Marvin Weinberger toiled over his survival tool for three years in his Havertown workshop. Now he’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to get it into production, writes Paige Gross for Technical.ly Philly.
Meet the LIFESABER, which offers a limitless power supply to bring a dead cell phone back to life. The battery recharges in 15 minutes if swung or hand cranked.
The tool is also a flashlight/lantern, strobe light, and emergency siren. With accessories, it can also start fires and purify water.
“The genesis is to have a tool that would let you restart your phone in an emergency,” Weinberger said. “But with accessories, it’ll allow you to do a lot more.”
Weinberger is no stranger to Philly’s tech and entrepreneurial community. He was the leader of the now-closed co-working space, Ventureforth, founded American Certified, co-founded Infonautics, and worked on another tool, Lil Trucker, a pocket-sized all-purpose tool.
Weinberger had raised more than half of his $30,000 LIFESABER goal in two days.
Preorders for the LIFESABER start at $49 for the basic tool and go up with additional accessories. Weinberger said he believes they will ship about a year from now.
Read more about the LIFESABER here.