Gadgets

Personal Portable Solar

Maverick by Peppermint Energy

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Rating

7.5

About the Project

The Maverick builds off the technical and sales success of the Forty2, but makes is more accessible to more people. By making a more compact version, the Maverick can be stored in your car when traveling in bad weather, taken to your picnic to keep food (and you) cool, or camping for some sanity with the kids.

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  • Founder: Brian Gramm
  • Company: Peppermint Energy
  • Goal: $17,000.00
  • Entry Level Price: $499.00
  • Campaign Ended On: August 20, 2017
  • Delivery Date: November 2017

"About the Project" and "Claims" content are taken from the campagin as is.

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    Personal Portable Solar

  • Reality:

    Peppermint Energy has produced solar products in the past. The main device being the Forty2, which is currently available on Amazon. Reviews for the Forty2 are mixed and the results of the products designed by Peppermint, may still be in early progress. The Maverick is a more portable less powerful version of the Forty2. In comparison the Forty2 is 57 lbs and 500 Watt/hour and the Maverick is under 18 lbs and 200 Watt/hour.

  • Claim:

    This technology is life altering, and you are making it possible for people who don't have many options.

  • Reality:

    The technology is definitely life altering for some who may not have access to power, otherwise. However, solar power and battery charging is not something that is new to the world. The Maverick can potentially be a role player in a much larger industry of supporting a global need. This campaign will help create the product, but it is not a charity that will donate all proceeds or solar devices to those in need, it is simply providing the funds to make the devices, which will eventually need to be bought.

Bottom Line

The Maverick is an option in the already existent world of solar power charging and storage. With successfully released products in the past, Peppermint Energy attempts to make previous products, that received mixed reviews, into a more accessible form. Keep in mind this device is still hefty, at over 15 lbs, and is not in its final form yet.

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