September 22, 2017

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FuelBox teams up with Verizon and Nokia to provide power and relief to Hurricane Irma Victims

FuelBox, a technology startup based in Santa Barbara, CA that specializes in manufacturing premium quality charging solutions and mobile batteries has partnered with Verizon and Nokia to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts, supplying their entire inventory of charging products into the hands of the first-responders. “Our hearts go out to the victims of this catastrophic storm, we are sending every product we have available to Florida” says Robert Herr, FuelBox Founder & Visionary.

Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, said more than 30,000 workers are assisting efforts to bring power back to nearly 5 million Floridians. Many of these workers are Verizon and Nokia’s Operation Convergent Response first-responders who will be providing mobile power and re-establishing communications to those affected by the destructive storm that struck the nation just a week ago.

"Power pretty much drives everything," said Christopher Krebs, assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security. Connectivity between loved ones in times of crisis is a must, and communication via smartphones and tablets requires reliable power. Relief workers are spending up to 14 hours a day in the field to help victims and FuelBox charging products improve the productivity of those workers by ensuring that their cell phones are functioning, with dependable backup power.

FuelBox Founder & Chief Marketing Officer Dan Friedman says, “FuelBox is proud to play a critical and immediate role as part of Verizon and Nokia’s Operation Convergent Response Team. We plan to take an even bigger role supporting first-responders and the companies that aid them in the future.”

Floridians without power might be in the dark for a while. According to Florida Power & Light, customers who lost electricity on the west coast of Florida -- where Irma made its final landfall -- are not likely to have power restored until September 22.

Beyond Florida, statistics of other Americans who lost power due to Hurricane Irma are as follows:

  •   South Carolina - 55,000+ customers
  •   North Carolina - 29,000+ customers
  •   Alabama - 7,000+ customers

For more information and media inquiries, please contact FuelBox directly at - Dan.friedman@myfuelbox.com or Info@MyFuelBox.com

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#OCR2017 #Irma #IrmaRelief #Chargers #MobilePower #Lifesaver #Verizon #Nokia #FuelBox #ChargingSolution #Hurricane #Florida

Reference:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/12/us/irma-millions-without-power/index.html

June 21, 2017

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FuelBox ready to make a splash at 2017 NBA Draft

As the nation’s top NBA prospects gather in New York City to see their dreams become reality, there’s one player with an exceptionally bright future who’s sure to generate buzz.

FuelBox, one of the emerging players in the mobile charging game, is proud to announce their sponsorship of the 7th Annual NBA Pre-Draft Gifting & Style Suite, produced by Conversion Sports & Entertainment (CSE). FuelBox joins a list of prestigious CSE sponsors including Apple, Beats By Dre, Cadillac, EA Sports, Gillette, Jaguar, New Era, Old Spice, Verizon and other global brands.

 The Pre-Draft Gifting & Style Suite gives the top 25 1st-round NCAA college basketball players entering the draft the opportunity to meet with sponsors from a variety of gifting categories, including apparel, fragrance, footwear, jewelry, travel and technology. As sponsors, FuelBox will get the opportunity to meet and greet the athletes, their agents and other industry influencers, and pitch the benefits of the #1 rated charging solution of 2017.

 “Getting in front of this audience presents a tremendous opportunity to expand the FuelBox brand,” said FuelBox co-founder Robert Herr. “Just like these future stars of the NBA, we’re confident that FuelBox will also be a household name before long.”

 Some of the FuelBox Ultimate Charging Solution features include:

  • A two-part charging system, consisting of an at-home docking station and a mobile battery pack that charges when magnetically clipped to the dock
  • 5,200 mAh battery that provides over 25 extra hours of power (2-4 full charges)
  • Built-in Apple® Lightning cord with rapid charging technology that charges your device 2-3x faster than standard charging cords, and a built-in Micro-USB charger

 Thanks to the convenience, power and sleek design of FuelBox’s Ultimate Charging Solution, this device is the perfect all-in-one charger for players and fans alike.

 FuelBox, creators of the Ultimate Charging Solution, was formed in 2012 with one goal in mind: to deliver premium quality power products that simplify your life. The solution seems simple, but it took FuelBox co-founders Robert Herr and Dan Friedman years of hard work and dedication to take their idea from original concept to an award-winning home and mobile charging solution. Since they first started exploring mobile charging possibilities in 2012, Robert and Dan have immersed themselves in the industry, creating more than 30 prototypes, raising seed capital and strategically partnering with world-class advisors and mentors. Today, after successfully navigating the ins and outs of startup life, FuelBox is now a registered trademark, with several issued patents covering over twenty claims, poised to become a leader in charging technology.

FuelBox Inc. is a privately held technology company based in Santa Barbara, California that designs, develops, manufactures and distributes consumer electronics, specializing in premium quality charging solutions. With multiple granted patents and a strong developmental product pipeline, FuelBox Inc. is poised to become a leader in charging technology.

Learn more at www.MyFuelBox.com.

