A Charlotte-based group of college entrepreneurs is creating a start-up business selling an ultra-durable, compact and adjustable phone charging cable called the RevoWire.
The group, which includes three UNC students, originally started designing the phone charger when they were summer interns at Eventys Partners in Charlotte.
“It’s a small entrepreneurial incubator, and they tasked our team with creating a product or service with the goal of launching a crowdfunding campaign by the end of the summer,” said Adam Kurtz, a RevoWire co-founder and UNC economics major. “We came up with some ideas and looked at what types of projects have (been) funded well and what haven't, and the idea of a phone charger really stuck out at us.”
RevoWire is resistant to fraying and has belt-like holes and a pin, so users can wrap it up neatly. It charges quickly by using larger-than-average power wires and has a reversible USB, meaning the cord will work regardless of which side of the USB is plugged in face-up.
The charger is compatible with iPod touches, iPads and iPhones that are sixes and newer.