OUR STORY

What we're all about, and how we got here

WHAT WE DO

We make practical, electrically-powered products built to simplify experiences and enable you to free your mind for pure adventure, creativity, and productivity. We pride ourselves in creating true utility-focused products through our thoughtful design process.
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THE BEGINNING

I’ll never forget the moment that Power Practical was born in 2011. A friend and I were out adventuring to celebrate the end of a stress-ridden semester. As we sat around the campfire, we discussed the crazy amount of energy that the fire was releasing into the sky with no purpose. We decided to make it our goal to find a way to harness that wasted energy and turn it into something useful.

The end result of that adventure was the creation of our first product, the PowerPot, which we launched on a website called Kickstarter in April 2012. With the help of our first 1,047 customers, a company was legitimized. We rounded up some friends and friends of friends,got to work building PowerPots in our rented warehouse, and paid ourselves with pizza and beer til we shipped out every single order.

KICKSTARTER

We now have 4 full-time employees, 20 products, and a Shenzhen-based office packed with a full-time team dedicated to the engineering and manufacturing of our products in our partner factories. Getting here took dedicated focus, hard work, passionate arguments, and plenty of screw-ups. But we honestly wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for crowdfunding

Since 2012, we’ve raised $2.5M+ over the course of 10 Kickstarter projects. Through these projects, we have found the most passionate, loyal, and engaged customers from all over the world! The funds we raise in our campaigns allow us to focus directly on our customers and their feedback.

SHARK TANK

Due to our products success on Kickstarter, we were invited to pitch on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2014. Caleb, our VP of Operations, and I pitched our story and Mark Cuban ended up investing in the company after some intense negotiating. Cuban has continued to be a very valuable asset and resource to us. Mark and his team have provided valuable guidance that has shaped what the company has become today.

It's crazy to think we've come so far since those early years. We've delivered hundreds of thousands or products to individuals in over a 100 countries and we don't have plans of slowing down. All of this wouldn't have been possible without you. We're excited for the journey ahead and hope that we cross paths with you soon.

Keep charging,

David Toledo
Founder and CEO


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ELECTRIC LIGHTERS
LED LIGHTING
BATTERY PACKS

OUR BRAND DOCTRINE


We believe "the simpler the better" and there is elegance in minimalism.

We believe versatility should be baked into all our products so they serve more than one need.

We believe everybody’s opinion matters. We love hearing from our customers and seek out feedback to improve exisiting products or when creating new ones.

Lastly, we believe that our customer's deserve the best service possible. We're all ears if you have any questions or comments.

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