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Maximas USB Type-C Power Bank On Indiegogo For $69

Maximas announced another round of crowdfunding for its Xtron USB Type-C power bank on Indiegogo and is offering the massive 13400 mAh battery-charging device for a limited-time price of $69.

Maximas claimed that the Xtron is the world's first "true and fastest" USB Type-C power bank, and it boasts an incredible 13400 mAh power capacity, high-quality Japanese battery cells (the same being used in Tesla batteries) and the ability to charge multiple high-powered devices simultaneously.

The Xtron is designed to work with the latest USB Type-C devices. There aren't many of those just yet, but a few are landing on the market, such as the new MacBook, the just-announced Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones, and the Chromebook Pixel. The device sports two USB Type-C ports and a USB Type-A port, and it can even power up multiple devices at once. Delivering 4.2 amps from the USB Type-C port, Maximas promised the Xtron will charge your devices faster than any other power bank available today.

The hand-held Xtron power bank is available now via Maximas' crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. For a donation of $69, supporters will receive a black or white Xtron power bank, with only 500 available of each color. The retail version of the Xtron will ship at $99. For an additional $10, Maximas will provide the separately-sold USB Type-C cables, which will also retail for a higher price of $19.

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Derek Forrest is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He writes hardware news and reviews gaming desktops and laptops.
  • agnickolov
    Now that is one exorbitant price. The older USB power banks are way cheaper than that at roughly $10-15 for similar capacity.
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  • aldaia
    Now that is one exorbitant price. The older USB power banks are way cheaper than that at roughly $10-15 for similar capacity.

    A bit on the expensive side, yes, but not exorbitant. I have no doubt that it is possible to find power banks with >10000 mAh capacity for less than $15, but most power banks in this capacity range have prices between $15 and $50.
    I bet that, as it happens with PSUs, going for the cheapest one is counterproductive.
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  • aldaia
    Now that is one exorbitant price. The older USB power banks are way cheaper than that at roughly $10-15 for similar capacity.

    A bit on the expensive side, yes, but not exorbitant. I have no doubt that it is possible to find power banks with >10000 mAh capacity for less than $15, but most power banks in this capacity range have prices between $15 and $50.
    I bet that, as it happens with PSUs, going for the cheapest one is counterproductive.
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  • hitman400
    Now that is one exorbitant price. The older USB power banks are way cheaper than that at roughly $10-15 for similar capacity.
    Considering the fact that this power bank can now charge your laptop (or future laptops since Apple has given the world USB-C), it is good.
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  • Xyne
    The important question is:
    Is this power bank fully USB Power Delivery specified? Or will it burn all electronics not capable of accepting 4,2 Amps?

    With USB 3.1 and PD come a whole lot of modes ... 2A@5V, 1,5A@12V, 3A@12V, 5A@12V and 5A@20V
    These are negotiated on-the-fly in both directions.

    The true Power of USB-PD is that your Laptop can be charged from your Desktop-Monitor (and deliver monitor signal on the same cable in the other direction) ... but on the same port, your laptop can charge a phone.
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  • PlanesFly
    $69 on Amazon gets you a higher end battery with DOUBLE this capacity. So I agree with posters saying this is exorbitantly priced.
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  • Quixit
    Now that is one exorbitant price. The older USB power banks are way cheaper than that at roughly $10-15 for similar capacity.

    You're buying a prototype, they're more expensive to make than full scale production models.
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