It seems a bit risky for your tech startup to make its first product a keychain. But London-based Mirai has one you’ll get a charge out of – literally.
The PowerClip is a key fob that serves first and foremost as a charger for your iPhone or Android smartphone. But it also has other functions, including an activity tracker, flashlight, key- and phone-finder and serves as a data storage device.
There are two classes of PowerClips. The micro comes with a 500mAh battery and 4GB memory. The Power Clip PRO is slightly bigger with a 1,000mAh battery with a choice of 8GB or 32GB storage. Both come in white, black and red colors. Users would download a PowerClip mobile app for activity tracker and finder functions.
“We wanted to create a device that is both extremely portable and invaluable in those emergency situations,” Mirai founder Nicholas Tachmintzis said in a written statement announcing the launch of the $50,000 Indiegogo campaign.
The clip features a slide-out power connector, wireless Bluetooth storage and a choice between micro USB or Apple lightning. It has a built-in lithium polymer battery and can bring an extra 20 to 40 percent power to an emergency situation.
The PowerClip Micro can be pre-ordered on Indiegogo for an early-bird contribution of $49. The PowerClip PRO is $69. If fully funded on Indiegogo, Mirai will begin shipping PowerClips in January.