Magma: The Most Beautiful Solar Charger

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[quote]Durable Design. Powerful Battery. Clean Energy. Now YOU can be energy INDEPENDENT![/quote]

Here is another Kickstarter project in hopes to develop an affordable solution for power mobile devices in a light weight small solar panel solution. After taking  a look at this product it I felt the design was really great! I like the thin form factor and sleek design that is provides. Magma is be developed by three individuals that see a need for more small form factor solar charging devices. One of the cool features that stood out for me was the fact that the Magma has an internal battery. If you don’t have time to charge your phone outside you can just leave the Magma out in the sun and in a few hours it will be ready to charge your devices where ever you may need it. I’m looking forward to see where this project goes and hope that it can make its Kickstarter goal.

Here is a direct link to the Magma project

The Magma Story

Our team met each other during our day jobs and graduate school. Since we all came from developing countries that are still suffering without power, we decided to user our creative talent for something beneficial to society. We met after work at Starbucks and Panera Bread, often spending hours at a time working on various ideas to help people become more energy independent. During weekends, we would often cancel leisure plans and spend time Saturday mornings in labs, soldering (and sniffing) our freshly-made circuit board prototypes. Company holidays were often spent traveling to destitute parts of the world, trying to understand first-hand how single mothers burnt newspapers to keep warm during harsh winters, or how families would huddle around kerosene lamps for light. Or how hurricanes (remember Sandy?) and floods (just had in Chicago) would disrupt the power grid, and families would often spend days without electricity. We decided it was time to do something about it. And the epiphany came through numerous trials and iterations: Magma.

Features of the two Magma models

Magma mini

Featuring a 2,000+ mAh battery and 3W+ solar panel, Magma mini has more than enough power to charge iPhone 5 and virtually any other mobile device. Features micro-USB Input to charge internal battery when there’s no sun. With good sunlight, Magma mini can charge it’s internal battery in less than 5 hours! Now THAT’S FAST!

Prelim. Specs:

  • 3W+ Solar panel
  • 2,000+ mAh
  • Micro-USB Input to charge from wall or computer
  • Durable exterior casing
  • Up to 1,000 mA output current

Magma Pro

For serious POWER USERS (literally)! With it’s 5,000+ mAh high-capacity battery and 5W+ solar panel, Magma Pro is powerful enough to work with iPads! Also features micro-USB Input to charge internal battery when there’s no sun. Talk about AMAZING!

Prelim. Specs:

  • 5W+ Solar panel
  • 5,000+ mAh
  • LED Indicator for battery capacity
  • Micro-USB Input to charge from wall or computer
  • Durable exterior casing
  • Up to 2,000 mA output current

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