Running out of battery on your smartphone is pretty annoying, especially when you’re travelling and without access to a charging point. The simplest solution to that is a power bank of course, and that’s where Elecjet comes in.
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The company has developed a new kind of power bank, one that forgoes traditional lithium ion in favour of a new graphene-based composite pack.
The Apollo is not only smaller than most power banks available on the market, it’s also USB Type-C. And with a capacity of 6,000mAh, it supports ultra-fast charging up to 60W, meaning it can fully charge in 20 minutes. The device is capable of charging an iPhone X or iPhone 8 to full in just 90 minutes as well, and also has adapters to make it compatible with regular Lenovo, Dell, and HP laptops, MacBooks, and the Nintendo Switch.
More than that, because this is a graphene-based battery, it minimizes the heat generated, and it’ll supposedly never swell or burn up over time. The device is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, with close to $50,000 pledged on its original $10,000 goal.
Prices start at $59 (Rs 3,780) for a single power pack, USB-C to C cable, with extra adapters also available. Shipping will begin March 2018.