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June 28, 2017

Zendure’s New Global Travel Adapter Project Funded on Kickstarter in Less Than Two Days

Zendure’s crowdfunding campaign for their latest universal travel adapter has reached its fundraising goal of $30,000 USD after less than 48 hours on Kickstarter. The adapter, called Passport, was announced on Monday and wrapping up its second day of promotion when it hit the target.

Passport is the first global travel adapter to include an auto-resetting fuse that does not need to be replaced if too much current is drawn. The adapter also features “Press and Slide” controls for one-handed operation, as well as four USB ports and AC output with a child-safe shield.

More than 800 backers have supported Passport so far, taking advantage of the offered free international shipping.

“We first launched our company four years ago on Kickstarter, so it feels great to get back to our roots for Passport,” said Tom Haflinger, founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Zendure. The company’s first product was the A-Series Portable Charger, a durable backup battery for smartphones that gained over $200,000 in crowdfunding in 30 days. The A-Series is now available in dozens of countries in a variety of sizes and colors.

“We’re talking with a lot of new backers as well as people who supported the A-Series,” said Haflinger. There’s a lot of excitement over this project.”

In addition to direct support from backers, Passport has earned a top-three spot among the most popular projects in the design category on Kickstarter and top-five placement over all.

Zendure has also announced two “stretch goals” for their campaign. If $500,000 or more is pledged, they will offer Passport in two extra colors, black and silver, in addition to the original white. At $1,000,000, the company will make available an accessory module with high-power USB-C output. Passport’s crowdfunding campaign will end on July 26, 2017, and delivery of the product is estimated for September 2017.

Check out Passport on Kickstarter

June 26, 2017

Zendure Announces the World’s First Global Travel Adapter with Auto-Resetting Fuse

Zendure today announced the crowdfunding campaign for their latest product, an all-in-one universal travel adapter called Passport, the ultimate charging solution for travelers around the world. They are offering free international shipping.

The biggest difference between Passport and other international travel adapters already on the market is the patent-pending auto-resetting fuse. Traditional travel adapters use old-fashioned replaceable fuses to prevent an overload, which leads to quite a number of issues. The fuses are easily blown, lost or broken, and they are hard to find when you need to buy one. Passport’s use of auto-resetting technology allows the device to recover from an overload on its own within just one minute, making it electronically unbreakable, and the most resilient travel adapter ever.

“Ditching the traditional fuse might sound like a small thing, but it has been a priority for us since starting this project two years ago,” said Zendure CEO Bryan Liu. “With Passport, a potential blown fuse is one less thing to worry about when you’re traveling. Or, if you have five devices plugged into it, five less things to worry about. The travel adapter industry is a very traditional product category that has seen no innovation in years, and I’m happy that we are finally disrupting this industry with something unique.”

“Auto-resetting fuses are commonly seen in the aerospace industry, but it’s never been applied to travel adapters before due to cost and size.” said Zendure CTO Roger Wu. “It took us a long time and hundreds of experiments to finally be able to customize the perfect auto-resetting fuse at the right cost and size for our product.”

In addition to the auto-resetting fuse, Passport’s built-in power connectors, which work in over 150 countries worldwide, can be easily extended or retracted with just one hand using the unique press-and-slide controls on the side. With ordinary travel adapters, you’d have to press a separate release button with one hand, and then move the sliders with another, which is quite cumbersome.

Passport also sports a universal AC output delivering up to 600-1500W of power (depending on the voltage) and four USB ports with a total output of 25W to power a number of devices, while most travel adapters on the market only offer two USB ports with a much lower output.

In keeping with Zendure’s signature textured designs, the new Passport’s relatively compact frame boasts rounded ridges that neatly line up with other elements of the product. Zendure designed Passport with the help of Y Studios, a famous award-winning design house based in San Francisco, California.

Zendure made its debut four years ago on Kickstarter, so it’s not too surprising that they have returned to their roots for their latest product. The crowdfunding campaign is currently live with a goal of at least $30,000 USD, and Zendure is offering discounts to a limited number of initial backers. For more information, please visit the crowdfunding campaign page on Kickstarter.

Check out Passport on Kickstarter

January 18, 2017

Zendure A8 QC Largest Battery Among AndroidAuthority's Top Picks


AndroidAuhority released on Monday its most recent list of the Best Portable Battery Packs. The largest among the selections was the Zendure A8 QC Portable Charger, with a charge capacity of 26,800mAh, Quick Charge 3.0 and pass-through charging technology.

"It's time to start getting tough," wrote an editor for AndroidAuthority, while offering some information about Zendure's history: "The battery pack series comes from a very successful Kickstarter campaign, meaning Zendure has a strong background in the world of crowdfunding and has actually done a good job at delivering its goals."

