium battery products for smartphones and tablets. The company offers a lineup of two products, the Jackery Bar and Jackery Mini, which both offer considerable charging time and small form factors for owners of the most popular smartphones, tablet devices, MP3 players and gaming devices. For more information, visit www.jackeryusa.com.