Wish you could charge up all your gadgets at the same time? Hyper now offers the HyperJuice 245W USB-C Battery Pack and the HyperJuice 245W USB-C GaN Charger. Both feature four USB-C ports for your gear.
With either one, you can charge two laptops, a tablet and a smartphone at once. The battery pack is convenient on the go, too.
What ‘245W’ means in these cases
The “245W” reference that appears in the name of both devices isn’t about the recently released USB-C PD 3.1 spec that allows charging at up to 240W. Instead, 245W is the total wattage each device delivers across the four ports. Each port maxes out at 100W.
So you won’t be able to the two new charging devices for 140W fast charging on a new 16-inch MacBook Pro, for example. But you will be able to power up multiple devices quickly.
HyperJuice 245W USB-C GaN Charger
The HyperJuice 245W USB-C GaN Charger offers four ports. Each one is rated for 100W, though with multiple devices the charging breaks down as follows. You can charge one device at up to 100W; two devices at up to 100W each; three devices with two at up to 100W and one at up to 45W; or four devices with one at 100W and three at 45W.
And, along those lines, the battery pack is somewhat limited, too. The chart below offers a breakdown of the power distribution options.
The battery pack contains a 27,000mAh (100Wh) battery. That’s just under the maximum limit for use on commercial flights (as shown in the video above, where a guy helps his neighbor on a plane charge a device in addition to his own).
Hyper’s new battery pack and GaN charger aren’t the first high-capacity USB-C chargers on the market, but they’re a welcome addition. Cult of Mac recently wrote about burly power accessories from Chargeasap, ScoutPro and Mophie, for example.
Pricing and availability
You can financially back the new HyperJuice charger and battery pack on Indiegogo. Shipping commences in December, Hyper said. The charger starts at $99 with early bird pricing, with an expected retail price of $199, while the battery pack starts at $149 with an expected retail price of $299.
Where to preorder: Indiegogo