Power banks are great for those times we need to stay juiced up when we’re out and about. But what about remembering to charge them prior to having to use them? Most power banks out there require a few hours at least to get a significant percentage of battery recharged. What if I told you there’s a power bank coming out soon that only takes 20 minutes to charge? It’s called Apollo and it’s currently being funded on Kickstarter.
With just over a month to go in its campaign, Apollo has already reached its fundraising goal by more than double its goal. It even became fully funded in under 24 hours from the start of its campaign. For good reason. It is the world’s first USB-C power bank to be able to recharge in as little as 20 minutes. This is thanks in part to its high-tech, graphene composite battery. Apollo supports charging at up to 60W, which means a battery with capacity of 6000mAh can be fully charged in as little as 20 minutes time if you are using the USB-C 60W adapter.
Since Apollo has a USB-C input you won’t have to bring a separate adapter with you to charge your Nintendo Switch, Apple MacBook or other USB-C compatible device. Also, it supports 40W USB-C PD output. That means it can quickly charge the latest iPhone 8 or iPhone X, or in an emergency it can even support charging to your MacBook.
Now you can play and work anywhere without having to worrying about your devices losing power. Plus, with super fast recharging thanks to its high-tech battery with Graphene composite cells, you can have a fully charged power bank in as little as 20 minutes!
With the Graphene composite cells that are in this battery, you can get the same charging current and capacity as traditional power banks but at a much smaller internal resistance and better conductivity. That means that the temperature rise is lower during super fast charging making it much safer than traditional batteries. Also, cell swelling and burning is very unlikely to happen with graphene batteries.
If you would like your own Apollo power bank, you can pledge $59 or more on its Kickstarter campaign site. That’s $20 off the future list price and the lowest you can currently get for it. If all goes as planned, shipping to backers is estimated for March of 2018.