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Romeo Power Shows Off New Personal Power Pack

The electric vehicle and energy storage battery tech firm Romeo Power has now unveiled its first consumer/personal power pack ‚ a wand-shaped, compact charger dubbed “Saber” which utilizes the firm’s proprietary power management tech.

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The electric vehicle and energy storage battery tech firm Romeo Power has now unveiled its first consumer/personal power pack‚ a wand-shaped, compact charger dubbed “Saber” which utilizes the firm’s proprietary power management tech.

The new consumer charger — which provides 86 watt-hours (Wh) of electricity despite its small size and can be charged completely in just 2 hours — utilizes the same tech being used in the firm’s large energy storage and automotive battery systems.

“Saber is like having a wall socket in your pocket,” is the sales pitch used by Dion Isselhardt, the company’s chief design officer, and also a former senior director of design at Samsung’s Strategy and Innovation Center.

While specifics of course vary somewhat, the company claims that the new product can recharge most laptops twice from a single charge, most tablets 2–4 times, and most phones more than 10 times.

Pricing for the product is $299, but the pre-order price is much cheaper at $199.

“The only other battery packs I’ve seen come close are ChargeTech’s, which retail for $249 and are a little bulkier in design. Other battery packs offer a lot of the same charging capabilities, but size and the AC adapter (for Macs) set the ChargeTech and Romeo Power batteries apart (in my book),” Tech Crunch reports.

“The power pack features a Variable AC, USB-C and two USB ports for charging any device that’s less than 90 watts — anything from a drone to DSLR camera to a 15-inch 85-watt MacBook Pro.

“The thing can also charge four devices at once with no other accessories required. It clocks in at a fairly hefty 2.2 pounds, but given the power it’s packing, that’s not a large price to pay for the convenience it offers. As a bonus, the charger is FAA- and TSA-approved, dust proof and water-resistant. … There’s also the battery pack’s power management technology, which recognizes different devices and auto-adjusts output for rapid charging.”

This is of course not the most important bit of news, but it’s interesting to see companies involved intimately in the rapidly growing electric vehicle battery tech sector expanding into the potentially lucrative consumer electronics world as well.

See previous CleanTechnica stories on Romeo Power here:

Romeo Power — $30 Million In New Seed Funding, $65 Million In Manufacturing Contracts

Tesla & Faraday Future Veterans Launch New EV Battery Pack Firm Romeo Power, Claim New Batteries Will Outperform Anything On Market

L.A. Battery Company Romeo Power Raises $30 Million In Seed Funding

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