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Razer Power Bank can charge your laptop, phone and tablet

by Mark Tyson on 24 February 2017, 10:01

Tags: Razer

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Razer has announced the Razer Power Bank smart charge accessory. The firm angles this accessory as a facilitator of extended battery life for your USB-C laptop. For example, Razer says that with its new Power Bank in tow, the Razer Blade Stealth can operate power-outlet-free for over 15 hours.

"High-performance mobile laptops like the Razer Blade Stealth are more a part of daily life than ever before, and keeping them charged and ready is a high priority," said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. "The Razer Power Bank enables true mobility for users who can now quickly and smartly charge their laptop, phone and tablet at the same time when an outlet isn't an option."

As hinted at above by Mr Tan, the Razer Power Bank offers multiple charging ports. It offers dual USB-A ports and a USB-C port for charging up to three mobile devices simultaneously. The device has the 'intelligence' to recognise the type of device requiring charge and can fast-charge the Blade Stealth to provide an additional six hours of battery life in less than two hours. Furthermore, it is Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 compatible, charging some mobile devices 4x faster than conventional chargers.

Key hardware specs of this portable power bank are that its charge capacity is 12,800mAh, and it measures 126 x 78 x 23mm, weighing in at 335g. Razer has designed its power bank with a rounded edged CNC aluminium shell. (It reminds me of the design of my own Asus Power Bank, as the shape, power button, and charge indicator LEDs look similar.)

At the time of writing the Razer Power Bank is a 'Notify Me' product in the RazerZone store. In an email to HEXUS, Razer said we should expect availability in March. Pricing has been set at US$149.99 / €169.99 / £144.99.

  • Battery Type: 46Wh Lithium-ion Rechargeable
  • Battery Capacity: 12,800mAh Portable Powerhouse
  • Power Input - Charge Power Bank: USB Type-C | 5V / 9V / 12V / 15V / 20V, 1A to 3A max.
    Micro USB | 5V, 1A to 2.4A max.
    AC Adapter sold separately. Compatible with Razer Blade Stealth 45W USB-C Power Adapter.
  • Power Output - Charge Devices: USB Type-C | 5V 3A / 9V 3A / 12V 3A / 15V 3A / 20V 2.25A
    USB Type-A | 5V 2A / 9V 2A / 12V 1.5A
  • Razer Power Bank Charging Time (approx.): 2 hours using the Razer Blade Stealth 45W Adapter. Adapter sold separately.
  • Dimensions: Length: 4.95” / 125.8mm, Width: 3.08” / 78.2mm, Height: 0.92” / 23.4mm
  • Weight: 0.74 lbs. / 335g
  • Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
  • Package Contents: Razer Power Bank, USB Type-C cable, USB Standard-A to USB Type-C cable, Important Product Information Guide


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I like the way this looks but can't help think it seems awfully bulky for just 12,800mAh capacity. I've got one of the 20,100mAh Anker powerbanks and it looks much more convenient than this. Maybe I'm missing something
bitbucket
I like the way this looks but can't help think it seems awfully bulky for just 12,800mAh capacity. I've got one of the 20,100mAh Anker powerbanks and it looks much more convenient than this. Maybe I'm missing something
Voltages. Anker bricks are mostly 5v, laptops aren't.
Biscuit
bitbucket
I like the way this looks but can't help think it seems awfully bulky for just 12,800mAh capacity. I've got one of the 20,100mAh Anker powerbanks and it looks much more convenient than this. Maybe I'm missing something
Voltages. Anker bricks are mostly 5v, laptops aren't.

Fair enough! Thanks
Biscuit
bitbucket
I like the way this looks but can't help think it seems awfully bulky for just 12,800mAh capacity. I've got one of the 20,100mAh Anker powerbanks and it looks much more convenient than this. Maybe I'm missing something
Voltages. Anker bricks are mostly 5v, laptops aren't.

Does having an AIO solution for different devices justify the poor capacity and high price? I got the 20,100 mAh Anker nearly 2 years ago for around £20.
@bitbucket+Biscuit: It's not that big and given they state 46Wh with a 12,800 mAh rating, it can be calculated to be about 3.6V. With the leeway they probably put into that, it is about your everyday lithium voltage. I'm guessing its got a fairly typical arrangement of four ~3200mAh 18650 cells in it. So capacity wise, there is plenty of competition in the region from existing mobile chargers.

I like that it seems to be following USB PD specs for output and input but my god, its expensive for what it is. And not enough green LEDs.