This portable, lithium-Ion power supply offers backup power via 2X USB-C in & 2X USB 3.0 out that will keep your MacBook & two USB devices charged & running for 13 hours. The first we’ve found for the new MacBook. A funded Kickstarter project.
At one third the weight & double the power of anything else on the market, River is an amazingly versatile portable power supply. It’s got a mega-capacity Li-ion battery (116,000 mAh with a total output of 500 watts) that will charge every device you own, multiple times. For ports, there are 2 USB Quickcharge 2.0, 2 USB, 2 USB Type C, 2 AC Outlets, 2 DC Outlets, & a 12V car port. It can be charged by AC, the car port, or an optional solar panel.
With a built-in 14,000 mAh battery, the IconConnected Power Sleeve from Incase will deliver enough juice for two full recharges of your MacBook Pro and other devices and its all packed into a standard-size sleeve. It features both a USB-C port and USB-A port and will be available later this year in 13-inch & 15-inch sizes.
The Sherpa 100AC is a compact, portable 94.72Wh power bank that delivers plenty of juice for your off-grid power needs. It offers Qi wireless charging, high-speed power delivery, and a variety of ports to power phones, tablets, DSLR cameras, and laptops—including power-hungry MacBooks via a pair of 60W each USB-C ports.
As a renter, you’re not going to mount solar panels on the roof but with SolarGaps smart blinds, you can harness the power of the sun to cut down your monthly power bill. SolarGaps blinds automatically track the sun throughout the day, adjusting to the optimal angles to generate electricity & power devices in your home, apartment or office. They can generate up to 150W of solar energy per 10 sq. ft. of a window, enough to power 30 LED light bulbs or three MacBooks. The set-up is a simple plug & play.
For rugged, all-weather power anywhere you need it, the Black & Decker BCB001K 12V MAX GoPak has you covered. It will power up your tools and other devices anywhere you go with a 4A USB output. And with its 4A microUSB charge input, it will recharge back to full power in just 2.5 hours. It also features built-in LEDs to function as a flashlight when needed.
For those more demanding mobile power needs, the Jackery Power Pro is a 578-Wh battery-powered generator that’s much smaller, lighter, & quieter than your gas-powered genny. Weighing just 12 pounds, it plugs into a 110-volt outlet at home & charges in 6-7 hours or use an 85-watt solar panel to fully charge it with seven hours of full sunlight. It’s got a three-prong 110-volt outlet, 2 DC 6mm ports, a cigarette lighter port, 2 USB ports and a built-in LED light. This beast can recharge your smart phone 45 times.
The SuperMini Powerbank is a very pocketable 10K mAh backup battery. With 18W USB-C power delivery technology it will maintain 1-2 days of extra mobile power for flagship phones and tablets, and can nearly double the battery life of smaller laptops. Compatible with Apple, Samsung Galaxy, Huawei, OnePlus and Nintendo products. Available in black, silver, & blue horizon. A funded Indiegogo.
Light & power are daily essentials, and when you’re away from home, even more so. The portable Cairn XL lantern delivers it all with effortless ease. It gives you 350 lumens of bright white LED light plus enough juice for four mobile charges in Fast Charge mode plus bluetooth app connectivity. It’s an exceptional light & power source home-base or base camp.
The pocket-size River Rapid is the smallest and fastest lightweight 5000mAh portable charger on the market—at just 3.6 ounces & with one USB-C 18W power delivery port and one 18W USB Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 port, it is definitely the smallest power bank that can power a MacBook Pro—extending work time for up to 50 minutes when powering up off a wall socket it not an option. The USB port charges phones, GoPros, and other small devices at up to 2X the normal speed & the River Rapid also happens to be solar rechargeable.
Mercedes teamed up with Vivint Solar to create a new home battery system, similar to the Tesla Powerwall, designed to harness and store power generated by your solar array for powering your home. First released in Europe & South Africa, the Benz batteries will soon be available in U.S. markets. Functional for off-grid power as well as home backup power, the Benz batteries are offered in models ranging from 2.5–20 kWh capacity.
Mophie gets it. The Power Capsule is a carrying case for your headphones & wearables with a built-in USB power supply for keeping your gear charged up. Up to 60 additional hours of power. It’s compatible with Beats by Dre Powerbeats2, Apple Watch, FitBit Flex, and a whole slew of other USB chargeable devices.
BioLite has created the world’s first flatpack lantern & power supply. It put outs a bright 500 lumens & is powered by a 12K mAh rechargeable li-on battery. 2 USB ports provide power to your devices and a low energy bluetooth app gives you full control for power, dimming, color change, sleep timers, and more.
It took a minute but DJI has finally integrated their industry-leading Gimbal technologies into a foldable design—making it possible to bring the new Osmo Mobile 3 almost anywhere. It weighs less than a pound, and folded down, measures 6.18 x 5.11 x 1.8 in. making it the ideal companion for shooting content from your phone. Especially when linked with DJI’s Mimo app for mobile editing controls.
Nothing worse than battling your way out into the wilderness then having no power supply to ensure the stream of selfies and #adventure images get the recognition they deserve. If you have an Estream in your backpack, you’re good. It converts any type of moving water into stored energy to charge every usb-connected mobile device.
A portable wind turbine power station will allow you to generate your own power in places beyond the grid & in places where solar won’t work. At just 1.5 pounds, the smallest model is truly portable and will charge your iPhone 6 three to four times via efficient, Li-Ion batteries. Larger models will charge your electric car & home.
When there’s a power outage in your home, your router & the life-sustaining wi-fi signal it provides are toast. That is, unless you have the APC 600VA UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector. When the power cuts out, this clever device turns on, keeping your wi-fi signal intact & online. You can even use it to recharge your phones, laptops & other devices if the outage lasts a while.
In a sea of backup batteries and power supplies, the River Bank stands out for its unique ability to charge up to six devices at once. It consists of 3 separate stackable modules, all geared for different uses. The main module boasts a capacity of 25,600mAh—enough power to literally jumpstart your car 10X. Or your phone, camera, laptop, tablet, Qi device, and e-reader, all at once.
The Lithium Yeti Range from Goal Zero are portable power stations that will charge up & run your USB, AC and DC devices anywhere you go. There are 3 models with 400, 1400, or a whopping 3000Wh hours of power. All feature a plethora of ports and—depending on the model—will charge everything from your phones & laptops to a 32-inch LCD TV.
The Crank Juice Box is a lightweight power bank that charges your computers, USB devices, cameras, and can even jumpstart your car. The system is comprised of an 18K mAh battery plus all the attachments you need to power up your devices: 3 generations of Apple laptop chargers, 8 PC and electronic adapters, Thunderbolt, Micro USB, Mini USB, & Apple iPhone & iPad 30 Pin Connector plus car and wall chargers and jumper cables for your car.