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Z-Charge - Phone and tablet bedside storage with charging

A project in Dublin, Ireland by Paula O'Connor and Luke Brennan

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Need more power? Z-Charge is a neat bedside solution that can charge and store up to six devices.
Backers: 720
Average Pledge Per Backer: $62

Funded: $44,430 of $40,000
Dates: Oct 21st -> Nov 20th (31 days)
Project By: Paula O'Connor and Luke Brennan
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Latest News

Last 24 hours - Stretch goals - Let's get some colour!

November 19th - via:
Hello Stretchers and Pushers We've decided to make the last 24 hours a bit more exciting by adding some stretch goals. As you will have seen, we are committed to 3 colours types, Brown/Black/White. We'll need a bit of support from you guys to unlock... (Read More)

100% - Just how we like it

November 18th - via:
Hello 100%ers Wow.  We did it. The sweet smell of success, it smells almost as good as the leather Z-charge. Thank you backers, one and all. The oak needs but an acorn. Thanks for the acorns folks.  All of you; from 23 countries around the world. ... (Read More)

Why bother?

November 16th - via:
Hello botherers Why exactly would you bother? A year in development. A video. A very demanding month in preparation. Follow that with a month of waking up every morning feeling like you have the most important interview of your life. And you're late.... (Read More)

Danger, 3 important things, and a bit of leather news.

November 14th - via:
Hello Wonder-people It's looking again like campaign is again in danger of falling short. We've been working our socks off on this side, and need the Supermen and Wonderwomen among you. Spartacuses, it's time to stand up. We'd love a big push, and to... (Read More)

Irish Kickstarter Campaign ‘Z-Charge’ Needs Your Help

November 14th - via:
We love our gadgets here at Gimmedigital and the only thing we spend more time with than our phones, tablets or eReaders is our beds. To combine these two favourites an Irish duo Paula O’Connor and Luke Brennan have created ‘Z-Charge’ a convenient and safe way to charge and store all of these devices while you sleep. But with only 5 days left in the campaign Luke and Paula need your help to get it done! (Read More)

How it works, what would make it better?

November 12th - via:
Hello multiple device owners To charge or not to charge, is that the question? Unfortunately the answer to this question is often not in our hands. The two main problems are device compatibility issues and under-resourcing of current. That translates... (Read More)

Why I wanted to work with Paula

November 11th - via:
Hello fans of Paula It seems everyone is looking for something a little bit special in a designer these days, although it's difficult to say exactly what that is. Different. The unexpected. What wasn't there before. Banquet - Paula O Connor Most... (Read More)

Which devices do you want Z-Charge to work with?

November 10th - via:
Hello Bedside Charging Fans Making sure that Z-charge worked with your phone or tablet was our number one technical priority.  We know from our experience that the more thinking we do up front, the less you have to, which yields the best product.... (Read More)

Black leather Z-Charge now available

November 8th - via:
Hello Leather-lovers Sincere thanks to all those who have upped to the leather Z-charge. It's looking like we are  making this project happen, welcome aboard!  (Anyone else think this train metaphor is running out of track?). It's going to feel... (Read More)

Call to arms - We're looking for Heros to keep this campaign on track - Please read

November 6th - via:
Hello Backers Just wanted to give you all an important update on the campaign, which has moved into the second, but more difficult half.  In the first half, we have the excitement of being a "new" project, we have all the support of friends and... (Read More)

We've been bold, twice, in leather.

November 5th - via:
Hello Z-chargers We've been bold, twice. Our first bit of boldness, is in the best sense of the word, we've teamed up with the very wonderful Mamukko to bring you a quite luxurious version of the Z-Charge in glorious hand-cut, hand-stitched tan... (Read More)

Colour Choices - We'd love to hear your comments

November 3rd - via:
Hello Supporters! We've been diligently working away behind the scenes, and have managed to convince our suppliers to provide Z-charge in at least 3 colours.  Great news! What we'd like you to do, is let us know, in the comments section, which... (Read More)

Z-charge: A walk through the technology

October 29th - via:
Hello people One of the interesting things about running a kickstarter campaign is how it stretches you. We got an email yesterday from the Huffington Post, they wanted to cover the campaign (yay!), but had some questions about the technology... (Read More)

This Pouch Will Charge Your Phone Near (Not In) Your Bed At Night

October 29th - via:
Guilty of falling asleep with your slowly dying iPhone laying next to you? Or leaving it on the floor overnight, only to step on it the next morning? A new invention claims to alleviate both those woes simultaneously. (Read More)

The week in gadgets: Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Plus, the iPad mini’s insides and DIY Pi Pads

October 28th - via:
A look at gadget happenings, as iFixit busts open an iPad mini 3, Samsung introduces a plus-size model and Irish projects take off on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Z-Charge is a bedside charging and storage solution for gadgets

October 27th - via:
Have you ever had those mornings where you almost step on the phone that you placed on the floor the night or when your gadget suddenly drained overnight and you really needed to use it that morning? Yes, probably most of us have had at least one of those ever since we started sleeping with our gadgets and since it's the first thing we look for when we regain waking consciousness in the morning. Z-Charge is an upcoming product that aims to solve all of those early-morning gadget problems. (Read More)

Z-Charge wins "Best Technology" Award at Ideal Home Show 2014

October 25th - via:
Isn't it good to know you've backed a winner? We are delighted to have been awarded the "Best Technology" Award at the Ideal Home Show.  Selected from approximately 300 exhibitors, it's quite an honour, it has our hearts are swelling with pride. ... (Read More)

And we break 25%! Showing live demo at the Ideal Home exhibition in Dublin

October 23rd - via:
Hello lovely people We've been charmed and encouraged no end by your words and support, thank you once again. We're trying to make our project as real as we can for people, so we decided that a live demo and a chance to talk to people about it would... (Read More)

20% Funded in the first 48 hours. Wow.

October 23rd - via:
Hi Kickstarters We can't tell you how happy we are with how our campaign has been received. Not just the funding pledges, but all the encouraging comments and offers of support. Thank you . Thank you. Thank you. There is a simple statistic that was... (Read More)

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