Power banks and battery packs have become a sad but unavoidable fact of the digital mobile lifestyle. But as versatile and useful as they may be, there are just some devices that they can’t power up when the meter turns red.
Part of that has been solved by the use of USB-C in notebooks like the new MacBooks. The other part is addressed by high-capacity, high-output external batteries, like the new powerstation USB-C XXL from mophie that promises to give your MacBook up to 14 hours extra life. Oh, and it can charge your phones and tablets too.
While Apple received criticism for doing away with is admittedly ingenious MagSafe power connector, it has made up for it by using USB-C ports (or just one, in the case of the 12-inch 2015 MacBook). In addition to being a multi-talented data and video port, the new type of connection allows even laptops to be charged using power banks. Provided they have the right specs, of course.
The mophie powerstation USB-C XXL is exactly that. It has a generous 19,500 mAh battery hidden inside a pretty fabric-wrapped case that outputs power at 3A/30W, thanks to USB-C’s Power Delivery, or PD, spec.
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