PowerPot X Series gains $30,000 funding on Kickstarter, product to ship to backers in May just in time for 2014 camping season
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (December 11, 2013) – Power Practical, a Salt Lake City based group of engineers, entrepreneurs, outdoor enthusiasts, and the makers of the PowerPot®, has reached its Kickstarter goal for the production of the PowerPot X Series. With the help of a supportive and enthusiastic crowdfunding community, Power Practical exceeded its $30,000 mark in just three days, and is now at $45,726with 35 days left to go in the campaign. Backers will be shipped their next generation PowerPot in May, when it will become available for retail.
“We are astounded by the amount of support the PowerPot X has received in such a short time,” says Matt Ford, CEO of Power Practical. “We used Kickstarter to launch our inaugural PowerPot and Practical Meter, so we’re not new to the concept of crowdfunding, but we didn’t expect such preliminary success. This gives us a head start on getting the next generation in thermoelectric power manufactured and shipped to all our devoted supporters.”
The bigger, lighter and stronger PowerPot X Series emits 10 Watts of power with no moving parts, covering the entire spectrum of USB charging. At max output, the PowerPot X will be able to charge 4 GoPros simultaneously (2.5W each), two smartphones at top speed (5W each), or one tablet at full speed (10W). The PowerPot X Series produces electricity in any weather, day or night, indoors and out.
Besides an increase in power, there’s also been an increase in size. The PowerPot X Series includes the PowerPot X and PowerPot XL. At 2.4 quarts, the PowerPot X is perfect for cooking for two, while the slightly larger PowerPot XL, at 4 quarts, will feed a larger group.
Dual-utility continues to be a main function of the PowerPot, not only generating power but also doubling as a source for boiling water for soups, hot drinks or freeze dried meals. The PowerPot X Series also has the functionality of the Practical Meter built into it. This provides real-time feedback on charge speeds, allowing users to get the most out of their pot and devices by letting them know their power output.
For another 35 days, users can bring power with them anywhere and keep charging by pledging through Kickstarter and ordering a PowerPot X . For $189 pledge, users can get the PowerPot X. Those looking for something bigger can pledge $199 and get the PowerPot XL. Supporters of the PowerPot X Series will be able to take advantage of this one-of-a-kind portable generator when it ships in May 2014.
About Power Practical:
Power Practical is a Salt Lake City based group of engineers, entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts who emphasize diversity in energy resources by developing innovative, effective and affordable energy products to keep you connected anywhere, anytime. There are areas of the world that simply fall off the grid, suffering from power outages and unavailable energy resources. With Power Practical, you are never off the grid and always powered up, no matter where in the world you keep charging.
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