The Flash power bank promises 100W USB type C charging, and just about everything else as well
A new power bank with apparently revolutionary speeds and abilities is currently being funded on Indiegogo. The Chargeasap Flash is described as containing graphene-polymer batteries made by Panasonic to Tesla's specifications. This technology may enable its 20000mAh capacity to re-fill itself at a rate of 150 watts (W).
The Flash's maker also claims that it can charge devices at up to 100W via its USB type C port. It is also capable of 18W charging, however. On top of that, it also has a 10W wireless pad. Crowdfunded accessories often list properties such as these to appeal to fans of Apple devices such as the latest 16-inch MacBook Pro, iPhones or the Watch. However, the Flash also targets Android users, with support for different power needs not often addressed by 3rd-party manufacturers.
In other words, Chargeasap claims the Flash is compatible with a range of those proprietary technologies that are often set at diverse voltage/amperage specs so as to facilitate reduced charging times. They include OPPO's VOOC and SuperVOOC standards; OnePlus' Fast Charge, Vivo's Super FlashCharge and Huawei's Super Charge. They are apparently delivered via the Flash device's specially-designed USB type A port.
Therefore, it seems the Flash would be a worthwhile candidate for backers who like their choices of new phones or tablets unfettered by concerns of keeping them alive on the go at their optimal charging rates.
This product started on its crowdfunding platform with a goal of US$5000, but has now attracted over 71 times this amount (or about $355000) with 20 days to go.
It starts at a reward level of $139 (correct at the time of writing). Given its apparently super-convenient, cross-OEM appeal, it is to be hoped these new Chargeasap wares ultimately prove resistant to evaporation.
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