Solar Vox Ultra: “Your Personal USB Solar Charger”
Come and see it at Maker Faire Detroit
“Your Solar Life Line” ™
Personal Solar Charger For Handheld Devices
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2011
The Solar Vox Ultra will be making it’s debut at the Maker Faire in Detroit Michigan, this weekend July 30th and 31st come and check it out! We will be in the Push Mill area!
This is a personal solar charger for handheld devices such as: cell phones*, smart phones*, iPods, PSP’s and DS’s. and any device that use “AA” batteries
The Solar Vox Ultra is compact in design and has been optimally designed to recharge your USB supported handheld devices. It can recharge up to 4 standard rechargeable “AA” batteries found in stores through out the world and is USB enabled and compliant.
Designed and intended to be manufactured in Detroit, MI, the Solar Vox Ultra is a fantastic “green” product and is environmentally friendly. It is not a “Design for the Dump” product as many of today’s products are. The solar panel has a life span of well over 10 years. The device uses user replaceable “AA” batteries and no proprietary connectors. The Solar Vox Ultra uses standard USB connectors, so you will not need any additional USB cables to charge your device, simply use the USB cable that came with your device.
The designer, Eric Strebel, runs a product design studio called Botzen Design in the Metro Detroit area. He has worked to design the Power Matt wireless charge pad for Homedics, has designed sunglasses for Bauch & Lomb, vehicles for Ford Motors as well as designed monsters for Clive Barker. He was also recently the winner of the “Wildest” concept in the Local Motors Terra Prix contest. Currently he consults for various companies in the Detroit area and teaches Industrial Design at Wayne State University.
We listened to the feedback we got from the original Solar Vox, redesigned and came up with the Solar Vox Ultra. We drastically reduced the bulkiness of the original and increased the battery capacity. At only 4cm thick the Solar Vox Ultra is a great product for global citizens in today’s world with demanding mobile power needs, environmentally conscious individuals, techies, outdoors-men and people who are interested in a functionally designed solar charger. Additional uses could include but are not limited to: “AA” battery back up, traveling, camping, fishing, hiking and backpacking. Usage in emergency/disaster areas and developing countries with limited resources. It would be an indispensable life line in time of need such as earthquakes, floods or power outages.
Weight: 9oz/255g without batteries
11 oz/ 311g with batteries
Size: 4 cm x 16 cm
We are currently seeking angel funding, preferable Michigan based.
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Product images available at: http://www.botzen.com/Botzen_home/Botzen_Design_Inc..html
* may or may not work with iphone 3GS and some older motorola cell phones.
Botzen Design, Inc., Detroit Michigan
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