portable power stations

Prep for wildfires and their aftermath with a Bluetti power station

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Increasingly, U.S. households need to prepare for wildfires, which can not only burn homes but cause widespread power outages.
Increasingly, U.S. households need to prepare for wildfires, which can not only burn homes but cause widespread power outages.
Photo: Bluetti

Canada’s 2,000 wildfires made news all over the United States when the resulting smoke drifted south in June. The fires burned more than 14 million acres, serving as a wake-up call for heightened attention to wildfire preparedness — especially because the United States is no stranger to its own conflagrations, with more than 72,000 communities at risk.

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Are you prepared for the possibility of a wildfire? In this post, we’ll go over the best ways to prep for when a wildfire threatens your household and damages your surroundings, and what to do afterward. One key part of your prep: a good portable power station from Bluetti.

Don’t wait for Prime Day to get the lowest price ever on this portable power station

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Don't wait for Prime Day to get the lowest price ever on this portable power station.
Shipping is free on the EcoFlow Delta Power Station, now the lowest price ever during our version of Prime Day.
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Going camping doesn’t mean you can’t bring some of the comforts of everyday life into the great outdoors. If you want to stay connected on your iPhone or host a cozy MacBook movie night in your tent, make sure you can keep everything charged with a reliable portable power station.

The EcoFlow Delta can power small electronics and midsize appliances, and you can get it now at its lowest price ever. During our version of Prime Day, the EcoFlow Delta portable power station costs just $798.99. That’s $600 off the usual price of $1,399. Plus, with this deal, you also get free shipping.

However, this big price drop only lasts until July 14 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific!

Bluetti crowdfunds $11 million for groundbreaking home-backup power station

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Bluetti's Indiegogo fundraising campaign was an unqualified success.
Bluetti's Indiegogo fundraising campaign was an unqualified success.
Photo: Bluetti

Power product provider Bluetti hit a big milestone recently when it raised a staggering $11.6 million on Indiegogo for its new AC500 and B300S Home Backup Power Station, a backup beast that can power a home for days.

The campaign raised the funds — $11,633,332 and counting, to be exact — between September 1, 2022, and October 30. That ensures production and sale of the advanced AC500 inverter and B300S expansion battery, set to go on sale November 25 on Bluetti’s website and Amazon (and available on Indiegogo in the meantime, see below).

Grab and go with new fast-charging EcoFlow portable power stations

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The three new portable power stations charge quickly and last a long time, EcoFlow said.
The three new portable power stations charge quickly and last a long time, EcoFlow said.
Photo: EcoFlow

EcoFlow rolled out three new River 2 series power stations Tuesday. The under-1kWh devices charge to 80% as fast as 48 minutes and offer a long life, making them cost-effective for on-the-go uses like camping as well as home power backup, the company said.

Prepare for a storm (or an outdoor party) with an Okmo solar generator

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Buy a solar generator like Okmo's before you need it (whether that's to power an outdoor party or for a major disaster).
Buy a solar generator like Okmo's before you need it (whether that's to power an outdoor party or weather a major disaster).
Photo: Okmo

This post on portable solar generators is brought to you by Okmo.

With hurricane season ramping up, if you live near the coast — or if your power goes out for any reason, anytime or anywhere — you should consider investing in a reliable solar generator.

Bonus: In between power failures, do you know what solar generators and portable power stations are great for? Keeping your outdoor parties rocking like a hurricane. And right now, Cult of Mac readers can get great deals on Okmo power products. Read more below.

Bluetti debuts its latest power stations at IFA 2022

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Bluetti releases new products, including the EP600 power station, in early September.
Bluetti releases new products, including the EP600 power station, in early September.
Photo: Bluetti

This post on portable power stations is brought to you by Bluetti.

Bluetti, a leader in clean-energy storage, will debut its latest power stations — including the game-changing EP600 Solar Power Station planned for 2023 — at the IFA 2022 consumer electronics show in Berlin. The event takes place September 2 through September 6.

Bluetti’s ongoing research and development enables it to offer advanced energy-storage products that can do everything from making your next camping trip memorable to powering your home after a natural disaster.

Check out the latest power products, and how you can see them, below.

Go off the grid with new, fast-charging EcoFlow portable power station

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The new EcoFlow Delta 2 Portable Power Station can be a home backup in a power outage or it can power your trips off the grid.
The new EcoFlow Delta 2 Portable Power Station can be a home backup in a power outage or it can power your trips off the grid.
Photo: EcoFlow

Got a big camping trip coming up? Or maybe you worry about power outages at home? EcoFlow launched its new Delta Portable Power Station Friday.

The company said it fully charges in 1.3 hours, has a 10-year lifetime and powers 90% of devices and appliances.

The new station serves as an upgrade of the Delta Portable Power Station. EcoFlow noted the new one charges seven times faster than the industry average, has expandable capacity and features a battery that should keep it going for a decade.

Go off-grid with Anker’s new portable power station

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Need to live in the woods for a while? This could help.
Need to live in the woods for a while? This could help.
Photo: Anker

Whether you’ve suffered a power outage, decided to go on a camping trip or finally realized you need to ditch civilization once and for all, Anker’s burly new 757 PowerHouse portable power station can help.

With a powerful battery and loads of ports, it’s for anytime you go off-grid.

These stocking stuffers are the perfect gift for tech lovers

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You don't have to give a big gift to make someone's holiday memorable with these great stocking stuffers.
Photo: Ian Fuchs/Cult of Mac

The holidays are near, and the season of gift-giving is here. Finding that perfect something for your loved ones can be tricky, but sometimes it’s the little things that really make the difference.

Whether it’s a stocking stuffer, a secret Santa gift or you just need something quick and easy, these are five excellent gift ideas to point you in the right direction.

Super-fast charger promises power in 5 minutes

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ASAP Dash
The ASAP Dash claims it can get you power on the quick. Photo: ASAP

A new portable power supply says it can store enough juice for three full phone charges in just 15 minutes.

The ASAP Dash is looking for $30,000 on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. And if it works as well as it says it does, it could be a must-have gadget for people who find themselves consistently low on power..

Griffin’s Travel Power Bank keeps your Apple Watch charged for days

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For when Apple Watch needs an energy boost. Or four.
Photo: Griffin

Cult of Mac CES 2016 full coverage Griffin Technology introduced several new products ahead of CES 2016 that aim to improve the way you charge your Apple devices. A prominent pick is a tiny portable battery called the Travel Power Bank that delivers much needed on-the-go power to the often inadequate Apple Watch.

“With our compact, all-in-one battery and charging cable on hand, users can leave their Apple Watch charging cable safe at home with no worries about running out of power,” said Andrew Biddle, Category Manager of Power Products at Griffin Technology.