These tiny robots are actually a charger and a Bluetooth speaker


Power your devices with GravaStar Alpha65
This mecha is really a 65W three-port charger for your iPhone, iPad or Mac.
Photo: GravaStar

There’s no reason your USB-C charger has to be dull. Rather than being the usual white or black box, GravaStar’s Alpha65 looks like a miniature robot. But it really is a 65W charger with multiple USB ports.

And the company’s Supernova is both a Bluetooth speaker and a portable lantern even though it looks like a mini mecha.

Power your devices with GravaStar Alpha65

“GravaStar strives to take products that are traditionally ‘boring’ and transform them into nostalgic, collectible items that also incorporate the latest technology available,” said Yong Huang, GravaStar founder and industrial designer.

The Alpha65 is shaped like a robot reminiscent of classic sci-fi films. With its collapsible legs, it stands up for display and sits down for charging. Ice blue eyes light up when power is flowing.

The charger features a pair of USB-C ports and one USB-A port, with retractable power prongs on its bottom edge. It was made with GaN to minimize its size.

GravaStar Alpha65 launched Tuesday for $59.95.

Buy from: GravaStar

Listen to tunes with GravaStar Supernova

Listen to tunes with GravaStar Supernova
These robots are really Bluetooth speakers and lanterns.
Photo: GravaStar

Another unique new item from GravaStar is the Supernova Bluetooth speaker that is shaped like a robot so it looks interesting even when not in use. It does double duty as a lantern.

The speaker is capable of putting out 90db, and Supernova’s promises deep bass, clear mids and crisp highs from a 3-inch full-range speaker and 0.5-inch high-frequency tweeter.

Supernova offers three different light modes: vivid dynamic mode, single light mode (with eight different colors available) and camping light mode, intended to mimic the flickering of a campfire.

The device can last for up to seven hours on a charge. Much of the body is metallic, and there’s a handle for when using the device as a lantern.

GravaStar’s Supernova Bluetooth speaker comes in black or white. It launched Tuesday at $179.99.

Buy from: GravaStar

Those looking for a unique charger should also consider the Shargeek Retro 67, which is shaped like the earliest Apple Macintosh computers. Don’t miss the Cult of Mac review.


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