It’s the easiest, most

reliable way to connect

to the internet

Born in
Africa

All kinds of jobs require steady connectivity, even when infrastructure is spotty due to wireless connections, intermittent power, or devices that can’t share connections. Seeing this, Ushahidi set out to redesign connectivity for the world we live in - Africa.

Introducing
The BRCK

As we laid out what such a device would look like - physically robust, able to connect to multiple networks, a hub for all local devices, enough backup power to survive a blackout - we realized that the way the entire world is connecting to the web is changing. We no longer only get online via desktops in our office, we have multiple devices, and we are all constantly on the move.

Made for
Anywhere

We designed the BRCK for the changing way we connect to the web around the world, from cafes-hoppers in San Francisco to struggling coders in Nairobi.

Features

Charge: The BRCK packs a big battery, you can charge other things off of it.

Cloud: Contact your BRCK from anywhere, see its stats, manage many at one time. It's your connection to the internet of things.

Extend: With the port on the bottom, you can connect your BRCK to almost any sensor or computer device.

Save: There's 4Gb of USB on-board storage included in the BRCK, which you can upgrade.

Rugged: it's made to work in Africa, so isn't shy of a bit of dust or sprinkle.

Simple Setup: A single button to turn it on and off, without a lot of confusing lights.

Smart Power: Made to charge off of everything from a car battery to solar panels to your wall plug.  It can also withstand power surges and brownouts.

Travel: No matter where you travel to, you can change out the SIM card and get connected.

Home or Office: Use it as your work or home router, just plug it in and let it go.

If it works in Africa, It'll work anywhere.

Who We Are

We’re a team of software developers, engineers and technologists who are from Africa and live here. We have a long history of building things, such as Ushahidi, Crowdmap and the iHub. Our expertise runs from cloud software to fingerprint scanners for mobile devices to high-level medical device prototyping and manufacturing.

The BRCK was designed and prototyped in Nairobi, Kenya. We wanted a connectivity device that fit our needs, where electricity and internet connections are problematic both in urban and rural areas.

CONTACT US

  • JULIANA ROTICH

    Board Member

  • ERIK HERSMAN

    CEO

  • DAVID KOBIA

    Board Member

  • JON SHULER

    Director Field Operations

  • NAT MANNING

    Director of Business Operations

  • REG ORTON

    CTO

  • PHILIP WALTON

    COO

  • EMMANUEL KALA

    Director of BRCK Cloud

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