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The Practical Meter: Know your power!

A project in Salt Lake City, UT by David Toledo

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The Practical Meter helps you charge your phone faster by solving a problem millions of people experience.
Backers: 8200
Average Pledge Per Backer: $20

Funded: $167,820 of $9,999
Dates: Jun 25th -> Jul 25th (30 days)
Project By: David Toledo
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Latest News

150k Stretch Goal Reached! Survey Request

July 21st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

SWAG Designs

July 12th - via:
Hey Kickstarters, We've got mad updates this week! We thought you would like to see our Official " Know your power" t-shirt and trucker hat designs. Check 'em out and let us know what you think!  (Read More)

Two New Stretch Goals!

July 11th - via:
We've had to rework our stretch goals quite a bit over the past week due to the overwhelming support we have received from all of you! Thank you so much for getting us over 1,000% funded so quickly! Our new stretch goals will add a lot more value to... (Read More)

Practical Meter Expands into Tablets, Exceeds 100k on Kickstarter

July 10th - via:
New device that monitors USB charging rates now compatible with tablets and 2-amp smartphones. Power Practical says it can help reduce tablet charging time by over 75 percent. (Read More)

10-watt Practical Meter 'Stretch Goal'

July 9th - via:
Hey guys, we've had numerous requests for 10-watt metering for tablets. We knew this was possible with our current hardware, so we put our heads together and figured it out! Watch the video to see how the new firmware will monitor all the way up to... (Read More)

Happy 4th, Stretch Goals!

July 4th - via:
Thanks so much for all the support! We are excited to bring the Practical Meter to all of you later this year! I wanted to update everyone about stretch goals. There have been many good suggestions for stretch goals, so we are investigating a few of... (Read More)

The Practical Meter Speeds Up Charging Your Smartphone Over USB

July 3rd - via:
Here’s a neat gizmo for speeding up charging your smartphone over USB. The Practical Meter plugs into the USB socket you intend to use to charge your phone and has built-in indicator lights to show how fast the charging connection is. The problem its creators are attacking is the vast difference in charging rates over USB. Charge speed can vary depending on the device you’re charging and the USB port and charger cable you’re using. Yet this difference isn’t usually flagged up to the user. (Read More)

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July 2nd - via:
Affordable, practical and over-the-top cool, this week’s Kickstarter projects are generating amazing buzz and we want you to be the first to know all about them. (Read More)

Kickstarter project Practical Meter raises triple its goal

June 28th - via:
Kickstarter project Practical Meter plans to solve a problem which many of us have just accepted as being part of life, the lengthy process of smartphone charging (Read More)

Not all mobile chargers are created equal, but the Practical Meter finds the fastest one

June 28th - via:
Do you have a clue how fast your gadgets are charging? The Practical Meter will give users a readout that details how much juice is headed to the device. (Read More)

The Practical Meter sheds light on smartphone charging times

June 27th - via:
The Practical Meter is a new device designed to give users an idea of how long it will take to charge their device. (Read More)

Ordering Multiple Units

June 26th - via:
Hey guys, once again thanks for the overwhelming support! We are pumped to get Practical Meters to all of you later this summer! I wanted to clarify how we are handling requests for multiple meters/cables. We will not be offering pledges for... (Read More)

Thanks for funding us!

June 26th - via:
We are really excited here at Power Practical to have met our funding goal in just 13 Hours! With your help we will be bringing a high-quality mass-manufactured Practical Meter to the world. Thanks everyone! We want to answer a couple of your common... (Read More)

How to charge your smartphone and other USB devices as quickly as possible

June 26th - via:
USB charging is shrouded in mystery — which is a bit ironic, given that almost all of us rely on USB charging of our smartphones and tablets on a daily basis. Why, for example, does an iPhone recharge quickly when you plug it into your MacBook Pro, but slowly when you plug it into your PC, or a non-Apple wall charger? Why does your smartphone charge quickly to start with, but slow down as it fills up? In this story we will answer these questions and more as we investigate the optimum methods of charging your USB devices as quickly as possible. (Read More)

New USB Meter Aimed at Solving Slow-Charging Phones Launches on Kickstarter

June 25th - via:
Power Practical introduces device called the Practical Meter that solves slow charge times commonly experienced with PCs and laptops. It hits Kickstarter for a 30-day campaign Tuesday morning. (Read More)

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