In August, we posted an article about the Lilypad, a solar charging case for the iPad. We wanted to post an update, because at the time of the last post, they had not received full funding on their Kickstarter page. But now, their 409 backers have raised an astounding $79,892, which is almost 3 times their goal of raising $27,000! That is an exciting indicator of the demand of this product.
While playing with my in-laws iPad all weekend, I kept on thinking about how the Lilypad would tremendously enhance the iPad’s quality of use. The solar panel charger would extend the battery life dramatically, taking my eyes away from the power indicator and to the on the document I was writing or app I was using. The protective case would keep me from wincing whenever the iPad is slid across the table, or placed down heavily, etc. And not to mention the awesome whistle locator! That feature is the perfect cherry on top. And, of course, there are many more great features that you can read about on the website.
Check out the Lilypad on Kickstarter! If you are wanting to back this project, be sure to check in soon – only 6 more days to contribute!
–Hana Boyce, Virtual Receptionist at 317 Virtual Services, LLC.