Microsoft is extending its hardware family to smartphone battery packs for the first time. The company has announced it will begin selling three versions of its new Portable Dual Chargers sometime in the next few weeks.
The 5200mAh version of the charger will be priced at $35, while the 9000mAh model will cost $45. For those who want even more extra power, the 12000mAh version will have a price of $55. All three models will have two USB ports for charging two smartphones or tablets at the same time. Microsoft says:
"When it comes to charging and holding their power, the Microsoft Portable Dual chargers can hold their charge for months at a time and still have up to 80% capacity after several months. They also charge your USB charging smartphone or tablet as fast as our AC-60 wall charger. Checking the power levels on each pack is easy, thanks to the handy LED indicator."
While all three models are designed to be portable, the 5200mAh version is small enough to fit into a pocket, and the 9000mAh and 12000mAh chargers are designed more fit into a bag or glovebox.