Posted on April 20th, 2015 by ar15news
Sidney, Illinois, April 15, 2015: Smith & Bradley, the maker of tactical and sport watches representing three successful Kickstarter campaigns, has launched its fourth Kickstarter project, The Beacon is a unique outdoor survival box combining waterproof storage for electronics, solar charging, and LED beacon signaling.
Enclosed in a light and rugged, efficiently sized package, the Beacon unleashes the power of solar energy to not only charge, but protect, electronic devices. Further, true to its name, the Beacon comes equipped LED lighting for both emergency situations and casual use as well. These lights are not after-thought add-on’s, but rather first rate lighting solutions. The entire package is crush-proof, waterproof, submersible, and floats even with an electronic device enclosed.
The Beacon represents a first-of-its-kind combination of charging, solar, lighting, and waterproof technology. The Beacon allows for storage of two typical mobile phones, contains 3 USB charging ports that can all be used at same time, and a Polymer lithium ion battery. The battery is charged either by traditional wall socket charging or through the Beacon’s high capacity solar panel on the top of the case.
The Beacon goes beyond a mere gadget, or drugstore charger. It is a tool that is an absolute necessity for anyone who ventures outside of the urban jungle. Further Technical Specifications Include:
– 6 3/4 inches long,4.5 inches wide, 2 inches thick
Weighs 15 ounces empty
– Fully waterproof and crush proof floating—even with a device
– Top has 12 White High intensity LED lights;(TESTED visibility up to 1 mile in blinking mode)
Top also has 8 yellow low intensity LED light( To retain night vision)
– Polymer lithium Ion rechargeable battery fully-recharged in 36 hours via solar panel (10,000mAh rating)
– Three USB charging ports for phones and tablets.2 ports 5v 1.0A and1 port 5v 2.1A
– The solar panel and charger insert is removable for use in everyday situations as a solar charger and light
Pledge your support for The Beacon Outdoor Survival Box and view additional pics, details and video at www.KickStarter.com