Hyper Juice: 99Wh Battery Pack with 100W Charging for ~$400by Ian Cutress on September 13, 2018 4:00 PM EST
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Even though IFA has passed, one interesting element I still want to highlight is this little gadget that caught my eye. A company called Hyper Juice, which specialises in battery packs and other things, was showing off their latest un-named project: a super large but still carry-on-luggage-allowed battery capable of recharging a MacBook twice.
This unit boasts some impressive specifications. To combat the carry-on flight limit of 100 Wh, this unit fits in at 99.16 watt-hours / 27000 mAh of capacity, and can peak at 130 Watts of power delivery between its three connectors. It offers a Type-C port that can do up to 100W, a second Type-C good for 60W, and a Type-A that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 at up to 18W. The unit is charged through the 100W Type-C port, and the rep on hand expected a 100W wall charger to be supplied with the unit.
The design is meant to emulate the products from a famous fruit company (no, not Blackberry) and this is exactly what I was told about the market: they are explicitly going after professional MacBook users. Hyper Juice states the unit is good for two full charges for the standard MacBook and just over a full charge on a MacBook Pro 15.6-inch.
The company doesn’t have a name for its halo product, partly because it has never named any of its previous products. I suggested something like this needs a good name to go into the market. I was told that it will be sold for around 399 Euro, and be available in November in at least Germany; though it should eventually be available worldwide as well.
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Samus - Friday, September 14, 2018 - linkI wonder if it is even UL listed?
Paazel - Friday, September 14, 2018 - linkI don't understand the usage case for this. Most planes have power these days. Why would you carry this monstrosity?
Sure there are smaller flights that don't, but then the laptop should be able to hold out for the length of the flight. I travel a lot for business, and would never add this weight to my carry on.
Maybe for camping or remote location shoots where you must have power?