We’ve covered a couple of different small form factor charging solutions here on Techaeris and today we have yet another to choose from. This one looks to be promising as their Kickstarter campaign has already been fully funded. The Travel Card is a credit card sized external battery for your iPhone or Android device. With a generous 1300 mAh battery you’re sure to get a nice little boost just when you need it. The Travel Card also boasts a nice minimal design made of aircraft grade aluminum. The Travel Card is a perfect marriage of form, beauty and function. Read on for the full press release, and hit the Kickstarter logo at the end to get in on the early deals!
A California company, Go-Design, has solved the common problem everyone has of running out of power on their smartphone, which always seems to happen at the worst time; travelling, during a blackout, having car trouble.
The patent pending TravelCard, is the exact size of a credit card and only 3/16 inch thick. It provides up to five hours of talk time and 4 ½ hours of internet usage with 1300 mAh. The outer shell is anodized aluminum in a variety of colors. An integrated Lightning™ or Micro-USB cable provides the charging connection for iPhone and Android phones.
Apple has approved the initial design, and if a production sample is approved the TravelCard will be made in an Apple certified factory with a MFI designation.
“The TravelCard gives you the peace of mind knowing that you always have five hours of back up power in your wallet,” said Chris Hansen, marketing manager for Go-Design. “We felt from the start that Kickstarter, with its history of breakthrough products would be the perfect place to introduce it.”
The TravelCard has exceeded its funding goal on Kickstarter in less than two days! And is currently the #2 Most Popular project on Kickstarter in the Product Design category.
Go-Design is offering a pre-order Kickstarter price of $30.00-$40.00. The regular retail price will be $45.00. The link to the Kickstarter is below!