June 13, 2017

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Is Your Phone's Battery Negatively Impacting Your Relationships?

  • Have you ever gone to a cafe and ordered a coffee so that you can charge your phone?
  • Have you ever said, “I’m at 15%, you’re at 36%, give me the charger,” which lead to an argument over whose turn it was to use the charger in your household?
  • Do you argue with your loved ones because they think you “ghosted” them when your phone just died on you?

If so, you’re not alone, and you may be suffering from “Low Battery Anxiety.” In 2016, LG surveyed thousands of smartphone users and found that nine out of 10 people “felt panic”: when their phone’s battery dropped to 20 percent or lower. Furthermore, it also found that 25 percent of people have had a fight with their significant other because they chose not to answer their phone, to prevent it from dying or because it was already dead. Although “Low Battery Anxiety” is not a recognized anxiety disorder and is simply used to refer to the negative impact a low battery has on people’s everyday lives, its effects are very real.

The same study found that “Low Battery Anxiety’s” adverse effects are not limited to the psychological realm. For example, one in three respondents to the survey reported that if their phone's battery was at 20% or below, they would skip going to the gym. Furthermore, it also found that a dead or dying battery can have a detrimental effect on your romantic relationships, as one in three respondents reported that they had gotten into an argument with their partner because of unanswered calls or texts. These examples highlight how the effects of a dying battery can compromise a healthy lifestyle.

Today people use their smartphones more than ever before, and the batteries in the phones simply can't keep up. This constitutes an enormous problem as it leads to anxiety, compromises a healthy lifestyle, and frankly complicates your relationship. So what's the solution? Well, forty percent of the people surveyed said that they had asked a complete stranger to use their charger when their phone’s battery was below twenty percent. Although this may solve the problem in the short term, it does not constitute a long-term fix, and let's be honest, asking a complete stranger for something can be more than a little uncomfortable.

There has to be a better way to solve ‘Low Battery Anxiety,” right? FuelBox has made it easy to counter “Low Battery Anxiety” by producing a mobile battery pack, called the BoostPack. When you have a handy dandy BoostPack at your side, there is no need to stress your dying battery because it carries enough power to keep your phone charged throughout the entire day and night. So, if you or anyone you know appears to be exhibiting symptoms of “Low Battery Anxiety,” show them this email or get them a FuelBox. Say no to stress and yes to a happy, healthy, lifestyle with FuelBox.

April 28, 2017

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Why you should avoid public phone charging stations

You may want to avoid charging your phone at public charging stations. When? Like, now.

Public charging stations are generally found in high traffic areas such as; airports, airplanes, public parks, business centers and coffee shops. Although, this may appear simple and convenient it can actually lead to quite a headache, to say the least.

The cord or USB port you use to charge your phone can transmit data from it to other devices. For example, when your Phone is connected to your computer by the charging cord, you can transmit data to and from it to your computer. This feature allows users to easily share and store the pictures, videos, notes, and other data they have on their devices. Unfortunately, hackers have been able to exploit this useful feature.

According to CNN Tech and writer Selena Larson, using public charging stations can be very dangerous as hackers have the ability to steal your information when you plug your phone or tablet into a compromised charging station. This process which can be traced all the way back to 2011, has lead to a great deal of identity theft and credit card fraud, not to mention the complete invasion of people’s privacy.

Scary huh? Yeah, my stomach is turning as I’m writing this just thinking of how many public ports I’ve used in my lifetime and what data could have been stolen from me. Shouldn’t have saved those sexy selfies, I knew it. So, what can you do to protect your information from hackers? Here’s an easy solution.

First and foremost, you shouldn't use USB ports at all -- instead, invest in a mobile battery pack, like FuelBox, to help keep you powered wherever you go. FuelBox products don’t transmit data so it can’t be hacked. Or put your phone on airplane mode to save battery life (but be disconnected). Be smart, be protected, be connected, with FuelBox, now available on Amazon as well.

Be sure to follow FuelBox on social media for other tips, tricks and exclusive discounts!

             

January 11, 2017

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FuelBox on NPR

Did you hear our FuelBox Founder Dan Friedman on NPR & KCLU News today?? In case you missed it, give the soundbite a listen! See link below.

http://kclu.org/post/unique-program-south-coast-college-helps-budding-entrepreneurs#stream/0

Get your FuelBox Ultimate Charging Solution today -  click here!

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January 03, 2017

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FuelBox Unveils 'Ultimate Charging Solution' at CES 2017

FuelBox Unveils 'Ultimate Charging Solution' at CES 2017 

(Source: FuelBox Inc.)

A company started by two Santa Barbara City College students, FuelBox, will present its new product at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, in Las Vegas from Jan. 5 to 8. CES has been a national showcase of consumer technology innovation for 50 years.

     

"FuelBox is meeting with retail partners at CES and is looking for distributors and other marketing/sales partners this year," said company Chief Marketing Officer Dan Friedman. He says the innovative charging solution will keep cell phones and tablets from running out of power when it is needed most.

