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“LIT” Shutter Shades

World first Wireless Electroluminescent shutter shade glasses designed by Botzen Design for Lift Audio

Botzen Design announce the “LIT” shutter shades, the first in a series of wireless sunglasses designed for Lift Audio. Born in the explosion of the electronic music scene, LIT glasses by Lift are stylish and fun illuminated glasses that help bring the party to life. Debuting at the 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas……Previous  “EL” sunglasses required a hard wire to a hand held battery power pack. The new redesigned Lit shutter shades incorporates the battery, USB charger and electronics in the sunglasses themselves, an industry first!

The sunglasses were designed from sketch concept to prototype over a period of about 4 months in collaboration with Lift Audio culminating with “A” side 3D data for the customer to take to engineering manufacturing with

Eric Strebel who runs an Industrial Design studio, Botzen Design with inhouse 3D printing capabilities called Botzen Design in Detroit, MI.  He has worked on designing the Powermat wireless charging hubs for Homedics, sunglasses for Bauch & Lomb, vehicles for Ford Motors, monsters for Clive Barker and most recently a drink and water bottle refill station for HAWS Co. Currently he consults for various companies around the globe and previously taught Industrial Design at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Botzen Design, Inc., Detroit Michigan

www.botzen.com

email: info@botzen.com

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Solar Vox Ultra – Personal Solar Charger

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.

Friend us on  Solar Vox Facebook  or  Like our Solar Vox Ultra our page
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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

www.botzen.com

email:  preorder@botzen.com

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Solar Vox – Personal Solar Charger

Go green this year!  We need your help to bring this invention to market!  This product is great for the environmentally conscious individuals and sportmen.  You can use it when you are camping, hiking and at outtings.  Even in situations when there is no electricity due to power outages!

This product can be packed anywhere.  Attached it to a backpack to capture the rays of the sun while walking, set it in the boat when you are fishing or mount it in your vehicle.  Out on a day trip with the kids and they run their batteries down in their handheld games….no problem, with the rechargeable batteries already charged in the unit you can swap out the rechargeables that are dead and the kids are happy again!

Solar Vox – 4 different angles

Check us out at Kickstarter:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2101341124/solar-vox-personal-usb-solar-charger

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