Kanex Launches GoPower USB-C Battery Pack for MacBook

Kanex has introduced a new GoPower rechargeable 15,000 mAh USB-C battery pack capable of delivering one full charge to the 12-inch Retina MacBook.

The slim aluminum battery pack also has a traditional USB port that can provide multiple charges to iPhones, iPads, and other USB devices.

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USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables are included for charging the GoPower itself. A four-LED status indicator lets users know the power level of the battery pack based on 25 percent, 50 percent, 75 percent, and 100 percent intervals.

Kanex has also included a built-in circuit protection board with priority charging detection technology that enables pass-through charging to plugged in devices when the battery pack itself is plugged into a power source.

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The battery pack's USB-C output is 5V at 3 Amps, while its USB output is 5V at 2.4 Amps.

GoPower retails for $99.95 on Amazon and Kanex's website.

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11 months ago

Whoa that's even more expensive than Apple's adapter!

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This is a battery pack... Why are you comparing its price to an adapter?
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11 months ago
I like this... Would be really handy if you travel a lot.
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11 months ago

but nowhere could I find a weight.


Its on the Amazon link right there, 13.6 ounces.
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11 months ago
I'm not really seeing a benefit over Anker's PowerCore+ ('http://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-External-VoltageBoost/dp/B014ZO46LK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1464196312&sr=8-4&keywords=anker+usb+c'), which has more capacity and isn't much lager. Anker products have treated me very well in the past, and are excellent quality.
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11 months ago

I like this... Would be really handy if you travel a lot.

I travel enough. I find that as long as I charge everything overnight, I can get through the day without the need of these extra power packs on most days. There are a few times, like if I use my phone as a hotspot or if I am doing significant presentations on the mac, where I would need to charge during the day. Fortunately, there is always an outlet nearby and the battery pack would only add weight without much added convenience. If I traveled overseas more, or took my computer/phone camping then I could see this being more useful. I went onto their website and found that the product is about the size of an ipad mini (slightly smaller, but bigger than the iPhone 6+), but nowhere could I find a weight.
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11 months ago

Given that the new MacBook is the lightest laptop Apple has produced—anywhere from less than half to less than a third of the weight of the original MagSafe-equipped computers—it seems like this would be the easiest to pull off of a desk by mistakenly tripping on the power cord. Yet it's the first laptop in a decade Apple has made without a magnetic connector of any kind.

I understand that they need to use that one USB port for everything, so magnetism would be problematic, but it still irks me.

Perhaps MagSafe would not work well because of the light weight. iPads have never had them, for instance.
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11 months ago

Bummer. I'll get it for the iPhones and iPad then.

there are cheaper options to charge your iOS devices on the go...
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11 months ago

I think it could be improved with a built in USB hub that could be used while it's plugged in - or not if you're in a tight spot.

check this out... not quite the battery size, but cheaper, probably better quality, and has USB ports: https://jet.com/product/detail/bb6f60341dcc4bd796db07446c5f98bf
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11 months ago
Anker makes a higher capacity battery that's a lot cheaper:
http://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-External-VoltageBoost/dp/B014ZO46LK/

beyond that, why would you want a USB-C connection if the charging cable for a MacBook is USB->USB-C? they make even higher capacity battery that can charge a MacBook 3x.
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11 months ago
Why didn't they make the battery pack thicker, so it had more power!

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