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Update | Chargeasap seeks to entice techies who like to stay mobile once again with the new Flash Pro up-to-100W power bank series

The new Flash Pro and Pro Plus. (Source: Chargesasap)
The new Flash Pro and Pro Plus. (Source: Chargesasap)
Chargeasap has launched successors to its super-charged Flash power bank via Indiegogo. The OEM asserts that the new Pro series incorporates its forebear's best attributes, a 100W USB-C Power Delivery (USB-PD) 3.0 output suitable for MacBook Pros included, albeit with upgrades such as more type-C ports and a very Apple-specific variant this time around

Update: The Flash Pro line of power banks has far surpassed its original US$10,000 crowdfunding goal, attaining just over $337,800 in backing at the time of writing. Chargeasap has announced that the Flash Pro and Pro Plus will become an Indiegogo InDemand product on the completion of its intial campaign

Chargeasap has just returned to Indiegogo with upgraded versions of the Flash power bank. Its new Pro and Pro Plus variants pack 5 21700 lithium-polymer (Li-Po) graphene-composite cells from Panasonic each, which, as the OEM asserts, are rated for 2,000 charging cycles, or 4x those of conventional Li-Po batteries.

These cells confer a typical capacity of 25,000mAh (or 92.5Wh) on the Flash Pro or Pro Plus. It is delivered through a combination of USB type-C and type-A ports. The former kind have increased in number to 3 following Flash-user feedback: 1 capable of 100W USB-PD charging; 1 that supports the 60W USB-PD standard, and 1 for 20W USB-PD power.

The type A port, on the other hand, is for up to 50W Qualcomm QuickCharge power, or, according to Chargesasap, support for OPPO's SuperVOOC technology. Both new power banks also feature a wireless charging pad on on side, rated for up to 15W for Androids on the Pro optoin.

Therefore, the OEM asserts that this Flash Pro is suitable for those with both Apple and non-Apple products. Then again, there is also the Pro Plus, so named as it contains extra tweaks with the Cupertino giant's mobile devices and accessories specifically in mind. Its wireless pad is compatible with MagSafe, and is also joined in this case by a second, Watch-shaped coil, appropriately rated for 5W.

The 2021 Chargesasap Flash variants also charge themselves from 0 to 100% in just 70 minutes, using the 100W type-C port as an input. All this potential battery-anxiety-busting power comes in metal-shelled bricks that also feature 1.3-inch OLED panels for "real-time" read-outs for their various power-sources.

The Flash Pro and Pro Plus weigh 583.5g (1.28lb) and 572.5g (1.26lb) respectively, in the face of Chargeasap's description of them as "pocket-sized". They are available to order as a reward on their new crowd-funding page from $139 for the Pro or $149 for the Pro Plus, or 54% off their normal retail prices, for the next 60 days from today (July 20, 2021).

The new Flash Pro...
The new Flash Pro...
...and Pro Plus powerbanks...
...and Pro Plus powerbanks...
...offer a range of high-powered charging options. (Source: Chargeasap)
...offer a range of high-powered charging options. (Source: Chargeasap)


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-07-20 (Update: 2021-09- 8)