Despite all the advancements in processors, display, and GPUs in our mobile devices one thing that's still rough is batteries. Luckily, the tech around charging is improving, and you don't have to look further than Razer's new Power Bank coming in March.
Of course, you may want to ask what makes this power bank so unique? After all, companies like Dell make their own as do many third-parties. As usual, Razer has a few tricks up its sleeves to put this mobile charging station on your short list.
Here are some of the Razer Power Bank's features:
- Large 12,800 mAh capacity
- Unlocks up to an extra six hours of usage on the Razer Blade Stealth
- Dual USB-A ports for mobile device charging
- Intelligent Device Detection
- Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and fast charge technology
- Durable and lightweight CNC aluminum
A few things stick out that I find interesting. For one, Quick Charge 3.0 is huge for USB Type-C. Devices like the HP Elite x3 and Alcatel IDOL 4S both use the technology to recharge quickly. This one power bank could charge those phones three to four times over, which is great if you went camping for the weekend.
The extra USB-A ports are also welcomed as you can charge multiple items and devices at once. Finally, Intelligent Device Detection "…can identify the type of device that is plugged in instantly. A fast-charge feature unlocks up to six hours of battery life in a Blade Stealth in less than two hours of charging."
Razer is aiming the Razer Power Bank primarily at its Razer Blade Stealth gaming Ultrabook owners who want a light, elegant laptop but who may need some extra power as well. Having said that, you can use this Razer Power Bank with any device that charges via USB Type-C or regular USB Type-A. Combined with that cool, black, metal design and it is certainly compelling.
Availability for the Razer Power Bank starts in March at Razerzone.com. Pricing is set at US$149.99 / €169.99 / £144.99, and it will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, and France.
Windows Central will, of course, get its hands on one ASAP and put it through its paces. While $150 is not cheap if it's a quality product – and Razer is known for that – we're willing to part ways with our cash.
You can find more information on Razer's site.
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.