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Slim new battery pack keeps your MacBook going


Baseus Blade HD power bank
The power bank can keep your laptop and other devices juiced up even when you can't find a power outlet.
Photo: Baseus

Baseus rolled out its new thin-and-compact battery pack Friday, the Baseus Blade HD Series 100W Power Bank. It provides 100 watts of power delivery from its 20,000mAh battery to keep MacBook, other laptops and various gadgets going.

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Baseus Blade HD Series 100W Power Bank

Baseus said its new Baseus Blade HD Series 100W Power Bank is “ultra-slim” because it features more advanced battery cells for higher efficiency than the previous version. And its redesigned circuit layout shrank by one-third, too.

The new battery pack is the same as its predecessor in its 100W PD fast charging and 20,000mAh capacity.

Slim form factor

At just 0.7 inches thick, the power bank is easy to tuck in your bag without taking up too much space or adding bulk, Baseus said in a press release.

The fast charging speed of up to 100W works well with USB-C laptops supporting PD 3.0, such as MacBooks, ChromeBooks and others. According to Baseus:

Tests using the included USB C to C cable demonstrate that a 14-inch MacBook Pro can reach up to 47% charge in just 30 minutes, and the 20,000mAh capacity offers 0.88 charges. For iPhone 14 Pro Max users, you can expect up to 55% charge in 30 minutes, and the capacity providing 2.8 charges. Moreover, the Type-C port supports PD 60W input that was tested to only take 1.2 hours to fully replenish the battery pack using the included USB C to C cable teamed with at least a 60W charger (not included).

Quad-port fast charging with smart power allocation

Featuring 2 USB-C ports and 2 USB A ports on the top edge, the power bank fast-charges up to four devices at once, including laptop, smartphone, AirPods or compatible wearables.

A built-in smart chip intelligently allocates the ideal power for each device, Baseus noted:

It delivers more power to hungry devices while providing just the right amount for low-consumption gadgets, thereby extending their battery lifespan. And, to ensure your devices’ safety, the chip provides as well protections against overcurrent, overvoltage, short circuit, and more.

Compatible with various protocols

The Baseus Blade HD series 100W power bank is compatible with major fast-charging protocols, including PD (Power Delivery), Qualcomm’s QC (Quick Charge), Samsung’s PPS (Programmable Power Supply) and more, supporting most devices.

You can pick up the on Amazon right now for $84.99, which is 15% off the regular price of $99.99.

Where to buy: Amazon

Baseus Blade HD Power Bank

100W Fast Charging Portable Charger 20,000mAh Battery Pack with USB C, High Density Version, Digital Display, for MacBook, Steam Deck, iPad, iPhone, Dell, Samsung Galaxy, etc.

11/28/2023 12:47 am GMT


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