2020 Accessories Crowdfunding News

Solgaard’s HomeBase wireless charger is made from upcycled ocean plastics

Accessory maker, Solgaard Design has recently launched a new crowd-funding campaign for their HomeBase wireless charger, Solar Boombox and Solar JuicePack.

“During the recent lockdown, we all started spending a lot more time at home, so I started thinking about innovations for use both in the home as well as on-the-go. While dreaming of one day socializing with friends again outdoors and wanting to spend less time on my phone when at home, I came up with the base concepts seen here. I see an opportunity to view the psychology behind new products and to create innovations for people that allow them to set healthy boundaries and enhance their everyday lives – all designed sustainably, with the planet’s welfare in mind,” said Adrian Solgaard, Founder and CEO of Solgaard.

The HomeBase takes inspiration from Scandinavian design and combines it with Solgaard’s Short-Plast upcycled ocean plastic materials. The charger itself has a built-in sound amplifier to integrate with the company’s Solar Boombox.

The HomeBase can wirelessly charge two smartphones at once with an additional USB-C (with Power Delivery) and USB-A ports for faster charging or additional devices.

Solgaard HomeBase

The device supports up to 10W Fast Wireless Charging on Samsung devices, 7.5W for iPhones, 2.5W for AirPods with wireless charging cases and 5W on all other Qi-enabled Android phones.

Solgaard’s new Boombox 3.0 isn’t just a Bluetooth speaker, it also includes a solar panel, two USB-A ports, one USB-C port, 10,000mAh battery and a wireless charger (at the same speeds as the HomeBase).

Solgaard Boombox

The device has 2 Premium 7W drivers and an Active & Passive Bass Radiator along with Bluetooth 5.0. It’s also waterproof (up to 1m for up to 30 minutes), drop-proof and sand-proof.

The company says the Boombox 3.0 can last up to 96 hours.

One hour charging in sunlight gets around 2 hrs of music playback and four hours of time in the sun gets a full phone charge. The solar panel on the Boombox 3.0 works across the light spectrum, so it’ll work in cloudy weather.

The Solar Juicepack is like the new Boombox but it has a 20,000 mAh battery and no build-in Bluetooth speaker.

Solgaard Juicebox

Solgaard’s newest products are now available on Kickstarter with shipping set for November. The company has already hit it’s $75,000 USD funding goal in around 12 hours since launching the campaign yesterday.

You can see all the reward levels below.

Some of the stretch goals include a black colour option for the HomeBase.

Source: Solgaard


By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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