December 12, 2016

Askmen Recommends Zendure A2 Power Bank

Askmen writer Anurag Tagat included the Zendure A2 Portable Charger among 2016’s Coolest Gadgets To Own When You're On-The-Move.

Tagat described the A2 6,700mAh Power Bank as "one of the best new portable chargers" and placed it on his short list of products "sure to make a helluva difference in your life", along with the Eyefi Wireless Memory Card, Fitbit Blaze and Sony SJCAM.

"It's great to see our A2 mentioned among these other well-known products," said Zendure Chief Marketing Officer and Founder Tom Haflinger. "And we find it especially fitting since our power bank nicely complements all of those devices."

The durable yet stylish A2 is available in Silver or Black and offers pass-through charging for added convenience. The external battery was recently selected as the top power bank by PC Advisor for the third year in a row.

Zendure A2 Specifications

6700mAh capacity
5V/2.1A total output
Size: 3.6 x 1.9 x 0.94 inches (9.1 x 4.8 x 2.4 cm)
Weight: 4.8 ounces (136 g)
Charges most smartphones 2-3 times
Charge-through capability

Purchase the Zendure A2 through Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada and Japan. Zendure A2 is compatible with iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6, 6 Plus, 5, 4S, 4; Samsung Galaxy S6, S5, S4, S3, Note 4/3/2; iPad Air, 4, 3, 2, iPad Mini; Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Note 8; HTC One, EVO, Thunderbolt, Incredible, Droid DNA; Motorola ATRIX, Droid; Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and LG Optimus, among other devices.

Read the full Askmen article here.

December 05, 2016

FashionBeans: Ask for a Zendure This Christmas

In this year's holiday roundup, 37 Things Your Should Ask For This Christmas, the FashionBeans staff selected Zendure's A2 Portable Charger as their in-demand power bank this year.

The staff writes, "The Zendure A2 6,700mah packs enough power to fully charge a smartphone twice, possibly three times, on just one charge. Your move, Apple."

The durable yet stylish A2 is available in Silver or Black and offers pass-through charging for added convenience. The external battery was recently selected as the top power bank by PC Advisor for the third year in a row.

Zendure A2 Specifications

6700mAh capacity
5V/2.1A total output
Size: 3.6 x 1.9 x 0.94 inches (9.1 x 4.8 x 2.4 cm)
Weight: 4.8 ounces (136 g)
Charges most smartphones 2-3 times
Charge-through capability

Purchase the Zendure A2 through Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada and Japan. Zendure A2 is compatible with iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6, 6 Plus, 5, 4S, 4; Samsung Galaxy S6, S5, S4, S3, Note 4/3/2; iPad Air, 4, 3, 2, iPad Mini; Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Note 8; HTC One, EVO, Thunderbolt, Incredible, Droid DNA; Motorola ATRIX, Droid; Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and LG Optimus, among other devices.

Read the complete FashionBeans roundup here.

November 14, 2016

Zendure A2 named best power bank 2016/2017 by PCAdvisor.co.uk

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif., November 15, 2016 – Zendure (http://zendure.com), a Silicon Valley consumer electronics company, today announced that the Zendure A2 External Battery with 6700mAh capacity was rated the best external battery for 2016-2017 by PC Advisor in the United Kingdom, three years in a row.

“We are very excited to be recognized by PC Advisor for the third year in a row,” said Tom Haflinger, co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Zendure. “Companies in this industry are constantly improving their products, and we’re doing what we can to deliver the best possible product for our customers. A big part of that is constantly communicating with the people who use our products so we can learn to stay ahead of their expectations.”

Zendure A2

The PC Advisor article describes the staff’s 20 favorite portable chargers and lists them by rank. The articles attributes Zendure’s top ranking to “striking the perfect balance between price, portability and capacity", says Marie Brewis, editor of PCAdvisor.co.uk. 

Zendure A2 Specifications

6700mAh capacity
5V/2.1A total output
Size: 3.6 x 1.9 x 0.94 inches (9.1 x 4.8 x 2.4 cm)
Weight: 4.8 ounces (136 g)
Charges most smartphones 2-3 times
Charge-through capability

Zendure A2 is available in silver on Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada and Japan. Zendure A2 is compatible with iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6, 6 Plus, 5, 4S, 4; Samsung Galaxy S6, S5, S4, S3, Note 4/3/2; iPad Air, 4, 3, 2, iPad Mini; Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Note 8; HTC One, EVO, Thunderbolt, Incredible, Droid DNA; Motorola ATRIX, Droid; Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and LG Optimus, among other devices.

