JAQ mobile charger wins 2016 Good Design Award

JAQ, the fuel cell charger developed by myFC, has won the design prize, Good Design Award 2016 in the ‘Electronics’ category.

myFC, together with its design agency Aruliden, developed the innovative Fuel Cell Charger, JAQ, with the aim of appealing to the fashion conscious consumer.

“We need power solutions that are always ready: no preparation needed, just grab and go. We leveraged this universal painful point to develop a brand strategy for myFC’s newest portable fuel cell charger that would speak to and relate with all the moments that matter”, says Johan Liden, Co-founder of Aruliden.

“We are honored, and as this is our second international design award for JAQ, it really shows that we’re on to something good here. The focus on design and usability have always been crucial to us and to win a prize for these criteria in particular, is big to any company producing products” , says Björn Westerholm, CEO of myFC.

The Good Design Award is the world’s most prestigious and recognized Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.

Good Design covers new consumer products designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America.

The Award was founded in Chicago in 1950 by the former MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., together with such pioneers in modern design as Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson, and Eero Saarinen, Good Design honors the yearly achievements of the best industrial and graphic designers and world manufacturers for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence.

myFC is a Swedish innovation company that develops energy solutions using fuel cell technology. The company has launched several portable fuel cell chargers for small electronics such as cell phones, cameras and tablets. Fuel cells use environmentally friendly technology that enables instant charging from a depleted battery state without needing a wall charge. myFC was founded in 2005, has its head office in Stockholm.

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