Carbon by EnergyBionics has produced a watch that’s smart enough to charge your smart phone and other smart mobile devices. Finally a watch with a practical use that’s absolutely timeless!
It’s no secret that smart phones and smart watches have changed the way we navigate in the world today, however, keeping these devices charged can be both burdensome and challenging. Enters Carbon by EnergyBionics – a new solution that effectively answers the smart device need for chargeable energy.
Carbon by EnergyBionics has taken the advancements of energy harvesting technology and customized that technology using high-tech monocrystalline solar cells to harvest the sun’s energy (and indoor lighting). The solar cell stores and converts the sun’s energy into an electrical form of energy capable of producing an output of 1 Amp and 5 Volts in small traces of energy. This technological harvesting of energy is performed while Carbon is worn on the wrist. Carbon has also been equipped with a lithium battery which can be charged using a USB to provide charges for mobile devices as well.
Shown below are devices compatible with Carbon’s energy output of 1 Amp and 5 Volts:
Carbon rectangular watch cases offer simplistic dials in white, blue/white or orange/white. Despite this simplistic dial its outstanding solar charging ability out-weighs it face-value. Carbon is presented in two case finishes: brushed metal referred to as “Slate” and black PVD referred to as “Coal”.
Carbon houses a Japanese analog movement with hour/minute hands that sweep over its custom solar cell surface. Depending on pledge level watch straps are available in standard 24mm off the shelf dark brown leather or a black smooth silicone.
Another dynamic of the Carbon watch is that it was designed according to International Protection standards with a Solid Particle Protection rating of 6 (no ingress of dust) and Liquid Ingress Protection rating of 4 (splashing water), meaning it should not be submerged in water.
Carbon’s design, assembly, testing, manufacturing and packaging will occur in the US performed by the Energy Bionic Team. Carbon anticipated funding of goal is $15,000, as of April 28, the project has already received pledges in the amount of $30,900. The project will be completely funded on May 30, 2014 and seven pledge levels remain available at present.
Details about Carbon by EnergyBionics are available on Kickstarter.com – happy pledging.