While retired marine Steve Young was on his jet-ski using an app on his phone to keep updated on the weather, tides and location, his phone battery would quickly die leaving him without communication when he needed it the most.
After an extensive online search for phone chargers he quickly realized they were none available to meet his needs. None were made for sports vehicles that were water resistant, reliable or durable. More than once he shorted out his devices using available non-protected products found in the market.
He decided to developed his own solution!
After researching, experimenting and testing different ways to charge his phone he came up with the idea while plugging in his battery tender on his motorcycle.
Steve young still remembers very clearly as one day his motorcycle was parked at a gas station.
A man asked:
Where did you buy that charger? I need one.
He replied: i made it.
He hired an engineer to help with the electronics and design and partnered with GloDea who has the manufacturing, packaging and network to launch the product into the market.
That's when he knew he was into something potentially great. The demand was already there, he just needed to offer the right product which is now recognized as the RidePower brand!
Today RidePower has grown exponentially to include numerous phone charging and power cables, inductive phone charging mounts and accessories related to the sports sector.