Sometimes Kickstarter is home to campaigns that will simply dazzle all those who spend their time on the website. These campaigns will gather their funding in no time at all, helping them in reaching their goal to start mass production. Such an event occurred in the case of Trinity, a second-generation, waterproof portable wind turbine. The product managed to meet its funding goal in just over one day, a impressive feat without a doubt.
Trinity is produced by Janulus, a company based in Minnesota. The producers designed four different models for the Trinity portable wind turbine: 50, 400, 1,000 and 2,500W. People were quick to snatch early bird prices for these turbines, making pledges on Kickstarter and helping the company reach its funding goal. The wind turbines use Li-Ion batteries and are very light, easy to carry around comfortably. The smallest version of the Trinity wind turbine weighs only 640g.
“We saw so much potential, so many ways a product like this could branch out,” Agust Agustsson, Vice President of Janulus, explained in an interview.“ People are getting more power hungry when it comes to their smart phones. Trinity is very light weight, so you can carry it with you as a reserve battery wherever you are,” he added. According to his own words, even the CEO carries one little wind turbine in his pockets.
The turbines come with two sets of blades. In this way, their owners are able to take advantage of both high and low wind conditions. The 50W comes at a pledge of $369. It is perfect for powering a smartphone or other small devices. The other models can be set up near your home or on the road, while camping or hiking. The turbines are expected to start shipping in April 2016.
Would you like to get a Trinity portable wind turbine?