About Zendure

Zendure USA Inc. was founded in 2013 by college friends Tom Haflinger and Bryan Liu. The company's mission is to deliver top-quality consumer electronics that exceed expectations. The Zendure A-Series batteries are the company's first products. Please visit www.zendure.com to learn more.

March 21, 2016

A2 and A5 External Battery Now Available in Black

In response to popular demand, Zendure announced the arrival of its top-selling A2 and A5 Portable Chargers in black. The batteries feature the same durable ABS/PC composite construction with a durable rubber belt in the middle, in an all-black finish with blue status LEDs.

"Silver has been our signature color since we first launched on Kickstarter," said Zendure CMO Tom Haflinger, "but we want to give people the freedom to choose the product that fits their life best."

The black A2 and A5 are available on Zendure.com, Amazon US and Amazon UK.

A2 Specifications
Capacity: 6,700 mAh
Number of USB Outputs: 1
Max Output: 2.1A
Dimensions: 3.7" x 2" x 1"
Weight: 5oz

A5 Specifications
Capacity: 16,750 mAh
Number of USB Outputs: 2
Max Output: 2.1A (total for both ports combined)
Dimensions: 5" x 2.8" x 1"
Weight: 11.4 oz

December 17, 2015

Zendure Announces Versatile 4-Port USB Desktop/Wall Charger

Just in time for the holidays, Zendure now offers a powerful 4-Port USB charger designed for use at home, in the office or while traveling.

The Zendure A-Series 4-Port USB High-Speed Wall Charger has an AC input port that is compatible with an optional “figure 8” style power cord so it can be placed on the user’s desk, conference table or nightstand for easy access. The charger also comes bundled with three power connectors so it can be plugged directly into a power outlet virtually anywhere in the world. And with full 110-240V compatibility, a power convertor is never required.

The multi-talented charger adopts many of its attributes from the Zendure A-Series External Batteries—both outside and in. Outside, the resemblance is uncanny. Those familiar with the brand will instantly recognize its silver body, signature grooves and metal plate sporting the Zendure logo. It also features a highly durable outer shell, a key feature that made the A-Series batteries so popular on Kickstarter in 2013. The compact, lightweight form is ideal for traveling, and the charger utilizes Zendure’s familiar “ZEN+” technology to adapt its power output to the devices connected to it.

The new charger is available now on Zendure.com and on Amazon in the US, with free expedited shipping available to Amazon Prime customers.

Specifications

Max power output per port: 2.4A/12W
Total max power output: 4.2A/21W
Power adapters: US, UK, European
Dimensions: 2.8” x 2.1” x 1.1”
Weight: 2.9 ounces
Material: ABS/PC Composite
Safety: Protection against power surges, overheating and short-circuits
Certifications: ETL, FCC and CE
Price at time of announcement: $19.21 USD

August 25, 2015

Titan Airways Chooses Zendure A5 Portable Charger to Charge iPads for Pilots

The Zendure batteries power the pilots' Electronics Flight Books (EFB's) information management devices that help flight crews perform flight management tasks more easily and efficiently with less paper. View full article →
August 20, 2015

Zendure A2 External Battery Rated Best External Battery for 2015 by PC Advisor

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif., August 20, 2015 – Zendure (http://zendure.com), a Silicon Valley consumer electronics company, today announced that the Zendure A2 external battery with 6400mAh capacity was rated the best external battery for 2015 by PC Advisor in the United Kingdom.

“We are very excited to be recognized by PC Advisor for the second year in a row,” said Tom Haflinger, co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Zendure. “Companies in this industry are constantly improving their products, and we’re doing what we can to deliver the best possible product for our customers.”

The PC Advisor article describes the staff’s 20 favorite portable chargers and lists them by rank. The articles attributes Zendure’s top ranking to its “great value, build and portability” and also cites the recently updated capacity and reduced price.

Zendure A2 Specifications

6400mAh capacity output
5V/2.1A total output
Size: 3.6 x 1.9 x 0.94 inches (9.1 x 4.8 x 2.4 cm)
Weight: 4.8 ounces (136 g)
Charges most smartphones 2-3 times
Charge-through capability

Zendure A2 is available in silver on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and eBay with shipping worldwide. Zendure A2 is compatible with iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5, 4S, 4; Samsung Galaxy S6, S5, S4, S3, Note 4/3/2; iPad Air, 4, 3, 2, iPad Mini; Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Note 8; HTC One, EVO, Thunderbolt, Incredible, Droid DNA; Motorola ATRIX, Droid; Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and LG Optimus, among other devices.

About Zendure

Zendure USA Inc. was founded in 2013 by college friends Tom Haflinger and Bryan Liu. The company's mission is to deliver top-quality consumer electronics that exceed expectations. The Zendure A-Series batteries are the company's first products. Please visit www.zendure.com to learn more.