The FuelBox “Ultimate Charging Solution” is a combination of a docking station and mobile battery pack providing more than 25 extra hours of power for cell phones, tablets and other devices at home and on the go. “This powerful duo is universally compatible and creates a convenience factor unlike any other charging product available today," Friedman said, "FuelBox is the perfect gift to start off the New Year, get yours now and simplify your life." 

Co-founders Robert Herr and Friedman came up with the idea for the device after a friend continuously lost his phone charger. “We were fortunate to have received over $200,000 in orders before our products even landed," said Herr, who now works as FuelBox chief creative officer.

About FuelBox

Steve Shotwell joined FuelBox as president, chief executive officer and board member in September. He has more than 30 years of executive management experience in manufacturing and selling high-tech, high-volume products. He was recently president and CEO of SloanLED, which was acquired by Baird Capital.

The FuelBox team includes executive members who serve the following roles: Vice President of Operations Thomas Trenschel; Chief Financial Officer Paul Daniel; and Chairman of the Board Jim Sloan.

The company is headquartered at 114 E. Haley St., Suite K, in Santa Barbara. The 3,000-square-foot office/warehouse allows the company space to develop the next phase of its products and to make its sales and marketing activities as it launches production, Friedman said. The products and are available for sale at myfuelbox.com along with more information about the company.

PRESS CONTACT: Dan Friedman at dan.friedman@myfuelbox.com 

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December 19, 2016

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FuelBox officially in market! December 2016 Update

Announcement From FuelBox Inc.

PRESS CONTACT: Dan Friedman at dan.friedman@myfuelbox.com 

South Coast Startup is Now Shipping

FuelBox, a company started by two Santa Barbara City College students several years ago, is shipping out its first pre-orders for their patented mobile device charging system from its new headquarters and has attracted an impressive executive team.

The products are available now at myfuelbox.com.

“FuelBox is also taking wholesale inquiries, and we are excited for the opportunity to empower other businesses,” said Chief Marketing Officer Dan Friedman. “FuelBox is the perfect gift for the holidays.”

 The FuelBox “Ultimate Charging Solution” is a combination of a docking station and mobile battery pack providing over 25 extra hours of power for cell phones, tablets and other devices at home and on-the-go. “This powerful duo is universally compatible and creates a convenience factor unlike any other charging product available today, get yours now and simplify your life,” Friedman said. FuelBox has been granted its second patent on its flagship product, the Ultimate Charging Solution, and has several new products in development. 

Co-founders Robert Herr (left) and Dan Friedman (right) came up with the idea for the device after a friend continuously lost his phone charger.

“We were fortunate to have received over $200k in orders before our products even landed. Now that products are here…we are only fighting to keep up with demand.” Herr said. “The challenging delays in getting our first product to market have been a blessing in disguise. We have gained a unique perspective to our industry that has given us a major advantage going into 2017, and we're able to bring together a team of outstanding professionals to execute our plans.”

The FuelBox team is growing quickly, including a few new executive members who now serve the following roles: President & CEO: Steve Shotwell, VP of Operations: Thomas Trenschel, CFO: Paul Daniel, and Chairman of the Board: Jim Sloan.

Steve Shotwell joined FuelBox as president & CEO and board member in September. He has more than 30 years of executive management experience in manufacturing and selling high-tech, high-volume products. He was recently president and CEO of SloanLED, which was successfully acquired by Baird Capital.

“FuelBox has a great market opportunity, providing an innovatively convenient way to keep your mobile devices charged. Of equal importance to the superior product design is that we manufacture and deliver the products with similar performance. As such, we have added extensive electronics manufacturing experience to our team, including the addition of our own Chinese-national electrical engineer and China office to manage our subcontractor and supplier relationships. ” Shotwell said.

On Sept. 1, the company opened its new headquarters at 114 E. Haley St., Suite K, in Santa Barbara. The 1,400-square-foot office will allow the team sufficient space to develop the next phase of its products and to make its sales and marketing activities as it launches production, Friedman said.

A new FuelBox promo video just launched as well. Be sure to check it out HERE!

 

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May 21, 2015

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FuelBox Co-Founders Credit SBCC

Robert Herr and Dan Friedman were both looking for a dare to be great situation when they met their second year at Santa Barbara City College. Both were ambitious, and both were looking for something to start and grow into a business.

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July 30, 2014

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FuelBox declared the winner of Indiegogo’s Maker Challenge!!

FuelBox launched its first product, the powerStation™ on May 31st,2014 on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo to an enthusiastic response. Simply put, the powerStation is the absolute best mobile device charger on the market – and the last one you’ll ever need to buy.

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May 07, 2014

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FuelBox Inc. names Kelly Smith as Chief Operating Officer

Santa Barbara, CA – May 6, 2014 FuelBox Inc. announced today that Kelly Smith has taken on the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) as of May 1, 2014. With more than 20 years of experience building companies and delivering impressive sales results.

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